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66-1,182. Same; exemption of certain lines from act, local jurisdiction and environmental study requirements, when. (a) The provisions of this act shall not apply to:

(1) That portion of any electric transmission line to be constructed on an easement where there currently exists one or more electric transmission lines if the easement is not within the corporate limits of any city;

(2) that portion of any electric transmission line to be constructed on property adjacent to right-of-way along a four-lane controlled access highway, as defined in K.S.A. 8-1410, and amendments thereto; or

(3) any electric utility which complies with the provisions of the national environmental policy act of 1969 with regard to the siting of electric transmission lines.

(b) No city or county shall have jurisdiction or control over the siting or construction of any electric transmission line exempted from the provisions of this act by subsection (a).

(c) No environmental study shall be required for construction of an electric transmission line on right-of-way where there currently exists one or more electric transmission lines.

History: L. 1979, ch. 207, § 6; L. 2000, ch. 85, § 3; April 20.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Utility must comply with notice and procedural requirements of either this act or federal law. McGinnis v. Kansas City Power & Light Co., 231 Kan. 672, 673, 675, 676, 680, 647 P.2d 1313 (1982).

2. PURPA did not preempt local zoning of commercial wind farms. Zimmerman v. Board of Wabaunsee County Comm'rs, 289 Kan. 926, 218 P.3d 400 (2009).


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