|Re: Silica ('Frac') Sand||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Marcy Leussler (mleusslerhotmail.com)|
|Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:05:35 -0800 (PST)|
No, the PolyMet has applied for a mining permit and all that goes with that. They are on the second (or third ) version of the required environmental impact statement to get the mining permit. MN already has in place many rules and requirements for mining. Silica sand extraction is a new thing. Marcy > From: madeline-mpls [at] msn.com > Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:56:52 -0600 > Subject: Re: [CCC] Silica ('Frac') Sand > CC: fusclimate [at] justcomm.org > To: mleussler [at] hotmail.com > > 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 > > _________________________________________________________________ > To unsubscribe, modify your subscription options, or visit archives, please > visit: > http://lists.cohousing.org/mailman/listinfo/fusclimate
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