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Arkansas Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-AR)

In Arkansas, approval for access to state land is incorporated through the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and/or the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need regulatory process. Ark. Code Ann. §23-3-201(a) (2017); Arkansas PSC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Rule 6.01. Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-503(6) (1973). A developer may also need a Utility Permit from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department for projects that encroach on a state highway right-of-way.

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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

Arkansas Federal

State Land Right-of-Way: In Arkansas, approval for access to state land is incorporated through the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and/or the Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need regulatory process. Ark. Code Ann. §23-3-201(a) (2017), Arkansas PSC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Rule 6.01. Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-503(6) (1973).
State Land Right-of-Way Agency: Arkansas Public Service Commission
State Highway Right-of-Way: A public utility may need a State Highway Right-of-Way Permit when a project encroaches “within the right-of-way of state highways.” Ark. Code Ann. §27-67-304(a), Ark. Code Ann. §27-67-304(a).
State Highway Right-of-Way Agency: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
Eminent Domain: “An electric utility organized or domesticated under the laws of Arkansas for the purpose of…distributing or supplying electricity to or for the public for compensation or for public use…” may exercise the power of eminent domain. Ark. Code Ann. §18-15-503 (2013).



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