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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
August 20, 2015, at 9:30 A.M. CDT
Governor's Large Conference Room, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota

NOTE: If you wish to join this meeting by conference call, please contact the Commission at 605-773-3201 by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Lines are limited and are given out on a first come, first served basis, subject to possible reassignment to accommodate persons who must appear in a proceeding. Ultimately, if you wish to participate in the Commission Meeting and a line is not available, you may have to appear in person. 

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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 August 17, 2015, intervenor Yankton Sioux Tribe filed Yankton Sioux Tribe's Motion for Leave to File out of Time (Motion). The Motion requests Commission approval of Yankton Sioux Tribe's late filing of pre-filed rebuttal testimony for Yankton Sioux Tribe Business and Claims Committee Member Jason Cooke due to a scheduling conflict for Mr. Cooke. The pre-filed testimony was filed by Yankton Sioux Tribe on August 17, 2015, as an Exhibit to the Motion. In the Prehearing Scheduling Order issued by the Commission on March 11, 2015, the Commission set August 14, 2015, as the due date for filing and serving pre-filed rebuttal testimony.

     TODAY, shall the Commission grant Yankton Sioux Tribe's Motion for Leave to File out of Time?   


1.      TC15-006     In the Matter of the Application of ViaSat, Inc. for a Certificate of Authority to Provide Interexchange Long Distance Services in South Dakota (Staff Analyst: Joseph Rezac; Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer)

On April 21, 2015, the Commission received a filing from ViaSat, Inc. (ViaSat) requesting a Certificate of Authority to provide interexchange services in South Dakota for the purpose of providing resold local exchange and resold Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications services. ViaSat requests authority throughout the State of South Dakota. On May 11, 2015, ViaSat responded to staff's data request. On August 14, 2015, ViaSat filed a letter requesting to withdraw its application.

     TODAY, shall the Commission grant ViaSat's request to withdraw its application?


/s/Cindy Kemnitz     
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
PUC Email
August 18, 2015