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Winton and Blanchard, FERC Licensing & Compliance

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Gomez and Sullivan provided strategic assistance and oversight to Minnesota Power Company for the relicensing of the Winton and Blanchard Hydroelectric Projects. The Winton Project is located on the Kawishiwi River in the Superior National Forest Preserve while the Blanchard project is located on the Mississippi River. Our staff were responsible for facilitating Collaborative Team meetings, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping, developing study plans, reviewing contractor bids and work products, tracking the overall budget and maintaining the licensing schedule. The project concluded with our team completing the Environmental Assessment, facilitating a comprehensive settlement, and authoring the Comprehensive Settlement for the Winton Project.