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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 E015/TL-13-805
Project name HVTL Route Permit Application - Minnesota Canisteo Project
Applicant Minnesota Power
Description Minnesota Power proposes to construct two, approximately five-mile, 115 kV HVTLs and a substation near Coleraine, Minnesota. The two transmission lines, each 5.2 miles in length, would be constructed parallel to one another with an overlapping ROW of 160 feet.
Subjects Environmental policy; Electric power transmission; HVTL
Location St. Louis County
Docket created: October 09, 2013
Contacts: Bill Storm, 651-539-1844, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
12-17-2013
Public meeting
 
02-5-2014
Scoping decision
 
04-4-2014
Environmental document available
 
04-15-2014
Public hearing
 
07-2-2014
Permit issued
 
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 13-805
Mailing list Contact the Public Advisor at consumer.puc@state.mn.us, 651-296-0406 or 1-800-657-3782 to sign up.
Project Summary

Minnesota Power proposes to construct two, approximately five-mile, 115 kV HVTLs and a substation near Coleraine, Minnesota.  The two transmission lines, each 5.2 miles in length, would be constructed parallel to one another with an overlapping ROW of 160 feet.  The key components of the proposed project include:

  • The proposed HVTLs would connect to Minnesota Power’s existing 28 Line west of Scenic Highway 7, traverse south across Reilly Beach Road to the Canisteo Pit, and then turn southwest where they would terminate at the proposed Canisteo Substation.
  • The new Canisteo Substation would be constructed north of County Highway 61 and east of County Road 325 near the western edge of the Canisteo Pit.


 

