SMC Dundas Washplant – Environmental Assessment Worksheet

The SMC Dundas Washplant may be expanded. An Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) has been prepared. The EAW may be downloaded from the Township websitel.

The description of the project:

Oldcastle Materials (OMG) Midwest dba Southern Minnesota Construction (SMC) proposes continuation of the SMC Dundas Washplant and expansion of sand and gravel mining on approximately 115 additional acres in Section 32, Bridgewater Twp, Rice County, Minnesota. Reclamation of the site will include grasslands, wetlands, and lakes.

The instructions in that EAW include:

  • Note to preparers: This form and EAW Guidelines are available at the Environmental Quality Board’s website at: http://www.eqb.state.mn.us/EnvRevGuidanceDocuments.htm. The Environmental Assessment Worksheet provides information about a project that may have the potential for significant environmental effects. The EAW is prepared by the Responsible Governmental Unit or its agents to determine whether an Environmental Impact Statement should be prepared. The project proposer must supply any reasonably accessible data for — but should not complete — the final worksheet. The complete question as well as the answer must be included if the EAW is prepared electronically.
  • Note to reviewers:  Comments must be submitted to the RGU during the 30-day comment period following notice of the EAW in the EQB Monitor. Comments should address the accuracy and completeness of information, potential impacts that warrant further investigation and the need for an EIS.

Comments may be prepared and presented per statutes.

 

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