The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, assisted by the U.S. Forest Service and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, is hosting a public hearing for the proposed PolyMet Mining project Clean Water Act permit application in Duluth, Minn., Jan. 16, 2014. The Clean Water Act Section 404 hearing will be held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth. An open house will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the formal hearing at 6:45 p.m. The Corps, in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, published a notice of availability in the Federal Register Dec. 13. The document is available on the Minnesota DNR’s website at: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/input/environmentalreview/polymet/index.html