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Massachusetts Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-MA)

In Massachusetts, a bulk transmission developer may need to obtain a Permit for Construction and or Associated Access to Park Lands & Roadways from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) if the proposed project will cross DCR lands. A developer may also need a Permit to Access State Highway from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

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Permitting at a Glance

Massachusetts Federal

State Land Right of Way Agency: Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
State Land Right of Way Process: A bulk transmission developer may not initiate construction without the approval of Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities. Mass. Gen. Laws ch.164, §69J. A developer may also need to obtain a Permit for Construction and or Associated Access to DCR Park Lands & Roadways prior to initiating construction of a transmission project that digs up or modifies DCR property. 302 Code Mass. Regs 11.06.
State Highway Right of Way Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
State Highway Right of Way Process: A developer may need to obtain an Access Permit from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to construct "wires, pipes, poles, and conduits" that encroach on a state highway. Massachusetts – Mass. Gen. Laws ch.81, §7D.
Eminent Domain: Electric, distribution, generation, or transmission companies, as authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities may take by eminent domain such lands, or easements necessary for the construction and use of transmission lines. Mass. Gen. Laws ch.164, §72.

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