Mag Mining draft permit public meeting scheduled for Oct. 15 in Bovey

Contact: Anne Perry Moore, 218-302-6605

Duluth, Minn. — On Oct. 15, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) staff will provide information and take comments about a draft air emissions operating permit for Mag Mining LLC – Plant 4. This permit is needed to meet federal and state air quality requirements.

The public informational meeting will be held at Bovey City Hall, 402 Second St, in Bovey, Minn. An open house is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. It will be followed by the draft permit presentation and time for questions and comments.

Mag Mining’s Plant 4 conducts mining operations at existing tailings basins and operates a processing facility in Bovey. Scram mining, the type of mining done at this facility, produces usable iron ore from previously developed stockpiles or leftover materials. The facility processes the iron ore, then ships the product to manufacturing plants where it is made into a variety of steel products.

Public comments will be accepted for 30 days between Sept. 25 and Oct. 26, 2015. Comments made at the meeting and before the start of the comment period will be included in the draft permit’s administrative record. Written comments made during the comment period will be responded to by MPCA permit staff.

Copies of the draft permit will be available on the MPCA’s Public Notice webpage, by phone to Sarah Seelen (651-757-2677) or to her by email at sarah.seelen@state.mn.us. Additional materials related to the facility will be available by appointment during normal work hours at the MPCA’s offices in St. Paul, 520 Lafayette Road N., (phone 651-296-6300), and Duluth, 525 Lake Ave. S., (218-723-4660). All agency offices and staff are available toll free at 800-657-3864.

For more information, contact Sarah Seelen at 651-757-2677 or sarah.seelen@state.mn.us or visit the MPCA Public Notices webpage.