EQB Monitor, July 1, 2019


The EQB Monitor

520 Lafayette Road North, Saint Paul, MN 55155 - www.eqb.state.mn.us
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Publication Date: July 1, 2019
Vol. 43, No. 26

 Publication Schedule: Mondays at 8:00 AM
Submission Deadline: View 2019 Schedule
Use the EQB Monitor Submission Form  

In this publication:

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The EQB Monitor is a weekly publication announcing environmental review documents, public comment periods and other actions of the Environmental Quality Board. For more information on environmental review, please visit the EQB website

You can manage your subscription to the EQB Monitor here. Be sure to add MNEQB@public.govdelivery.com to your address book or safe sender list.

Check the EQB Calendar for more details on Monitor deadlines and Board Meetings. Meeting minutes, agendas and additional notices are also posted on the EQB Website.

Comment Period for EQB Mandatory Categories

The Environmental Quality Board is proposing amendments to rules relating to environmental review. This rulemaking will amend rules governing mandatory categories for environmental assessment worksheets (EAW) and environmental impact statements (EIS), definitions to support those categories, responsible governmental unit (RGU) determinations, and categories of exemptions from environmental review. (Revisor’s ID Number R-04157)


  • June 27, 2019—July 16, 2019 4:30pm (Post Hearing Comment Period) - eComment
  • July 17, 2019—July 23, 2019 4:30pm (Post Hearing Rebuttal Period)

How to submit written comments:

  1. Email: Denise.wilson@state.mn.us and/or Erik.Dahl@state.mn.us with the subject line: "Mandatory Category Rulemaking: Comment" 
  2. OAH's eComment portal: eComments -- comments on the rule or requests for a hearing can be made at this website. 


  3. Mail to:

           Environmental Quality Board
           Attn: Mandatory Category Rulemaking
           520 Lafayette Road North
           St. Paul, MN 55155

Additional rule timeline updates are available at the EQB rulemaking webpage: https://www.eqb.state.mn.us/content/eqb-mandatory-categories-rulemaking


The following petition has been filed with the EQB requesting preparation of an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW). The EQB has assigned the indicated unit of government to review the petition and decide on the need for an EAW.

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Pineland Sands Nolte/Offutt Project

Environmental Impact Statement Need Decisions

The noted responsible governmental unit has determined the following project does not require preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. The dates given are, respectively, the date of the determination and the date the Environmental Assessment Worksheet notice was published in the EQB Monitor.  

  • Scott County, Bass Ponds, 6-18-19 (4-29-19)
  • Scott County, Sever's Festival, 6-18-19 (4-29-19)
  • Mille Lacs County, Reopen Remaining/Existing Portion of Rum River Campground,
    6-18-19 (4-29-19)