Pipelines with a nominal diameter of six inches or more designed to transport hazardous liquids and pipelines designed to be operated at pressure of more than 275 pounds per square inch to carry natural gas are required to obtain a Pipeline Routing Permit from the Public Utilities Commission.
See Minn. Stat. Chapter 216G for requirements regarding pipelines equal to or less than 275 pounds per square inch.
-the name of the applicant
-a description of the proposed pipeline including pipe size, operating pressure, design capacity, and the product to be shipped
-the preferred route and alternatives considered
-an analysis of the potential human and environmental impacts that may be expected
-a description of restoration activities to mitigate construction impacts
-discussion of alternative routes considered
~Public Information Meeting
~Contested Case Hearing
An applicant may apply for a partial exemption from the full pipeline routing requirements if the project will not have significant impact on humans or the environment.
All application requirements, procedural information, required fees, and the criteria for the route assessment are listed in Minn. Rules 7852
No specific form. Contact the Minnesota Office of Energy Security, Energy Facilities Permitting Unit. for information regarding what is to be required to be included in the application. See Minn. Rules 7852.2100
The reasonable costs of processing the permit application.