News Releases: July 2022

Nationwide DI Water Solutions, Central Specialties, Liberty Tire Services among 148 compliance and enforcement cases at MPCA in first half of 2022 Friday, July 29, 2022

The MPCA closed 148 enforcement cases for air quality, waste, stormwater, and wastewater violations in the first half of 2022.

Proposed permit for Burnsville Sanitary Landfill expansion is designed to protect groundwater and Minnesota River Thursday, July 21, 2022

Draft solid waste permit would allow for an expansion of the landfill’s disposal capacity and regulate waste disposal activities for the next 10 years.

MPCA announces $130,000 investment with Cloquet to prepare for extreme weather and climate change Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Grant money helps cities better understand how to protect infrastructure and community members for extreme weather caused by climate change.

Proposed Epitome Energy facility would have no significant impact to groundwater and surface water according to EAW Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Draft air permit expected later this year for planned soybean processing facility in Crookston.

RJ Zavoral & Sons, Inc., exceeds air emission limits for portable asphalt plant, fails to test equipment during project in Pennington County Thursday, July 14, 2022

One of their portable asphalt plants exceeded particulate matter emissions by more than seven times the permitted limit.

MPCA and City of Moorhead announce $100,000 investment to prepare for the impacts of climate change and extreme weather Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Grant will be used for analysis and planning to protect Moorhead’s infrastructure from flooding and increased rains.

MPCA awards $250,000 to Otter Tail County for transition to county-wide, single-sort recycling program Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Otter Tail County is one of seven recipients of more than $1.1 million in grant funding to Greater Minnesota

POET Biorefining LLC, exceeds stormwater discharge limits, fails sampling requirements over three-year period at Glenville ethanol facility Friday, July 8, 2022

Company missed 10 percent of its required sampling collection and reporting between March 2019 and March 2022.

Nationwide DI Water Solutions LLC, exceeds zinc and copper wastewater limits at its Elgin facility Thursday, July 7, 2022

Investigation shows company’s zinc and copper discharges to Plainview/Elgin wastewater treatment facility exceeded permitted limits for most of 2020 and 2021.