The amount of corn processed at the plant would increase from 25 million to 38.5 million bushels per year, and water use from 216 to 225 million gallons per year.
The company has made corrections and agreed to pay a $26,000 civil penalty.
The project includes the installation of eight aboveground storage tanks, a rail spur, and equipment to load, store, blend and unload asphalt cement.
The MPCA will hold a public information meeting on the Holden Farms proposal Thursday, Jan. 12, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Community Center in St. Charles.
The report identifies agricultural runoff as the main source of phosphorus loading to these lakes — other sources include failing septic systems and roadway runoff.
The sewer interceptor line will have a 13.1 million gallons a day capacity, which accounts for both current and future needs.
Following public comments and before a public meeting Dec. 12 in Zumbrota, MPCA staff revised the EAW for a proposed large hog farm.
Up to 8,674 Jersey milk cows and 1,180 heifers would be housed in a cross-ventilated, free-stall barn.
The meetings are scheduled for Jan. 12 in Bemidji and Jan. 26 in Cohasset.
It is estimated that we toss more than 350,000 tons of salt on the metro area roads annually.
A public meeting will be held to discuss the report Friday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. in the Douglas County Public Works building at 526 Willow Drive in Alexandria.
The report identifies agricultural runoff as the main source of phosphorus loading to these lakes.
The facility would process ash from Xcel Energy’s generating plant and ash landfill for the purpose of recovering metals.
Up to 8,674 Jersey milk cows and 1,180 heifers will be housed in a cross-ventilated, free-stall barn with the manure and waste water collected and stored in earthen basins with impermeable covers.
Spring Valley Farms plans to add a second, 2,100-head finishing barn at The Pit Stop farm in Section 4 of Fairfield Township, increasing to a total of 4,200 head.
The MPCA encourages owners of older, heavy-duty diesel engines to apply for new grant funding to upgrade or swap out their dirty old engines for modern ones that pollute far less.
The MPCA invites comments through Dec. 14 about a proposal to restore more than 300 acres of aquatic habitat in Duluth’s St. Louis Bay.
Penalties from all 37 cases totaled just under $275,000.
The plan includes installing five natural gas-fired electrical generating units capable of producing up to 50 megawatts of electricity.
Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend LLC in Rosemount is proposing a collection of projects designed to increase the facility’s energy efficiency, reduce its air emissions and improve its processing capabilities.
Heavy rains over the last two months, and predictions for more on the way, have two State agencies working with livestock groups, farming organizations and counties to find options for farmers dealing with manure storage issues.
Fall is a busy time for farmers, and not only for the crop harvest. Livestock producers will be applying billions of gallons or pounds of stored manure to fertilize next year’s crop.
The city is working with its consultant and the MPCA to repair the ponds as quickly as possible.
In addition to correcting identified problems, the company has paid a $23,000 penalty.
Alliance Recycling Group first company in the area to step forward to reduce and prevent air pollution