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New Jersey Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-NJ)

In New Jersey, a bulk transmission developer may need a State Land Lease from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to access state lands to construct a transmission project. A developer may also need a Highway Occupancy Permit from the New Jersey Department of Transportation for projects that alter 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

New Jersey Federal

State Land Right-of-Way: Any person may need a State Land Lease before using state land for construction projects. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 23:8A-1. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 13:1L-6.
State Land Right-of-Way Agency: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
State Highway Right-of-Way: Any person may need a one or more Highway Occupancy Permits before conducting activity “over, under, or within any portion of a state highway right-of-way.” N.J. Admin. Code 16:41-1.1.
State Highway Right-of-Way Agency: New Jersey Department of Transportation
Eminent Domain: Electric utilities may exercise the power of eminent domain, with approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, to acquire land reasonably necessary for a right-of-way for the transmission and distribution of electricity to the public. N.J. Stat. Ann. § 48:7-3.1.