STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION Dakota Prairie Refining, LLC Case No.
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Dakota Prairie Refining, LLC
Case No. PU-20-263
Amend Cert No. 151, Permit No. 162 and 163
NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR HEARING
July 8, 2020
On December 30, 2013, in Case No. PU-13-799, the Commission issued to Dakota Prairie Refining, LLC (Dakota Prairie) and Lario Shipping, LLC, Certificate of Corridor Compatibility No. 151, Route Permit No. 162 and Route Permit No. 163, designating a corridor and routes for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a 6-inch pipeline for the transport of naphtha and an 8-inch pipeline for the transport of atmospheric tower bottoms from the Dakota Prairie Refinery to the Lario Shipping, LLC rail hub (now known as the Dickinson Rail Terminal), all in Stark County, North Dakota.
On June 11, 2020, in Case No. PU-20-263, Dakota Prairie filed with the Commission an application to amend the December 30, 2013 Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Order in Case No. PU-13-799 in order to use the 8-inch pipeline for the transport of liquid soy product from the Dickinson Rail Terminal to the Dakota Prairie Refinery, and to use the 6-inch pipeline for the transport of renewable diesel fuel from the Dakota Prairie Refinery to the Dickinson Rail Terminal.
On June 11, 2020, Dakota Prairie filed with the Commission a request to waive any hearing requirements and proceed by virtue of its notice of opportunity for hearing procedure in consideration of the application.
The issues in the application for waiver of procedures and time schedules are:
1. Are the proposed facilities of such length, design, location, or purpose that they will produce minimal adverse effects and that adherence to applicable procedures and time schedules may be waived?
2. Is it appropriate for the Commission to waive any procedures and time schedules as requested in the application?
The issues in the consolidated application for an amended certificate of corridor compatibility and an amended route permit are:
1. Will the location and operation of the proposed facility produce minimal adverse effects on the environment and upon the welfare of the citizens of North Dakota?
2. Is the proposed facility compatible with the environmental preservation and
the efficient use of resources?
3. Will the proposed facility location minimize adverse human and environmental impact while ensuring continuing system reliability and integrity and ensuring that energy needs are met and fulfilled in an orderly and timely fashion?
Comments and requests for hearing on the matters must be received by August 10, 2020. Persons or parties desiring a hearing must file a written request identifying their interest in the proceeding and the reasons for requesting a hearing. If deemed appropriate, the Commission can determine the matter without a hearing.
For more information contact the Public Service Commission, State Capitol, Bismarck, North Dakota 58505, 701-328-2400 or Relay North Dakota 1-800-366-6888 TTY. If you require any auxiliary aids or services, such as readers, signers, or Braille materials, please notify the Commission 24 hours in advance.
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Julle Fedorchak, Commissioner
Brian Kroshus, Chairman
Randy Christmann, Commissioner
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