DNR – PolyMet Annual Report

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PolyMet Permitting Update

April 1, 2019

About This Message

This update is to announce PolyMet’s submittal, to the DNR, of their first annual report.

The Annual Report

Minnesota’s non-ferrous mining rules call for the holder of a permit to mine to submit a report at the end of March each year. The annual report describes the mining and reclamation activities completed during the year prior to the report submittal, as well as activities planned for the upcoming year. In addition, the report includes a contingency reclamation plan and updated financial assurance estimates. DNR technical staff along with its consultants will review the annual report to ensure that the updated financial assurance and plans are in compliance with the conditions of the permit to mine and applicable state laws.

More Information

On March 21, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a wetlands permit to PolyMet for the NorthMet project.

The State PolyMet Permitting Portal remains available for those who wish to access any of the DNR or MPCA information linked to the site. The agencies may use the site in the future to convey information on major project developments as needed.

All GovDelivery messages, as well as additional documents, reports, and applications received are available on the State’s PolyMet Portal. Previous GovDelivery messages are under “News” on the main portal. Click on the DNR link to access other DNR-related documents.