Environmental Review Program

The Environmental Quality Board (EQB) oversees the environmental review program for the state of Minnesota. The EQB's environmental review duties are directed by Minnesota Statutes 116D.04. Environmental review is conducted by a Responsible Governmental Unit (RGU) such as a county, city or state agency. The requirements for environmental review are based on the nature, size, and location of the proposed project, and are described in Minnesota Rules 4410.

Wondering when environmental review is required in Minnesota? Please contact EQB Staff with any questions related to the environmental review program at 651-757-2873 or Env.Review@state.mn.us.

In this section:

EQB Monitor

Guidance for Practitioners and Proposers

Guidance for Citizens

Guidance Video (YouTube)

Environmental Review Advisory Panel


Environmental Review Master Contract

Frequently requested documents:

Sample Record of Decision

Updated EAW Guidelines guidance document

Citizen Petition and Cover Letter