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PDFWAC 463-61-050

Preapplication process.

The preapplication request shall be filed with EFSEC at the EFSEC's office and contain the following information:
(1) The name and mailing address of the preapplicant, including a contact name, address, telephone number, and email address of the contact person.
(2) A description of the proposed transmission route and corridor, including location maps and plot plans to scale, showing all major components, including a description of zoning and site availability for any permanent facility, and including whether and to what extent the proposed project is located within a national interest electric transmission corridor.
(3) A description of the proposed right of way width for the transmission line, including the extent a new right of way will be required or an existing right of way will be widened.
(4) A description of the proposed transmission line structures and their dimensions.
(5) A description of the schedule desired for the project, including the expected application filing date, the expected beginning date for construction, and the expected project operational date.
(6) A list of the federal, state, tribal and local government entities, including mailing addresses, contact names, telephone numbers and email addresses that have possible permitting responsibilities for the project (if the project proponents were not to choose the EFSEC review) or ownership of land on which the project will be located. The list shall also identify governmental entities that have requested the preapplicant to notify them of any application or preapplication for site certification.
(7) Information or data that may be available at a later date.
(8) A summary and timeline of any initial consultation to explain the proposal and/or request input from the EFSEC staff, federal, state and local agencies, tribal governments, property owners, and interested persons.
(9) A public participation plan that:
(a) Identifies specific tools and actions to facilitate stakeholder communications and public information, including an up-to-date project web site and a readily accessible, single point of contact within the company;
(b) Lists all central locations in each local government throughout the project area where the preapplicant shall provide copies of all their filings related to the proposed project; and
(c) Includes a description and schedule explaining how the preapplicant intends to respond to requests for information from the public as well as federal, state, local, and tribal agencies or any other legal entities that could have permitting requirements if the project proponents were not to choose the EFSEC review.
(10) A negotiation process acceptable to EFSEC between the preapplicant and the cities, towns, and/or counties through which the proposed transmission line corridor will be located except where the cities, towns, and/or counties have designated transmission corridors through their land use plans or zoning ordinances.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 80.50 RCW and RCW 80.50.040. WSR 08-21-092, ยง 463-61-050, filed 10/15/08, effective 11/15/08.]
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