Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates

All are welcome! Attend to share your POV, ask questions and learn from others.

Public informational meeting HOSTED BY MPCA – DECEMBER 10, 6:30 – 8:00
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will host a public meeting for a draft minor amendment to Water Gremlin’s air emissions permit on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The meeting will run from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Due to the current Peace Time Emergency Order, the public meeting will be in a virtual format. The meeting will start with a short presentation by MPCA about the draft permit amendment followed by a question and answer session.

Links to the meeting will be posted on MPCA’s website at https://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/water-gremlin when they become available. MPCA provided notice of this meeting on
November 4, 2020.

A public informational meeting is an informal meeting during which interested persons can ask questions concerning the proposed change to a facility. MPCA staff will be present to provide information. If an interested person would like the MPCA to hold a public informational meeting, the person should include all information identified above and in addition include a statement of the reasons the person desires the MPCA to hold a public informational meeting and the issues that the person would like the agency to address at the public informational meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT ON MINOR PERMIT DUE DECEMBER 17th, 4:30 PM
Documents for review can be found here.
Attention Sarah Sevick
Industrial Division
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
Email: sarah.sevcik@state.mn.us
File manager phone: 651-757-2728 or
1-844-828-0942
To submit comments or petitions to the MPCA through the mail or email, you must state:
(1) Your interest in the permit application or the draft permit.
(2) The action you wish the MPCA to take, including specific references to the section of the draft permit you believe should be
changed.
(3) The reasons supporting your position, stated with sufficient specificity as to allow the MPCA to investigate the merits of the
position.

To learn more about the Water Gremlin exposure issue from the NCCG community perspective, click here for a series of articles summarizing our findings and research.

Summary of Past Meetings

2019
March 28 – Introduction of NCCG and key initiatives
April 11 – Updates on legislative activities
April 22 – MDH and MPCA Guest Speakers & Updates
May 9 – MnTap Guest Speaker
May 23 – Workshop Observations & Questions on Work Plan
June 5 – NCCG Update on Work Plan, Legislative season and POV on Cancer Database. Plus; session on “why this matters to you”.
June 26 – NCCG Update, plus overview of resources (Website, Facebook page, etc) to share with others
July 17 – Updates on WG permit extensions, community air monitors and Stipulation Agreement
July 31 – MDH representatives shared information on the Public Health Assessment they are working on.
August 14 – NCCG board members provided updates on activities
August 27 – MPCA hosted community meeting
August 28 – NCCG meeting – discussing reaction to what was heard the night before and next steps.
September 11 – MnTap presentation on work with auto shops and the way that they advise companies on pollution control
October 9 – Review of key activities/accomplishments by NCCG and the community. Discussion regarding path forward.
November 13 – Ramsey County guest speaker
December 12 – General updates
2020
January 16 – Discussion on recent events
February 13 – Guest Speaker, Conservation MN. Phasing out TCE
March 12 – Cancelled due to COVID
April 23 – ZOOM meeting – legislative updates, remediation round 2 site update, plans for remediation round 3, building permits and VOC permits.
May 20, 2020 – Conservation Minnesota Guest Speaker – via Zoom
October 7, 2020 – NCCG Panel – Conservation MN
October 21, Community Meeting – what to expect with upcoming permit

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