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Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 14.366 (2012) requires each agency to maintain a current, public rulemaking docket. This section contains a list of pending rulemakings under consideration. The status of each rulemaking will be updated as we proceed through the rulemaking process. All documents, including any written requests for a public hearing, are available through the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission's electronic filing system, eDockets.

In the Matter of a Rulemaking to Amend Pipeline Definitions in Minnesota Rules, Chapter 7852, to Conform with Statutory Changes, Docket No. 23-364

PUC Contact: Kate Kahlert

Phone: 651-201-2239

Subject Matter: In the Matter of a Rulemaking to Amend Pipeline Definitions in Minnesota Rules, Chapter 7852, to Conform with Statutory Changes, Docket No. 23-364

NoticesPersons interested in commenting on the rule amendments may submit their comments between January 18, 2024 and January 25, 2024 at: https://minnesotaoah.granicusideas.com/discussions or 600 North Robert Street, P.O.Box 64620, St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0620. If the Commission adopts the rule changes, they will become permanent after publication in the State Register.  Link to Notice of Exempt Rule Here

Status: In 2023, the Legislature adopted amendments (Laws 2023, Chapter 60, Article 12, Section 60) to Minn. Stat. § 216G.02, which governs pipeline permitting. The amendments affect the definitions of “gas” and “hazardous liquid,” changes which the Commission now intends to codify in its rules, at Minn. R. 7852.0100, subd. 16 and 18. The Commission is following the good cause exemption rulemaking process under Minn. Stat. § 14.388 to amend its rules to conform with these statutory changes. The Commission is currently preparing the rule changes for adoption and will submit them to the Office of Administrative Hearings for review. Notice of submission to the Office of Administrative Hearings will be issued on Thursday, January 18, 2024. Persons interested in commenting on the rule amendments may submit their comments between January 18, 2024 and January 25, 2024 at: https://minnesotaoah.granicusideas.com/discussions or 600 North Robert Street, P.O.Box 64620, St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0620. If the Commission adopts the rule changes, they will become permanent after publication in the State Register

1.  The subject matter of the proposed rule:

·    This rule amendment incorporates statutory changes to the definitions of “gas” and “hazardous liquid.”

2.  A citation to all published notices relating to the proceeding:

·    The notice will be provided on the Commission webpage and the Office of Administrative Hearings webpage.

3.  Where written comments on the proposed rule may be inspected:

·    Written comments may be provided at https://minnesotaoah.granicusideas.com/discussions or 600 North Robert Street, P.O.Box 64620, St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0620.

4.  The time during which written comments may be made:

·    Written comments will be accepted by the Office of Administrative Hearings between January 18 and January 25, 2024.

5.  The names of persons who have made written requests for a public hearing, where those requests may be inspected, and where and when the hearing will be held:

·    Interested parties may comment at the beginning of the notice period.  

6.  The current status of the proposed rule and any agency determinations with respect to the rule:

·    The Commission will submit notice of its proposal to adopt the rules to the Office of Administrative Hearings on January 18, 2024.

7.  Any known timetable for agency decisions or other action in the proceeding:

·    The Commission will consider whether to adopt the rule changes at its agenda meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

8.  The date of the rule's adoption:

·    Should the Commission approve the rule amendments, this will occur following the February 15, 2024, meeting.

9.  The date the rule was filed with the secretary of state:

·    Should the Commission approve the rule amendments, this will occur following the February 15, 2024, meeting.  

10.  When the rule will become effective:

·    Should the Commission approve the rule amendments, this will occur following the February 15, 2024, meeting.

 

 

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