Posting: September 21, 2016 – October 5, 2016

The purpose of this notice is to advise the public that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) staff has reviewed the proposed Crow River SSTS Restoration Project and has determined that the preparation of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) is not mandatory. A preliminary determination has been made that no significant environmental impacts are anticipated.

The Crow River SSTS Restoration Project has applied for a loan under the Minnesota Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund and is, therefore, subject to the State environmental review process. Individual sewage treatment system upgrades or replacements within this project will be in accordance with Minn. R. ch. 7080, which provide the minimum standards and criteria for design, location, installation, use, and maintenance of individual sewage treatment systems.

If you have questions, comments, or desire additional information about the project, please contact MPCA Project Manager Scott Lucas at Minnesota Pollution Control Agency7678 College Rd., Suite 105, Baxter, MN 56425. Scott Lucas can also be reached by phone at 218.316.3874. Comments must be received within two weeks of publication of this notice in order to be accepted. TTY users can call 651-282-5332 or 800-657-3864.

Your interest in Minnesota’s environment is appreciated.

Portions of ten counties in Central Minnesota make up the Crow River Watershed. From the perspective of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, the Crow River is one of its major tributaries. The effects of rapid urban growth, new and expanding wastewater facilities and erosion from agricultural lands have been common concerns of many citizens, local, state and regional governments in Central Minnesota. As a result, many groups began meeting in 1998 to discuss management of the Crow River basin consisting of the North Fork and South Fork.

The Crow River Organization of Water (CROW) was formed in 1999 as a result of heightened interest in the Crow River. A Joint Powers Agreement has been signed between all ten of the Counties with land in the Crow River Watershed. The CROW Joint Powers Board is made up of one representative from each of the County Boards who signed the agreement. The Counties involved in the CROW Joint Powers include Carver, Hennepin, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Pope, Renville, Sibley, Stearns and Wright.
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Special Thanks to Our Project Partners for Sponsoring the 2015 Crow River Clean up!


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