MPCA -- PolyMet Public Meetings

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PolyMet public meetings

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Commissioner is holding public meetings on a draft air permit, a draft water quality permit, and a draft 401 water quality certification for Poly Met Mining, Inc.’s (PolyMet) NorthMet project on February 7, 2018 in Aurora and February 8, 2018 in Duluth. These public meetings are held jointly with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on their draft permit to mine.

PolyMet is proposing to develop a mine and processing plant to extract copper, nickel, and precious metals from the NorthMet Deposit in northeastern Minnesota.

Meeting details are available in the notice for the meeting located on the MPCA’s public notice page:

Draft permits not yet available

The MPCA has not yet made draft permits available and is not yet accepting comments on draft permits for PolyMet. Draft permits will be made available for public review and comment in advance of the public meetings. Separate notices will follow when the draft permits are available for public review and comment.

Additional information

For the most up to date information, check the state’s PolyMet web portal ( and MPCA’s project website ( The web portal provides basic permitting information and directs users to agency websites with more detail. On the portal you can sign up for the state’s PolyMet email distribution list to receive updates including a notification when MPCA’s permits are available for review and comment and if there is a weather-related cancellation of the public meetings.

You are receiving this message as a subscriber to the PolyMet email notification list.  This list is hosted by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). It is used jointly by MPCA and DNR to provide regular updates and share information about key steps in the permitting/certification processes, including opportunities for public comment.