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Project Docket

Docket No 11-318
Project name Little Falls115 kV Transmission Lines
Applicant Great River Energy; Minnesota Power
Description Great River Energy and Minnesota Power propose to construct a new 3.8 mile 115 kV transmission line in Morrison County east of the city of Little Falls. The Project would also modify Minnesota Power's Little Falls Substation within the existing fenced area and expand Crow Wing Power's existing 34.5 kV Little Falls Substation by approximately 0.1 acres to accommodate the new 115 kV source.
Subjects Environmental policy; Electric power transmission
Location Morrison County; Morrison County -- Little Falls Township
Docket created: June 14, 2011
Contacts: Suzanne Steinhauer, 651-539-1843, Environmental Review Manager.
Jamie Macalister, 651-297-1335, Public Advisor.
Status:
 
08-8-2011
Application accepted
 
09-7-2011
Public meeting
 
10-5-2011
Scoping decision
 
01-5-2012
Environmental document available
 
01-12-2012
Public hearing
 
03-26-2012
Permit issued
 
06-30-2013
Project built
 
12-3-2013
Docket closed
eDockets 11-318
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Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
03/26/12 Order issuing Route Permit for Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project
Commission Order issuing HVTL Route Permit to Great River Energy and Minnesota Power for the Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project
File Register
DateDocumentDescription
03/26/12 Order issuing Route Permit for Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project
Commission Order issuing HVTL Route Permit to Great River Energy and Minnesota Power for the Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project
03/13/12 Comments and Recommendations of the DOC EFP staff on the final permit decision for the Great Review Energy and Minnesota Power Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project
DOC EFP Staff Comments & Recommendations, proposed Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Order, and proposed HVTL Route Permit with Route Maps
01/05/12 Environmental Assessment for Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project
This Environmental Assessment (EA) provides an overview of the proposed project and its alternatives, the regulatory framework, an analysis of the potential impacts and possible mitigative measures which may minimize the impacts
12/22/11 Notice of Public Hearing Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project | document details
A public hearing will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the Little Falls Town Hall. Public comments are due to the administrative law judge by 4:30 PM on Friday, January 27, 2012
10/06/11 Public Scoping Comments - Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project
Public and agency comments including transcript of September 7, 2011, public meeting and written comments on the scope of the EA to be prepared for the Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project
10/06/11 Scoping Decision -- Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project | document details
Scoping Decision identifying routes and matters to be addressed in the Environmental Assessment to be prepared for the Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project
08/18/11 Notice of Public Information and Scoping Meeting for Proposed Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project | document details
Public Information and Scoping Meeting to be held September 7, 2011, at the Little Falls Township Hall. Public Comments accepted through September 23, 2011
08/08/11 Order accepting application | document details
Commission Order accepting the HVTL Route Permit Application for the Little Falls 115 kV Transmission LInes Project
07/29/11 EFP Comments & Recommendations on Acceptance of Route Permit Application | document details
DOC EFP Staff Comments & Recommendations on Acceptance of GRE and Minnesota Power's Application for a HVTL Route Permit for Little Falls 115 kV Transmission Project
06/27/11 HVTL Route Permit Appication for LIttle Falls 115 kV Transmission Lines
Application by Great River Energy and Minnesota Power for 115 kV transmission lines in the Little Falls area
Date Document On Behalf Of Description
08/13/13 20138-90249-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--AS-BUILTS AND GPS INFORMATION
07/01/13 20137-88712-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--JUNE 2013 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
06/04/13 20136-87835-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--MAY 2013 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
05/01/13 20135-86567-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--APRIL 2013 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
04/01/13 20134-85189-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--MARCH 2013 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
