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SF 592

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/28/2019 04:18pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; establishing alternative wetland mitigation options
in greater than 80 percent areas; authorizing rulemaking; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, section 103G.222, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.222, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Alternative wetland mitigation; greater than 80 percent areas. new text end

new text begin (a) For
wetland replacement in greater than 80 percent areas, the minimum wetland replacement
ratio may be reduced to ... for replacement outside the service bank area or major watershed
if the public value of the wetlands is replaced with alternative wetland mitigation strategies
completed within the service bank area or major watershed that create at least ... of the
public value of the wetlands impacted. For the purposes of this subdivision, alternative
wetland mitigation includes:
new text end

new text begin (1) restoration or protection of riparian corridors or streams;
new text end

new text begin (2) hydrologic stabilization of altered waterways;
new text end

new text begin (3) peatland hydrology restoration; and
new text end

new text begin (4) completion of a water quality or other environmental improvement project contained
in a comprehensive plan, local water management plan, or watershed management plan
approved and adopted according to chapter 103B, 103C, or 103D, or a comprehensive
watershed management plan as defined under section 103B.3363, subdivision 3a.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board, in consultation with the commissioner of agriculture and local government
units, must adopt rules to implement this subdivision, including establishing methods for
determining the public value of alternative wetland mitigation.
new text end