File Register
DateDocumentDescription
07/02/14 HVTL Route Permit - Minnesota Power Canisteo Transmission Line Project | document details
On July 2, 2014, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission issued a HVTL Route Permit, including a description of the route and other conditions of the permit and the official maps of the route, to Minnesota Power in accordance with Minn. Stat. 216E
04/04/14 Notice of Environmnetal Assessment Availability - MP Canisteo HVTL Project | document details
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Energy Environmental Review and Analysis (EERA) announces the release of the environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed MP Canisteo HVTL project
04/04/14 Environmental Assessment - Minnesota Power Proposed Canisteo HVTL Project
This environmental assessment (EA) addresses the issues noted in Minnesota Rule 7850.3700, subpart 4, and those identified in the Department’s scoping decision for this project
03/31/14 Notice of Public Hearing for the Canisteo HVTL Project | document details
A hearing will be held on April 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bovey City Hall on Minnesota Power's Application to the PUC for a HVTL Route Permit for the Canisteo HVTL project in Itasca County. Public comments will be accepted by the administrative law judge through May 14, 2014
02/05/14 Scoping Decision: Minnesota Power's Proposed Canisteo HVTL Project | document details
The Deputy Commissioner, Department of Commerce has issued a decision on the scope of the Environmental Assessment to be prepared for Minnesota Power's proposed Canisteo HVTL project
01/03/14 Public Comments on the Scope of the Environmental Review Document
The EERA held a Public Scoping meeting on the MP Canisteo HVTL project on December 18, 2013; the comment period allowing the public to submit comments on the scope of the EA was open until January 3, 2014. The following comments were received
12/17/13 PUC Order HVTL Route Permit Application Completeness - MP Canisteo HVTL Project | document details
On December 17, 2013, the Commission accepted the RP application submitted by Minnesota Power for the MP Canisteo HVTL project
12/04/13 Notice: Public Information and Environmental Review Scoping Meeting, MP Canisteo HVTL Project | document details
The PUC and DOC EERA will conduct public information and environmental review scoping meetings on December 18, 2013, at the Bovey City Hall. Comments will be accepted until January 3, 2014
12/02/13 Draft Scoping Document MP Canisteo HVTL Project | 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
10/28/13 Department of Commerce - Energy Environmental Review and Analysis Comments and Recommendations MP Canisteo RPA | document details
The Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) Energy Environmental Review and Analysis (EERA) staff is providing the Commission with Comments and Recommendations on the completeness of the route permit application, possible contested issues of fact and appointment of an advisory task force for the Canisteo RPA docket
10/09/13 HVTL Route Permit Application - Minnesota Power's Canisteo Project
Minnesota Power (MP) submitted an application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for a HVTL Route Permit under the alternative permitting process for the proposed relocation of MP Canisteo HVTL project
09/06/13 Minnesota Power's 10-day Notification Letter | document details
Minnesota Power hereby notifies the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission of its intent to submit an Application for a Route Permit for the Canisteo Project pursuant to the alternative permitting procedures in Minn. Rules 7850.2800 to 7850.3900 and the statutory timeframe set forth in Minn. Stat. § 216E.04, subd. 7
Date Document On Behalf Of Description
10/09/14 201410-103712-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--SEPTEMBER 2014 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
09/02/14 20149-102731-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--AUGUST 2014 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
08/14/14 20148-102260-07 PUC MINUTES--JUNE 19, 2014 AGENDA MEETING
08/01/14 20148-101946-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--JULY 2014 STATUS AND COMPLAINT REPORT
07/21/14 20147-101639-01 PUC LETTER--TO MP RE; ROUTE PERMIT COMPLIANCE FILING
07/15/14 20147-101502-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--AFFIDAVIT OF MAILING REVISED COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
07/14/14 20147-101450-01 DOC EERA COMPLIANCE REVIEW--AND COMMENTS
07/11/14 20147-101366-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--REVISED COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
07/10/14 20147-101346-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--ROUTE PERMIT CONDITION 4.1
07/07/14 20147-101238-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--AFFIDAVIT OF MAILING OF ROUTE PERMIT AND COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
07/07/14 20147-101252-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--TIMBER VALUE ASSESSMENT
07/02/14 20147-101168-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER ISSUING ROUTE PERMIT
07/02/14 20147-101187-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--FILING LETTER AND WORK PLAN FOR RARE PLANT SURVEY
07/02/14 20147-101168-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
06/24/14 20146-100764-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--FIELD REPRESENTATIVE, COMPLAINT PROCEDURE, AND NOXIOUS WEED PLAN
06/16/14 20146-100468-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--REVISED
06/12/14 20146-100349-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--JUNE 19, 2014 AGENDA
06/06/14 20146-100187-05 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--JUNE 19, 2014
06/06/14 20146-100187-12 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
05/23/14 20145-99788-01 MINNESOTA POWER EXCEPTIONS TO ALJ--FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND RECOMMENDATION
05/23/14 20145-99786-01 DOC EERA LETTER--EERA NOT FILING EXCEPTIONS TO ALJ
05/21/14 20145-99733-01 OAH DECISION
05/14/14 20145-99497-03 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--3 OF 4
05/14/14 20145-99497-04 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--4 OF 4
05/14/14 20145-99497-02 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--2 OF 4
05/14/14 20145-99497-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--1 OF 4
05/12/14 20145-99404-01 DOC EERA REPLY COMMENTS--POST HEARING REPLY COMMENTS
05/05/14 20145-99175-04 PUC MINUTES--JANUARY 30, 2014 AGENDA
04/23/14 20144-98638-01 PUC OTHER--GENERIC ROUTE PERMIT TEMPLATE
04/18/14 20144-98513-01 MINNESOTA POWER AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COMPLETES 20144-98239-01
04/18/14 20144-98474-01 MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
04/18/14 20144-98495-01 COURT REPORTER EXHIBITS - HEARING--PUBLIC HEARING EXHIBIT 18 4-15-2014
04/17/14 20144-98444-01 COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPTS--TRANSCRIPT OF PUBLIC HEARING HELD IN BOVEY, MN ON 4-15-2014
