Tennessee Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-TN)
In Tennessee, a developer may need a State Land Right-of-Way or Land Lease from the agency with jurisdiction over the state land in question to access state lands. A developer may also need to execute a Utility Use and Occupancy Agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for projects that encroach on a state highway right-of-way.
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
|State Land Right-of-Way:||Any person may need a State Land Right-of-Way or Land Lease for projects located in, on, or above state-owned real property.|
|State Land Right-of-Way Agency:||State agency with jurisdiction|
|State Highway Right-of-Way:||Any person may need a Utility Use and Occupancy Agreement to install, relocate, or expand a utility facility on a state highway right-of-way. Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1680-6-1-.04.|
|State Highway Right-of-Way Agency:||Tennessee Department of Transportation|
|Eminent Domain:||Public utilities may take land by eminent domain for public utility purposes. Tenn. Code Ann. § 65-22-101 (1925).|