The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently announced that in the Second Quarter of 2018 it had concluded 52 enforcement cases where the MPCA collected a total of just over $366,000 in civil penalties for alleged violations. The MPCA compiles lists of current and past enforcement action summaries on its website at:
In its announcement the MPCA provides general information about each case or settlement. Finally, a summary of key takeaways from this past quarter's results is as follows:
Please see the disclaimer at the bottom of this page relating to limitations on this blog and legal advice. Joseph Maternowski is a Minnesota attorney in private practice who practices in the areas of environmental, administrative and real estate law. He advises clients on compliance matters as well as on commercial and residential real estate transactions and on litigation. Mr. Maternowski, whose offices are in Minneapolis Minnesota, assists clients on matters in the Upper Midwest and across the country. Mr. Maternowski began his career in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office where he was assigned to the Environmental Protection Division. In private practice Mr. Maternowski now assists clients in responding to information requests, alleged violations letters and other demands received from federal and state agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the MPCA. As a trusted legal adviser Mr. Maternowski also assists clients who are conducting environment audits and developing Environmental Management Programs to check their compliance status. Finally for additional information please contact:
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