Coordinating Committee - Laurentian Vision Partnership

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COORDINATING COMMITTEE
of the
Laurentian Vision Partnership
Meeting XV
Monday, December 21, 2009 – 9:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M.
Iron Range Resources, Mining and Reclamation Classroom, Chisholm, MN
Objective
To review the status of major activities and actions decided at the October 14, 2009 –
Laurentian Vision Partnership Meeting and prepare the agenda for the January 27, 2010
Laurentian Vision Partnership Quarterly Meeting
I.
LVP Coordinating Committee Agenda Development
A.
Major Presentations
1)
Soudan Mine – Underground Lab Project
(Bill Miller, U of M)
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UTAC – template proposal/Innovation
Grant support
LCCMR – overview of the funding
program, priorities and legislative grant
process by LCCMR staff
PolyMet EIS Status (Regional Projects
Map will be updated)
KeeTac EIS
Cooperative Minerals Research (CMR) –
EAW/sample (manganese)
PolyMet charrette
Wind project development/visual
impacts (Gary Cerkvenik, Mt. Iron project
consultant)
Larry Lehtinen – Mining 2030
Perspectives Presentation
Range Readiness Update (Randy Lasky)
9)
Cooperative Minerals Resources Project
(Brad Moore, Barr Engineering)
10)
Hwy 169 Project Update (Kevin Adolphs,
MNDOT)
LVP Coordinating Committee
Meeting Notes – Meeting XV
December 21, 2009
 Confirmed for the 27th meeting
 Forty (40) minutes needed
 Thirty (30) minute presentation
 Ten (10) minute Q & A
 Jim Plummer will check with Bill on title of presentation
 Plan for the fall quarterly meeting.
 Report on both pilot projects at UTAC and KeeTac.
 Thirty (30) minutes
 Jim Plummer to invite LCCMR staff to provide an
overview of process and priorities
 Too soon. We will not include at this meeting
 Leave for future consideration
 $5.6 million in place for pre-development of Mountain
Iron wind project
 Keep for future agenda consideration
 Not available. Postpone for May/June quarterly
meeting.
 Five (5) minutes
 Housing
 Communication summaries
 Forty (40) minutes
 Thirty (30) minute presentation
 Ten (10) minute Q & A
 Fifteen (15) minutes
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B.
Discharge water sulfate concentrations
and impact on wild rice (native ricing
land) and mercury concentrations.
Work Group Priorities Updates
Targeting Priority Projects Work Group
Innovation Projects
 Future topic – We need a better understanding as a
committee. Will assess and consider for a future
meeting.
 Research in progress today involving:
 MnDNR
 Mining Companies
 Others
 Two (2) pilot projects update in fall 2010.
 Hibbing Taconite project (application expected)
 Julie Klieski – project lead
 Architectural Resources involved
 Large reclamation area is the target
 Expect to have an LVP review of application this
winter
 Could be a Spring meeting topic if it proceeds
 $125,000 earmarked for Innovation Grants and another
$125,000 possibly available…yet to be determined
 Other projects:
 Chris Carlson & John Koepke - Templates
 New Pilot Project expected
 Sleeping Giant project at ArcelorMittal
 ArcelorMittal – tailings basin project
 UTAC – 2nd possible project
 Virginia – Fairview site
LVP Coordinators Report
No report in January
Delivering Tools and Resources Work Group
Mining 101 Brochure
Fifty Year Mine Mapping Update
Wetland Inventory Update
Brownfield Assessment Grant
Large Scale Map Update
GIS Collaborative
LVP Coordinating Committee
Meeting Notes – Meeting XV
December 21, 2009
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Omit?
Not on the agenda yet
Tim Pastika – five (5) minutes
Brief update on the process
No update. Keep on the agenda for future updates.
Pending with federal EPA review
Could be a May/June topic?
Funding provided by IRR - $54,000 to support project
local match needs
No news yet
Award expected in spring 2010
Five (5) minutes by Tim Pastika
PolyMet
KeeTac
Emily/Cooperative Minerals Resources
Tamarack/RIO TINTO- Kennecott
Others?
No report. Keep on the agenda for future update.
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C.
Regional Group Updates
CIRI
East Range
WMMPB
East Central Range
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Quad Cities
D.
II.
Jim Plummer will call to encourage an update
Jim will contact Curt Anttila
Doug Learmont will present
Jim will contact Jeff Jacobson for a report
Jim & Tim Pastika will meet with John Tourville (explore
expansion opportunities)
 In Virginia
 Hwy 53 Study /Dan Jordan will contact Eveleth on
status of this work
Estimated meeting length
Three hours with one ten (10) minute break
Meeting Participants
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Hiti, Brian
Jordan, Dan
Lasky, Randy
Learmont, Doug
Pastika, Tim
Plummer, Jim
LVP Coordinating Committee
Meeting Notes – Meeting XV
December 21, 2009
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