Water quality fee rulemaking schedule update

MPCA suspends water fee rulemaking schedule

Water fee rulemaking delay and Covid-19As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to have a significant impact on communities and businesses across the state, the MPCA has further evaluated its timeline for the water quality fee rulemaking process. The MPCA has suspended its current rulemaking schedule for water quality fees until after the Governor’s peacetime emergency declaration has been terminated.

After it is terminated, the MPCA intends to release preliminary draft rule language for public comment and continue its rulemaking process. As required by state statute, the MPCA intends to seek legislative approval to spend the revenue generated from these increased fees during an upcoming session. 

We will continue to provide information about this rulemaking on this page and through GovDelivery updates, as it becomes available.

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