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Environmental Review and Permitting

March 1, 2011

We found that environmental reviews in Minnesota do not always meet important objectives and state agencies lack adequate data to measure the timeliness of their environmental reviews and priority permits. We recommend an expanded role for the Environmental Quality Board to improve the environmental review process, and we call for better data to measure the timeliness of environmental reviews and priority permits.

 

*Supplemental Item (This did not appear in the printed report.)
  • Survey Background
  • Results of Survey of Project Proposers
  • Results of Survey of Commenters on environmental assessment worksheets (EAWs) and environmental impact statements (EISs)

 

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