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 Agency:||State agency with jurisdiction over the land.|
|State Land Right of Way Process:||A developer must obtain a right-of-way easement or lease from the appropriate state agency if the proposed project will be located in, on, or above State-owned real property.|
|State Highway Right of Way Agency:||Tennessee Department of Transportation|
|State Highway Right of Way Process:||A developer of a utility facility must obtain a Tennessee Department of Transportation – Utility Use and Occupancy Agreement (Form 2015-01) from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to use or occupy a state highway right-of-way. Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1680-6-1-.04.|
|Eminent Domain:||Public utilities may take land by eminent domain for public utility purposes. Tenn. Code Ann. § 65-22-101 (1925).|
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