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Project Docket

Docket No 12-1123
Project name Minnesota Power Line 39 Relocation HVTL Project
Applicant Minnesota Power
Description Minnesota Power proposes to construct a new, approximately 2.8-mile-long 115 kV HVTL from MP's existing 39 line in the city of Eveleth to MP's existing 37 line northwest of the city of Leonidas
Subjects Environmental policy; Electric power transmission
Location St. Louis County
Docket created: November 05, 2012
Contacts: Bill Storm, 651-539-1844, Environmental Review Manager.
Tracy Smetana, 651-296-0406, Public Advisor.
Status:
 
01-16-2013
Application accepted
 
02-25-2013
Public meeting
 
04-17-2013
Scoping decision
 
07-19-2013
Environmental document available
 
09-4-2013
Public hearing
 
01-13-2014
Permit issued
 
06-10-2014
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 12-1123
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Project Summary

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
01/13/14 PUC HVTL Route Permit Final Decision: Minnesota Power MP 39 Line Relocation Project | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting a Route Permit to Minnesota Power, including a description of the route and other conditions of the permit and the official maps of the route
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
01/13/14 PUC HVTL Route Permit Final Decision: Minnesota Power MP 39 Line Relocation Project | document details
The Commission has issued an Order granting a Route Permit to Minnesota Power, including a description of the route and other conditions of the permit and the official maps of the route
11/15/13 Administrative Law Judge's Rport: MP 39 Line Relocation Project | document details
This matter was assigned to Administrative Law Judge Jeanne M. Cochran to conduct a public hearing and prepare Findings of Fact, Conclusions and Recommendation on the application by Minnesota Power for a Route Permit for its 39 Line 115 kilovolt (kV) high voltage transmission line project in St. Louis County, Minnesota
08/20/13 Public Notice: Public Hearing to be held on September 4, 2013, 6:00 pm at the Leonidas Community Center | document details
Public notice that a hearing will be held on Minnesota Power's Application to the PUC for a HVTL Route Permit for the relocation of a 115 kV transmission line in St. Louis County
07/19/13 Public Notice - Release of Environmnetal Assessment for the Proposed MP 39 Line Relocation Project | document details
The Environmental Assessment is a written document that describes the human and environmental impacts of the transmission line project (and selected alternative routes) and methods to mitigate such impacts. Applications for high voltage transmission line route permits under the alternative permitting process require a public hearing upon completion of the EA pursuant to Minn. R. 7850.3800. A portion of the hearing must be held in a county where the proposed project would be located
07/19/13 Environmental Assessment - MP 39 Line Relocation Project
The Environmental Assessment is a written document that describes the human and environmental impacts of the transmission line project (and selected alternative routes) and methods to mitigate such impacts.
04/17/13 Scoping Decision: Minnesota Power's proposed MP 39 Line Relocation Project | document details
The above matter came before the Deputy Commission, Department of Commerce (Department) for a decision on the scope of the Environmental Assessment (EA) to be prepared for the Minnesota Power application for a Route Permit to construct the proposed MP 39 Line Relocation HVTL Project
03/11/13 Public Comments on the Scope of the Environmental Review Document
The EFP held a Public Information/Scoping meeting on the MP 39 Line Relocation project on February 25, 2013; the comment period allowing the public to submit comments on the scope of the EA was open until March 11, 2013. The following comments were received
02/05/13 MP 39 Line Draft Scoping Document | document details
This draft scoping document is intended to advise the public of the scoping process and the process for the preparation of the Environmental Review document. The Scoping Decision will identify for the public the issues and alternatives that the Department of Commerce (DOC) has determined are appropriate for inclusion in the environmental review document
02/04/13 Notice: Public Information and Environmental Review Scoping Meeting, MP 39 Line HVTL Project | document details
he PUC and DOC EFP will conduct public information and environmental review scoping meetings on February 25, 2013, at the Leonidas Community Center. Comments will be accepted until March 11, 2013
01/16/13 PUC Order Route Permit Application Completeness - MP 39 Line Relocation | document details
On January 16, 2013, the Commission accepted the RP application submitted by Minnesota Power for the MP 39 Line Relocation HVTL project
12/31/12 Notice of Commission meeting on Minnesota Power's MP 39 Line HVTL Route Permit Application | document details
On Tuesday January 8, 2013, at 9:30 am the Commission will consider whether it should accept the MP 39 Line HVTL Route Permit Application as complete.
12/31/12 PUC Staff Briefing Paper - Minnesota Power Line 39 Relocation | document details
Briefing paper on application acceptance in the Matter of the Application of Minnesota Power for a HVTL Route Permit for the Relocation of MP Line 39
12/19/12 EFP Staff Comments and Recommendations - Minnesota Power MP Line 39 Relocation Project | document details
EFP recommends the Commission accept the Application as complete, determine that an advisory task force is not warranted at this time, and takes no position on the public advisor
12/12/12 Notice of Comment Period on the HVTL Application Completeness - Minnesota Power Line 39 Relocation | document details
The Commission is soliciting comments on whether the application contains the contents required by Minnesota Rule 7850.3100 and whether there are any contested issues of fact with respect to the representations made in the application. Initial comments will be considered if received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012. Reply comments will be considered if received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2012
11/26/12 Minnesota Power Application for a HVTL Route Permit Relocation of MP Line 39 Project
The Application details the Applicant’s proposed location of the 39 Line Relocation Project, located in St. Louis County
10/10/12 Notification of Intent to File a Route Permit Application Pursuant to the Alternative Permitting Process | document details
In accordance with Minnesota Rule 7850.2800, subpart 2, Minnesota Power notified the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission of its intent to submit an application for a route permit for the MP 39 Transmission Line following the alternative permitting procedures in Minnesota Rules 7850.2800 to 7850.3900

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