Merriam Junction Scoping EAW

Public Comments
Merriam Junction LLC has revised their proposal to mine 954 acres as described in the Scoping EAW published on February 20, 2012. A new Scoping EAW was prepared for Merriam Junction’s LLC's current proposal to mine and process 682 acres of construction aggregate and sandstone.

The Publication date of the EQB Monitor noticing this Scoping EAW and draft Scoping Decision Document is April 14, 2014. Comments are, therefore, due before 4:30 p.m., May 14, 2014. Written comments should be mailed to Kate Sedlacek.

A public meeting to discuss the Scoping EAW will be held on April 29, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at:
Scott County Conference Center
205 4th Avenue
Shakopee, MN 55379

Review Report

  1. Attachment 1 Parcel ID Numbers (PDF)
  2. Attachment 2 MnDNR Letter and Index Report (PDF)
  3. Attachment 3 Merriam Junction Scoping Decision Document April 7, 2014 (PDF)
  4. Figure 1 Scott County General Location (PDF)
  5. Figure 10 Land Cover Map (PDF)
  6. Figure 11 Public Waters Inventory (PDF)
  7. Figure 12 National Wetlands Inventory 2 (PDF)
  8. Figure 13 Existing Site Wells (PDF)
  9. Figure 14 CWI Well Locations within 1 Mile of Site (PDF)
  10. Figure 15 Wellhead Protection Areas (PDF)
  11. Figure 16 Shoreland District Map (PDF)
  12. Figure 17 Flood Insurance Rate Map Excerpt (PDF)
  13. Figure 18 Sub-Watershed Area and Drainage Patterns (PDF)
  14. Figure 19 Bedrock Geology (PDF)
  15. Figure 2 USGS Quad Map Excerpt (PDF)
  16. Figure 20 Stratigraphic Column (PDF)
  17. Figure 21 Soil Survey Map (PDF)
  18. Figure 22 Areas of Past Mining Activity (PDF)
  19. Figure 23 Noise Receptor Map (PDF)
  20. Figure 24 Cultural Resources (PDF)
  21. Figure 25 Prime Farmlands (PDF)
  22. Figure 26 Public Lands and Trails (PDF)
  23. Figure 27 Watershed District Boundaries (PDF)
  24. Figure 3 Existing Site Features Map (PDF)
  25. Figure 4 Site Ownership (PDF)
  26. Figure 5-1 Alternative 1 Concept Mine Plan (PDF)
  27. Figure 5-2 Alternative 2 Concept Mine Plan (PDF)
  28. Figure 5-3 Alternative 3 Concept Mine Plan (PDF)
  29. Figure 5-4 Alternative 4 Concept Mine Plan (PDF)
  30. Figure 5-5 Alternative 5 Concept Mine Plan (PDF)
  31. Figure 5-6 Alternative 6 Concept Mine Plan (PDF)
  32. Figure 6 construction Aggregate Stockpile Locations (PDF)
  33. Figure 7 Concept Reclamation Plan (PDF)
  34. Figure 8 Surrounding Land Use (PDF)
  35. Figure 9 Scott County Zoning Map Excerpt (PDF)
  36. Merriam Junction Final Scoping Decision Document (PDF)
  37. Merriam Junction Final Scoping EAW (PDF)
  38. Response To Comments on Draft SEAW and SDD (PDF)