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Nebraska Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-NE)

In Nebraska, a transmission developer may need a Utility Easement for projects that require access to state land. 72 N.R.S. § 818. A developer must also obtain an Occupy Right-of-Way Permit from the Nebraska Department of Roads to encroach upon any portion of a State highway right-of-way with an underground or aboveground pipe, pole line, conduit or guy wire. 39 N.R.S. §§ 1359(1), 1361; 410 N.A.C §§ 001.02, 002.02; Department of Roads Permit Application Guidelines, at p.2.

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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

Nebraska Federal

Right of Way Agency: Nebraska Vacant Building and Excess Land Committee and State agency with jurisdiction over the land.
State Land Right of Way Process: A developer must obtain a Utility Easement to access state land. 72 N.R.S. § 818.
State Highway Right of Way Agency: Nebraska Department of Roads
State Highway Right of Way Process: A developer must obtain an Occupy Right-of-Way Permit to encroach upon any portion of a State highway right-of-way with an underground or aboveground pipe, pole line, conduit, or guy wire. 39 N.R.S. §§ 1359(1), 1361, 410 N.A.C §§ 001.02, 002.02, Department of Roads Permit Application Guidelines, at p.2.
Eminent Domain: The Nebraska Public Service Commission may grant privately owned public utility corporations the power of eminent domain. N.R.S. § 25-2501.

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