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Metropolitan Waste Control Commission
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.)
Active dates:1974 - July 1, 1994
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.
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.
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