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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 GP-16-685
Project name Fergus Falls Pipeline Replacement Project
Applicant Great Plains Natural Gas
Description Great Plains seeks a Route Permit to construct an approximately 3- mile long, 8.625-inch-outside-diameter, high pressure natural gas transmission pipeline from its Fergus Falls Town Border Station (TBS) to its Green Plains Ethanol valve site in Otter Tail County
Subjects Environmental policy; Pipelines
Location Otter Tail County
Docket created: October 31, 2016
Contacts: , , Environmental Review Manager.
Status:
 
Application accepted
 
Public meeting
 
Exemption granted
 
Permit issued
 
Project built
 
Docket closed
eDockets 16-685
Mailing list Contact the Public Utilies Commission at docketing.puc@state.mn.us or 651-201-2204 or 1-800-657-3782 to sign up.
Project Summary

The Project will include the installation of approximately 15,940 feet (3.0 miles) of 8.625-inch outside diameter pipeline (0.250 inch wall thickness, X-52) from Great Plains’ Fergus Falls TBS to its Green Plains Ethanol valve site entirely within Otter Tail County. The proposed pipeline will have an operating pressure range of 500 to 720 pounds per square inch gage (psig), with a maximum allowable operating pressure of 720 psig.

 

The existing pipeline section being replaced will not be abandoned, instead it will remain in use as a distribution pipeline, and continue to provide service to customers along its length. This pipeline section will be cut and capped at the Green Plains Ethanol valve site, and reclassified from transmission pipeline to distribution pipeline and operated at a lower pressure.

Primary Documents
DateDocumentDescription
11/01/16 Comments and Recommendations on the Completeness of the Route Permit Application | document details
EERA recommends that the Minnesota Pubic Utilities Commission find the Route Permit Application for the Fergus Falls Pipeline Replacement Project as substantially complete
10/10/16 Route Permit Application for the Fergus Falls Pipeline Replacement Project in Otter Tail County.
Great Plains Natural Gas Company filed an Application for a Route Permit with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission under the Commission's Partial Exemption Route Selection Procedures
File Register
Energy Facilities eDockets
DateDocumentDescription
11/01/16 Comments and Recommendations on the Completeness of the Route Permit Application | document details
EERA recommends that the Minnesota Pubic Utilities Commission find the Route Permit Application for the Fergus Falls Pipeline Replacement Project as substantially complete
10/10/16 Route Permit Application for the Fergus Falls Pipeline Replacement Project in Otter Tail County.
Great Plains Natural Gas Company filed an Application for a Route Permit with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission under the Commission's Partial Exemption Route Selection Procedures

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