Alabama Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-AL)
In Alabama, a developer may need a State Land Lease from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or applicable state agency with jurisdiction to access state lands. A developer may also need an Occupancy and Use Permit Agreement from the Alabama Department of Transportation for projects within, over, or across a state highway right-of-way.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|State Land Right-of-Way:||Any person may need a State Land Lease to access state lands. Ala. Code § 9-2-3.|
|State Land Right-of-Way Agency:||Alabama Department of Conservation|
|State Highway Right-of-Way:||Any person may need an Occupancy and Use Permit Agreement to construct a utility facility within, over, or across a state highway right-of-way. Alabama – Alabama Department of Transportation Utility Manual|
|State Highway Right-of-Way Agency:||Alabama Department of Transportation|
|Eminent Domain:||"Corporations formed for the purpose of constructing, operating, or maintaining...electric works," power companies, and public utilities "may exercise the power of eminent domain." Ala. Code § 10A-21-2.01.|