Enbridge Line 67 Draft SEIS Released

Republished from state.gov.

The State Department is today releasing the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SEIS) for the proposed Enbridge Line 67 oil pipeline expansion project.

The Department of State is reviewing an application submitted by Enbridge Energy, L.P. for a Presidential Permit that would, if issued, authorize Enbridge to supplement its existing pipeline authorization and increase the flow of crude oil through its existing Line 67 pipeline that crosses the United States-Canada border near Neche, North Dakota.

The Draft SEIS analyzes the potential impacts of the proposed project. It does not make any recommendations on whether the Presidential Permit should be issued or denied.

A 45-day public comment period began with the Department’s publication of the Notice of Availability of the Draft SEIS on February 10, 2017, and will close on March 27, 2017. Specific instructions about how to submit comments are contained in a Federal Register Notice, https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/10/2017-02749/notice-of-availability-of-the-draft-supplemental-environmental-impact-statement-seis-for-the, and on the Department’s Line 67 Expansion website, https://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/applicants/environmentalreview/index.htm.

The Draft SEIS and additional documents are available on the State Department’s website: https://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/applicants/c55571.htm.