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New York Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-NY)

In New York, a bulk transmission developer may need to obtain a right-of-way easement from the appropriate state agency if the proposed project will be located in, on, or above state owned real property. A developer may also need an Easement to Use State Lands Under Water from the New York State Office of General Services for projects that are located in, on, or above state lands under water. In addition, a number of state highway encroachment permits. A developer may need a State Highway Permit for Non-Utility Work, a State Highway Utility Work Permit, Occupancy Permit, and/or a Work Permit from the New York State Thruway Authority.

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State Land Right of Way Agency: New York State Office of General Services
State Land Right of Way Process: A developer may need to obtain a number of right-of-way easements, including an Easement to Use State Lands Underwater, from the appropriate state if the proposed project will be located in, on, or above state owned real property.
State Highway Right of Way Agency: New York State Department of Transportation
State Highway Right of Way Process: A developer may need to obtain a number of state highway right-of-way permits, including a State Highway Permit for Non-Utility Work, a State Highway Utility Work Permit, a Occupancy Permit, and/or a Work Permit.
Eminent Domain: In New York, various power authorities, including the Long Island, Green Island, and North Country power authorities and the Albany Light, Heat and Power Authority, have the authority to take land by eminent domain for the purpose of constructing and maintaining facilities within their respective service territories. N.Y. Public Authorities § 5.

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