News Releases: November 2014

Air quality violation found in North Minneapolis Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The violation was detected by an air monitoring station near the Lowry Avenue bridge on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

MPCA seeks comments on water quality improvement report for Sauk River Chain of Lakes Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The MPCA will be accepting comments on the report through Dec. 26.

MPCA seeks comments on restoration/protection report for the Crow Wing River Watershed Friday, November 21, 2014

The MPCA is accepting comments on the Crow Wing River report until Dec. 11.

Tiller Corporation penalized for air-quality violations Thursday, November 20, 2014

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.

Barrel O’ Fun pays penalty in response to odor problems from wastewater Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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.

MPCA completes 65 enforcement cases in third quarter of 2014 Thursday, November 13, 2014

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.

Minneapolis home builder penalized for stormwater violations Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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.

Northshore Mining draft permit public meeting scheduled Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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.

MPCA releases draft WLSSD wastewater permit Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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