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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 - an 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/GP-13-978
Project name Laskin Energy Center Natural Gas Pipeline Project
Applicant Minnesota Power
Description Minnesota Power is proposing to construct an approximate 5,900-foot-long, 10.75-inch-outside diamter, high pressure natural gas pipeline from a Northern Natural Gas pipeline to its Laskin Energy Center in Hoyt Lakes in St. Louis County
Subjects Environmental policy; Pipelines
Location Minnesota; St. Louis County -- Hoyt Lakes City
Docket created: November 05, 2013
Contacts: Larry Hartman, 651-539-1839, Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
12-20-2013
Application accepted
 
01-22-2014
Public meeting
 
05-12-2014
Exemption granted
 
05-12-2014
Permit issued
 
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 13-978
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, an operationg division of ALLETE, Inc., is proposing to construct an approximatre 5,900-foot-long, 10.75-inch-outside diameter, high pressure natural gas pipeline between Minnesota Power's Laskin Energy Center in Hoyt Lakes, Minn., to a Northern Natural Gas pipeline located approximately one mile to the south to allow for the conversion of a coal-fired station into a natural gas-fired station.

File Register
DateDocumentDescription
12/27/13 Laskin Energy Center Natural Gas Pipeline Public Information Meeting Notice | document details
A Public Meeting for the Laskin Energy Center Natural Gas Pipeline Project will be held on January 22nd at the Hoyt Lakes Municipal Building in Hoyt Lakes, MN. Comments on this project will be accepted through February 5, 2014
12/20/13 PUC Order: Acceptance of Complete Routing Permit for the Laskin Energy Center Natural Gas Pipeline Project | document details
On December 20th, 2013, the Commission accepted the route permit application and partial exemption submitted by Minnesota Power for the Laskin Energy Center Natural Gas Pipeline Project. The Commission also approved the Department of Commerce’s estimated budget
12/05/13 Department of Commerce Route Permit Application Comments and Recommendations | document details
DOC Energy Environmental Review and Analysis (EERA) staff recommends that the Commission accepts the Laskin Energy Center Natural Gas Pipeline Project Route Permit Application as complete
12/04/13 Minnesota Power Application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commisison for a Routing Permit
Laskin Energy Center Natural Gas Pipeline Project
11/19/13 Notice of Comment Period on Completeness of Natural Gas Pipeline Route Permit Application | document details
The Laskin Energy Center Natural Gas Pipeline Project comment period on the completeness of the Routing Permit closed on December 12th, 2014
Date Document On Behalf Of Description
09/02/14 20149-102703-01 MINNESOTA POWER REPORT--WKLY CONSTRUCTION RPT - LASKIN
08/22/14 20148-102479-01 PUC LETTER--TO JAMES B. ATKINSON RE COMPLIANCE REVIEW
08/21/14 20148-102438-01 DOC EERA COMPLIANCE REVIEW--AND COMMENTS
08/15/14 20148-102282-02 PUC MINUTES--APRIL 17, 2014 AGENDA MEETING
08/14/14 20148-102268-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--CORRECTED COMPLAINT PROCEDURES FOR THE LASKIN GAS PIPELINE.
08/11/14 20148-102159-01 MINNESOTA POWER REPORT--MINNESOTA POWERS CVR LTR AND AFF SERV
08/11/14 20148-102159-03 MINNESOTA POWER REPORT--MPS ATTACH 2 OF 4 DRAWING - MAINLINE
08/11/14 20148-102159-05 MINNESOTA POWER REPORT--MPS ATTACH 4 OF 4 SWP PLAN PART 1
08/11/14 20148-102159-02 MINNESOTA POWER REPORT--MPS ATTACH 1 OF 4 DRAWING - MAINLINE
08/11/14 20148-102159-04 MINNESOTA POWER REPORT--MPS ATTACH 3 OF 4 DRAWING - MAINLINE
08/11/14 20148-102159-07 MINNESOTA POWER REPORT--MPS ATTACH 4 OF 4 SWP PLAN PART 3
08/11/14 20148-102159-06 MINNESOTA POWER REPORT--MPS ATTACH 4 OF 4 SWP PLAN PART 2
