Enbridge Pipeline (Lakehead) L.L.C. Permit Application

Enbridge pipeline (Lakehead) L.L.C. has applied for a permit, submission number 2RD-DFDK-Y35G, to install up to 22 anchor support structures into the lake bed for the Line 5 pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac between Point La Barbe in the Upper Peninsula and McGulpin Point in the Lower Peninsula under authority of Part 325, Great Lakes Submerged Lands, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA). A marine infrastructure and utility contractor is proposed to work from barges, utilizing professional divers to complete the anchor installation. No new on-land staging, temporary workspaces, or new access routes are requested for the Project. The Project is expected to take approximately 3 to 4 weeks to complete during 2017, depending on weather. The project is located in: T39N, R4W, Sections 10, 11, Wawatam Township, Emmet County and T40N. R4W, Section 25, Moran Township, Mackinac County Michigan.

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Public Comment

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is currently accepting comments on the permit application. The permit application public comment period will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

  • Comments can be submitted electronically at the MiWaters website.
  • Written comments may be delivered to the hearing or mailed to the MDEQ Gaylord Field Office at 2100 West M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735.

Public Hearing

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 1-4 p.m.
Little Bear East Arena & Community Center
275 Marquette Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781

The public will have the opportunity to provide comment on the record about the permit application submitted under authority of Part 325, Great Lakes Submerged Lands, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

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