The uncontrolled use of shorelands adversely affects the public health, safety, and general welfare by contributing to pollution of public waters and by impairing the local tax base. In furtherance of the policies declared in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.083, and chapters 103A, 103B, 103E to 103G, 115, 116, 394, 396, and 462, the commissioner provides the following minimum standards and criteria for the subdivision, use, and development of the shorelands of public waters. The standards and criteria are intended to preserve and enhance the quality of surface waters, conserve the economic and natural environmental values of shorelands, and provide for the wise use of water and related land resources of the state.
13 SR 3029
June 11, 2008