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Subpart 1.


The purpose of parts 8400.4000 to 8400.4080 is to reduce the amount of soil erosion on Minnesota land. The benefits of the local adoption of parts 8400.4000 to 8400.4080 include decreasing the amount of off-site damages from sediment, retaining the productivity of the soil, and improving water quality.

Subp. 2.


Parts 8400.4000 to 8400.4080 are adopted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, sections 103F.401 to 103F.455 and apply to all activities which cause excessive soil loss.

Subp. 3.


Parts 8400.4000 to 8400.4080 pertain to all activities that will disturb the land surface and cause excessive soil loss, and are consistent with the minimum degree of local protection against soil erosion. Local governments may enact soil loss limits which are more restrictive than parts 8400.4000 to 8400.4080.

Subp. 4.

Voluntary adoption.

A local government of a county, home rule charter or statutory city, or town with the authority to adopt and administer an ordinance may choose to adopt and administer soil loss limits. Parts 8400.4000 to 8400.4080 are only applicable if the local government adopts a soil loss limits ordinance under Minnesota Statutes, sections 103F.401 to 103F.455.

Subp. 5.

Conformance with local ordinances.

A local soil loss limits ordinance must not violate an ordinance the local government is enforcing.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 40.21; 103F.411


11 SR 742

Published Electronically:

March 7, 2013

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes