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Governor Dayton takes action on bonding, wild rice sulfate bills

by MESERB Communications • June 1, 2018

Governor Dayton took action on legislation impacting MESERB members this week: the bonding bill and the wild rice sulfate bill. 

BONDING BILLFirst, the good news. Governor Dayton signed the bonding bill on Wednesday. This bill includes $133 million [...] Read more

Minnesota Legislative Update

by MESERB Communications • May 22, 2018

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

by MESERB Communications • May 15, 2018

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!

by MESERB Communications • May 4, 2018

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

by MESERB Communications • April 24, 2018

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

by MESERB Communications • April 19, 2018

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

Seeking nominations for Northern Representative spot on MESERB Executive Committee

by MESERB Communications • April 11, 2018

MESERB currently has a vacancy on our Executive Committee for a Northern Representative as Steve Mattson from Grand Rapids Public Utilities is stepping down. The other Northern Representatives are currently Marianne Bohren from Western Lake Superior Sanitary District and Matthew [...] Read more

Spring Legislative Update

by MESERB Communications • April 6, 2018

The Legislature is on Easter/Passover break this week, but next week begins the fast and furious final six weeks of session. A number of bills are moving through the Legislature that could impact MESERB members.  The following list summarizes the [...] Read more