Mesabi Nugget Project

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the Responsible Governmental Unit (RGU) for conducting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mesabi Nugget Phase II Project. The EIS is being jointly conducted with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

Mesabi Nugget is proposing to reactivate the former LTV taconite mine as well as construct a new crusher and concentrating plant near Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. Portions of the concentrate produced will be used in an existing iron nugget demonstration plant; the remainder will be shipped to the proposer's facilities in other states or sold on the open market.

The DNR and USACE have revised the Draft Scoping Decision Document based on the full scoping record and have issued the Final Scoping Decision Document and a summary of and responses to comments in preparation of an EIS. The Final Scoping Decision Document identifies the issues and analyses that will be included in the EIS for the proposed project. The documents reflect only the information that is available at this time.

Questions may be directed to Lisa Fay, EIS Project Manager, at 651-259-5110.

Final Scoping Decision

Scoping Environmental Assessment Worksheet / DSDD