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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 Pipeline Report Final December 15, 2015

This document is the Final Interagency Report on Oil Pipelines as presented to the EQB in December, 2015.

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EQB sub-committee meeting proposed agenda, November 18, 2015

Minnesota Prepares for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference
This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss the role Minnesota can play in international climate negotiations and to discuss Minnesota’s contributions to the conference.  We hope this meeting is a step forward in an ongoing dialogue to further shape and refine the new ideas and insights you bring back from Paris.

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EQB board meeting proposed agenda, November 18, 2015

EQB agenda and accompanying materials for the November 18, 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 Rulemaking

This is an overview of the current rulemaking initiatives.
Mandatory Categories
Silica Sand
Preliminary Draft EIS

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Beyond the Status Quo: 2015 EQB Water Policy Report

EQB's Beyond the Status Quo: 2015 EQB Water Policy Report is the result of collaboration across state agencies to to move beyond the status quo on water challenges. This report was required by Minnesota Statutes 103A.204 and 103A.43.

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