103F.761 PUBLIC AGENCY COORDINATION.
Subdivision 1. Project coordination team; membership.
The commissioner shall establish
and chair a project coordination team made up of representatives of the Pollution Control Agency,
Department of Natural Resources, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Department of Agriculture,
Department of Health, Minnesota Extension Service, University of Minnesota agricultural
experiment stations, United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Environmental
Protection Agency, United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service,
Metropolitan Council, Association of Minnesota Counties, League of Minnesota Cities,
Minnesota Association of Townships, and other agencies as the commissioner may determine.
Subd. 2. Duties.
(a) The project coordination team shall advise the agency in preparation
of rules, evaluate projects, and recommend to the commissioner those projects that the team
believes should receive financial or technical assistance or both from the agency. After approval
of assistance for a project by the agency, the team shall review project activities and assist in the
coordination of the state program with other state and federal resource management programs.
(b) For state agencies or departments receiving funding under section
, the project coordination team shall provide guidance for the allocation of water pollution
control fund nonpoint source pollution funding with consideration to statewide environmental
priorities including priorities for types of projects and geographic or watershed priorities. A
subcommittee of the project coordination team will be formed for each of the separate funding
areas under section
446A.07, subdivision 6
, and shall be chaired by the appropriate lead state
agency or department. Each subcommittee shall evaluate and rank projects within its area with
consideration given to the guidance provided by the project coordination team.
History: 1990 c 391 art 6 s 92; 1991 c 345 art 2 s 15; 1994 c 632 art 2 s 29