04/17/14 20144-98454-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMMENTS--IN RESPONSE TO MNDNR ISSUES
04/14/14 20144-98288-01 DOC EERA NOTICE--EQB MONITOR NOTICE
04/11/14 20144-98239-01 MINNESOTA POWER AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--OF NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
04/08/14 20144-98122-01 COURT REPORTER TRANSCRIPTS--TRANSCRIPT OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE 3-28-14 BY TELEPHONE
04/02/14 20144-97894-04 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 12 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97894-01 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 9 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97893-04 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 2 - ROUTE LOCATION MAP - DETAILED
04/02/14 20144-97913-01 MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--AFFIDAVIT OF MAILING OF NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AVAILABILITY
04/02/14 20144-97890-01 DOC EERA NOTICE--OF EA AVAILABILITY
04/02/14 20144-97896-01 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 18 - DIAMOND LAKE TAP
04/02/14 20144-97893-05 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 3 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97896-06 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 23 - ZONING MAP
04/02/14 20144-97894-08 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 16 - REVISED SUBSTATION LOCATION
04/02/14 20144-97896-07 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 24 - LAND COVER MAP
04/02/14 20144-97893-06 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 4 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97896-04 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 21 - DWELLING NUMBER 2 AERIAL
04/02/14 20144-97896-05 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 22 - DWELLING NUMBER 3 AERIAL
04/02/14 20144-97894-09 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 17 - STRUCTURES
04/02/14 20144-97893-07 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 5 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97893-10 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 8 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97904-01 PUC OTHER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST - LANDOWNERS SERVED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING, 20143-97780
04/02/14 20144-97894-07 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 15 - SUBSTATION LAYOUT
04/02/14 20144-97896-09 DOC EERA OTHER--APPENDIX A - SCOPING DECISION
04/02/14 20144-97896-03 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 20 - DWELLING NUMBER 1 AERIAL
04/02/14 20144-97896-08 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 25 - WATER RESOURCES
04/02/14 20144-97893-08 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 6 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97893-09 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 7 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97896-10 DOC EERA OTHER--APPENDIX B - SAMPLE HVTL ROUTE PERMIT
04/02/14 20144-97894-06 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 14 - SUBSTATION LOCATION
04/02/14 20144-97893-01 DOC EERA OTHER--ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT DOCUMENT - COVER
04/02/14 20144-97893-02 DOC EERA OTHER--EA DRAFT
04/02/14 20144-97894-03 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 11 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97894-02 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 10 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97893-03 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 1 - ROUTE LOCATION MAP
04/02/14 20144-97894-05 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 13 - DETAILED ROUTE MAP
04/02/14 20144-97896-02 DOC EERA OTHER--FIGURE 19 - DWELLING LOCATIONS
03/31/14 20143-97780-02 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
03/31/14 20143-97757-01 OAH ORDER--SCHEDULING
03/31/14 20143-97780-01 PUC NOTICE--OF PUBLIC HEARING
03/21/14 20143-97512-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS
03/18/14 20143-97416-01 OAH ORDER--AMENDED FIRST PREHEARING ORDER
03/17/14 20143-97400-01 OAH ORDER--FIRST PREHEARING ORDER
02/28/14 20142-96956-01 PUC MINUTES
02/26/14 20142-96793-01 MAGNETATION, LLC REPLY COMMENTS
02/05/14 20142-96188-01 DOC EERA OTHER--SCOPING DECISION
01/22/14 20141-95678-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--JANUARY 30, 2014 AGENDA
01/17/14 20141-95579-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--JANUARY 30, 2014
01/17/14 20141-95579-09 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
01/07/14 20141-95182-01 DOC EERA OTHER--MEMO TO PUC ON SCOPING PROCESS
01/03/14 20141-95097-01 DOC EERA OTHER--ORAL COMMENTS FROM SCOPING MEETING
01/03/14 20141-95122-01 MNDOT COMMENTS
01/03/14 20141-95098-01 DOC EERA OTHER--DRAFT EA SCOPING DOCUMENT
01/03/14 20141-95119-01 DNR COMMENTS--JAMIE SCHRENZEL,
01/03/14 20141-95117-01 DNR COMMENTS--JAMIE SCHRENZEL,
12/20/13 201312-94811-01 MINNESOTA POWER AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT SCOPING MEETINGS
12/17/13 201312-94675-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/17/13 201312-94675-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER FINDING APPLICATION COMPLETE AND REFERRING MATTER TO THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
12/17/13 201312-94704-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMMENTS
12/10/13 201312-94482-01 PUC OTHER--MEETING PRESENTATION
12/09/13 201312-94447-08 PUC NOTICE--COURTESY COPY-NOTICE ON POWER PLANT SITING
11/26/13 201311-94081-01 PUC NOTICE--OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT SCOPING MEETING
11/26/13 201311-94081-02 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
11/26/13 201311-94088-01 PUC OTHER--ADDITIONAL SERVICE LIST FOR NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT SCOPING MEETING MAILING
11/20/13 201311-93886-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--NOVEMBER 26, 2013 AGENDA
11/14/13 201311-93679-08 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--NOVEMBER 26, 2013
11/14/13 201311-93679-18 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
10/29/13 201310-93029-01 DOC EERA COMMENTS--AND RECOMMENDATIONS RPA COMPLETENESS
10/28/13 201310-93012-01 DOC-EFP COMPLIANCE REVIEW
10/25/13 201310-92968-01 MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--NOTICE CONFIRMATION
10/15/13 201310-92532-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
10/15/13 201310-92532-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--ON THE APPLICATION OF MINNESOTA POWER FOR A ROUTE PERMIT FOR A HIGH-VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINE PERMIT FOR THE CANISTEO PROJECT IN ITASCA COUNTY, MINNESOTA
10/09/13 201310-92275-01 MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--APPLICATION FOR ROUTE PERMIT
09/12/13 20139-91205-01 MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--OF PROPOSED TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT
09/06/13 20139-91043-01 MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION UNDER ALTERNATIVE PERMITTING PROCESS - CANISTEO PROJECT