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

Mandatory Categories Rulemaking

Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules:

On November 13, 2018, the EQB published the Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing Unless 25 or More Persons Request a Hearing, and Notice of Hearing if 25 or More Requests for Hearing Are Received; Revisor’s ID Number RD-04157 in the State Register.


  • The Rule Language can be downloaded or reviewed here: Certified Rule Language
  • The Statement of Need and Reasonableness can be download here: SONAR
  • The exhibits for the SONAR can be downloaded here: Exhibits
  • Here is a link to OAH's eComment portal: eComments -- comments on the rule or requests for a hearing can be made at this website.
  • The comment period runs from November 13, 2018 to January 7, 2019 4:30pm



If, 25 or more persons submit a written request for a hearing on the rules by 4:30 p.m. on January 7, 2019, the Environmental Quality Board will hold the following two public hearings.

The first hearing, in Room 100, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 520 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155, starting at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 and, the second hearing at Great River Regional Library, 1300 W St. Germain St., St Cloud, MN 56301, starting at 10:30am on Monday January 28, 2019. To find out whether the Environmental Quality Board will adopt the rules without a hearing or if it will hold the hearings, you should contact the agency contact person after January 7, 2019 and before January 23, 2019.


Silica Sand Rulemaking

This rulemaking has been moved to the Mandatory Category Rulemaking



Environmental Quality Board
Publication Date: 
November 2, 2015