Updated: 01/13/2014 6:34 PM
Created: 01/13/2014 11:10 AM KAALtv.com
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A 15-member joint advisory panel has been formed to help create possible rulemaking for regulating silica sand operations in Minnesota. The panel was formed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Department of Natural Resources.
Members represent local government, citizens and industry. The committee will first meet on January 29th and continue meeting monthly until new rules or rule revisions are proposed.
Here are the members of the panel, broken down into groups:
Local government representatives
Beth Proctor, Lime Township
Allen Frechette, Scott County
Keith Fossen, Hay Creek Township
Lynn Schoen, City of Wabasha
Kristi Gross, Goodhue County and Minnesota Association of County Planning and Zoning Administrators
Kelley Stanage, resident of Houston County
Katie Himanga, resident of Lake City
Jill Bathke, resident of Hennepin County
Jim McIlrath, resident of Goodhue County
Vince Ready, resident of Winona County
Aaron Scott, Fairmount Minerals
Mike Wallenius, Unimin Corp.
Brett Skilbred, Jordan Sands and Industrial Sand Council
Tom Rowekamp, Sand Mine Operator in Winona County
Tara Wetzel, Mathy Construction and Aggregate and Ready Mix Association