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    Environmental Review Program

    The Environmental Quality Board writes the rules for conducting environmental reviews. The actual reviews are usually conducted by governing bodies such as a county board, city council or a state agency.

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    Climate Change in Minnesota

    Climate change affects how we work, live and play. See how you can take action.

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    Water

    The Environmental Quality Board is charged with coordinating state water resource management activities between the member agencies.

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    Silica Sand Program

    We maintain a library of local government ordinances and permits that have been approved for the regulation of silica sand projects. The library includes two types of documents, excerpts of larger zoning ordinances and permits, approvals, or denials of specific projects.

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Environmental Quality Board

The Environmental Quality Board is made up of 9 agency heads and 5 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.

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EQB Board Meeting Proposed Agenda, May 16, 2018

The May 16, 2018 EQB meeting will address four informational items:

1) EQB Strategic Plan: Strategies toward result statements 

2) EQB Energy and Environment Report Card: Water Indicators

3) Emerging Interagency Issue: Advancing Safe and Sustainable Water Reuse in Minnesota

4) Emerging Interagency Issue: Nutrient reduction and climate protection

 

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EQB Board Meeting Proposed Agenda, April 18, 2018

The April 18, 2018 EQB meeting will address one decision item and two informational items:

1) Resolution to Adopt Amendments to the Environmental Review Rules, Minn. Rules, Part 4410.2550. Authorize EQB Staff to Submit Rule to Office of Administrative Hearings for Official Review. Revisor Number R-04494, dated November 9, 2017, Identified as Minnesota Rules, Part 4410.2550, With Any Modifications Approved By the Board. (** Decision  Item)

2) EQB Strategic Plan Vision Statements

3) 2017 Environmental Review Survey Results and Environmental Review Initiatives

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EQB Board Meeting Proposed Agenda, February 21, 2018

The February 21, 2018 EQB meeting will address three decision items and two informational items:

1) Designation of the Responsible Governmental Unit for Environmental Review (** Decision  Item)

2) Elect Vice-Chair (** Decision  Item)

3) EQB Energy and Environment Report Card (2017-2019)

4) Strategic Plan Update

5) Policy Approval (** Decision  Item)

 

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Citizen Environmental Review Survey

Who: Minnesota citizens who have completed at least one engagement activity (reviewed a document, attended a public meeting, wrote a comment, contacted staff, etc.) for at least one proposed project under the environmental review process.

What: The Environmental Quality Board, which oversees the state’s Environmental Review program, is undergoing a continuous improvement project to monitor and improve the effectiveness of Environmental Review. Please consider taking 10 minutes to complete the survey at the link below.

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