1.Preliminary notice required for hazardous activities.
1993, c. 383, §42 (AFF);
1993, c. 383, §25 (RP)
2.Power generating facilities.
In case of a permanently installed transmission line carrying 100 kilovolts, or
more, proposed to be erected within this State by a transmission and distribution
utility or utilities, the proposed development, in addition to meeting the requirements
of section 484, must also have been approved by the Public Utilities Commission under
Title 35-A, section 3132.
In the event that a transmission and distribution utility or utilities file a notification
pursuant to section 485-A before they are issued a certificate of public convenience
and necessity by the Public Utilities Commission, they shall file a bond or, in lieu
of that bond, satisfactory evidence of financial capacity to make that reimbursement
with the department, payable to the department, in a sum satisfactory to the commissioner
and in an amount not to exceed $50,000. This bond or evidence of financial capacity
must be conditioned to require the applicant to reimburse the department for its cost
incurred in processing any application in the event that the applicant does not receive
a certificate of public convenience and necessity.
1999, c. 657, §23 (AMD)
3.Easement required; transmission line or gas pipeline.
In the case of a gas pipeline or a transmission line carrying 100 kilovolts or more,
a permit under this chapter may be obtained prior to any acquisition of lands or easements
to be acquired by purchase. The permit must be obtained prior to any acquisition
of land by eminent domain.
1997, c. 72, §2 (AMD)
4.Notice to landowners; transmission line or gas pipeline.
Any person making application under this article, for approval for a transmission
line or gas pipeline shall, prior to filing a notification pursuant to this article,
provide notice to each owner of real property upon whose land the applicant proposes
to locate a gas pipeline or transmission line. Notice must be sent by certified mail,
postage prepaid, to the landowner's last known address contained in the applicable
tax assessor's records. The applicant shall file a map with the town clerk of each
municipality through which the pipeline or transmission line is proposed to be located,
indicating the intended approximate location of the pipeline or transmission line
within the municipality. The applicant is not required to provide notice of intent
to construct a gas pipeline or transmission line other than as set forth in this subsection.
The department shall receive evidence regarding the location, character and impact
on the environment of the proposed transmission line or pipeline. In addition to
finding that the requirements of section 484 have been met, the department, in the
case of the transmission line or pipeline, shall consider whether any proposed alternatives
to the proposed location and character of the transmission line or pipeline may lessen
its impact on the environment or the risks it would engender to the public health
or safety, without unreasonably increasing its cost. The department may approve or
disapprove all or portions of the proposed transmission line or pipeline and shall
make such orders regarding its location, character, width and appearance as will lessen
its impact on the environment, having regard for any increased costs to the applicant.
1989, c. 890, Pt. A, §40 (AFF);
1989, c. 890, Pt. B, §96 (AMD)
1987, c. 812, §§13,18 (NEW).
1989, c. 890, §§A40,B95,96 (AMD).
1993, c. 383, §25 (AMD).
1993, c. 383, §42 (AFF).
1995, c. 704, §§A13,14 (AMD).
1995, c. 704, §C2 (AFF).
1997, c. 72, §§1,2 (AMD).
1999, c. 657, §23 (AMD).
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