CapX2020 Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse
345 kV project permitting history

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Minnesota permitting

Certificate of Need

345 kV Route Permit application

North Rochester-Chester 161 kV Route Permit application

  • Route Permit application
  • Route maps
  • Anticipated permitting schedule
    • MN PUC decision late summer 2012

Wisconsin permitting

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin must issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) prior to construction. The permit certifies the project need and designates a route.

Federal permitting

Rural Utilities Service, a division of the United States Department of Agriculture, is a federal financing agency that provides funding assistance to cooperatives for the installation and modernization of rural electric systems. In cooperation with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, RUS will prepare a federal EIS to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act.

The project requires a permit from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to comply with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act to cross navigable waters of the US and construct poles within wetlands.