Join us for our annual meeting on June 28!
All MESERB members are encouraged to attend our annual meeting on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Willmar Fire Hall (512 2nd St. SW, Willmar, MN 56201) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register, please fill out this form[...] Read more
Apply to serve on Governor’s Wild Rice Taskforce
On May 30, Gov. Dayton issued Executive Order 18-08 to establish the Governor’s Wild Rice Task Force to review the scientific literature concerning wild rice and sulfates, recommend a list of wild rice waters, and produce a report including recommendations [...] Read more
Governor Dayton takes action on bonding, wild rice sulfate bills
Governor Dayton took action on legislation impacting MESERB members this week: the bonding bill and the wild rice sulfate bill.
BONDING BILL – First, the good news. Governor Dayton signed the bonding bill on Wednesday. This bill includes $133 million [...] Read more
Minnesota Legislative Update
The Minnesota legislative session, which adjourned May 22, included the passage of several bills related to municipal water and wastewater systems. However, the final fate of many of the bills remains up in the air as they await the Governor’s [...] Read more
Requests for Nominations: Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB). The ELAB is a multi-stakeholder federal advisory committee that provides independent advice and [...] Read more
MESERB members in the news!
Please see the below examples of MESERB members in the news doing great work. Both of these articles highlight the impacts of your efforts to raise awareness of the need for additional funding for wastewater infrastructure and additional flexibility to [...] Read more
MPCA submits 2018 Impaired Waters List to EPA for approval
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) submitted Minnesota’s 2018 proposed Impaired Waters List to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 9. Contents of the public meetings, public comments, the MPCA’s responses to comments, and the 2018 Guidance Manual [...] Read more
Judge upholds decision disapproving proposed rules for wild rice waters
In January, a state administrative law judge disapproved the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s proposed repeal of the existing 10 mg/L sulfate standard and proposed adoption of a new equation based standard. On March 28, the MPCA responded to the judge’s [...] Read more