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Environmental Report
Environmental Report - Minnesota Power Great Northern Transmission Line Project (Certificate of Need)

Extent: 265.79K, .pdf
Description: This Environmental Report (ER) addresses the issues noted in Minnesota Rule 7849.1500, and those identified in the Department’s scoping decision for this project
Date: July 14, 2014
Subject(s): Environmental policy; Electric power transmission; Certificate of Need HVTL
Creator(s): Minnesota Department of Commerce. Energy Facility Permitting; Minnesota Department of Commerce. Energy Facility Permitting, Siting and Routing
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Commerce
Contact: Bill Storm, 651-539-1844

The Department of Commerce Energy Environmental Review and Analysis (EERA) staff is tasked with conducting environmental review on Certificate of Need applications for large energy facilities that come before the Commission. The intent of the environmental review process is to inform the public, the applicant, and decision-makers about potential impacts and possible mitigations measures for the proposed project.


ER Text and Tables

Figure 1. GNTL Study Area Map

Figure 2. GNTL Study Corridors Map

Figure 3. GNTL Preliminary Route Alternatives

Figure 4. Ecological Subsections

Figure 5. Vegetation and Landcover

Figure 6. Dominant Soil Orders

Figure 7. Topography

Figure 8. County, State, and National Forest Lands

Figure 9. Wildlife Management Areas

Figure 10. Aggregate and Iron Mining

Figure 11. Existing Transportation Infrastructure

Figure 12. Public Water Course and Basins

Figure 13. FEMA Floodplains

Figure 14. National Wetland Inventory

Appendix A Scoping Decision

Alternative resource record formats: XML | MARC record (for inclusion in library catalogs)

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