Washington Hydropower Land Access(3-WA)
In Washington, a hydropower developer may need a permit, lease, or right-of-way to access State lands. A developer may need a lease from the Washington Department of Natural Resources (“WDNR”) to develop a project on State-owned lands or an Aquatic Use Authorization for project activities on State-owned aquatic lands. In addition, a developer may need a Forest Practices Permit to construct access roads or transmission line right-of-ways on private and State forest land or a State Land Right-of-Way from WDNR for access across other State lands. A developer may also need a Utility Permit or Franchise from the Washington State Department of Transportation to place utility lines in 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.
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