Farmington Compressor Station Process Improvements Project EAW

Proposed project

Northern Natural Gas has proposed to conduct seven phased maintenance and equipment improvement projects at its Farmington Compressor Station in Dakota County, Minnesota. The project would include building removal, equipment maintenance and replacement, as well as other improvements on the already existing compressor station. No permanent land use changes are planned as part of this project.

Environmental Assessment Worksheet

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the Responsible Governmental Unit (RGU) for the environmental review of the Northern Natural Gas Farmington Compressor Station Improvements Project. DNR has issued an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for public review and comment.


Public comment period

Public notice of the availability of this EAW for public comment is in the April 11, 2023 edition of the EQB Monitor. A 30-day public review and comment period is open from April 11, 2023 until 4:30 p.m. May 11, 2023. A hard copy of the EAW is available for public review at:

  • Dakota County Library – Farmington, 508 3rd St, Farmington, MN 55024

Send comments

Written and signed comments on the EAW must be received by 4:30 p.m. May 11, 2023.

People who would like to receive a response that includes final documents should include their name and contact information. Because all comments and related information are part of the EAW public record, any submitted names and contact information will also be published and publicly available.

  • Mailed comments should be send to the attention of Michaela Leach, EAW Project Manager, Environmental Policy and Review Unit, Ecological and Water Resources Division, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Road N, St. Paul, MN 55155.
  • Electronic or email comments may be sent to [email protected]. Please use “Farmington Compressor Station” in the subject line.