The Iowa Utilities Board's public evidentiary hearing for Summit Carbon Solutions' petition for a hazardous liquid pipeline permit began on August 22, 2023, at the Cardiff Event Center, 3232 First Ave. S., Fort Dodge, Iowa. The hearing concluded on November 8.
News release: IUB concludes public evidentiary hearing for proposed Summit Carbon pipeline (November 9)
Parties' initial briefs were due December 29, 2023; reply briefs were due January 19, 2024, in accordance with an IUB order issued on November 17, 2023.
The IUB will review the record in the Summit docket (Docket No. HLP-2021-0001) and base its final decision on Iowa law and the evidence, testimony, exhibits, and written comments filed in the docket, and will later issue its final decision order in the docket regarding the application. The IUB can:
- grant the permit,
- grant the permit with modifications, or
- deny the permit.
There is no deadline for the IUB to issue its final decision.
The IUB has authority over the routing and siting of hazardous liquid pipelines in Iowa. When a company wants to build a pipeline to transport a hazardous liquid, it must get a permit from the IUB. Requirements can be found in Iowa Code chapter 479B.
Summit Carbon Solutions is seeking a permit from the IUB to construct, operate and maintain 687 miles of 6- to 24-inch diameter hazardous liquid pipeline for the transportation of liquefied carbon dioxide through 29 counties in Iowa. The petition (application) and initial petition exhibits were filed January 28, 2022.
All material filed in the docket can be found in the IUB's electronic filing system (EFS) under Docket No. HLP-2021-0001.
Summit Carbon is requesting the right of eminent domain over approximately 900 parcels on the proposed pipeline route.