RAPID/BulkTransmission/West Virginia/Land Access

From Open Energy Information
RAPIDRegulatory and Permitting Information Desktop Toolkit
My Projects

West Virginia Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-WV)

In West Virginia, a transmission developer may need to obtain a right-of-way over state land from the state agency with jurisdiction over the land.

More Information

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

West Virginia Federal

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: West Virginia Division of Highways
State Highway Right of Way Process: A developer may need to obtain a State Highway Right-of-Way Permit from the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) for projects that encroach on a state highway right-of-way. W. VA. Code §17-16-6 (1949).
Eminent Domain: Public utilities may take land by eminent domain for public utility purposes. W. VA. Code §5D-1-15, Acquisition of Property by Authority (1985).

Contact Information

No contacts have been added

| Add a Contact

List of Reference Sources