Minnesota Data Practices Act – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

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MPCA E-mail correspondence related to Northshore Mining 401 certification. May 15, 2012.
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MPCA E-mail correspondence related to Northshore Mining 401 certification. May 14, 2012.
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MPCA E-mail correspondence related to Northshore Mining 401 certification. May 11, 2012.
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MPCA E-mail correspondence related to Northshore Mining 401 certification. May 9, 2012.
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Letter of July 31, 2013 – Ilsley Colton of Twin Metals; from Melissa Doperalski of MN DNR regarding Twin Metals bulk sample project environmental assessment initial data submittal.
Date: 7/31/2013
Notes: DNR determined that EAW was incomplete. Environmental review will not be a joint Fed-State process. State will communicate w/Feds. MNDR set up next meeting to clairfy.
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Email of July 31st, 2013 from Suzanne Baumann to Joe Henderson (MPCA), Twin Metals, others, regarding city of Virginia as site for disposing Twin Metals “contact water”.
7/31/2013
Notes: Discussing Twin Metals proposal to release contact water in Virginia and Hibbing public treatment facilities.
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Chemistry of Virginia WWTP Effluent with Shaft Water
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INCO Shaft – Twin Metals MN Water Pretreatment Flow Diagram.
Notes: Diagram of INCO shaft site water pretreatment facility.
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Map of “Twin Metals Maturi Property”
7/2013
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Map of “Shaft Site – Bulk Sample Project Twin Metals MN”
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Printed slides of Twin Metals MN Power Point presentation
Notes: “No contact water will be discharged from the site to adjacent uplands or wetlands”; contact water sent to local treatment facilities; no wetland impact; reclaimation of all disturbed lands.
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“State and Federal Permits and Authorizations Anticipated for the Project.” MPCA; MNDNR; MDH; Minicipatl POTWs, Lake County, BLM.
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Agenda of Bulk Sample Project – Technical Agency Meeting June 10, 2013.
6/10/2013
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Notes from written meeting w/Twin Metals – “Submit EAW by end of June.”
6/4/2013
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List of monitoring equipment.
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Map of “Duluth Complex Mineral Resources.”
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Map of “Birch Lake Underground Resource Drilling.”
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“Falconia Minerals Corp Proposal for Kawishiwi Minerals Exploration DN/FONSI.”
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Letter of May 9, 2013 from Jeff Udd of MPCA to Jakes Kopp of Northshore Mining Company re: draft major modified NPDES/SDS permit no. MN0046981, Northshore Mining Co – Peter Mitchell
5/9/2013
Notes: “MPCA has reviewed national polutant discharge elimination system permit application. Enclosed is draft of modified permit … – Granting of permit does not releave permittee from liability under state or federal law. – Prohibits unauthorized release of wastewater.”
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Factsheet for National Pollutant Permit no MN0046981 (issued by state of MN MPCA)
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MPCA Bulletin address report
Notes: Related to “Public Notice: Intent to Major Modify NPDES and SDS Permit for Northshore Mining Co – Peter Mitchell in Babbitt” – List of recipients
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List of water quality contacts for tribal communities.
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Reissued draft permit public notice – City of Babbitt, MN – May 8, 2013
5/8/2013
Notes: Recipients include Thomas Bakk, MN Senate – David Dill, MN House Representative – Editor, New Babbit Weekly News – Post Master, US Post Office, Babbitt MN
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Email from Jeff Udd of MPCA to Linda Grant of MCPA, May 8, 2013.
5/8/2013
Notes: Draft cover letter for Northshore mining Co – Peter Marshall. “Ready for review; approve re: your signature.”
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“Draft Permit/Public Notice Business Systems Checklist.”
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Letter of Sept 10, 2012 from Andrea Hayden of Northshore Mining Co to Stephanie Handeland of MPCA.
9/10/2012
Notes: “Regarding application for Major Permit Modification of NPDES Permit no. MN0046981″; Technical memo regarding “preliminary wastewater treatment plant facility plan” (Barr Engingeering)
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Letter of June 28, 2012 from Jeff Udd (PCA) to James Korpi of Northshore Mining Company.
6/28/2012
Notes: Final Minor Modified NPDES/SDS permit no MN0046981 Permit supercedes earlier permit modified June 5, 2012. – Includes signed copy of permit no MN0046981 expiring July 31, 2014.
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Email from Jeff Udd of MPCA to Linda Grand of MPCA, June 5, 2012.
6/5/2012
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“MPCA – NPDES/SDS Final Permit Administrative Procedure Checklist” related to permit no MN0046981 – Peter Mitchell.
Notes: Includes copy of signed permit.
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Schematic of area 003 “Mine dewatering and crusher 2 facility discharges to Partridge R.”
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Transmittal form for NPDES/SDS Permit Program, permit no MN0046981
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Letter of July 10, 2013 from Brian Schweiss of MPCA to Andrea Hayden of Northshore Mining Company.
7/10/2013
Notes: Re: Domestic Wastewater Facility Plans NPDES/SDS permit no MN0046981. “MPCA has completed review of construction plans, and construction shall begin in accordance with plans prepared by Barr Engineering.”
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Letter of April 2, 2013 from Stephanie Handeland of MCPA to Andrea Hayden of Northshore Mining Company.
4/2/2013
Notes: “Re: Permit no MN0046981. MPCA working to protect wild rice resources – requesting company to gather info on wild rice waters downstream of mine pit dewatering discharges.”
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Responses to Darren Vogt (tribal)
Notes: “Re: Impact of Northshore Major Modification.”
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Email between Andrea Hayden of Northshore Mining Co and Stephanie Handeland of MPCA.
4/5/2013
Notes: “Re: USFS easements & MPCA modifications.”
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Emails re: MPCA approval of Barr Plands for Northshore Babbit WWTF project.
5/19/2013
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Barr Plans for Northshore Mining, Babbitt Mine WWTF.
2/25/2012
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Peter Mitchell Final EIS Docs
2/5/2013
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Dan Wite MN0046981
12/7/2012
Notes: “No toxins to review.”
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Meeting Notes, unlabled (written).
6/20/2011
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Meeting Notes, Northshore Mining Project 06-2012 – Tom Eastbrook MPCA, Duluth
5/16/2012
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David Richfield of MPCA to Tamara Cameron (US Army Corps) and Dan Wolf, Northshore Mining Co.
5/24/2012
Notes: Proposed Northshore Mining Company East Pit Mining Expansion.
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Email correspondence (MPCA) about mining expansion of east pit.

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Northshore East Pit Progression Project, Permitting Chronology Highlights.
3/21/2012
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Barr Engineering – Stream Alternatives and Socioeconomic Analysis, East Pit Progression Project – Mar 29,2012.
3/29/2012
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Powerpoint of Cliffs Northshore Mine Process – Dan Wolf. March 22, 2012.
3/22/2012
Notes: “Effects of delayed certification will require more blasting.”
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Emails regarding “fill waters” under section 401 of Clean Water Act.
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David Richfield of MPCA to Tamara Cameron of US Army Corps and Dan Wolf of Northshore Mining
2/15/2012
“May issue 401 certification denial without prejudige for the short term with understanding that NMC can reply… may get authorization by end of Feb 2012.”
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Mike Feist, MPCA to Gart Rott, MPCA
11/20/2012
Biological assessment of Northshore Mining discharge.
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NPDES MN0046981 – Mine Pit and Potable Water Final Report
6/29/2012
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Northshore Mining Company Stream Mitigation Project Development Communication Timeline
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NorthMet Project Revised Wetland Permit Application, June 28, 2013
6/28/2013
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