The proposed rules of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (Minnesota Rules Chapters 7020, 7001, 7002) governing animal feedlots; permits and certifications; and permit fees have been assigned to Administrative Law Judge Ann C. O'Reilly; OAH Docket No. 65-2200-30761.
As part of the rulemaking process, a hearing was held on September 9, 2013, 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 Monday, September 30, 2013. 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 Monday, October 7, 2013. The Chief Administrative Law Judge has extended the deadline for completion of the rule report to Monday, November 18, 2013.
Interested members of the public can e-mail, mail, fax, or deliver comments to Judge O'Reilly concerning the proposed rules. Her address is as follows:
Hon. Ann C. O'Reilly
Administrative Law Judge
600 North Robert Street
P.O. Box 64620
St. Paul , MN 55164-0620
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 at http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/water/water-permits-and-rules/water-rulemaking/feedlot-rulemaking.html . The information will be updated as further comments are received.