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The MPCA will continue to provide support to stakeholders to address chloride impacts on surface water and groundwater resources, as resources allow. The MPCA will continue to monitor lakes, streams, and groundwater for chloride, in cooperation with the TCMA partners, to track progress and better understand water quality trends. The MPCA recognizes the importance of the MPCA Smart Salting (S2) training program and will continue to support and improve the training as new technologies and resources are available. The MPCA will also continue providing necessary technical assistance, resources, tools including supporting and hosting the WMAt, to its permitees, stakeholders and local partners, and to facilitate forums discussing progress of implementation of the CMP and adaptive management strategies in the TCMA as resources are available.

Example: Years 1-2

  • Explore ways to support a sustainable MPCA Smart Salting Program.
  • Host, support and update the WMAt on the MPCA website.
  • Continue to monitor lakes, rivers, and groundwater for chloride.
  • Solicit assistance in statewide chloride monitoring through partnerships and grant programs.
  • Participate in the Freshwater Society’s annual Road Salt Symposium.
  • Update website with educational information on lower salt use for citizens.
  • Support and provide access to the “Salt Dilemma” display at various events and venues.
  • Provide technical assistance to permitee for reducing chloride

Example: Years 3-5

  • Continue to monitor lakes, rivers, and groundwater for chloride.
  • Continue to update impaired waters list with waterbodies exceeding the state’s chloride standard.
  • Participate in the Freshwater Society’s annual Road Salt Symposium.
  • Support and provide access to the “Salt Dilemma” display at various events and venues.
  • Continue to provide technical assistance to permittees for reducing chloride and fulfilling permit requirements for Chloride TMDLs.
  • Integrate chloride reduction opportunities into other MPCA programs.
  • Include chloride reduction as a priority at the MPCA where possible.

Example: Years 6-10

  • Continue to monitor lakes, rivers, and groundwater for chloride.
  • Continue to update impaired waters list with waterbodies exceeding the state’s chloride standard.
  • Continue to support the implementation of the TCMA CMP.
  • Support and provide access to the “Salt Dilemma” display at various events and venues.
  • Continue to provide technical assistance to permittees for reducing chloride

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