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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
April 27, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. CDT
Room 414, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota


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

Also present were:
Cheri Wittler, Court Reporter, and Bob Mercer, Reporter.

Joining the meeting by telephone were:
Commissioners: Gary Hanson and Kristie Fiegen; James Moore and Bill Taylor, Woods, Fuller, Shultz and Smith P.C. representing TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP; Matt Rappold, Rappold Law Office, representing Rosebud Sioux Tribe; Travis Clark, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP, representing Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe; Kimberly Craven, representing Indigenous Environmental Network; Bruce Ellison, Ellison Law Office, representing Dakota Rural Action; Paul Blackburn, Attorney, representing BOLD Nebraska; Thomasina Real Bird, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP, representing Yankton Sioux Tribe; John Harter, self; Peter Capossela, representing Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Diana Steskal, self; Dallas Goldtooth, self; and Nancy Hilding, self.

Hydrocarbon Pipeline

1.      HP14-001     In the Matter of the Petition of TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, LP for Order Accepting Certification of Permit Issued in Docket HP09-001 to Construct the Keystone XL Pipeline (Staff Analysts: Brian Rounds, Darren Kearney; Staff Attorney: Kristen Edwards)

A lengthy discussion took place regarding docket HP14-001. An audio of the discussion can be found on the PUC website under Commission Actions, Commission Meeting Archives, 2015, April 27, 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 Hanson moved to grant the Motion to Continue, with dates to be determined at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission on April 30, 2015.  Motion Carried 3-0. 

There being no further business, at the hour of 10:29 a.m. the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission meeting adjourned.

/s/Joy Lashley     .
Joy Lashley
Administrative Assistant
PUC Email
April 27, 2015