The MPCA issued a joint notice of the comment period for the 2018 Draft Impaired Waters List and revisions to portions of the Statewide Mercury TMDL. You can read more about both items here. The MPCA is accepting comments on newly added waters to the list through Jan. 26.
- Notice of Availability of the Draft Lake Zumbro Site-Specific Standards and Request for Comment
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is requesting comments on proposed site-specific (SSS) water quality standards for Lake Zumbro in Olmsted and Wabasha counties. For further detail and explanation regarding this proposal, see the supporting technical document entitled “Site-Specific Standard Proposal for Lake Zumbro (55-0004-00)” at https://www.pca.state.mn.us/sites/default/files/wq-iw9-21n.pdf.
A public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 1 at the People’s Energy Cooperative Conference Center (1775 Lake Shady Ave S) in Oronoco. Comments are due Feb. 1.
The MPCA has announced commencement of the triennial standards review, which looks at the need for amendments and revisions to water quality rules. You can find more information on the subjects open for review and details on the comment period here. Comments are due Feb. 9. MESERB is preparing comments and appreciates any input our members may have.
- REQUEST FOR COMMENTS on Planned Amendments to Rules Governing Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems Inspections and Permit Requirements – Comments are due Feb. 20.