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17.20.1510    LINEAR FACILITIES, ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION FACILITIES, CONSTRUCTION DESCRIPTION

(1) An application must contain a preliminary construction schedule, a description of typical construction equipment to be used, and a description of the steps involved in carrying out major construction activities, including plans for and use of staging areas, right-of-way clearing, access road construction, structure assembly, and conductor and sock line stringing.

(2) An application must contain an estimate of the amount of ground disturbance resulting from construction at a representative structure site, pulling site, and reel site.

(3) An application must contain a description of the types and sizes of roads needed to build and maintain the facility.

(4) An application must contain estimates of the minimum and maximum right-of-way widths for which permanent easements would be purchased for the cleared right-of-way, estimates of the minimum and maximum widths of any additional construction easements, a description of the criteria used to determine right-of-way widths, a description of any land use restrictions that would be placed on the permanent easement, and a general description of standard conditions in the easement agreement pertaining to protection of the facility from damage or pertaining to public safety and liability.

(5) An application must contain a description of the camps planned for the construction crew, if any, and how they will be operated.

(6) An application must contain a description of the reclamation methods the applicant will use and the scheduled timing of activities proposed to restore the right-of-way.

(7) An application must contain a description of methods the applicant will use for fire control.

History: 75-20-105, MCA; IMP, 75-20-211, 75-20-503, MCA; NEW, 1984 MAR p. 1844, Eff. 12/28/84; TRANS, from DNRC, 1996 MAR p. 2863.

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