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The RGU shall provide one copy of the EAW to the EQB staff within five days after the RGU approves the EAW. This copy shall serve as notification to the EQB staff to publish the notice of availability of the EAW in the EQB Monitor. At the time of submission of the EAW to the EQB staff, the RGU shall also submit one copy of the EAW to:


each member of the EQB;


the proposer of the project;


the U.S. Corps of Engineers;


the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;


the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;


the State Historical Society;


the state archaeologist;


the Indian Affairs Council;


the Environmental Conservation Library;


the regional development commission and regional development library for the region of the project site;


any local governmental unit within which the project will take place;


the representative of any petitioners pursuant to part 4410.1100; and


any other person upon written request.


The RGU shall promptly publish notice of the completion of an EAW by:


publishing the notice in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the geographic area where the project is proposed; or


posting the notice on a website that has been designated as the official publication site for publication of proceedings, public notices, and summaries of a political subdivision in which the project is proposed.


Within five days of the date of submission of the EAW to the EQB staff, the RGU shall provide a press release, containing notice of the availability of the EAW for public review, to at least one newspaper of general circulation within the area where the project is proposed. The press release shall include the name and location of the project, a brief description of the project, the location at which copies of the EAW are available for review, the date the comment period expires, and the procedures for commenting. The RGU shall publish legal notice or advertisement of the availability of the EAW if the proposer requests and agrees to pay for the notice or advertisement. The notice or advertisement shall contain the information required in the press release.


The EQB staff shall maintain an official EAW distribution list containing the names and addresses of agencies designated to receive EAW's.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 14.388; 116D.04; 116D.045


31 SR 539; 37 SR 820

Published Electronically:

September 7, 2018

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes