Public Notices - Minnesota and Wisconsin

Line 5 Notice of Availability

US Army Corps of Engineers, Saint Paul District
Published May 20, 2024
Expiration date: 7/5/2024

PROJECT PURPOSE: The existing Enbridge Line 5 pipeline is a 645 mile long, 30-inch diameter crude oil/natural gas liquid pipeline that has been operational since 1953. It originates at Enbridge’s Superior Terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, continues through northern Wisconsin and the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan, and terminates near Sarnia, Canada. In Wisconsin, the existing Line 5 pipeline crosses Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland and Iron counties. Within Ashland County, the existing Line 5 pipeline crosses through 12 miles of the Bad River Reservation. In 2019, the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians filed a federal lawsuit to require Enbridge to remove the 12 miles of pipeline from their reservation.