Minnesota Agency to Hold Public Meeting on Auto Shredder

Northern Metals seeks adjustments to its air emissions permit.

August 6, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
Auto Shredding Legislation & Regulations

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will hold a public meeting Aug. 9, 2012, on the Environmental Assessment Worksheet that has been published for the proposal by Northern Metals LLC to obtain a major amendment to the facility’s air emissions permit that involves the scrap metal company’s auto shredder in Minneapolis.

An informal open house begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a brief MPCA presentation. There will be an opportunity for citizens to share their comments regarding the EAW and proposed project following the presentation. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an update on the status of the EAW for the proposed project and is informational in nature; however, comment forms will be available for those who wish to submit written comments.

The MPCA will accept public comments on the EAW until Sept. 10, 2012. Only timely written comments will be considered. Evidence of timely receipt includes: (a) a date/time stamp imprinted by MPCA support staff on the first page of a written comment letter; (b) the date and time printed on a fax; or (c) the date and time of an e-mail.

Comments on EAW should be in writing and sent to: William Lynott, Environmental Review Unit – 4th Floor, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155-4194, email william.lynott@state.mn.us, Fax: 651-297-2343.

A copy of the draft permit is available on the MPCA’s website at www.pca.state.mn.us/news/data/index.cfm?PN=1, or can be mailed in hard copy to any interested person upon the MPCA's receipt of a written request.