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South Dakota Bulk Transmission Environmental Review(9-SD)

In South Dakota, most development projects must undergo a state environmental review pursuant to the South Dakota Environmental Policy Act.

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Environmental Review Process: Most development projects may need to go through a state environmental review. 34A-9 S.D. § 1 et seq.  The South Dakota Environmental Policy Act (SDEPA) requires state agencies to study the environmental consequences of their actions, including permitting and financial assistance, and to take all feasible measures to avoid, minimize, and mitigate damage to the environment.  SDEPA Memorandum, at p. 1.
Environmental Review Process Agency: South Dakota Department of Environmental and Natural Resources
Environmental Review Threshold: Any new or continuing project or activity directly undertaken by any public agency, or supported in whole or in part through contracts, grants, subsides, loans, or other forms of funding assistance from one or more public agencies, or the issuance by one or more public agencies of a lease, permit, license, certificate, or other public entitlement to an applicant (developer). 34A-9 S.D., § 2
Applicable MOU with FERC: No.

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