DNR approves two permits, licenses for Line 3 Replacement Project

DNR approves two permits, licenses for Line 3 Replacement Project

October 22, 2020 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (10/22/20)

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has made the decision in granting two out of ten possible required permits, licenses, and approvals for the proposed Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement project in the Northland.

DNR officials took into careful consideration or applicable state laws, all input received, and the administrative record, the DNR has issued approved permits for Gully 30 Fen Calcareous Fen Management Plan and Gully 30 Fen Water Appropriation Permit.

These approvals mean the proposed project meets the applicable state of Minnesota environmental regulatory requirements to receive these approvals. Gully 30 Fen is located in Polk County near Trail, MN. The Calcareous Fen Management Plan approval establishes the requirements Enbridge  must follow to protect Gully 30 Fen during construction. 

The DNR is still considering application from Enbridge include Utility Crossing License for State Land, Utility Crossing License for Public Water, Water Appropriation for Hydrostatic Testing and Horizontal Directional Drilling, Water Appropriation for Trench and Construction Dewatering, Water Appropriation for Dust control, Work in Public Waters for Public Water Wetlands on Private Land, Work in Public Waters for Willow River Bridge, and Threatened and Endangered Species Taking Permit.

Additional details about the proposed project are available on the DNR’s website.