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August 14, 2018
[OnDemand Webinar] Updated Minnesota Construction Stormwater Permit: What You Need to Know as an Owner/Operator
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has just finalized the 2018 construction stormwater permit and new projects going forward will be subject to the revised rules. This new permit is effective beginning August 1, 2018 and expires July 31, 2023. The MPCA recognizes that the best way to improve water quality in Minnesota is to better manage stormwater – which can have devastating consequences on the quality of our lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands. Because of this fact, the agency has regularly enforced the conditions within the permit, and we expect the trend to continue with the adoption of the...
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