Line 3 Review Process
Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement project requires both a Certificate of Need and a Route Permit from the Public Utilities Commission. The application for the Certificate of Need is being evaluated under Minnesota Statute 216B.243 and Minnesota Rules 7853. The application for a Route Permit is being reviewed under Minnesota Statute 216G and Minnesota Rules 7852.
Below you can find information on how the review process works specific to the Line 3 project. You can also find background information on the certificate of need, the pipeline route permitting, and the environmental impact statements.