as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
|Introduction||Posted on 02/06/2003|
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to wetlands; requiring the board of water and 1.3 soil resources to remove an unauthorized wetland 1.4 exemption rule. 1.5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. [RULE AMENDMENT; WETLAND DRAINAGE.] 1.7 (a) The board of water and soil resources must not enforce 1.8 the following provision in Minnesota Rules, part 8420.0122, 1.9 subpart 3, item A: "This exemption does not apply to a project 1.10 with the purpose of converting a wetland to a nonwetland, either 1.11 immediately or gradually, or converting the wetland to another 1.12 use, or when the fill will result in significant discernible 1.13 change to the flow or circulation of water in the wetland, or 1.14 partly draining it, or reducing the wetland area." 1.15 (b) The board must amend Minnesota Rules, part 8420.0122, 1.16 subpart 3, item A, to delete the provision described in 1.17 paragraph (a). The board must comply with Minnesota Statutes, 1.18 section 14.388, clause (3), in adopting the amendment. 1.19 [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 1.20 following final enactment.