Above and beyond

Helping ensure compliance with, and enforcement of, environmental rules and regulations is a significant part of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's work. The MPCA issues thousands of air, land, and water-related permits that help guide regulated parties to operate in compliance with state and federal regulations in an ongoing effort to preserve our resources and enhance human health. When violations occur, regulated parties are held accountable using a variety of enforcement options. But MPCA staff spend just as much, if not more time on compliance through education and technical assistance, as they do on enforcement. This article series recognizes regulated parties that work to go above and beyond to achieve and maintain compliance and to enhance their part of the world.