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Connecticut Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-CT)

In Connecticut, a bulk transmission developer may need approval to access state lands. A developer may also need an Encroachment Permit from the Connecticut Department of Transportation 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

Connecticut Federal

State Land Right-of-Way: Any person may need approval from the state agency with jurisdiction to access state lands. Any person may also need a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need before beginning any construction on state land. C.G.S. §16-50k(a).
State Land Right-of-Way Agency: Connecticut Siting Council, state agency with jurisdiction
State Highway Right-of-Way: Any person or public utility may need an Encroachment Permit to use a state highway right-of-way. Conn. Agencies Regs. § 13b-17-3.
State Highway Right-of-Way Agency: Connecticut Department of Transportation
Eminent Domain: "A person engaged in the transmission of electric power...may acquire real property and exercise any right of eminent domain." This right of eminent domain is subject to the Connecticut Siting Council's review and issuance of a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Needs for any property needed for possible or future transmission facilities. C.G.S. §16-50z.