Wild Rice Sulfate Standard Open Houses

MPCA will hold Wild Rice Sulfate Standard Open Houses in January 2017

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will be hosting three open houses on the wild rice sulfate standard rulemaking in January 2017.  The main purpose of the open houses is to provide the interested public with an opportunity to learn more about the MPCA's proposed approach for revisions to its wild rice sulfate water quality standard before the proposed rule goes out on public notice later in 2017. MPCA staff will be available at the open houses to provide information about the MPCA's proposed approach to protect wild rice from sulfate, the list of proposed wild rice waters, the rulemaking schedule and upcoming opportunities for public comment.

Additional information about the wild rice sulfate water quality standard is available on the MPCA's web page at the following link:


The open houses will be held at the following times and locations:

Twin Cities

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

6-8 pm

Dakota Lodge

Thompson County Park

1200 Stassen Lane

West St. Paul, MN 55118



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

6:30-8:30 pm

Griggs Center 2nd Floor

Kirby Student Center University of Minnesota-Duluth

1120 Kirby Drive

Duluth, MN 55812

Map and Parking link for UMD https://champ.d.umn.edu/sites/champ.d.umn.edu/files/parking_map_high_2016_17_2.pdf



Iron Range

Tuesday, January 31

6 – 8 pm

Northeast Service Cooperative Office

5525 Emerald Drive

Mountain Iron, Minnesota 55768


For more information, please contact Patricia Engelking at pat.engelking@state.mn.us