NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
In the Matter of the Application of Heartland Corn Products for a Route Permit for the Heartland Corn Natural Gas Pipeline Project in Sibley County, Minnesota
PUC Docket Number: PL-7108/GP-23-43
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission) will hold in-person and remote access public meetings on the application of Heartland Corn Products (HCP or Applicant) for a Route Permit for their proposed Natural Gas Pipeline Project (Project).
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Winthrop City Hall, 305 Main Street N, Winthrop, MN 55396
Link to Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Ymc5aAkqgtQp5vkMA
• Public meetings start on time. For in-person meetings, arrive a few minutes early so you have time to pick up materials and find a seat.
• Citizens will have the opportunity to offer oral and written comments into the record. Staff from the Commission, the Department of Commerce, and Heartland Corn Products will be available to answer questions about the project and the review process.
• The same information will be presented at the in-person and remote-access meetings.
• In-person and remote-access meetings will last until everyone at the meeting has had an opportunity to speak.
• Comments received at the meeting and during the comment period will be used by the Commission to make a final decision in this case.
To find out if a meeting is canceled due to bad weather or other call 1-855-731-6208 or 651-201-2213 or visit mn.gov/puc.
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m.
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On April 4, 2023, Heartland Corn Products (HCP) filed an application for a route permit and partial exemption from certain pipeline routing permit procedures with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (Commission). The proposed project will include construction of approximately 7.78-mile long, 6.625 inch outside diameter, API 5L PS2 X52 welded steel, fusion bond epoxy-coated natural gas pipeline in Sibley County. The pipeline will transport natural gas from an interconnect with the existing Hutchinson Utilities Commission (HUC) natural gas pipeline.
The purpose of the proposed pipeline is to provide a source of increased natural gas capacity to the HCP ethanol plant located in Winthrop, MN. The proposed pipeline will allow HCP to maintain current operations and allow for future expansion of the ethanol facility. HCP indicates that existing production capacity is limited due to ongoing shortfalls in natural gas delivery. The new pipeline will be constructed and tested for a maximum allowable operating pressure of 1440 psig and will operate at a pressure of 900-990 psig.
The partial exemption review process is applicable to pipeline projects that are not anticipated to have significant environmental impacts. The partial exemption process is outlined in Minn. R. 7852.0600 and applications are reviewed under the evaluation criteria outlined in Minn. R. 7852.0700.
The Commission will decide whether to grant or deny the partial exemption based upon public comments received, the information in the record, and the criteria set forth in Minnesota Rule 7852.0700, Subp. 3. If the Commission does not grant the partial exemption, HCP may submit its application pursuant to the Commission’s full pipeline route selection procedures.
Topics Open for Public Comment:
Please focus your comments on information that will help answer the following questions and guide the development of the route permit.
• What are the possible methods to minimize, mitigate, or avoid potential impacts of the proposed project?
• Should the Commission grant or deny the partial exemption requested by Heartland Corn Products?
• Should any specific permit conditions be considered?
Comment Period: Comments accepted through Tuesday, July 13, 2023 at 4:30 PM
Comments received after the close of the comment period may or may not be considered by the Commission.
Comments may be submitted by any of the following means:
Online: Visit https://mn.gov/puc/get-involved/public-comments/ and follow the prompts.
US Mail: Consumers Affairs Office, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, 121 7th Place East, Suite 350, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Important: Comments will be made available to the public via the Commission’s website, except in limited circumstances consistent with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. The Commission does not edit or delete personal identifying information from submissions.
Before a pipeline can be constructed, the Commission must issue a route permit for the project. HCP’s partial exemption application was accepted as complete by the Commission on May 19, 2023. The Commission’s partial exemption permitting process takes about 90 days.
The public information meeting is intended to inform the public about the permitting process, to compile information to assist the Commission in determining whether to grant or deny the partial exemption application, and to afford an opportunity for members of the public to submit comments. In deciding whether to grant or deny the partial exemption, the Commission will consider comments filed, the information contained in the application, and the record as a whole relevant to the criteria for a partial exemption. If the Commission grants a partial exemption, it will issue a pipeline route permit.
How to Learn More
Department of Commerce Project Website:
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Full Case Record: See all documents filed in this matter on the Commission’s website at: mn.gov/puc/edockets, select Go to eDockets Project Database, enter the year (23) and the docket number (43), select Search.
Community Locations: HCP’s route permit application is available at this location:
• Winthrop City Library, 305 Main St. N, Winthrop, MN 55396
Public Utilities Commission Public Advisor
Michael Kaluzniak -email@example.com or 651-201-2257
Public Utilities Commission Energy Facilities Planner
Cezar Panait – Cezar.Panait@state.mn.us or 651-201-2207
Department of Commerce Environmental Review Manager
Jamie MacAlister – firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-539-1775
Heartland Corn Products Project Contact
Jolene Palmer – Jolenep@heartlandcorn.com or 507-647-5003
If any reasonable accommodation is needed so that you may fully participate in these meetings, for example sign language or large print materials, please contact the Commission at 651-296-0406 or 1 800 567-3782 at least one week in advance of the meeting.
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STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SIBLEY
FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 72-PR-23-31
James J. Youngblom,,
NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL
DETERMINATION OF HEIRSHIP, APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
It is Ordered and Notice is given that on July 11, 2023 at 10:45 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 400 Court Avenue, Gaylord, Minnesota, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirship of the Decedent, and for the appointment of Janey H. Youngblom, whose address is 332 Chenery Street, San Francisco CA 94131, as Personal Representative of the Estate of the Decedent in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the Personal Representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate, including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate.
Notice is also given that (subject to Minnesota Statutes section 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the Personal Representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.
BY THE COURT
/s/ Jessica Maher
Judge of District Court
/s/ Karen V. Messner
Attorney for Petitioner
Mary Kay Mages
219 N. Broadway, Suite C,
PO Box 428
New Ulm MN 56073
Attorney License No: 0339313
Telephone: (507) 233-3900
FAX: (507) 354-7297
CITY OF LAFAYETTE
COUNTY OF NICOLLET
STATE OF MINNESOTA
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held before the City Council on the 12th day of June, 2023 in the Council Chambers at 791 Main Avenue at 7:00 pm to receive public input on Ordinance 143 – An Ordinance Amending the Zoning Code Section 151.156
If you have comments, questions, concerns or objections, you are requested to be present at the hearing to make a statement.
Dated this 23rd day of May, 2023
Lafayette City Clerk/Treasure