News Releases: June 2020

New MPCA grants available to reduce harmful air pollution from off-road diesel equipment Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The MPCA today announced that $1.1 million in grant funds is available to replace or improve heavy-duty off-road diesel equipment eligible under the federal Diesel Emission Reduction Act.

CMI Coatings Group pays $12,100 for air quality violations at industrial facility in Hugo Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CMI Coatings Group, Inc., has paid a $12,100 civil penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for a series of air quality violations.

Cambria Company to pay $10,200 penalty for environmental violations in Le Sueur facility Thursday, June 25, 2020

Cambria Company, a producer of natural stone surfaces for countertops and other uses, has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $10,200 to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for environmental violations at its Le Sueur facility.

Lakeside Foods in Owatonna pays $11,225 penalty for environmental violations Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Lakeside Foods, a producer of frozen and canned food products, has paid a civil penalty of $11,225 to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for environmental violations at its Owatonna facility.

Spring Prairie in rural Clay County to pay $10,500 penalty for solid waste violations Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Spring Prairie Hutterian Brethren, Inc., a Hutterite colony near Hawley, has agreed to pay a $10,500 civil penalty to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for violations related to stockpiling and burning solid waste on the community’s property in Clay County.

MPCA releases environmental review of proposed swine farm expansion in Nobles County Monday, June 15, 2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency today released its environmental assessment worksheet for the expansion of the Van Ede swine farm in Nobles County.

MPCA recognizes critical work and operation excellence of wastewater facilities Friday, June 12, 2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is recognizing 311 Minnesota wastewater treatment facilities for outstanding permit compliance for the period between October 2018 and September 2019.

Proposed new feedlot permit includes new water quality protections from land-applied manure Monday, June 8, 2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) today released its draft five-year feedlot general permit, which covers about 1,200 large feedlots in Minnesota.

MPCA grants contested case hearing on draft 401 water quality certification Wednesday, June 3, 2020

MPCA determines that petitions on water crossing methods and other issues meet the threshold for granting a hearing.

La Crescent area: Most streams meet standards for fish and other aquatic species Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The majority of streams in the Mississippi River-La Crescent Area Watershed meet water quality standards, according to new reports by the MPCA.

New reports: Mississippi River-Brainerd Watershed has good water quality overall, but many opportunities for improvement Tuesday, June 2, 2020

According to new draft reports by MPCA, the Mississippi River – Brainerd Area Watershed has a mix of good water quality that needs protecting, and lakes and streams with high levels of bacteria and do not meet fish and swim standards.