Phosphorus Rule White Paper

After MESERB and other city groups petitioned for clarification of the state’s Phosphorus Rule in 2003, the MPCA issued several unofficial working drafts that raised substantial concerns for the regulated community.  In December 2006, MESERB joined with the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and the League of Minnesota Cities to prepare a white paper analyzing the scientific and legal foundations of the draft amendments to the Phosphorus Rule, and identifying cities’ concerns.  The MPCA issued its report to the Legislature on the Phosphorus Rule in March 2007, and the white paper was updated to include a critique of the MPCA’s report.