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1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/17/2017 08:29am

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; allowing certain temporary conditions for wetland
replacement for local government roads.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. WETLAND REPLACEMENT; LOCAL GOVERNMENT ROADS;
TEMPORARY CONDITIONS.

Until the Board of Water and Soil Resources establishes wetland bank credits in all
wetland bank service areas that are adequate to replace wetlands for existing public roads
under Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.222, subdivision 1, paragraph (m):

(1) to the extent necessary to meet its obligations to replace wetlands drained or filled
by public transportation projects on existing roads under Minnesota Statutes, section
103G.222, subdivision 1, paragraph (m), the board must use wetland replacement credits
from one wetland service bank area for a public transportation project occurring in another
wetland bank service area to the extent permitted under state or federal law; and

(2) draining or filling wetlands to repair, rehabilitate, or replace a previously authorized,
currently serviceable existing public road to the extent the activity is exempt from
replacement requirements under an applicable general permit issued by the United States
Army Corps of Engineers under section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act, United States
Code, title 33, section 1344, is exempt from wetland replacement requirements under
Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.222.

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