PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPROVE SOUTHWEST REGIONAL SOLID WASTE COMMISSION SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Southwest Regional Solid Waste Commission coordinates efforts as a 12-County joint powers entity to manage solid waste in Southwest Minnesota; consisting of Cottonwood, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, and Yellow Medicine Counties. The Solid Waste commission was organized to facilitate planning, management, and implementation of solid waste management across the twelve county area. The SRSWC is has submitted to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) a comprehensive solid waste management plan that proposes an integrated waste management system.
Pursuant to Minn. R. 9215.0850, the MPCA hereby gives notice of its intent to approve the Plan without additional conditions. To view a Copy of the plan, click on the link provided below.
Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the MPCA’s proposed actions. Comments must be received by the MPCA at its above address by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October, 11, 2014. Pursuant to Minn. Rule 9215.0850, subp. 3, comments must include: 1) a statement of the commenter’s interest in the new plan, 2) a statement of the action the commenter wishes the MPCA to take, including specific references to the parts of the new plan or the needed calculation that the commenter believes should be changed, and 3) the reasons supporting the commenter’s position, stated with sufficient specificity to allow the MPCA to assess the merits of the commenter’s statements. During the comment period, interested persons may request that the MPCA conduct a public informational meeting. A public informational meeting is an informal meeting conducted by the MPCA staff to help clarify and resolve issues. Requests for a public informational meeting must be made in writing. Request for a public informational meeting must: 1) include the three pieces described in the paragraph above; 2) explain why the MPCA should hold such a meeting; and 3) describe the issues the commenter wants addressed at the meeting. At the close of the comment period, the MPCA will determine if a public informational meeting would be beneficial. The MPCA will consider all comments received with the comment period. Following the close of the comment period and any public information meeting held on it, the MPCA will make a final determination on whether to approve the new plan.