Rural Utilities Service November 12, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc.: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2010-28563
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has issued an Environmental Assessment (EA) to meet its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality's (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and RUS's Environmental and Policies and Procedures (7 CFR part 1794) in connection with potential impacts related to a proposal by Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc. (Minnkota) with headquarters in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The proposal consists of the construction of approximately 260 miles of 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in North Dakota between the Center 345 kV Substation (located northeast of the Milton R. Young Generation Station, near Center, North Dakota) and the Prairie Substation (located west of Grand Forks, North Dakota). Minnkota is requesting financial assistance from RUS for the proposal.