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.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes government agency partnerships to collect hazardous wastes
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Scott Helfman and Lloyd's Construction Services for managing flood debris and solid waste.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Bartholome Farms for responsible feedlot manure management.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Ramsey County for responsible stormwater runoff management
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes the city of Minneapolis' integrated emergency response preparedness.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Liberty Paper, Inc., for improved industrial wastewater treatment in Becker.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Douglas County for innovation in septic system maintenance record keeping.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District (Chisholm, Minn.) for long-term wastewater treatment improvements.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes the MnTAP Internship Program for helping industry better manage wastewater.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Xcel Energy and Minnesota Power for working diligently at reducing mercury emissions.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Holiday Station Stores for extra efforts to control gasoline vapors
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Valmont Industries for minimizing stormwater pollution through best management practices
Above and beyond. The MPCA recognizes 3M Company for partnering with law enforcement to incinerate illegal drugs.
Above and beyond. MPCA thanks Shamrock Environmental Landfill for going above and beyond for flood debris management and continuing community education.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes the city of Lindström for linking quality growth to water quality by implementing community-wide stormwater practices.
Above and beyond. Baers Poultry in Lake Park is installing a state-of-the art dry conveyer system for manure so they can stop outdoor manure composting and use of liquid manure.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Wakota CAER for supporting preparedness for public safety and environmental protection.