MPCA Administrative Law Judge hearing (Class 3 & 4 water bodies)

February 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Thurs., February 4th from 2:00-8:30 pm or until testimony is done.
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Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing Water Quality Standards, Minnesota Rules, chapters 7050 and 7053; Revisor’s ID 4335

OAH Docket No. 8-9003-37102

Presiding Judge: Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman
Hearing: February 4, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Place: Virtual Hearing

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Meeting number: 146 933 0849

Meeting password: c3P7v3x36SG

Initial Comment Period closes on February 24, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. The judge must allow written comments to be submitted into the hearing record by the agency and all interested persons for five working days after the hearing ends. At the hearing, the administrative law judge may order this five working-day comment period extended for a longer period but for no more than 20 calendar days.

  • Comments should relate to agency’s proposed rule.
  • Comments received after 4:30 pm will not be accepted.

Rebuttal Comment Period: February 25, 2021, through 4:30 p.m. on March 3, 2021. This five-day rebuttal comment period may change if the administrative law judge extends the initial comment period at the hearing.

  • Comments should relate to comments filed by others in the Initial Comment period.
  • Comments received after 4:30 pm will not be accepted.

Relevant Documents:

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Instructions:  To comment, scroll down to “Topic: Submit a Comment” and click “View Topic.”

Please make sure that your comments:

  • Identify the specific part or subpart of the rule you are addressing;
  • Specify whether you support or oppose the proposed rule language;
  • Give reasons for your views; and
  • Be specific and offer language changes to solve the problems you identify.

Attachments: Commenters may attach up to three documents per comment. If you have more than three documents to attach to your comment, include the additional attachments in a new comment. Allowed attachments include PDFs, spreadsheets, and Word documents. Please include your name and contact information on all attachments.

Important: All comments will be made available to the public. Please only submit information that you wish to make available publicly. The Office of Administrative Hearings does not edit or delete submissions that include personal information. We reserve the right to remove any comments we deem offensive, intimidating, belligerent, harassing, or bullying, or that contain any other inappropriate or aggressive behavior without prior notification.