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Current News Releases (147)
April 14, 2015 12:49
Materials Processing LLC is cited for hazardous waste violations
In addition to correcting the violations, the company has paid a $125,000 civil penalty.
April 13, 2015 10:54
For the love of water, become a volunteer monitor today
Volunteer monitoring programs give Minnesotans the opportunity to participate in the long-term protection of lakes and streams by collecting valuable information the state will use to make decisions to maintain and improve the health of our waters.
April 10, 2015 14:36
MNDOT cited for stormwater violations on Highway 53 improvement project
In addition to correcting the identified problems, MnDOT paid a $31,380 civil penalty.
April 10, 2015 09:22
The #24EvChallenge is going for Guinness world record with new network of charging stations
The addition of these new charging stations has put the Twin Cities in the top 10 in the nation for fast-charging stations.
April 07, 2015 11:00
MPCA seeks comments on revised water quality standard for Spring Lake in Scott County
The proposed water quality target is specific to this lake, and is meant to address problematic levels of nutrients — specifically phosphorus.
April 06, 2015 13:53
MPCA seeks comments on water quality report for Buffalo River Watershed
Comments on the report are being accepted through April 29, 2015.
April 06, 2015 09:05
Comments invited on strategies for restoring waters in Le Sueur River area
The reports are open for comment through April 29.
April 02, 2015 13:35
Pioneer Metal Finishing LLC cited for violations of hazardous waste rules
In addition to correcting the identified problems, the company has agreed to pay a $45,000 civil penalty.
March 30, 2015 09:06
Three northeast Minnesota water quality reports offer good news for outdoor enthusiasts
Water quality in two northeastern Minnesota watersheds is considered outstanding, and in a third, many streams have exceptionally high water quality.
March 24, 2015 15:03
MPCA releases draft recommendations for protecting wild rice from excess sulfate
Rather than relying on a single sulfate level for all wild rice waters in the state, the agency proposes to calculate a sulfate level for each wild rice water, based on location-specific factors.
March 24, 2015 10:14
Media availability today: Proposed approach for protecting wild rice from excess sulfate
If you can’t attend in person, those interested can call in to the media availability session.
March 16, 2015 13:47
Lack of permits a foul for sporting goods manufacturer
Under an agreement with the MPCA, Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. Inc. must establish recordkeeping for its air emissions permit and pay a $78,000 penalty to the state.
March 05, 2015 10:49
Duluth's U.S. Steel Superfund site informational meeting set for March 16
MPCA staff will discuss the site’s past, recent and upcoming remediation activities on land and in the St. Louis River.
March 02, 2015 10:49
MPCA seeks comment on environmental assessment of wastewater treatment system for Afton
A 30-day comment period will end April 1, 2015.
February 25, 2015 13:08
Despatch Industries penalized for air quality violations
To resolve the violations, the company agreed to pay a $95,000 civil penalty.
February 23, 2015 11:04
United Taconite draft permit public meeting scheduled
The draft air permit would authorize the facility to replace particulate (dust) emission control equipment and incorporate a plan to track and calculate mercury emissions.
February 20, 2015 10:19
MPCA opens grant for heavy-duty diesel upgrades; deadline 3/31/15
MPCA has $150,000 in federal grant funding for installing pollution controls and idle reduction devices; or for replacing engines, vehicles, or equipment.
February 17, 2015 14:21
MPCA solicits comments on proposal to remove parts of 2 sites from state Superfund list
The agency wants to “delist” parts of two brownfield sites, and that will facilitate redevelopment at both of them
February 09, 2015 11:16
Permit for large feedlots open for public comment
The draft general permit will be open for public review and comment through March 11, 2015.
February 06, 2015 11:22
MPCA requesting comments on Clay County feedlot expansion
Comments on the EAW and permit are being accepted until March 4, 2015.
February 06, 2015 09:29
Prior Lake sewer expansion is open for public review
The Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the proposed extension is available for public comment through March 4, 2015.
January 28, 2015 09:18
Minnesota leads the nation in pollution prevention
Minnesota businesses are the best in the United States at reducing or eliminating some dangerous pollutants, according to a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report.
January 26, 2015 13:39
Mini Eco Experience coming from the State Fair to Bemidji’s Headwaters Science Center
The Exhibits will be visiting the Headwaters Science Center in downtown Bemidji from Jan. 31 to June 15, 2015.
January 26, 2015 10:12
Comments sought for report on water pollution in St. Clair Lake
The report is open for review and comment unitl Feb. 19.
January 21, 2015 11:20
MPCA completes 58 enforcement cases in fourth quarter of 2014; 251 cases in all of 2014
Penalties from all 58 cases totaled $469,815.
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