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  • Chapter 68 AN ACT RELATIVE TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. Chapter 608 of the acts of 1981 is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easements shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines together with necessary appliances and appurtenances. For the purposes of this act, telecommunication lines shall be lines used for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals.

SECTION 2. Chapter 71 of the acts of 1984 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines together with necessary appliances and appurtenances. For the purposes of this act, telecommunication lines shall be lines used for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals.

SECTION 3. Section 1 of chapter 152 of the acts of 1984 is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines together with necessary appliances and appurtenances. For the purposes of this act, telecommunication lines shall be lines used for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals.

SECTION 4. Chapter 519 of the acts of 1985 is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances. For the purposes of this act, telecommunication lines shall be lines used for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals.

SECTION 5. Section 1 of chapter 454 of the acts of 1986 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances. For the purposes of this act, telecommunication lines shall be lines used for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals.

SECTION 6. Section 2 of said chapter 454 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances. For the purposes of this act, telecommunication lines shall be lines used for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals.

SECTION 7. Section 1 of chapter 288 of the acts of 1989 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 8. Section 2 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 9. Section 3 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 10. Section 4 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of a 20 inch gas transmission pipeline and for telecommunication lines which will be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 11. Section 5 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 12. Section 6 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 12A. Section 7 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words "the county of Hampden" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the division of capital asset management and maintenance.

SECTION 13. Said section 7 of said chapter 288 is hereby further amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 14. Section 8 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 15. Section 9 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 16. Section 10 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 17. Section 11 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of a gas transmission pipeline and for telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 18. Section 12 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of a gas transmission pipeline and for telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 19. Section 13 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of a gas transmission pipeline and for telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 20. Section 14 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of a gas transmission pipeline and for telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 21. Section 15 of said chapter 288 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of a gas transmission pipeline and for telecommunication lines all of which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 22. Said chapter 288 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 15 the following section:-

Section 15A. For the purposes of this act, telecommunication lines shall be lines used for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals.

SECTION 22A. Section 1 of chapter 459 of the acts of 1990 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words "the county of Hampden" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the division of capital asset management and maintenance.

SECTION 23. Said section 1 of said chapter 459 is hereby further amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 23A. Section 2 of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words "the county of Hampden" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- the division of capital asset management and maintenance.

SECTION 24. Said section 2 of said chapter 459 is hereby further amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 25. Section 3 of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 26. Section 4 of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 27. Section 5 of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 28. Section 6 of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 29. Section 7 of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 30. Section 7A of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 31. Section 8 of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 32. Section 9 of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 33. Section 10 of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 34. Section 10A of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 35. Section 10B of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 36. Section 10C of said chapter 459 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 37. Said chapter 459 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 10C the following section:-

Section 10D. For the purposes of this act telecommunication lines shall be lines to be used for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals.

SECTION 38. Section 1 of chapter 361 of the acts of 1991 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 39. Section 2 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 40. Section 3 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 41. Section 4 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 42. Section 5 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 43. Section 6 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 44. Section 7 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 45. Section 8 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 46. Section 9 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 47. Section 10 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 48. Section 11 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 49. Section 12 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 50. Section 13 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 51. Section 14 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 52. Section 15 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 53. Section 16 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 54. Section 17 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 55. Section 18 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 56. Section 19 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 57. Section 20 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 58. Section 21 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of additional gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 59. Section 22 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 60. Section 23 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof of the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 61. Section 24 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 62. Section 25 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 63. Section 26 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 64. Section 27 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 65. Section 28 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 66. Section 29 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 67. Section 30 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 68. Section 31 of said chapter 361 is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The easement shall be used for the installation and maintenance of replacement gas transmission lines and telecommunication lines which shall be installed underground, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 69. Said chapter 361 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 31 the following section:-

Section 31A. For the purposes of this act, telecommunication lines shall be lines used for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals.

SECTION 70. The commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, acting in consultation with the division of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement, may, subject to the provisions of sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, convey by deed, approved as to form by the attorney general, to El Paso Global Networks Company a 115-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land, used by the division for wildlife management purposes, located in the town of Stockbridge coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement as shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the Commonwealth of Mass. (division of fisheries & wildlife), Berkshire County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-3-60.01" on file with the division of fisheries, wildlife and law enforcement.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 71. The town of Southwick may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company a 55-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement and license. The land, presently being used for recreational purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the town of Southwick (a municipal corp.) property, Hampden County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-215" on file with the town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 72. The town of Southwick may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for water department purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing the town of Southwick property, Hampden County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-225.05" on file with the town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 73. The town of Agawam may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company a 65-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for open space, recreation and municipal purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the town of Agawam property, Hampden County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-240" on file with the town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 74. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, acting in consultation with the department of environmental management may, subject to sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, convey by deed, approved as to form by the attorney general, to El Paso Global Networks Company a 60-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land, used by the department for forestry purposes, located in the town of Wales coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement as shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the Commonwealth of Mass. (Brimfield State Forest) property, Hampden County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-367.0001" on file with the department.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 75. The town of Wales may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. Said land, presently being used for school purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the town of Wales property, Hampden County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-368" on file with said town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 76. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, acting in consultation with the division of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement may, subject to sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, convey by deed, approved as to form by the attorney general, to El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land, used by the division for wildlife management purposes, located in the town of Sturbridge coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement as shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the Commonwealth of Mass. (fisheries & wildlife) property, Worcester County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-409.01" on file with the division of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 77. The town of Southbridge may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for airport purposes is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic nearing the town of Southbridge property, Worcester County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-438.01" on file with the town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 78. The town of Southbridge may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for landfill purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing the town of Southbridge property, Worcester County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-441.01" on file with the town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 79. The Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town of Charlton coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for school purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the Southern Worcester County Vocational School Dist. property, Worcester County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-471" on file with the school district.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 80. The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town of Charlton coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for school purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District property, Worcester County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-474.01" on file with the school district.

