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Corps of Engineers accepting comments on Enbridge Line 3 replacement project

The Corps is soliciting comments specific to recent changes to the permit application.

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ST. PAUL โ€“ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is accepting public comments through March 6 on changes to a permit application submitted by Enbridge, Inc., for its Line 3 crude oil replacement project.

The Corps is soliciting comments specific to recent changes to the permit application. These comments will be used in the Corps evaluation of the permit. The application and the public notice announcing the comment period can be found at: www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Enbridge_Line3/.

The proposed project involves the replacement of pipeline across 80 miles of wetlands in Minnesota and approximately 1-mile in North Dakota. The proposed project will result in temporary impacts to approximately 1,050 acres of wetlands, and permanent impacts to 9 acres of wetlands. The project requires crossing 218 water bodies, approximately half of which are ditches.

Public comments may be submitted from Feb. 4 to March 6, 2020, via email to: CEMVP-L3R-PN-Comments@usace.army.mil or mailed to: District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District 180 5th St. E., Suite 700, St. Paul, MN 55101.

For more information on this project, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Enbridge_Line3/.

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