News

EPA’s to host webinar on “Data Needs for Modeling”

by MESERB Communications • April 22, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Quality Modeling Workgroup is hosting a series of webinars to help water quality professionals better understand surface water quality modeling and how models can be used to solve common problems that face water [...] Read more

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

by MESERB Communications • March 14, 2019

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has published a request for comments on planned amendments to water rules (Minn. R. chapters 7050 and 7053) governing water quality standards for Class 3 industrial consumption and Class 4 agricultural and wildlife [...] Read more

EPA to hold NutrientSmart webinar

by MESERB Communications • March 11, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created NutrientSmark, or “NSmart,” a proposed voluntary program to help water resource recovery facilities and their watershed partners progress toward reducing nutrients in bodies of water. The EPA’s Office of Water and the [...] Read more

MESERB’s impact shows in MPCA annual report

by MESERB Communications • March 8, 2019

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has released its annual legislative report on municipal NPDES permitting and water quality standards. There is always useful information in this report, and we recommend that all MESERB members review it. If you [...] Read more

Save the date! MESERB annual meeting to be held June 6

by MESERB Communications • February 28, 2019

This year’s annual membership meeting will be held in Fergus Falls on Thursday, June 6, 2019. We are still in the process of setting the full agenda, but we encourage you to put the date on your calendar. The meeting [...] Read more

Update: MPCA now receiving reports, submittals electronically

by MESERB Communications • February 25, 2019

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is now receiving most reports and submittals electronically from wastewater treatment facilities with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES)/State Disposal System (SDS) permits. These permits require certain reports and water quality (WQ) submittals

The majority [...] Read more

Minnesota needs you (to serve on a commission or board)!

by MESERB Communications • February 12, 2019

Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan recently highlighted the open seats on state boards and councils. Greater Minnesota needs representation on these councils, so we encourage you to review the list and see if any are a fit [...] Read more

Legislature considers fix on PFA funding

by MESERB Communications • February 4, 2019

Last fall, a group of nine environmental organizations filed a lawsuit last fall challenging the sale of $98 million in appropriation bonds authorized in the 2018 bonding bill, effectively stopping the sale of those bonds. Included the $98 million in [...] Read more