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    Solar on Closed Landfills

    The 2020 report to the Legislature examines the potential for solar on closed landfills and offers policy recommendations to facilitate solar development on Minnesota’s Closed Landfill Program sites.

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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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    2019 Environment and Energy Report Card

    The 2019 report focuses on five key areas of Minnesota’s environment: climate, energy, air, water and land.

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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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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.


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)


Parking Instructions:

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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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Environmental Quality Board Events Calendar