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Nebraska Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-NE)

In Nebraska, a transmission developer may need a Utility Easement for projects that require access to state land. 72 N.R.S. § 818. A developer must also obtain an Occupy Right-of-Way Permit from the Nebraska Department of Roads to encroach upon any portion of a State highway right-of-way with an underground or aboveground pipe, pole line, conduit or guy wire. 39 N.R.S. §§ 1359(1), 1361; 410 N.A.C §§ 001.02, 002.02; Department of Roads Permit Application Guidelines, at p.2.

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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

Nebraska Federal

State Land Right-of-Way: Any political subdivision or their contractors may need a Utility Easement to access state land for utility or construction related purposes. 72 N.R.S. § 818.
State Land Right-of-Way Agency: Nebraska Vacant Building and Excess Land Committee, State agency with jurisdiction over the land
State Highway Right-of-Way: Any person may need an Occupy Right-of-Way Permit to encroach upon any portion of a State highway right-of-way with an underground or aboveground pipe, pole line, conduit, or guy wire. 39 N.R.S. §§ 1359(1), 1361, 410 N.A.C §§ 001.02, 002.02, Department of Roads Permit Application Guidelines, at p.2.
State Highway Right-of-Way Agency: Nebraska Department of Roads
Eminent Domain: Privately owned public utility corporations may exercise the power of eminent domain. N.R.S. § 25-2501.