On January 14, 2014 the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) put Red Wing’s new Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) on public notice. For thirty days, citizens or concerned parties can provide feedback to the MPCA about Red Wing’s newest plan to prevent runoff pollution from entering into the waters of the state.
This is important because without a permit, Red Wing could not discharge the millions of gallons of stormwater runoff that flows into the Mississippi River every time that it rains.
The new 16 page SWPPP Document is a continuation of the previous permit that was issued in 2007. It describes the new processes and procedures needed to prevent water pollution from leaving our city. Many of the most significant changes in the new permit allow for up to one year to create, codify, and then enforce the new regulations. Zoning Code rules for building sites that disturb one acre or more of land will see the most changes.
Concerned citizens are asked to review the SWPPP Document on line, where you can find a link to the City of Red Wing MS4 SWPPP Document on the MPCA Public Notice Website on or after January 14, 2014. The MPCA Public Notice Website is: www.pca.state.mn.us/publicnotices. Paper copies are also available at the library or at City Hall.
Public comments must be submitted by February 13, 2014 to: MPCA Attn. Dan Miller, 520 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155-4194