PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATION
SITING OF CERTAIN ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION FACILITIES
61-1708. Effect of issuance of route certification. (1) Subject to any conditions attached to the certificate by the commission, a final commission order granting a route certificate shall bind the state and each of its agencies, divisions, bureaus, commissions, boards and local governments as to the approval of the authorized transmission route and the construction and operation of the authorized transmission facility.
(2) Issuance of a route certificate to a transmitting utility authorizes the utility to exercise the right of eminent domain pursuant to chapter 7, title 7, Idaho Code.
(3) Issuance of the route certificate shall not be construed to preempt jurisdiction of any state agency or local government over matters that are not included in and governed by the route certificate including, but not limited to, employee health and safety, wage and hour or other labor regulations, other design and operational issues that do not relate to the siting of the transmission facilities.
[61-1708, added 2007, ch. 186, sec. 1, p. 542.]