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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
July 31, 2012, at 9:30 A.M. CDT
Room 413, Capitol Building
Pierre, South Dakota

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1.     EL12-045     In the Matter of the Request by Otter Tail Power Company for Approval of Transfer of Construction Permit (Staff Analysts: Brian Rounds, Nathan Solem, Matthew Tysdal, Joshua Williams, Staff Attorney: Ryan Soye)

On June 28, 2012, Otter Tail Power Company (Otter Tail) filed a Motion to Transfer Permit Ownership with the Commission requesting approval pursuant to SDCL 49-41B-29 to transfer the electric transmission Construction Permit granted in Docket EL06-002, from the seven Big Stone II regional utilities, including Otter Tail, to Otter Tail exclusively, recognizing Otter Tail as the sole owner of the permit.

     TODAY, shall the Commission approve Otter Tail's request for the transfer to Otter Tail of the Construction Permit issued to the Big Stone II co-owners in Docket EL06-002?

/S/ Cindy Kemnitz
Cindy Kemnitz
Finance Manager
July 25, 2012