May 14, 2014 - The Administrative Law Judge recommends that the Commission issue Great River Energy a Route Permit for a 115 kV transmission line along Great River Energy’s Proposed Route, including the Existing Line Segment and the West Option, as depicted in Appendix A of the Environmental Assessment, in Scott and Rice Counties, Minnesota.
May 14, 2014 - 1. The proposed rules were adopted in compliance with the procedural requirements of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14, and Minnesota Rules, chapter 1400.
2. According to Minn. Stat. §§ 84D.12 and 84.027, subd. 13a(2), the Department has the statutory authority to adopt these proposed rules using the expedited rulemaking process.
3. The proposed rule parts are APPROVED.
May 13, 2014 - The Administrative Law Judge concludes that the Department did not demonstrate reasonable cause to believe that the Licensee’s alleged actions or failure to comply with applicable law or rule pose an imminent risk of harm to the safety of persons served by the program.
May 12, 2014 - IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED:
1. The Department has the statutory authority to adopt the rules.
2. The rules were adopted in compliance with the procedural requirements of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 14, and Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1400.
3. The record demonstrates the rules are needed and reasonable.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. The rules are APPROVED.
May 12, 2014 - This matter came before the Chief Administrative Law Judge pursuant to the provisions of Minn. Stat. § 14.26, subd. 3. Based upon a review of the record in this proceeding, the Chief Administrative Law Judge hereby approves in all respects the Order on Review of Rules Under Minn. Stat § 14.26, of the Administrative Law Judge, dated May 5, 2014.
May 09, 2014 - IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED:
1. The agency has the statutory authority to adopt the rules.
2. The rules were adopted in compliance with all of the procedural requirements of Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 14, and Minnesota Rules, Chapter 1400.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:
1. The rules are APPROVED.
May 08, 2014 - Based on the evidence in the hearing record, the Administrative Law Judge concludes that the Respondent failed to comply with the applicable legal requirements and recommends that the Administrative Order with Penalty be AFFIRMED.
May 07, 2014 - Opportunity Services has failed to show, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the Department improperly denied its Application for a new program and that the Department should approve the Application or review its denial. The Department demonstrated that it gave due consideration to Opportunity Services’ Application for a new program in Goodhue County, but that all indications were that the request was actually for a rate increase in order to increase staffing levels at an existing program and that, therefore, the Department was required by law to deny the request.
May 06, 2014 - 1. The Additional Notice Plan is APPROVED, contingent upon notice being provided to the following workers’ compensation payors: The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Assigned Risk Plan, Traveler’s Insurance, Berkley Assigned Risk Services, RTW, Inc., and SFM.
2. The Dual Notice is APPROVED.
3. In order to facilitate the review of any written comments under Minn. R. 1400.2230, it is respectfully recommended that the “Hearing Procedures” section of the Dual Notice be amended to state that: “All comments or responses received will be available for review at the Office of Administrative Hearings and will be posted on the Department’s rule docket website,” alongside a URL address for the appropriate website.