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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
May 12, 2015, at 9:30 A.M. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building

Pierre, South Dakota

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Hydrocarbon Pipeline

1.      HP14-002     In the Matter of the Application of Dakota Access, LLC for an Energy Facility Permit to Construct the Dakota Access Pipeline (Staff Analysts: Brian Rounds, Darren Kearney; Staff Attorney: Kristen Edwards)

On December 15, 2014, Dakota Access, LLC (Company) filed a siting permit application pursuant to SDCL 49-41B-4 to construct the South Dakota portion of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (Pipeline). The Pipeline will begin in North Dakota and terminate in Patoka, Illinois, traversing 13 counties in South Dakota. The proposed 12- to 30-inch diameter pipeline will have an initial capacity of 450,000 barrels of oil per day with a total potential of up to 570,000 barrels per day. The proposed route will enter South Dakota in Campbell County at the North Dakota/South Dakota border and will extend in a southeasterly direction, exiting the state at the South Dakota/Iowa border in Lincoln County. The length of the Pipeline through South Dakota is approximately 272.3 miles. The Pipeline also includes one pump station in South Dakota, located in Spink County. On December 23, 2014, Dakota Access filed a revised Application and revised Exhibits A and C. The Commission has granted party status to several parties. On March 11, 2015, the Commission issued a scheduling order, which included a deadline of May 1, 2015, for responses to initial discovery. On May 7, 2015, the Commission received a Motion to Compel from Yankton Sioux Tribe, alleging discovery violations by the Company and seeking an order compelling discovery and awarding attorneys' fees and expenses.

     TODAY, shall the Commission grant Yankton Sioux Tribe's Motion to Compel? AND, if so, shall the Commission award reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses associated with the Motion to Compel?     


/s/Cindy Kemnitz     
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
PUC Email
May 7, 2015