Contact: Nancy Miller, 507-280-3590 Toll-free: 1-800-657-3864 Rochester, Minn. - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) seeks comments on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet prepared for a proposed expansion of the Brown County Solid Waste Landfill facility. The facility is located in Sigel Township, south of New Ulm on County Road 11. Citizens are invited to comment on the EAW until July 2, 2008. The proposed expansion would include construction of a new solid waste disposal area, known as a cell. Additional components of the project include upgrades to the stormwater and leachate (liquid runoff) collection systems, and new road construction. The landfill accepts mixed municipal and industrial solid waste. The expansion would add 14 acres, or an estimated 1,842,500 cubic feet of volume, to the facility. The expansion and upgrades would allow the facility to meet disposal demands for the next 20 years. The EAW provides basic information about how a proposed project could potentially affect the environment and helps determine whether an Environmental Impact Statement, a more comprehensive environmental review, is needed. Interested parties may comment on the EAW during the public notice period, from Mon., June 2, through Wed., July 2. Written comments must be received at the MPCA St. Paul office by 4:30 p.m. on the last day of the comment period. Copies of the Brown County Landfill Expansion EAW are available at:
• MPCA St. Paul office, 520 Lafayette Road N.
• MPCA Rochester office, 18 Wood Lake Drive S.E.
• MPCA Web site at www.pca.state.mn.us
Send questions and comments on the Brown County Landfill EAW to Kevin Kain, Environmental Review and Operations, MPCA, 520 Lafayette Road N., Saint Paul, MN 55155. Kain can also be reached by phone at 651-296-7432, by fax at 651-297-2343 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is seeking comments on the environmental review of a proposed expansion to the Brown County Landfill in Sigel Township. The review provides analysis of potential environmental effects of the project.
The proposed expansion would add about 14 acres to the landfill and allow the facility to operate for another 20 years. Other changes include upgrades to the stormwater and runoff collection systems and new road construction.
Copies of the environmental review, comment deadlines and MPCA staff are available by calling 651-296-6300, or visiting the agency's Web site at www.pca.state.mn.us.