Under normal circumstances, the Public Service Commission holds hearings on proposed projects – like natural gas pipelines.
But the Commission will be holding a siting hearing “after the fact.”
In 2008, Hiland Operating, LLC built a 6.5 mile natural gas line in Divide and Burke Counties. It did so without a permit.
"They thought it was a gathering line," said Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak. "Under the definition, it does not require a permit. But it's clearly a transmission line."