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
Seeking nominations for Northern Representative spot on MESERB Executive Committee
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