The Tribe seeks comments on the antidegradation decision related to work proposed by Northern Natural Gas for a verification dig (#40002180) to evaluate an anomaly identified by the company’s in-line inspection of the pipeline. This verification dig is located at 46.483151, -90.623479 along the Rib Lake portion of the pipeline adjacent to Potato River Road. The purpose of the verification dig is to allow for the visual inspection of the pipeline to determine if a repair is needed. Wetlands have been identified within the proposed access route and the workspace and the dig is within the streambed of Upper Vaughn Creek, all are Exceptional Resource Waters (Tier 2) under the Tribe’s WQS. (Read More)