MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_001MPCA E-mail correspondence related to Northshore Mining 401 certification. May 15, 2012.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_002MPCA E-mail correspondence related to Northshore Mining 401 certification. May 14, 2012.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_003MPCA E-mail correspondence related to Northshore Mining 401 certification. May 11, 2012.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_004MPCA E-mail correspondence related to Northshore Mining 401 certification. May 9, 2012.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_005Letter 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.
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.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_006Email 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”.
Notes: Discussing Twin Metals proposal to release contact water in Virginia and Hibbing public treatment facilities.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_007Chemistry of Virginia WWTP Effluent with Shaft Water
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_008INCO Shaft – Twin Metals MN Water Pretreatment Flow Diagram.
Notes: Diagram of INCO shaft site water pretreatment facility.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_009Map of “Twin Metals Maturi Property”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_010Map of “Shaft Site – Bulk Sample Project Twin Metals MN”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_011Printed 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.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_012“State and Federal Permits and Authorizations Anticipated for the Project.” MPCA; MNDNR; MDH; Minicipatl POTWs, Lake County, BLM.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_013Agenda of Bulk Sample Project – Technical Agency Meeting June 10, 2013.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_014Notes from written meeting w/Twin Metals – “Submit EAW by end of June.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_015List of monitoring equipment.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_016Map of “Duluth Complex Mineral Resources.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_017Map of “Birch Lake Underground Resource Drilling.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_018“Falconia Minerals Corp Proposal for Kawishiwi Minerals Exploration DN/FONSI.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_019Letter 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
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.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_020Factsheet for National Pollutant Permit no MN0046981 (issued by state of MN MPCA)
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_021MPCA 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
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_022List of water quality contacts for tribal communities.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_023Reissued draft permit public notice – City of Babbitt, MN – May 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
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_024Email from Jeff Udd of MPCA to Linda Grant of MCPA, May 8, 2013.
Notes: Draft cover letter for Northshore mining Co – Peter Marshall. “Ready for review; approve re: your signature.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_025“Draft Permit/Public Notice Business Systems Checklist.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_026Letter of Sept 10, 2012 from Andrea Hayden of Northshore Mining Co to Stephanie Handeland of MPCA.
Notes: “Regarding application for Major Permit Modification of NPDES Permit no. MN0046981″; Technical memo regarding “preliminary wastewater treatment plant facility plan” (Barr Engingeering)
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_027Letter of June 28, 2012 from Jeff Udd (PCA) to James Korpi of Northshore Mining Company.
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.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_028Email from Jeff Udd of MPCA to Linda Grand of MPCA, June 5, 2012.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_029“MPCA – NPDES/SDS Final Permit Administrative Procedure Checklist” related to permit no MN0046981 – Peter Mitchell.
Notes: Includes copy of signed permit.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_030Schematic of area 003 “Mine dewatering and crusher 2 facility discharges to Partridge R.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_031Transmittal form for NPDES/SDS Permit Program, permit no MN0046981
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_032Letter of July 10, 2013 from Brian Schweiss of MPCA to Andrea Hayden of Northshore Mining Company.
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.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_033Letter of April 2, 2013 from Stephanie Handeland of MCPA to Andrea Hayden of Northshore Mining Company.
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.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_034Responses to Darren Vogt (tribal)
Notes: “Re: Impact of Northshore Major Modification.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_035Email between Andrea Hayden of Northshore Mining Co and Stephanie Handeland of MPCA.
Notes: “Re: USFS easements & MPCA modifications.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_036Emails re: MPCA approval of Barr Plands for Northshore Babbit WWTF project.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_037Barr Plans for Northshore Mining, Babbitt Mine WWTF.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_038Peter Mitchell Final EIS Docs
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_039Dan Wite MN0046981
Notes: “No toxins to review.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_040Meeting Notes, unlabled (written).
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_041Meeting Notes, Northshore Mining Project 06-2012 – Tom Eastbrook MPCA, Duluth
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_042David Richfield of MPCA to Tamara Cameron (US Army Corps) and Dan Wolf, Northshore Mining Co.
Notes: Proposed Northshore Mining Company East Pit Mining Expansion.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_043Email correspondence (MPCA) about mining expansion of east pit.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_044Northshore East Pit Progression Project, Permitting Chronology Highlights.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_045Barr Engineering – Stream Alternatives and Socioeconomic Analysis, East Pit Progression Project – Mar 29,2012.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_046Powerpoint of Cliffs Northshore Mine Process – Dan Wolf. March 22, 2012.
Notes: “Effects of delayed certification will require more blasting.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_047Emails regarding “fill waters” under section 401 of Clean Water Act.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_048David Richfield of MPCA to Tamara Cameron of US Army Corps and Dan Wolf of Northshore Mining
“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.”
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_049Mike Feist, MPCA to Gart Rott, MPCA
Biological assessment of Northshore Mining discharge.
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_050NPDES MN0046981 – Mine Pit and Potable Water Final Report
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_051Northshore Mining Company Stream Mitigation Project Development Communication Timeline
MNGDPAPCA2013B_pd_052NorthMet Project Revised Wetland Permit Application, June 28, 2013