03/26/13 20133-85022-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--CHANGE IN ENERGIZATION DATE OF PROJECT
03/18/13 20133-84769-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--NOTICE OF COMPLETION AND DATE OF PLACEMENT OF SERVICE
03/01/13 20133-84349-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--FEBRUARY 2013 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
02/04/13 20132-83546-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--JAN 2013 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
01/04/13 20131-82418-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--DECEMBER STATUS REPORT ON COMPLAINTS
12/07/12 201212-81519-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--NOVEMBER 2012 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
12/06/12 201212-81477-01 PUC LETTER--TO MARSHA PARLOW RE ENERGY FACILITY REVIEW OF COMPLIANCE FILING
12/06/12 201212-81477-02 PUC LETTER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/04/12 201212-81357-37 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/04/12 201212-81357-09 PUC NOTICE--POWER PLANT SITING AND TRANSMISSION LINE ROUTING PROGRAM ANNUAL HEARING
11/29/12 201211-81178-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--LANDOWNER AFFIDAVIT AGREEMENT, REVISED SWAN DIVERTER MAPS, REVISED SWPPP AND BLANDINGS PROTOCOL
11/26/12 201211-81015-01 DOC EFP COMPLIANCE REVIEW--EFP STAFF REVIEW OF PLAN AND PROFILE AND SUPPORTING FILINGS
11/07/12 201211-80471-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--OCT 2012 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
11/06/12 201211-80431-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--TRANSMISSION LINE PLAN AND PROFILE WITH SUPPORT DOCUMENTS
10/04/12 201210-79243-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--SEPTEMBER 2012 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
09/05/12 20129-78410-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--MONTHLY STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT FOR AUGUST
08/13/12 20128-77794-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--MONTHLY STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
07/17/12 20127-76896-02 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--JULY 2012 STATUS REPORT WITH STATUS AND COMPLAINTS ATTACHMENTS - DOCKET NUMBER CORRECTED
07/17/12 20127-76895-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--MONTHLY COMPLAINT REPORT-REPORTED ON 11-867
07/17/12 20127-76878-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--STATUS REPORT WITH STATUS AND COMPLAINT ATTACHMENTS FOR 11-867
07/17/12 20127-76896-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--COMPLAINT REPORT
05/31/12 20125-75227-01 DOC EFP COMMENTS--- ON MAY 2 10 AND 30 COMPLIANCE FILINGS RELATED TO LANDOWNER NOTIFICATION PLAN AND PROFILE AND SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN
05/30/12 20125-75103-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE OF ROUTE PERMIT AND SUBSTATION NARRATIVE ON SOIL EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL PLAN
05/17/12 20125-74804-01 DOC-EFP COMMENTS---ON MAY 9 AND 11, 2012 COMPLIANCE FILINGS COVERING COMPLAINT PROCEDURE AND FIELD REPRESENTATIVE.
05/11/12 20125-74635-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--COMPLAINT PROCEDURES ATTACHMENT 1
05/10/12 20125-74619-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--CERTIFIED SUBSTATION DRAWINGS
05/09/12 20125-74591-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--FIELD REPRESENTATIVE AND COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
05/02/12 20125-74423-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY COMPLIANCE FILING--CROW WING POWER SUBSTATION
04/05/12 20124-73369-01 PUC MINUTES--MARCH 22, 2012 AGENDA MEETING
03/26/12 20123-72942-01 PUC ORDER
03/26/12 20123-72942-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
03/13/12 20123-72555-01 DOC EFP STAFF LETTER--COVER LETTER TO ACCOMPANY STAFF COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS SUBMITTED MARCH 13, 2012
03/13/12 20123-72532-01 DOC EFP STAFF BRIEFING PAPERS--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE EFP STAFF COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT, PROPOSED HVTL PERMIT AND ROUTE MAPS
03/09/12 20123-72405-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--MARCH 22, 2012
02/24/12 20122-71860-01 OAH ORDER--SUMMARY OF PUBLIC TESTIOMNY
02/15/12 20122-71617-01 COURT REPORTER EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 22
02/15/12 20122-71620-01 COURT REPORTER OTHER--REVISED MASTER EXHIBIT LIST
01/23/12 20121-70562-01 COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPTS--TRANSCRIPT OF PUBLIC HEARING HELD ON 1-12-12 LITTLE FALLS MN
01/23/12 20121-70576-02 COURT REPORTER OTHER--PUBLIC HEARING SIGN-IN SHEET FROM 1-12-2012
01/23/12 20121-70576-01 COURT REPORTER OTHER--MASTER EXHIBIT LIST PREPARED BY DOC-EFP
01/12/12 1744 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 14
01/12/12 1766 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 7
01/12/12 1756 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 22
