Contact: Sam Brungardt, 651-757-2249
St. Paul, Minn. — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is inviting public comment on an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the proposed addition of an above-ground storage tank at Heartland Corn Products. The 30-day comment period will end Oct. 15, 2014.
Heartland Corn Products, a producer of fuel-grade ethanol, is located about one mile east of Winthrop, in Sibley County. The proposed two-million-gallon storage tank would be used for denatured ethanol. It would be sited within the present boundary of the Heartland Corn Products facility.
The EAW is a preliminary review of the way a proposed project could potentially affect the environment. The EAW also helps the MPCA determine whether an Environmental Impact Statement, a more in-depth environmental review, is needed.
Comments on the proposed addition of the storage tank at Heartland Corn Products should be submitted in writing by 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 to Patrice Jensen, MPCA, 520 Lafayette Road N., Saint Paul, MN 55155-4194, email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 651-297-2343. Comments arriving after that time will not be considered.