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In addition to correcting the violations, the company has paid a $125,000 civil penalty.
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.
In addition to correcting the identified problems, MnDOT paid a $31,380 civil penalty.
The addition of these new charging stations has put the Twin Cities in the top 10 in the nation for fast-charging stations.
The proposed water quality target is specific to this lake, and is meant to address problematic levels of nutrients — specifically phosphorus.
Comments on the report are being accepted through April 29, 2015.
The reports are open for comment through April 29.
In addition to correcting the identified problems, the company has agreed to pay a $45,000 civil penalty.
Water quality in two northeastern Minnesota watersheds is considered outstanding, and in a third, many streams have exceptionally high water quality.
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.
If you can’t attend in person, those interested can call in to the media availability session.
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.
MPCA staff will discuss the site’s past, recent and upcoming remediation activities on land and in the St. Louis River.
A 30-day comment period will end April 1, 2015.
To resolve the violations, the company agreed to pay a $95,000 civil penalty.
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.
MPCA has $150,000 in federal grant funding for installing pollution controls and idle reduction devices; or for replacing engines, vehicles, or equipment.
The agency wants to “delist” parts of two brownfield sites, and that will facilitate redevelopment at both of them
The draft general permit will be open for public review and comment through March 11, 2015.
Comments on the EAW and permit are being accepted until March 4, 2015.
The Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the proposed extension is available for public comment through March 4, 2015.
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.
The Exhibits will be visiting the Headwaters Science Center in downtown Bemidji from Jan. 31 to June 15, 2015.

The report is open for review and comment unitl Feb. 19.

Penalties from all 58 cases totaled $469,815.
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