|Re: Silica ('Frac') Sand||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: MADELINE SIMON (madeline-mplsmsn.com)|
|Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:56:54 -0800 (PST)|
Did or does the issue of PolyMet get the same 1-year length "Advisory Panel" meetings, etc. as this issue? Thanks. Peace, Madeline > From: sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com > Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 08:01:38 -0600 > Subject: [CCC] Silica ('Frac') Sand > CC: fusclimate [at] justcomm.org > To: madeline-mpls [at] msn.com > > Here's the link to the State of MN Silica Sand Information Information > website. Silica sand is also known as 'frac' sand. Though there are no > rulemaking public meetings scheduled at this time, the Silica Sand Advisory > Panel begins the first of its monthly meetings, which are open to the > public, this afternoon at 1 pm at the State Office Building. While it > probably wouldn't make sense to bird-dog every meeting, I suggest that a > group of us attend a meeting early in the process to familiarize ourselves > with the issues and players. Today's meeting looks useful, but I can't > attend. > > Scott Jackson > sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com > > *Silica Sand Advisory Panel* > > The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of > Natural Resources (MDNR) have formed a joint advisory panel that will > provide input to the agencies as they consider possible rulemaking for the > regulation of silica sand operations in Minnesota. The Minnesota > Environmental Quality Board will also participate in the advisory committee > process to receive advice on rules related to silica sand environmental > review. > Meetings > > The committee will have its first meeting January 29 and continue meeting > monthly until new rules or rule revisions are proposed. This process is > likely to take at least one year. Meetings of the committee will be public, > with some held at the MPCA or MDNR offices in St. Paul and some likely in > southeastern Minnesota. > January 29 > > 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. > > State Office Building - Room 300 North > St. Paul: 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (55155) | map and > directions<http://mn.gov/admin/government/buildings-grounds/building-management/buildings/sob.jsp> > > - 1:00 p.m. - Welcome and commissioner's message > - 1:15 p.m. - Legislative authors' message > - 1:30 p.m. - Advisory committee introductions > - 2:10 p.m. - Ground rules > - 2:30 p.m. - Break > - 2:45 p.m. - Rulemaking 101 > - 3:15 p.m. - Scope and group process > - 3:45 p.m. - Next steps > > Members > > Panel members represent the wide range of stakeholders interested in the > regulation of silica sand mining, processing and transport, with equal > representation from units of local government, citizens, and industry. > Local government representatives > > - Beth Proctor, Lime Township > - Allen Frechette, Scott County > - Keith Fossen, Hay Creek Township > - Lynn Schoen, City of Wabasha > - Kristi Gross, Goodhue County and Minnesota Association of County > Planning and Zoning Administrators > > Citizen representatives > > - Kelley Stanage, resident of Houston County > - Katie Himanga, resident of Lake City > - Jill Bathke, resident of Hennepin County > - Jim McIlrath, resident of Goodhue County > - Vince Ready, resident of Winona County > > Industry representatives > > - Aaron Scott, Fairmount Minerals > - Mike Wallenius, Unimin Corp. > - Brett Skilbred, Jordan Sands and Industrial Sand Council > - Tom Rowekamp, IT Sands LLC > - Tara Wetzel, Mathy Construction and Aggregate and Ready Mix Association > > Members were chosen from respondents to a solicitation from MPCA and MDNR > in November 2013. > > > > (c) State of Minnesota Silica Sand Information 2013 > _________________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe, modify your subscription options, or visit archives, please > visit: > http://lists.cohousing.org/mailman/listinfo/fusclimate
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