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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
May 19, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. CDT
Room 412, 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 May 7, 2015, Yankton Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Dakota Rural Action filed a Joint Motion to Amend Procedural Schedule (Joint Motion). On May 11, 2015, the Commission received Peggy Hoogestraat, Matthew Anderson, Kristi Anderson, Nancy Stofferahn, Tom Stofferahn, Ron Stofferahn, Kevin Schoffelman, Mavis Parry, Shirley Oltmanns, Janice Petterson, Carlis Wiebers, Linda Goulet, Marilyn Murray, Lori Kunzelman, Joy Hohn, Rodney Hohn, Orrin Geide, Doug Bacon, Margaret Hilt, Devona Smith, Al Arends, Sherrie Fines-Tracy, Delores Assid, and Ruth E. Arends' Joinder of Yankton Sioux Tribe's, Rosebud Sioux Tribe's, Indigenous Environmental Network's and Dakota Rural Action's Joint Motion to Amend Procedural Schedule. On May 14, 2015, the Commission issued an Amended Order for and Notice of Motion Hearing, ordering that the Joint Motion be heard on May 19, 2015.  

     TODAY, shall the Commission grant the Joint Motion to Amend Procedural Schedule? IF SO, what Procedural Schedule shall the Commission adopt?


/s/Cindy Kemnitz     
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
PUC Email
May 14, 2015