01/12/12 1760 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 3
01/12/12 1751 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 19
01/12/12 2280 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 2 PART 1 OF 2
01/12/12 1771 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 9
01/12/12 1759 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 2
01/12/12 1763 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 6
01/12/12 1753 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 21
01/12/12 1745 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 15
01/12/12 1741 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 12
01/12/12 1752 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 20
01/12/12 1773 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 11
01/12/12 1742 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 13
01/12/12 1759 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 2
01/12/12 1758 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 1
01/12/12 1749 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 18
01/12/12 1761 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 4
01/12/12 2281 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 2 PART 2 OF 2
01/12/12 1769 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 8
01/12/12 1748 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 17
01/12/12 1772 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 10
01/12/12 1746 OAH EXHIBITS - HEARING--EXHIBIT 16
01/11/12 20121-70184-02 GREAT RIVER ENERGY OTHER--REVISED - PROPOSED PROJECT AERIAL MAP WITH ROUTE WIDTH
01/11/12 20121-70160-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY OTHER--PROPOSED PROJECT AERIAL MAP
01/11/12 20121-70160-02 GREAT RIVER ENERGY OTHER--PROPOSED PROJECT AERIAL MAP WITH ROUTE WIDTH
01/11/12 20121-70184-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY OTHER--PROPOSED PROJECT STRUCTURES
01/10/12 20121-70120-01 DOC-EFP NOTICE--NOTICE OF EA AVAILABILITY IN EQB MONITOR
01/10/12 20121-70121-01 DOC-EFP NOTICE--NOTICE OF HEARING TO LOCAL OFFICIALS - CERTIFIED MAIL RECEIPTS
01/09/12 20121-70078-01 AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION - HEARING NOTICE NOTICE--AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION - HEARING NOTICE
01/09/12 20121-70076-01 AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION - SCOPING NOTICE NOTICE--AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION - SCOPING NOTICE
01/05/12 20121-69953-02 DOC EFP REPORT--ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT - APPENDICES
01/05/12 20121-69952-01 DOC EFP NOTICE--OF AVAILABILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
01/05/12 20121-69953-01 DOC EFP REPORT--ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT - TEXT
12/22/11 201112-69530-01 DOC -DIVISION OF ENERGY SECURITY NOTICE
12/15/11 201112-69270-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--UPDATE ON REBUILD OF MP 46 LINE
10/27/11 201110-67760-09 PUC MINUTES--AUGUST 4, 2011 AGENDA MEETING
10/10/11 201110-67182-01 DOC OTHER--SCOPING DECISION WITH ADDITIONAL SERVICE LIST ATTACHED
10/07/11 201110-67109-01 DOC DECISION--SCOPING
10/04/11 201110-66934-01 DOC PUBLIC COMMENT--RECEIVED ON SCOPE OF EA FOR LITTLE FALLS 115 KV TRANSMISSION PROJECT
10/04/11 201110-66937-01 DOC PUBLIC COMMENT--TRANSCRIPT OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING HELD LITTLE FALLS, MN SEPTEMBER 7, 2011, 6
09/23/11 20119-66603-01 MNDOT COMMENTS
08/18/11 20118-65513-01 DOC NOTICE--OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND SCOPING MTGS
08/08/11 20118-65140-01 PUC ORDER
08/08/11 20118-65140-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
07/27/11 20117-64661-01 DOC - EFP STAFF COMMENTS--DOC EFP COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE
07/26/11 20117-64599-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING
07/25/11 20117-64527-09 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--AUGUST 4, 2011 AGENDA
07/22/11 20117-64490-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--SHPO RESPONSE TO WESTWOOD LETTER IN APPENDIX A
07/22/11 20117-64510-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--UNDELIVERABLE EMAIL NOTICES SENT VIA US POSTAL
06/29/11 20116-64206-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--CHANGED INCORRECT DOCKET NUMBER
06/29/11 20116-64201-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--MAILED AND EMAILED NOTICES
06/16/11 20116-63715-03 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX A
06/16/11 20116-63715-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--COVER LETTER
06/16/11 20116-63715-05 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX C
06/16/11 20116-63715-04 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--APPENDIX B
06/16/11 20116-63715-02 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--APPLICATION
04/11/11 20114-61173-01 GREAT RIVER ENERGY AND MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION - LITTLE FALLS 115 KV TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT