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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, February 17, 2016

EQB agenda and accompanying materials for the February 17, 2016 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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Economics and incentives: a committee report of the Round Table on Sustainable Developement

Economics and incentives: a committee report of the Round Table on Sustainable Developement, July 23, 1998: Suggests that helping businesses adopt sustainable practices and challenging them to help society take strides toward sustainable development should be among Minnesota’s chief economic goals (22 p., 111K, PDF 3.0) |

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EQB board meeting proposed agenda, January 20, 2016

EQB agenda and accompanying materials for the January 20, 2016 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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Quick Reference: Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Guidance revised December 2015. This guidance has been prepared by EQB staff to be used in the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS). It provides a brief overview of the EIS process and timeline.

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Quick Reference: Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)

Guidance revised December 2015. This guidance has been prepared by EQB staff to be used in the preparation of Environmental Assessment Worksheets (EAW). It provides a brief overview of the EAW process and timeline.

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