MPCA seeks comments on environmental review of Rosemount asphalt facility

Contact: Risikat Adesaogun, 651-757-2056

St. Paul, Minn. — Hardrives Inc, is proposing to add an asphalt blending plant to their UMore Park location in Rosemount, Minn. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) for the proposed project, and is making the document available for public comment through Aug. 10, 2016. 

The EAW is meant to describe the ways in which the proposed project could affect air, water, land use and habitat, as well as potential community impacts, such as odors, noise, dust and vehicle traffic.

The new plant will include eight above ground storage tanks which will contain liquid asphalt, chemical additives and blending agents needed for manufacturing asphalt.

The public is invited to review and comment on the EAW, which is available on the Environmental Assessment Worksheet webpage. The MPCA will use the comments it receives to evaluate the potential for significant environmental effects from the project, and to decide whether a more comprehensive environmental review, an Environmental Impact Statement, is needed.

Submit comments in writing by 4:30 p.m. on August 10, 2016 to Patrice Jensen, MPCA, 520 Lafayette Rd. N., Saint Paul, MN 55155-4194, by email to, or by fax to 651-297-2343. Copies of the EAW are also available for review at this address, or upon request by calling 651-757-2101. Direct your comments to Patrice Jensen at 651-757-2343.