MPCA to withdraw Wild Rice rulemaking

The agency engaged Minnesota Native American tribes, elected officials, businesses and municipal wastewater systems that may be impacted by the rule, and also received thousands of comments from environmental advocacy groups, other stakeholders and the public.

MPCA recognizes wastewater facilities for operational excellence

To be eligible for this recognition, facilities were required to submit all reports to the MPCA correctly and on time, demonstrate consistent compliance through monitoring, operations, and maintenance, and employ staff certified by the MPCA in wastewater operations.

Air quality alert issued due to wildfire smoke for Friday, July 20th into Saturday, July 21st

The affected area includes the cities of Roseau, Bemidji, East Grand Forks, Moorhead, Brainerd, Alexandria, Saint Cloud and Ortonville and the tribal nations of Red Lake, Leech Lake and Mille Lacs.

MPCA permit governing runoff from construction sites has new benefits for permittees

The existing permit is set to expire in August, and the proposed permit features some added flexibility and reduced waiting periods that will benefit permitted contractors.

Public comment period extended for two draft Duluth urban streams reports

The reports focus on human-related activities — and possible remedies — for impairments in 11 of 16 state-designated trout streams.