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Hearing on Red River nutrient targets to be held Jan. 16; comment period ends Feb. 28

by MESERB Communications • January 14, 2020

The International Red River Board is proposing total phosphorus and (targets to the International Joint Commission (IJC). The IJC oversees the management of the boundary waters between the United States and Canada. These proposals are unprecedented—especially in terms of total [...] Read more

EPA to host webinar on integrated planning

by MESERB Communications • January 14, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is hosting an upcoming webinar, “The Straight Scoop on Integrated Planning“, on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. EST (noon to 1 p.m. CST). The webinar will highlight the 2019 Water Infrastructure [...] Read more

REMINDER – Impaired Waters List comments due Jan. 14!

by MESERB Communications • January 2, 2020

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently released the 2020 Impaired Waters list, which could have a significant impact on your wastewater treatment facility.

This year, 528 new water bodies and 728 impairments were added to the list. We [...] Read more

MPCA seeks input on stormwater climate resiliency

by MESERB Communications • December 27, 2019

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is considering development of a climate resiliency program focusing on specific infrastructure challenges related to climate change. To gather background information concerning the types of projects and practices which organizations view as necessary to [...] Read more

Apply to serve on one of the Governor’s advisory councils

by MESERB Communications • December 10, 2019

The Governor’s Advisory Council to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Climate Change are both currently accepting applications for membership. The councils are seeking a wide range of applicants, and we encourage our members [...] Read more

MPCA webinar will provide information on new draft permit requirements

by MESERB Communications • December 3, 2019

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will hold an interactive webinar via WebEx on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The agency will provide a presentation about the new draft permit requirements starting at 9 a.m. and [...] Read more

EPA seeks comments on water quality trading guidance

by MESERB Communications • November 22, 2019

We were recently made aware that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comments on its updated Water Quality Trading Guidance. Specifically, EPA is looking for comments on its proposal to expand the implementation of water quality trading and [...] Read more

Regulatory Alert – 2020 Impaired Waters List

by MESERB Communications • November 19, 2019

Last week, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released the 2020 Impaired Waters list. This is an important regulatory event that could have a significant impact on your wastewater treatment facility. A water body is considered “impaired” if it fails [...] Read more