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This webpage contains information and documents related to the permitting of this project by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Every project before the Commission has an electronic docket (eDocket), a file folder for all of the project's documents.

Documents for this project are listed below in the File Register, most recent documents first. To view the eDockets record for this project, click on the eDockets link below, or click on the eDockets tab in the File Register. A subset of the record, including key documents with descriptions, is available by clicking on the Energy Facilities tab in the File Register.

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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) 539-1775, 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
Energy Facilities eDockets
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

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