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52 Pa. Code § 69.3105. Route evaluation and siting.

§ 69.3105. Route evaluation and siting.

 Applications for the siting of electric transmission lines should provide the following information as part of the §  57.72(c) (relating to form and content of application) requirements:

   (1)  Transmission applicants should utilize a combination of transmission route evaluation procedures including high-level GIS data, traditional mapping (including United States Geological Survey data and compilation), aerial maps and analysis of physical site specific constraints raised by affected landowners.

   (2)  Transmission applicants should summarize the status of property acquisitions (including fee simple acquisitions and rights of way/easements) as part of the application. The applicant should provide the current status and continuing updates on property acquisition litigation or settlements during the course of the siting proceeding.

   (3)  In providing information regarding the reasonable alternative routes, the utility actively considered in its final phase of the route selection process, and the relative merits of each, in accordance with §  57.72(c)(10), the applicant should include the following information:

     (i)   The environmental, historical, cultural and aesthetic considerations of each route.

     (ii)   The proximity of these alternative routes to residential and nonresidential structures.

     (iii)   The applicant’s consideration of relevant existing rights of way.

     (iv)   The comparative construction costs associated with each route.

   (4)  With reference to the proposed route, applicants should provide a summary of efforts made to contact and solicit assistance from local governments and nongovernmental organizations regarding areas encompassed within the requirement of §  57.72(c)(8).


   The provisions of this §  69.3105 adopted December 10, 2010, effective December 11, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 7095.

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  69.3101 (relating to scope).

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