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8400.3300 CRITERIA FOR SCREENING COMMITTEE REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS.

The state board may direct districts to utilize a local screening process or committee to prioritize local project areas or applications. The criteria for screening committee prioritization are as follows:

A.

consistency with the purpose and policy of the respective conservation easement program;

B.

the parcel's potential impact on reducing soil erosion and sedimentation, improving water quality, reducing flooding, and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat;

C.

compatibility with established priorities of the organizations and agencies participating in the screening process; and

D.

highest priority must be given to permanent easements pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph (e).

Statutory Authority:

MS s 40.45; 103C.501; 103F.531

History:

13 SR 1055; 19 SR 550; 37 SR 1277

Published Electronically:

March 7, 2013