Proposed Rules Governing Water Quality Standards for River Eutrophication and Total Suspended Solids

The proposed rules of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Minnesota Rules Chapters 7050, 7053) governing water quality standards - river eutrophicatoin and total suspended solids have been assigned to Administrative Law Judge James E. LaFave; OAH Docket No. 60-2200-30791.


As part of the rulemaking process, a hearing was held on January 8, 2014, in St. Paul.  During the hearing, a twenty-calendar-day period was set for the receipt of written comments regarding the proposed rules.  Thus, the initial deadline for the submission of written comments in this rulemaking proceeding is 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.  After the period for submission of written comments ends, state law provides the Board and all interested persons an additional period of five working days for filing a written response to any comments which were submitted during the initial comment period.  New matters may not be introduced or raised during this five-day rebuttal period.  The five-day rebuttal period will expire at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.      

Order on the Minnesota Environmental and Economic Review Board and the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association's Comments

Order Reopening Administrative Record for Limited Period 

Order Granting Extension  

Interested members of the public can e-mail, mail, fax, or deliver comments to Judge LaFave concerning the proposed rules.  His address is as follows:


Hon. James E. LaFave

Administrative Law Judge

600 North Robert Street

P.O. Box 64620

St. Paul , MN  55164-0620

Fax:  651-361-7936


The Proposed Rules, Notice of Hearing, Statement of Need and Reasonableness, Agency exhibits, public comments, and other documents relating to the proposed rules are now available on the website of the Pollution Control Agency .  The information will be updated as further comments are received.