08/11/14 20148-102186-01 MINNESOTA POWER COMPLIANCE FILING--LASKIN - FIELD REP -COMPLAINT RECEIPT AND RESPONSE PROCEDURES
05/30/14 20145-99960-01 PUC LETTER--TO DAVID R. MOELLER RE CONFIRMATION OF NO COMMENTS RECEIVED AND NO ADDITIONAL PROCESS NECESSARY
05/30/14 20145-99960-02 PUC LETTER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
05/27/14 20145-99823-01 MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE OF ORDER
05/12/14 20145-99421-01 PUC ORDER--ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW AND ORDER, GRANTING PARTIAL EXEMPTION, AND ISSUING PIPELINE ROUTE PERMIT WITH CONDITIONS
05/12/14 20145-99421-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
05/07/14 20145-99250-01 MINNESOTA POWER AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION--AFFIDAVITS OF PUBLICATION
04/14/14 20144-98260-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--APRIL 17, 2014 AGENDA SUPPLEMENTAL
04/10/14 20144-98210-01 MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--NOTIFICATION LETTER REGARDING NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION
04/08/14 20144-98115-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--APRIL 17, 2014 AGENDA
04/04/14 20144-97981-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--APRIL 17, 2014
04/04/14 20144-97981-13 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
03/11/14 20143-97219-01 MINNESOTA POWER REPLY COMMENTS
03/07/14 20143-97129-04 PUC MINUTES--DECEMBER 13, 2013 AGENDA
02/28/14 20142-96962-01 DOC EERA COMMENTS--1 OF 2
02/28/14 20142-96962-02 DOC EERA COMMENTS--2 OF 2
02/13/14 20142-96399-02 PUC NOTICE OF EXTENSIONVARIANCE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
02/13/14 20142-96399-01 PUC NOTICE OF EXTENSIONVARIANCE--REPLY
02/11/14 20142-96359-01 DOC EERA EXTENSIONVARIANCE REQUEST--REPLY COMMENTS
02/05/14 20142-96197-01 MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--PROPOSED FINDINGS CONCLUSIONS AND ORDER
02/05/14 20142-96207-01 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--1 OF 2
02/05/14 20142-96207-02 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMENTS--2 OF 2
02/04/14 20142-96154-01 MNDOT COMMENTS
01/06/14 20141-95154-01 MINNESOTA POWER OTHER--LETTER WITH AFFIDAVITS OF MAILING
12/27/13 201312-94937-02 PUC NOTICE--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/27/13 201312-94937-01 PUC NOTICE--OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING
12/20/13 201312-94815-01 PUC ORDER
12/20/13 201312-94815-02 PUC ORDER--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/12/13 201312-94527-01 PUC BRIEFING PAPERS--DECEMBER 19, 2013 AGENDA
12/09/13 201312-94451-01 MINNESOTA POWER REPLY COMMENTS
12/06/13 201312-94379-06 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--DECEMBER 19, 2013
12/06/13 201312-94379-17 PUC NOTICE OF COMMISSION MEETING--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
12/04/13 201312-94335-01 DOC DER COMMENTS--AND RECOMMENDATIONS
11/19/13 201311-93840-02 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE AND SERVICE LIST
11/19/13 201311-93840-01 PUC NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD--ON COMPLETENESS OF NATURAL GAS PIPELINE ROUTE PERMIT APPLICATION
11/13/13 201311-93645-03 MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--APPLICATION FOR GAS PIPELINE ROUTING PERMIT PART 3 OF 5 APPENDIX A
11/13/13 201311-93645-04 MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--APPLICATION FOR GAS PIPELINE ROUTING PERMIT PART 4 OF 5 APPENDIX B
11/13/13 201311-93645-02 MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--APPLICATION FOR GAS PIPELINE ROUTING PERMIT PART 2 OF 5
11/13/13 201311-93645-01 MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--APPLICATION FOR GAS PIPELINE ROUTING PERMIT PART 1 OF 5 COVER
11/13/13 201311-93645-05 MINNESOTA POWER INITIAL FILING--APPLICATION FOR GAS PIPELINE ROUTING PERMIT PART 5 OF 5 APPENDIX C