Project permit applications: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Enbridge has submitted formal applications to relocate a 12-mile segment of Line 5, replacing it with approximately 41 miles of pipe outside the Reservation. Several permitting agencies review the project. Construction will not begin until permits are received.
Enbridge encourages public participation in the process. Learn more about state and federal permits and public participation opportunities below:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(public comment open until March 22, 2022)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is currently evaluating a permit request for construction-related activities affecting water resources associated with Enbridge’s proposed Line 5 Wisconsin Segment Relocation Project. The Corps received the permit application on Feb. 10, 2020, and determined on Nov. 19, 2021, that a standard individual permit review is required. Public notice for this federal permit was opened on Jan. 6, 2022 and expires on Feb. 5, 2022. Click on this link to read the 13-page public notice.
Public comments may be submitted by:
St. Paul District Corps of Engineers
180 Fifth Street East, Suite 700
Saint Paul, MN 55101 1678
The Corps regulates placement of fill material in wetlands and other waters, as well as work and structures in navigable waters. The Corps does not regulate the overall construction or operation of pipelines, nor does it regulate the siting of any type of pipeline or any substance being transported within a pipeline. The Corps is one of several permitting agencies to review the project.
In response to the request from the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians to remove Line 5 from its Reservation and subsequent lawsuit, Enbridge has submitted formal applications to relocate a 12-mile segment of Line 5, replacing it with approximately 41 miles of pipe outside the Reservation. The proposed route was selected to avoid sensitive areas like Copper Falls State Park. Agreements are in place with private landowners on the proposed relocation route.
Enbridge has come to agreement with landowners for critical land rights needed for the relocation of Line 5 in northern Wisconsin.