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New York Bulk Transmission Transmission & Interconnection(8-NY)

In New York, a bulk transmission developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the New York State Public Service Commission.

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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 York Federal

State or Preemptive Authority: The New York State Public Service Commission has permitting authority over the siting and construction of electric transmission lines.
Transmission Siting Agency: New York State Public Service Commission
Transmission Siting Process: A developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the New York State Public Service Commission for the construction of transmission lines.
Transmission Siting Threshold: No "person," defined as "any individual, corporation, public benefit corporation, political subdivision, governmental agency, municipality, partnership, co-operative association, trust or estate" may prepare a site or begin construction of a "major facility" without first obtaining a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the New York State Public Service Commission. N.Y. Pub. Ser. Law §§ 120-130, Siting of Major Utility Transmission Facilities.
Siting Act: N.Y. Pub. Ser. Law §§ 120-130, Siting of Major Utility Transmission Facilities.
Regulated Entity Definition: A "major utility transmission facility" is: an electric transmission line of a design capacity of 125 kilovolts, or more extending a distance of one (1) mile or more, or, an electric transmission line of 100 kilovolts or more and less than 125 kilovolts or more, extending a distance of ten (10) miles or more, including associated equipment.” N.Y. Pub. Serv. Law §120 (2), Definitions.
Public Utility Regulatory Authority Certification Transmission Threshold: A major utility transmission facility must obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the New York State Public Service Commission.
Permit Processing Timeframe: There is no statutorily defined timeframe for approval.

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