Said easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 81. The town of Oxford may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in said town coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for open space purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the town of Oxford property, Worcester County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-501" on file with the town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 82. The town of Oxford may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for open space purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the town of Oxford property, Worcester County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-506.24" on file with the town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 83. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, acting in consultation with the division of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement may, subject to sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, convey by deed, approved as to form by the attorney general, to El Paso Global Networks Company an 75-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land, used by said division for wildlife management purposes, located in the towns of Oxford and Sutton coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement as shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the Commonwealth of Mass. (fisheries & wildlife) property, Worcester County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-522" on file with said division of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 84. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, acting in consultation with the department of environmental management may, subject to sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, convey by deed, approved as to form by the attorney general, to El Paso Global Networks Company a 65-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land, used by the department for forestry purposes, located in the town of Upton conterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement as shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the Commonwealth of Mass. (Upton State Forest) property, Worcester County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-638" on file with the department.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 85. The town of Hopkinton may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company a 65-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for open space purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the town of Hopkinton property, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-664.03" on file with the town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 86. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, acting in consultation with the department of environmental management may, subject to sections 40E to 40J, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws, convey by deed, approved as to form by the attorney general, to El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land, used by the department for park purposes, located in the towns of Hopkinton and Ashland coterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement as shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the Commonwealth of Mass. (dept. of environmental mgn't.), Middlesex County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-678" on file with the department.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 87. The town of Monson may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company a 10-foot-wide permanent easement, along with a 5-foot-wide temporary easement immediately adjacent thereto, over a parcel of land located in the town immediately adjacent to an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for conservation purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the town of Monson property, Hampden County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-325" on file with the town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 88. The town of Sturbridge may convey by deed to the El Paso Global Networks Company an 80-foot-wide permanent easement over a parcel of land located in the town conterminous with an existing natural gas transmission line easement. The land, presently being used for open space purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the town of Sturbridge property, Worcester County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-2-412" on file with the town.

The easement shall be used for telecommunication lines for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals, together with necessary appliances and appurtenances.

SECTION 89. The commissioner of the department of food and agriculture may approve the amendment of an existing "Amending Right of Way Agreement" between Charles E. Slater and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, dated September 30, 1991, recorded in Berkshire County registry of deeds, Book 1341, page 0663, to provide for a 90-foot-wide easement over a parcel of land located in the town of Tyringham, the easement to be located within the existing natural gas transmission line easement recorded in Book 1341, page 0663, which parcel is owned by Charles E. Slater and is subject to an agricultural preservation restriction executed May 18, 1999 by Charles E. Slater, recorded in the Berkshire County registry of deeds at Book 1140, page 93. The amendment shall be for the construction, maintenance, repair and operation of underground telecommunication line for the transmission, reception and switching of voice, data and video signals. The amendment shall be satisfactory to the commissioner, shall provide for nothing above ground and shall have no detrimental effect upon the use of the parcel of land for agricultural purposes. The land, presently being used for agricultural purposes, is shown on a plan of land entitled "El Paso Global Networks, proposed fiber optic crossing, the Charles E. Slater property, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, ECB-L12-FO200-3-102" on file with the commissioner.

SECTION 90. The consideration paid by the El Paso Global Networks Company to the respective grantors for the use of the easements authorized by this act shall be the full and fair market value of the property taking into consideration the proposed use of the easements, the full and fair value in use of the easements, or another appropriate measure of the value of the easements authorized by sections 1 to 89, as determined by the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance based upon 1 or more independent appraisals approved by the inspector general and each grantor. The inspector general shall review and approve the appraisal and the methodology utilized for the appraisal. The inspector general shall prepare a report of his review and file the report with the commissioner for submission to the house and senate committees on ways and means and chairmen of the joint committee on state administration.

SECTION 91. The El Paso Global Communications Company shall be responsible for any costs for appraisals, surveys and other expenses relating to the transfer of the easements or for any costs and liabilities and expenses of any nature and kind for their maintenance or operation. In the event the easements cease to be used at any time for the purposes contained herein the easements shall terminate and all interests therein shall automatically terminate and revert to the care and control of the division of capital asset management and maintenance or to the applicable municipality upon the execution and recording with the applicable registry of deeds by the commonwealth or the municipality of a written notice of the termination and reversion.

SECTION 92. The division of capital asset management and maintenance, on behalf of the commonwealth, shall deposit any sum received pursuant to this act into the general fund.

Approved August 11, 2001.