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Public Service (PBS) CHAPTER 48, ARTICLE 7
§ 120. Definitions. Where used in this article, the following terms,
unless the context otherwise requires, shall have the following

1. "Municipality" means a county, city, town or village in the state.

2. "Major utility transmission facility" means: (a) an electric
transmission line of a design capacity of one hundred twenty-five
kilovolts or more extending a distance of one mile or more, or of one
hundred kilovolts or more and less than one hundred twenty-five
kilovolts, extending a distance of ten miles or more, including
associated equipment, but shall not include any such transmission line
located wholly underground in a city with a population in excess of one
hundred twenty-five thousand or a primary transmission line approved by
the federal energy regulatory commission in connection with a
hydro-electric facility; and (b) a fuel gas transmission line extending
a distance of one thousand feet or more to be used to transport fuel gas
at pressures of one hundred twenty-five pounds per square inch or more,
excluding appurtenant facilities, but shall not include any such
transmission line which is located wholly underground in a city or
wholly within the right of way of a state, county or town highway or
village street as those terms are defined in article one of the highway
law and article six of the village law, or which replaces an existing
transmission line, including appurtenant facilities, and extends a
distance of less than one mile.

3. "Person" means any individual, corporation, public benefit
corporation, political subdivision, governmental agency, municipality,
partnership, co-operative association, trust or estate.

4. "Appurtenant facilities" means installations (excluding gas
compressors) which are merely auxiliary or appurtenant to a fuel gas
transmission line such as: valves; drips; measuring and regulating
equipment; yard and station piping; cathodic protection equipment; gas
cleaning; cooling and dehydration equipment; residual refining
equipment; water pumping; treatment and cooling equipment; electrical
and communication equipment; and buildings.

5. "Landowner" means the holder of any right, title, or interest in
real property subject to a proposed site or right of way as identified
from the most recent tax roll of the appropriate city or county.