Setbacks for Pipelines In Minnehaha County

(Minnehaha County, SD) — Underground pipelines that carry hazardous materials in Minnehaha County will need to be three-hundred-thirty feet from dwellings, churches and businesses. The setback distance was approved at Tuesday’s Minnehaha Commission meeting. Commissioners Jean Bender, Joe Kippley and Dean Karsky voted in favor while commissioners Jen Bleyenberg and Gerald Beninga voted against it. Although the setback applies to hazardous material pipelines, the latest discussions are analyzing the two proposed carbon dioxide underground pipelines that would travel through the county as part of larger overall projects. A map of a 750-foot setback shows that waivers and conditional use permit applications would be needed instead of a special permit in the county.

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