Silica Sand Rulemaking Advisory Panel

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) formed this joint advisory panel that will provide input to the agencies regarding regulation of silica sand operations in Minnesota. The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board also participated in the advisory panel process to receive advice on rules related to silica sand environmental review.

The last scheduled meeting of the panel was in February 2015.

In April 2015, an overview of the advisory panel's work was presented to the Silica sand subcommittee of the Environmental Quality Board.

Meeting history and resources

The panel had its first meeting in January 2014.

  • Working meetings of the panel were open for public observation.
  • Meetings were held in locations convenient to the panelists.
  • The agencies posted approved meeting materials.

Staff contact: Nathan Cooley (651-757-2290)

Past meetings

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

Supplemental meeting - conference call

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

January 2014

The panel first met on January 29.