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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 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.

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Minnesota's Water Industry Economic Profile

EQB and the Department of Employment and Economic Development have collaborated to release Minnesota's Water Industry Economic Profile. Safe and affordable water is an important aspect of economic vitality and public health. Unfortunately, water supplies are running perilously low around the world; by 2025, market analysts expect two-thirds of the world population will experience water stress.

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EQB board meeting proposed agenda, September 16, 2015

EQB agenda and accompanying materials for the September 16, 2015 meeting.

The meeting will be webcast live here. (The webcast is not an official record of the meeting.)

Archives of this video will only be available for a limited time of 6 months.

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EQB board meeting proposed agenda, August 19, 2015

EQB agenda and accompanying materials for the August 19, 2015 meeting.

The meeting will be webcast live here. (The webcast is not an official record of the meeting.)

Archives of this video will only be available for a limited time of 6 months.

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EQB board meeting proposed agenda, July 15, 2015

EQB agenda and accompanying materials for the July 15, 2015 meeting.

The meeting will be webcast live here. (The webcast is not an official record of the meeting.)

Archives of this video will only be available for a limited time of 6 months.

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EQB board meeting proposed agenda, May 20, 2015

EQB agenda and accompanying materials for the May 20, 2015 meeting.

The meeting will be webcast live here. (The webcast is not an official record of the meeting.)

Archives of this video will only be available for a limited time of 6 months.

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