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Iowa Utilities Board orders Dakota Access to file an amendment

DES MOINES – The Iowa Utilities Board issued an order today requiring Dakota Access to file a petition for an amendment to the pipeline permit No. N0042 originally issued by the IUB to Dakota Access on April 8, 2016.

Today’s order, in Docket No. HLP-2014-0001, follows a June 12, 2019, informational notice filed by Dakota Access regarding improvements the company intends to make to the Dakota Access pipeline pumping station in Cambridge and plans to increase the pipeline’s capacity.

In the order, the IUB determined that the proposed increase in flow of oil through the pipeline requires an amendment. Once Dakota Access files the required petition to amend the pipeline in this docket, the IUB will review that filing and determine how the docket will proceed.

The pipeline may continue to operate throughout Iowa in accordance with the permit issued by the IUB on April 8, 2016. Dakota Access cannot increase the pipeline’s capacity until the IUB approves the petition for an amendment to the pipeline.

Anyone wishing to file comments or objections in the docket must submit them in writing and may use the IUB’s online comment form or email to customer@iub.iowa.gov.

All filings in docket HLP-2014-0001 are available to review in the IUB’s electronic filing system https://efs.iowa.gov.

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