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7855.0340 DESCRIPTION OF ALTERNATIVE SITES.

The applicant shall supply a description of each alternative site, including:

A.

the nature of the terrain at the site;

B.

the general soil and bedrock types at the site;

C.

the depth to groundwater at the site;

D.

the types of vegetation (forest, brush, marsh, pasture, and cropland) on the site, and the approximate percentage of each;

E.

the predominant types of land use (such as residential, forest, agricultural, commercial, and industrial) within five miles of the site, and the approximate percentage of each;

F.

lakes, streams, wetlands, or drainage ditches within five miles of the site, and any other lakes, streams, wetlands, drainage ditches, wells, or storm drains into which liquid contaminants could flow;

G.

trunk highways and airports within five miles of the site;

H.

national natural landmarks, national wilderness areas, national wildlife refuges, national wild and scenic rivers, national parks, national forests, national trails, and national waterfowl production areas within five miles of the site, as mapped on the inventory of significant resources by the State Planning Agency;

I.

state critical areas, state wildlife management areas, state scientific and natural areas, state wild, scenic and recreational rivers, state parks, state scenic wayside parks, state recreational areas, state forests, state trails, state canoe and boating rivers, state zoo, designated trout streams, and designated trout lakes within five miles of the site, as mapped on the inventory of significant resources by the State Planning Agency;

J.

national historic sites and landmarks, national monuments, national register historic districts, registered state historic or archaeological sites, state historical districts, sites listed on the National Register of Historical Places, and any other cultural resources within five miles of the site, as indicated by the Minnesota Historical Society; and

K.

areas within five miles of the site designated by regional or local authorities as having recreational, cultural, historical, or scientific significance, as indicated by local units of government.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 216B.08; 216B.2421; 216B.243; 216C.10

History:

L 1983 c 289 s 115

Published Electronically:

November 14, 2003