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Metropolitan Waste Control Commission

Active dates:1974 - July 1, 1994
Function: Plans, constructs, and operates the waste water treatment system in Minnesota's Twin Cities metropolitan area. Works closely with the Metropolitan Council, the Office of Waste Management, and the Pollution Control Agency to insure a coordinated and efficient waste collection and treatment system. (Source: Official communication from the office of the governor of the state of Minnesota, 2 June 1992.)
History: In 1969, the Metropolitan Council established the Metropolitan Sewer Board (later renamed the Metropolitan Waste Control Commission), incorporating the Minneapolis-St. Paul Sanitary District and 33 treatment plants of the suburban communities into one organization responsible for the entire region's sewage treatment.

The Commission was abolished in 1994 and its functions transferred to the Metropolitan Council under the name Metropolitan Council Wastewater Services (Metropolitan Government Reorganization Act of 1994, 1994 Minn. Laws Chap. 628). Its activities were assumed by the environment division of the metropolitan council. Policy with respect to those activities must be recommended by the environment division committee of the metropolitan council to the full council.
Membership: 9 members (8 members, 1 from each commission district, appointed by the Metropolitan Council; chair appointed by governor with senate confirmation; members may not be members of the Metropolitan Council or any other metropolitan agency, or hold judicial office; 4-year terms; members file with Ethical Practices Board.

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
News clippings and documents: Metropolitan Waste Commission. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1983-1993.
News clippings and documents: Metropolitan Waste Commission - Chairs. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1975-1992.
News clippings and documents: Metropolitan Waste Commission - Members. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1975-1991.
News clippings and documents: Metropolitan Waste Commission - Staff. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1980-1991.
Record last updated: 01/21/2015

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