Martin County RGU Certification EAW Lorentz Construction

Public comments may be submitted regarding the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) which has been prepared for the W. Lorentz and Sons Inc. aggregate mine project in Martin County, Minnesota. The preparation of this EAW was discretionary as the result of a citizen petition per Minnesota Rules 4410, Environmental Review.

W. Lorentz and Sons Construction, Inc. is proposing establishment of a new non-metallic mineral mining operation located at Parcel ID 050240300 in Fairmont Township, Martin County, Minnesota. The project will include stripping the topsoil, constructing berms for stormwater control, extraction, and hauling of  aggregate materials: primarily construction sand and gravel. Reclamation will take place upon mining completion.

The public comment period for this project is open for thirty (30) days and will run from Tuesday, August 9, 2022, until Thursday, September 8, 2022. Comments must address the potential for significant environmental effects, adequacy of information available, type, extent, and reversibility of environmental effects and extent to which environmental effects are subject to mitigation by ongoing public regulatory authority.

An informational meeting for the public and interested individuals will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Martin County Courthouse, 201 Lake Avenue, Fairmont, MN, 56301.

Comments must be submitted in writing via mail or email by 4:30 pm, Thursday, September 8, 2022. Submit comments to: Scott Higgins, County Coordinator, 201 Lake Avenue, Room 100, Fairmont, MN 56031,

Copies of the EAW are available for review during regular business hours at: Martin County Coordinator’s Office, Martin County Courthouse, 201 Lake Ave. Fairmont MN 56031 Room 100.

The EAW will also be posted during the 30-day comment period on the Martin County website:

Martin County RGU Certification EAW Lorentz Construction