News Releases: February 2015

Despatch Industries penalized for air quality violations Wednesday, February 25, 2015

To resolve the violations, the company agreed to pay a $95,000 civil penalty.

United Taconite draft permit public meeting scheduled Monday, February 23, 2015

The draft air permit would authorize the facility to replace particulate (dust) emission control equipment and incorporate a plan to track and calculate mercury emissions.

MPCA opens grant for heavy-duty diesel upgrades; deadline 3/31/15 Friday, February 20, 2015

MPCA has $150,000 in federal grant funding for installing pollution controls and idle reduction devices; or for replacing engines, vehicles, or equipment.

MPCA solicits comments on proposal to remove parts of 2 sites from state Superfund list Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The agency wants to “delist” parts of two brownfield sites, and that will facilitate redevelopment at both of them

Permit for large feedlots open for public comment Monday, February 9, 2015

The draft general permit will be open for public review and comment through March 11, 2015.

MPCA requesting comments on Clay County feedlot expansion Friday, February 6, 2015

Comments on the EAW and permit are being accepted until March 4, 2015.

Prior Lake sewer expansion is open for public review Friday, February 6, 2015

The Environmental Assessment Worksheet for the proposed extension is available for public comment through March 4, 2015.