STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
Dakota Access, LLC
Dakota Access Pipeline Pump
Station – Emmons Cnty
Case No. PU-19-204
NOTICE OF HEARING
August 21, 2019
A Public Hearing on the application in Case No. PU-19-204 is scheduled to begin November 13, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. CST, at the Emmons County Courthouse Auditorium, 100 4th Street NW, Linton, ND 58552.
On June 20, 2019, Dakota Access, LLC filed a combined application to amend Certificate of Corridor Compatibility 179 and to amend Route Permit 191 for the addition of a pump station to its existing Dakota Access Pipeline. The pump station will be located in the South 1/2 Southeast 1/4 of Section 5, Township 132 North, Range 77 West, in Emmons County, North Dakota. The pump station will consist of five 6,000 horsepower electrically driven motors and pumps, which will allow for pipeline transportation of up to 1,100,000 total barrels of crude oil per day.
Also on June 20, 2019, Dakota Access, LLC filed an application to waive the requirements to hold a separate hearing for the waiver application, to waive any hearing requirements and instead proceed by virtue of a notice and opportunity for hearing procedure.
The issues to be considered in the application for waiver of procedures and time schedules include:
1. Are the proposed facilities of such length, design, location, or purpose that they will produce minimal adverse effects and that adherence to applicable procedures and time schedules may be waived?
2. Is it appropriate for the Commission to waive any procedures and time schedules as requested in the application?
The issues to be considered in the applications for an amended certificate of corridor compatibility and an amended route permit are:
1. Will the location and operation of the proposed facilities produce minimal adverse effects on the environment and upon the welfare of the citizens of North Dakota?
2. Are the proposed facilities compatible with the environmental preservation and the efficient use of resources?
3. Will the proposed facility locations minimize adverse human and environmental impact while ensuring continuing system reliability and integrity and ensuring that energy needs are met and fulfilled in an orderly and timely fashion?
Petitions to Intervene are governed by N.D. Administrative Code Chapter 69-02-02. However, the Commission encourages anyone wishing to become a party to this proceeding to file a Petition to Intervene as early in the process as possible to allow, if granted intervener status, full participation in prehearing filings and other actions. Consequently, anyone wishing to become a party should file a Petition to Intervene by October 14, 2019.
For more information contact the Public Service Commission, State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505, 701-328-2400 or Relay North Dakota 1-800-366- 6888 TTY. If you require any auxiliary aids or services, such as readers, signers, or Braille materials, please notify the Commission at least 24 hours in advance.
Julie Fedorchak, Commissioner
Brian Kroshus, Chairman
Randy Christmann, Commissioner
(Aug 29, Nov. 7)