Independent Paper on Enbridge Pipeline

Statement from Co-Chairs Valerie Brader and C. Heidi Grether

March 9, 2017

Contact: Judy Palnau, MAE 517-284-8300
Contact: Melody Kindraka, DEQ 517-284-6716
Agency: Michigan Agency for Energy & Department of Environmental Quality

We have shared the paper prepared by Edward E. Timm, PhD., PE, about the impacts of underwater currents in the Straits of Mackinac on Line 5 with the other members of the Pipeline Safety Advisory Board (PSAB) and look forward to hearing more about the conclusions during the planned public comment period at the next PSAB meeting.

Dr. Timm’s conclusions have also been shared with the contractors who are conducting the independent Risk and Alternative Analyses on Line 5. We anticipate those experts will review the research as part of their project. The draft Risk and Alternative Analyses reports are due by the end of June.

The next PSAB meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13, at the Michigan Agency of Energy, Lake Michigan Hearing Room, 7109 West Saginaw Highway, Lansing.

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