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Nevada Bulk Transmission Land Use Planning(1-NV)

In Nevada, local government planning agencies are required to develop master plans for cities and counties that include a land use plan. NRS 321.640(1). Developers will be required to seek an amendment to existing land use plans that do not allow the type of development necessary for the project. The planning commission must hold a public hearing if they decide to consider the amendment. Developers will be required to seek an amendment to any applicable regional plan if their project qualifies as a “project of regional significance.” 278.0277.

Local Process
Local regulatory authorities include counties and local municipalities within the state of Nevada. In Nevada, the state has permitting jurisdiction over transmission line projects with a capacity of 200kV or more. Local government permitting requirements may also apply. Requirements and permits needed for construction of a transmission line will vary by county and municipality.[1] Some or all of the following elements may be required:

  • Special Use permit
  • Conditional Use permit
  • Building permit
  • Development Agreement
  • Dust Control permit
  • Grading permit
  • Major/Minor Stationary Source permit (Emissions)
  • Off-Site Improvement permit
  • Site Improvement permit
  • ROW Encroachment permit/ROW grant
  • Design Review Approval
  • Conservation Plan
  • Road Improvement Plan Approval
  • Site Development Plan
  • Building permit
  • Electrical permit
  1.  "Nevada County Governments"

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

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