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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
May 14, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota


Chairman Chris Nelson called the meeting to order. Present were: Acting Commissioner Richard Sattgast; Commission Counsel: John Smith; Commission Advisor: Greg Rislov; Staff Attorney: Kristen Edwards; Staff Analysts: Darren Kearney and Brian Rounds; and Staff: Katlyn Gustafson.

Also present were:
Cheri Wittler, Court Reporter; and Brett Koenecke and Kara Semmler, May, Adam, Gerdes and Thompson, LLP, representing Dakota Access, LLC.

Joining the meeting by telephone were:
Commissioner: Gary Hanson; Thomasina Real Bird, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP, representing Yankton Sioux Tribe; and Matt Rappold, Rappold Law Office, representing Rosebud Sioux Tribe Sicangu Oyate Land Office and Sicangu Lakota Treaty Office.

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)

A lengthy discussion took place regarding docket HP14-002. An audio of the discussion can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2015, May 14, 2015, recording located at: When received by the Commission, a transcript of the discussion will be able to be accessed on the PUC website at:

     Commissioner Nelson moved to grant the request from Yankton Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Dakota Rural Action for reconsideration of the Commission's Order for and Notice of Motion Hearing dated May 11, 2015.  Motion carried 3-0. 

The Joint Motion to Amend Procedural Schedule, originally noticed for hearing on May 26, 2015, will now be heard on May 19, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. CDT in Rm. 412, Capitol Building, Pierre, SD. 

There being no further business, at the hour of 12:17 p.m. the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned.

/s/Joy Lashley     .
Joy Lashley
Administrative Assistant
PUC Email
May 14, 2015