Louisiana State Land Right-of-Way (3-LA-e)
State Land Right-of-Way Process
3-LA-e.1 to 3-LA-e.2– State Land Right-of-Way Application
The developer must complete a State Land Right-of-Way Application (“Application”) and submit three copies of the Application to the State Land Office. Each copy must include the following:
- A description of the right-of-way, indicating section, township, and range, the name of any bodies of water crossed, and the length of the right-of-way in rods;
- A plat, including the following information:
- Relevant station numbers;
- The section, township, and range if the plat is in an area that has been surveyed;
- The product to be transported; and
- The location of the power line with respect to the right-of-way.
Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet. The names of adjoining landowners must not appear on the plat unless they are necessary for a legal description of the land. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.
In addition, the developer must include with the Application a Letter of Intent containing detailed information and specifications of the power line to be constructed within the right-of-way. For more information, see Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.
3-LA-e.3 to 3-LA-e.4 – Does the State Land Right-of-Way Cross State Mineral Leases?
If the proposed right-of-way crosses state mineral leases, the developer must send a letter of notification to the mineral lessees and provide the Division of Administration Commissioner with a copy of the letter, including an attached signed, certified returned receipt. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.
3-LA-e.5 to 3-LA-e.6 – Is Additional Consent From State or Federal Agencies Required?
The developer must obtain written consent from the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries if the right-of-way crosses a state or federal preserve, and from any other agency having jurisdiction of the surface rights of the state lands the right-of-way crosses. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet. The developer must also obtain consent from other state or federal agencies (including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Equality) if the right-of-way crosses lands over which those agencies have jurisdiction and from any other agency having permit authority over the proposed project. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.
3-LA-e.7 to 3-LA-e.8 – Review Application Materials For Completeness
The State Land Office reviews the Application for administrative and technical completeness.
3-LA-e.9 – Does the Commissioner of the Department of Administration Approve the Proposed Route?
The Department of Administration Commissioner must approve the developer’s proposed route. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.
3-LA-e.10 – State Land Right-of-Way
If the Commissioner approves the developer’s Application, the State Land Office issues a State Land Right-of-Way to the developer. The right-of-way is valid for 20 years, with the option to renew for an additional 20-year term. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.
The developer must file a copy of the State Land Right-of-Way with the Clerk of Court of the Parish(es) affected by the Right-of-Way and the Division of Administration. Rights-of-Way Rules and Regulations Booklet.
3-LA-e.11– Appeal Decision (If Applicable)
Generally, an individual aggrieved by a Commissioner of the Department of Administration decision may appeal to the Nineteenth Judicial District Court within six months after the Commissioner issues a decision. La. Stat. Ann § 41:10.
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