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    Subdivision 1. Creation. An environmental quality board, designated as the Minnesota
Environmental Quality Board, is hereby created.
    Subd. 2. Membership. The members of the board are the director of the Office of Strategic
and Long-Range Planning, the commissioner of commerce, the commissioner of the Pollution
Control Agency, the commissioner of natural resources, the commissioner of agriculture, the
commissioner of health, the commissioner of employment and economic development, the
commissioner of transportation, the chair of the Board of Water and Soil Resources, and a
representative of the governor's office designated by the governor. The governor shall appoint five
members from the general public to the board, subject to the advice and consent of the senate.
At least two of the five public members must have knowledge of and be conversant in water
management issues in the state. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 15.06, subdivision 6,
members of the board may not delegate their powers and responsibilities as board members
to any other person.
    Subd. 2a. Public members. The membership terms, compensation, removal, and filling of
vacancies of public members of the board shall be as provided in section 15.0575.
    Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1982 c 524 s 9]
    Subd. 3a. Chair. The representative of the governor's office shall serve as chair of the board.
    Subd. 4. Support. Staff and consultant support for board activities shall be provided by the
Office of Strategic and Long-Range Planning. This support shall be provided based upon an
annual budget and work program developed by the board and certified to the commissioner by the
chair of the board. The board shall have the authority to request and require staff support from all
other agencies of state government as needed for the execution of the responsibilities of the board.
    Subd. 5. Administration. The board shall contract with the Office of Strategic and
Long-Range Planning for administrative services necessary to the board's activities. The services
shall include personnel, budget, payroll and contract administration.
    Subd. 6. Annual budget and work program. The board shall adopt an annual budget
and work program.
History: 1973 c 342 s 3; 1974 c 307 s 16; 1975 c 271 s 6; 1976 c 134 s 28,29; 1976 c 166 s
7; 1981 c 356 s 122-124; 1982 c 524 s 1-6; 1983 c 289 s 115 subd 1; 1983 c 301 s 119; 1984 c
558 art 2 s 2,3; 1986 c 444; 1987 c 186 s 15; 1987 c 312 art 1 s 6; 1987 c 358 s 105; 1988 c 501 s
1; 1988 c 685 s 25; 1989 c 335 art 1 s 134; 1991 c 345 art 2 s 20-22; 1994 c 639 art 5 s 3; 1997 c
53 s 1; 1Sp2001 c 4 art 6 s 77; 1Sp2003 c 4 s 1; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 161