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Agency report
Highly important natural resources development category (new)

Extent: 4 p., 56.3 K, PDF
Description: At its January 2004 meeting, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) asked its staff to examine the mandatory category threshold levels in the environmental review rules (MN Rules parts 4410.4300 and 4410.4400).
Date: January 1, 2005
Subject(s): Environmental policy; Environmental assessment; Regional planning; Sustainable development; Urban planning; Water policy; Building construction; Building laws; Buildings; Economic development; Housing; Public administration; Rural policy; Transportation
Contributor: Tim Scherkenbach
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Administration
Contact: , 651-757-2873; Environmental Review
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Study of environmental review (HTML document) | Project details

Since the 2004 legislative session, legislators and civic advocacy organizations have urged the EQB to adopt new mandatory categories for lakeshore development to address the great and growing development pressure now affecting lakeshore environments. In discussions regarding lakeshore development, it has become apparent that lakeshores are not unique and that similar development pressures affect many other highly important natural resources. EQB has been asked to adopt a new category designed to address development on the edges of such highly important natural resources.

Alternative resource record formats: XML | MARC record (for inclusion in library catalogs)

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