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

Penalties from all 58 cases totaled $469,815.
The public comment period begins Jan. 20 and continues through Feb. 19, 2015.
In addition to correcting identified problems, the city and its contractor have been assessed a $40,000 penalty.
In addition to correcting the identified problems, the company also paid a $29, 385 penality.
The proposal would add four new crude oil storage tanks at a Minnesota Pipeline Company pipeline station operated by Koch Pipeline Company just southeast of Clearbrook.
The MPCA is now a Guinness World Records title holder, having successfully set a record for the largest paper ball.
The company has proposed two projects at its refinery in Rosemount — a natural-gas based, combined heat and power cogeneration facility and a clean fuels project.
The proposed system will use natural gas as primary fuel, and will replace two coal fired boilers.
Twenty years ago, there were more than 100 closed, state-permitted landfills across the state that had accepted garbage, and many of them were contaminating drinking water and generating explosive methane gas.
It is estimated that we toss more than 350,000 tons of salt on the metro area roads, parking lots and sidewalks annually.
AQI levels will be in the upper moderate range, with hourly AQI readings reaching levels considered unhealthy for sensitive groups at times.
In addition to correcting the identified violations, the company has paid a $25,000 penalty.
The violation was detected by an air monitoring station near the Lowry Avenue bridge on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
The MPCA will be accepting comments on the report through Dec. 26.
The MPCA is accepting comments on the Crow Wing River report until Dec. 11.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has penalized the Tiller Corporation, which operates a processing and shipment center for silica sand in North Branch, Minn. for multiple violations of the facility’s air quality permit.

As a result of an investigation by the MPCA, a Perham snack producer, Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods, is more effectively treating its wastewater before sending it to the city wastewater treatment facility.

In its ongoing efforts to promote environmental compliance, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency concluded 65 enforcement cases in 37 counties throughout Minnesota during the third quarter of 2014.  Penalties from all 65 cases totaled $281,960.

Jason Miller of Minneapolis has paid a fine and taken corrective actions as a result of construction stormwater violations at The Bluffs of Candy Cove, a two-acre residential development near Prior Lake, Minn.

On Nov. 18, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) staff will provide information and take comments about Northshore Mining’s draft air permit proposal to modify two boilers and greatly reduce the facility’s permitted nitrogen oxide emissions.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has released a draft of the wastewater permit for the Western Lake Sanitary Sewer District. 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board will consider the adequacy of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposal to construct a new disposal area at the Advanced Disposal Rolling Hills landfill in Wright County. 

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites the public to review and comment on an environmental review document for a combined heat and power facility at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Comments are being accepted through November 26.

A new report by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and local groups in the Sunrise River watershed recommends action to restore several water bodies in the watershed and protect those in good health.

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