News Releases: September 2014

MPCA to host public meeting Oct. 9 on state wastewater permit for Jordan Sands in Mankato area Monday, September 29, 2014

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites the public to an informational meeting Oct. 9, 2014 on the draft state wastewater discharge permit for a proposal by the Jordan Sands Company to mine silica sand at an existing quarry near Mankato.

Dayton declares SepticSmart week: time to prevent Jack Frost from nipping at your septic system Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared Sept. 22-28 SepticSmart week. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), now is a good time for families to make sure their septic systems are ready for winter.

MPCA requests comments on water quality improvement report for Rice Creek watershed Monday, September 22, 2014

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking feedback on a draft water quality improvement report for seven lakes in the Rice Creek watershed. Public comments will be accepted through October 21, 2014.

MPCA requires industrial stormwater permit coverage for municipally-owned industrial activities Friday, September 19, 2014

A newly-re-issued industrial stormwater permit may affect municipally-owned industrial facilities that need to apply or re-apply for permit coverage on or before October 5, 2014.

MPCA asks for comments on proposed addition of ethanol storage tank at Heartland Corn Products Monday, September 15, 2014

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is inviting public comment on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the proposed addition of an above-ground storage tank at Heartland Corn Products. The 30-day comment period will end Oct. 15, 2014.

Minnesota continues nation-leading effort to reduce mercury to protect Minnesotans’ health Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has announced a new rule that will protect public health by reducing mercury emissions from taconite processing.

MPCA requests comments on environmental assessment of Elk River’s wastewater treatment expansion Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is inviting public comment on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the City of Elk River’s wastewater treatment expansion and improvements. The 30-day comment period will end Oct. 1, 2014.