Kansas Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-KS)
In Kansas, a transmission developer may need a State Land Right-of-Way from the state agency with jurisdiction to access state lands. Any Kansas state agency head has authority to grant a right-of-way over, upon or under state land. A developer may also need a Use of Highway Right-of-Way or a Utility Permit Agreement from the Kansas Department of Transportation if the project will involve the installation, relocation, removal, or maintenance along, over or under any 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:||Public utilities may need a Right-of-Way Easement to construct any power line or other public utility installation on state land. 75 K.S.A. § 2131.|
|State Land Right-of-Way Agency:||State agency with jurisdiction.|
|State Highway Right-of-Way:||Utilities may need a Use of Highway Right-of-Way or a State Utility Permit to install, relocate, remove, or maintain a project along, over, or under any state highway right-of-way.|
|State Highway Right-of-Way Agency:||Kansas Department of Transportation|
|Eminent Domain:||The Kansas Corporation Commission may grant any corporation that has obtained a Certificate of Convenience with the right to take private property by eminent domain. K.S.A. §§ 26-101, 26-501b(b).|