PolyMet/NorthMet records

FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_001
PolyMet MPCA tailings basin impact criteria permittability memo
June 20, 2011
EPA-R5-2014-001593-2
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_002
NorthMet February 6, 2012 seive list meeting attendees list
EPA-R5-2014-001593-12
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_003
NorthMet February 6 seive list meeting notes
February 10, 2012
EPA-R5-2014-001593-12
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_004
Correspondence from Margot Monson of St. Paul, Minnesota to the US Environmental Protection Agency. February 19, 2012. Correspondence relates to concerns over the environmental impact of the PolyMet project.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-14
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_005
Letter from Nancy Schuldt, Water Projects Coordinator for the Fon du Lac Environmental Program to Tamara Cameron of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Letter relates to questions posed by the U.S. Army Corps in relation to Fon du Lac water quality standards, and how they may interact with the NorthMet project.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-16
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_006
Letter from Darrell Spenser of the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. March 26, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-23
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_007
Water Analytical Data Summary, Polymet mining company. Table 1
EPA-R5-2014-001593-24
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_008
NortMet Project tribal sieve list meeting notes. March 29, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-34
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_009
“Water used for production of wild rice – Partridge and Embarrass Rivers.” May 8, 2012. Preliminary revised draft for tribal technical staff feedback. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Document reviews waters that would be affected by PolyMet and Mesabi Nugget activities.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-46-WR
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_010
Memo from Ann Foss of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to Bill Johnson of Minnesota DNR. June 20, 2011. Memo relates to MPCA staff recommendation on impact criteria related to the permittability of the proposed PolyMet tailings basin.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-48
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_011
PolyMet NorthMet Project sieve list meeting. May 23, 2012. Proposed cooperating agencies mercury issues session.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-49
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_012
Barr Engineering technical memorandum regarding “updates to the mine site MODFLOW model calibration and predictive simulations.” May 25, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-50
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_013
Water Resources/Groundwater Impacts Assessment Planning Summary Memo. NorthMet Project EIS. June 30, 2011.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-56
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_014
Draft revised NorthMet SDEIS water resources impact criteria. September 20, 2011.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-57
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_015
NorthMet draft Gantt chart version 3.0. June 14, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-62
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_016
Meeting agenda for PolyMet EIS Mercury issues meeting involving co-lead agencies and others. July 10, 2012.
E EPA-R5-2014-001593-61
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_017
PolyMet water management plan for NorthMet project. Version 1 pgs. 21-24. November 30, 2011.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-73
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_018
PolyMet water management plan for NorthMet project. Version 1 pgs. 50-54. November 30, 2011.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-73
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_019
PolyMet response on Hg from overburden. August 3, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-79
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_020
Co-lead agency July 2012 monthly mining report. PolyMet mine. Air permit, water permit.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-80
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_021
NorthMet project – draft document for PSDEIS. Chapter 5. Aquatic species outstanding data and information gaps. July 13, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-85
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_022
NorthMet project – draft document for PSDEIS. Chapter 5. Geotechnical stability outstanding data and information gaps. June 29, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-85
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_023
NorthMet project – draft document for PSDEIS. Chapter 5. Water resources. July 13, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-85
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_024
NorthMet project – draft document for PSDEIS. Chapter 5. Wilderness and special designation areas outstanding data and information gaps. June 29, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-85
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_025
NorthMet PSDEIS draft chapter 5 aquatic comments from co-lead agencies. August 3, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-85
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_026
NorthMet PSDEIS draft chapter 5 geotech comments from co-lead agencies. August 3, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-85
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_027
NorthMet PSDEIS draft chapter 5 water comments from co-lead agencies. August 3, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-85
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_028
NorthMet PSDEIS draft chapter 5 wilderness comments from co-lead agencies. August 3, 2012.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-86
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_029
Conditions for discontinuing monthly sampling of sulfurial groundwater at the NorthMet mine. Draft document.
EPA-R5-2014-001593-86
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_030
E-mail correspondence relating to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency designation relating to NorthMet’s potential impact on the production of wild rice in the Embarrass River.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_031
EPA correspondence about data regarding groundwater movements in the PolyMet area.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_032
EPA correspondence about PolyMet water sampling of wetland areas running behind schedule, and the possible negative impact on the EPA’s review of the project.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_033
Copy of external correspondence relating to “sensitivity analysis.” EPA correspondence relating to EPA’s dissatisfaction with the decision by co-lead agencies to not conduct sensitivity analysis of groundwater modeling; and the decision by co-lead agencies not to inform EPA of that decision.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_034
Correspondence between Paula Macabee and EPA regarding concerns over financial assurances related to the proposed PolyMet project.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_035
PolyMet to EPA correspondence regarding PolyMet water modeling and groundwater review.
Correspondence notes that progress was “slower than we would have liked.” Correspondence also notes a retraction issued by the Star Tribune regarding EPA’s oversight of the project. PolyMet official notes the support of Congressman Chip Cravaak for the project.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_036
EPA correspondence relating to questions about the accuracy of PolyMet sponsored study on wild rice/water quality.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_037
Schedule of milestones for NorthMet project.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_038
E-mail from Bill Johnson of MN DNR to a variety of EPA and MPCA recipients. E-mail relates to questions raised about mercury generation. Bill Johnson notes that the co-lead agencies will seek clarification from PolyMet about the issue.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_039
E-mail correspondence regarding MPCA recommendation on waters used for wild rice production. In correspondence, MPCA notes that PolyMet wants to submit feedback on the standards.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_040
EPA e-mail correspondence about PolyMet water filtration test, noting that the pilot appears to have been successful.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_041
E-mail correspondence between Christine Wagener of EPA and other EPA staff. E-mail references a PolyMet water treatment pilot project that treats water with elevated levels of sulfate. Christine Wagener notes that PolyMet is “serious about moving forward” but also notes that “groundwater will be the bigger problem” for PolyMet since “we just won’t see the consequences for years to come.”
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_042
E-mail correspondence related to co-lead agency review of the mitigation and control features of the NorthMet project, in preparation for finishing the SDEIS.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_043
E-mail correspondence betweem MPCA to EPA staff regarding meeting on PolyMet.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_044
PolyMet press release on water quality treatment pilot forwarded among EPA staff.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_04
Press release on PolyMet 3rd quarter 2013 financials circulated within EPA.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_046
E-mail discussions between EPA staff relating to concerns raised by Margaret Watkins about the possible existence of asbestos-like fibers in Duluth Complex rock that would be mined by PolyMet.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_047
E-mail correspondence between co-lead agencies regarding water quality impacts from NorthMet.
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FOIAUSEPA2013B_pd_048
EPA e-mail correspondence regarding underground mining alternative assessment for the NothMet mining project.
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