About Us

The Environmental Quality Board is made up of 9 agency heads and 8 public 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 opportunities for public access and engagement.


Minnesota Statutes, Chapters 103A, 103B, 116C, 116D and 116G (Statutes and Rules of the EQB), directs EQB to:

  • Ensure compliance with state environmental policy
  • Oversee the environmental review process
  • Coordinate agencies and programs that affect the environment
  • Study environmental issues
  • Convene environmental congresses
  • Coordinate assessments of water resources
  • Develop water priorities and policy reports
  • Develop the state water plan
  • Administer critical areas designation and management
  • Coordinate development of an integrated state energy and environmental strategy report
  • Advise the Governor and the Legislature


Open Positions

EQB Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Data Analyst

This is a new position which provides leadership and technical expertise for the evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Minnesota’s environmental review program. This position is temporary with an anticipated end date of 6/30/2025. Application deadline is October 23rd. Find more information and apply on the State of Minnesota's Careers website (Job ID # 70019).


EQB seeking climate calculator tool proposals

We are seeking proposals to build a climate calculator tool that will help quantify greenhouse gas emissions for projects that typically go through environmental review. This calculator will help estimate the emissions associated with the construction, use, and end of life of a project. The tool will be made publicly available and used mainly by project proposers, environmental review practitioners, government decision-makers, and the public. The calculator will provide additional accuracy and consistency while reducing  time, cost, and uncertainty. For more information or to apply, go to the climate calculator webpage. Deadline to submit an application is December 1, 2023.