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103A.43 WATER ASSESSMENTS AND REPORTS.
(a) The Environmental Quality Board shall evaluate and report to the house of representatives
and senate committees with jurisdiction over the environment, natural resources, and agriculture
and the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources on statewide water research
needs and recommended priorities for addressing these needs. Local water research needs may
also be included.
(b) The Environmental Quality Board shall work with the Pollution Control Agency
and the Department of Agriculture to coordinate a biennial assessment and analysis of water
quality, groundwater degradation trends, and efforts to reduce, prevent, minimize, and eliminate
degradation of water. The assessment and analysis must include an analysis of relevant monitoring
data.
(c) The Environmental Quality Board shall work with the Department of Natural Resources
to coordinate an assessment and analysis of the quantity of surface and ground water in the state
and the availability of water to meet the state's needs.
(d) The Environmental Quality Board shall coordinate and submit a report on water
policy including the analyses in paragraphs (a) to (c) to the house of representatives and
senate committees with jurisdiction over the environment, natural resources, and agriculture
and the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources by September 15 of each
even-numbered year. The report may include the groundwater policy report in section 103A.204.
History: 1989 c 326 art 2 s 7; 1989 c 335 art 1 s 269; 1994 c 557 s 12; 1995 c 220 s 91;
1999 c 86 art 3 s 7; 2006 c 243 s 21