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New Hampshire Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-NH)

In New Hampshire, a bulk transmission developer may need to submit a request to purchase or lease state land to the appropriate state land management agency if the proposed project crosses state land. Additionally, the appropriate state land management agency must obtain permission from the New Hampshire Council on Resources and Development to lease state land. A developer may also need a number of state highway encroachment permits. A developer may need an Excavation Permit, Encroachment Permit, Pole License, and/or a Use and Occupancy Agreement from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

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Permitting at a Glance

New Hampshire Federal

State Land Right of Way Agency: New Hampshire Council on Resources and Development
State Land Right of Way Process: Developers must obtain approval from the appropriate state land management agency and the New Hampshire Council on Resources and Development to purchase or lease state lands for the purpose of developing a bulk transmission project.
State Highway Right of Way Agency: New Hampshire Department of Transportation
State Highway Right of Way Process: In New Hampshire, a developer may need to obtain an Excavation Permit, Encroachment Permit, Pole License, and/or a Use and Occupancy Agreement from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation prior to initiating construction of a transmission project that crosses a state highway right-of-way.
Eminent Domain: Public utilities may only obtain land by eminent domain with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission's express authorization. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 371:1.

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