N E W S R E L E A S E
November 17, 2011
Frank Jewell, First District Commissioner
St. Louis County Courthouse
Duluth, MN 218-726-2450
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
County Commissioner Frank Jewell Appointed to the Clean Water Council
This week Governor Mark Dayton announced that St. Louis County Commissioner Frank Jewell has been appointed to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Clean Water Council. Commissioner Jewell represents the county’s First District encompassing the central neighborhoods of Duluth, MN. The Clean Water Council was created through the Clean Water Legacy Act in 2006. The Council’s primary role is to advise on the administration and implementation of the Clean Water Legacy Act.
The Clean Water Legacy Act was developed to facilitate compliance with the federal Clean Water Act's requirements to protect, restore, and preserve the quality of Minnesota's surface waters. The Clean Water Council is responsible for preparation of an implementation plan and biennial work plans for setting priorities to address impaired waters; providing recommendations to the Governor and legislature regarding how money from the clean water legacy account should be appropriated each biennium; providing biennial reports to the legislature on how the clean water money has been spent; advising on appropriate processes for expert scientific review; fostering coordination among public agencies and private entities to ensure cooperation with relevant plans and programs; and developing education and participation strategies for citizens and stakeholders.
The Council is executing this charge through its work plan, which is available, along with the Council’s mission, authority, and organizing principles, at the Clean Water Council website: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/about-mpca/clean-water-council. The Council normally meets the 3rd Monday of every month at the Orville Freeman Building, in St. Paul, MN. The first meeting to be attended by Commissioner Jewell will be on Monday, November 21.
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