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  67.1832.  Political subdivisions required to consent to certain activities by public utility right-of-way users — recovery of costs, procedure — permitted ordinance requirements. — 1.  In addition to any other grants for the use of public thoroughfares, and pursuant to this section, a political subdivision shall grant its consent to a public utility right-of-way user authorized to do business pursuant to the laws of this state or by license of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, United States Department of Transportation, or the Federal Communications Commission to construct, maintain and operate all equipment, facilities, devices, materials, apparatuses, or media including but not limited to, conduits, ducts, lines, pipes, wires, hoses, cables, culverts, tubes, poles, towers, manholes, transformers, regulator stations, underground vaults, receivers, transmitters, satellite dishes, micro cells, Pico cells, repeaters, or amplifiers useable for the transmission or distribution of any service or commodity installed below or above ground in the public right-of-way; provided that, no political subdivision shall require any conditions that are inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, United States Department of Transportation, Federal Communications Commission or the Missouri public service commission.

  2.  Pursuant to this section, a political subdivision may manage its public rights-of-way and may recover its rights-of-way management costs as set forth in sections 67.1830 to 67.1846.  The authority granted in this section may be authorized at the option of the political subdivision, and the exercise of this authority is not mandated pursuant to this section.  A political subdivision may, by ordinance:

  (1)  Require a public utility right-of-way user seeking to excavate within a public right-of-way to obtain a right-of-way permit and to impose permit conditions consistent with the political subdivision's management of the right-of-way;

  (2)  Require public utility right-of-way users to provide required notice to the political subdivision by submitting plans for anticipated construction projects that require excavation within the public right-of-way; and

  (3)  In cases of emergency, public utility right-of-way users may proceed with required work without a permit; however, a political subdivision may require submission of the necessary information and permit fee following the emergency.


(L. 2001 S.B. 369)

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