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    Pollinators

    Pollinators are in trouble due to a combination of factors including climate change, pesticides, habitat loss, diseases and parasites. We can all play a part in helping restore pollinator health and safeguarding our food systems, lands, and way of life. To guide this work, the Interagency Pollinator Protection Team (IPPT) is developing an action framework.

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    Environmental Review

    The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) oversees the state of Minnesota’s environmental review program, which provides usable information for project proposers, government decision makers, and members of the public about a proposed project’s primary environmental effects.

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    Climate Change and Environmental Review - Pilot Program

    In 2022, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) started a Pilot Program that will test and evaluate the inclusion of climate change information in environmental review throughout Minnesota.

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    2020 State Water Plan

    The Plan looks at the intersection of water and climate challenges in MN for the coming decade

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Environmental Quality Board

The Environmental Quality Board is made up of 9 agency heads and 8 citizen members. In addition to other duties, we provide leadership and coordination across agencies on priority environmental issues that are multi-jurisdictional, and multi-dimensional, as well as provide for opportunities for public access and engagement.

In 2018, EQB adopted a 5-year strategic plan to provide a broad framework for guiding the board's action and decision-making over the next 5 years.

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November 16, 2022, Environmental Quality Board meeting

Wednesday, November 16 from 1 – 4 p.m.

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  • In person: 520 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155, lower level conference rooms (get directions; please see parking instructions in the packet)
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October 19, 2022, Environmental Review Implementation Subcommittee meeting

October 19, 2022, Environmental Review Implementation Subcommittee meeting

Wednesday, October 19 from 1 – 4 p.m.

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  • In person: 520 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155, lower level conference rooms (get directions; please see parking instructions in the packet)
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EQB seeking feedback on Minnesota Rules 4410

September 27 - October 27, 2022

EQB staff review Minnesota Rules 4410 and report to the Legislature annually about rules that are obsolete, unnecessary, or duplicative of other federal or state statutes or rules. 

EQB is holding a 30-day comment period, from September 27 to October 27, 2022, and asking for your feedback to help identify the obsolete, unnecessary, or duplicative rules, explain the need for change, and provide suggested changes. Fill out this short survey to provide your feedback.

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September 21, 2022, Environmental Quality Board Meeting

September 21, 2022, Environmental Quality Board meeting

Wednesday, September 21 from 1 – 4 p.m.

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  • In person: 520 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155, lower level conference rooms (get directions; please see parking instructions in the packet)
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August 31, 2022, Subcommittee for Pilot Program Implementation meeting

August 31, 2022, Subcommittee for Pilot Program Implementation meeting

Wednesday, August 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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