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MPCA announces impaired waters list partially approved/disapproved by EPA

by MESERB Communications • April 6, 2021

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced last week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has partially approved and partially disapproved the Minnesota’s 2020 Clean Water Act 303(d) Impaired Waters List:

On March 26, 2021, EPA partially approved and [...] Read more

2021 wastewater training calendar now available

by MESERB Communications • March 23, 2021

The wastewater training calendar for the first half of 2021 is available on the Wastewater Operators Training and Certification webpage. The 2021 training calendar is announcing only the first six months of the year in order to stay flexible and [...] Read more

Regulatory alert: Triennial Standards Review and Class 3 & 4 waters rulemaking recap

by MESERB Communications • March 18, 2021

The past few months have been very active for rulemakings. First and foremost, the Class 3 & 4 water quality standards are currently under review by Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman. MESERB, as well as a number of our member [...] Read more

Apply to host a GreenCorps member

by MESERB Communications • March 8, 2021

Minnesota GreenCorps is an environmentally focused AmeriCorps program coordinated by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The program places members with organizations throughout the state to spend a year of service addressing critical environmental issues while gaining experience and learning valuable [...] Read more

MPCA unveils ‘PFAS Blueprint’

by MESERB Communications • February 25, 2021

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Commissioner Laura Bishop, along with state legislators, state agency leaders and community advocates, recently shared Minnesota’s PFAS Blueprint – a statewide strategy to prevent, manage and clean up PFAS contamination.

State agencies have developed a [...] Read more

MESERB members encouraged to submit comments on Class 3 & 4 rulemaking

by MESERB Communications • February 16, 2021

For several years, MESERB has been actively advocating for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to update its woefully outdated Class 3 & 4 water quality standards. The current standards are based on outdated science and have resulted in permit limits [...] Read more

Apply for water infrastructure funding

by MESERB Communications • February 8, 2021

The first step a city needs to take to become eligible for state funding for water or wastewater infrastructure is to apply to get its proposed project on one of two state infrastructure project priority lists, either the Project Priority [...] Read more

MPCA offers free certification training on smart salting for parking lots & sidewalks

by MESERB Communications • January 27, 2021

Information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency:

The Minnesota MS4 General Permit was reissued on Nov. 16, 2020, which includes new requirements for reducing chloride pollution. Some notable requirements include:

  • Public outreach and education about the environmental impacts posed by
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