This is your chance to weigh in on the latest effort to protect wild rice which uses a complex equation to individualize standards to specific sites and includes multiple factors.
While the WICOLA newsletter has followed the process you may wish to read the specifics. A summary of the draft of the new standard and a proposed list of wild-rice lakes can be found at the MPCA website. www.pca.state.mn.us/ktqh1083
· Scroll down a bit and find the display with tabs along the top margin.
· The “Background” tab brings you to a link to the study summary.
· The “Rule Making” tab will take you to “Request for Comments” There is a plain English version.
Although the rule making will not be completed until 2018 this is an early stage opportunity for public input. Comments must be submitted by 4:30 PM on Dec. 18, 2015.
Both of the above tabs include a sidebar enabling you to sign up to receive information on future developments and opportunities to comment.
P.S. remember to renew your membership!
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