Petition for Declaratory Ruling Regarding Use of Local Roads

Date Published: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

This Petition for Declaratory Ruling was filed at the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) Dec. 19, 2016. It asks the SEC to respectfully petition the New Hampshire Site
Evaluation Committee (the "SEC" or "Committee") to issue a declaratory ruling stating that, pursuant to RSA 231: 160 et seq, only municipalities have the authority to authorize or not
authorize the erection, installation, or maintenance of electric power poles or structures or underground conduits or cable, or their respective attachments or appurtenances, on, across, or
under locally maintained highways, regardless of whether the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (the "NHDOT"), the SEC, or other agencies have authority to permit or license
other portions of any proposed facility.