The coordination unit immediately after transmittal of the completed applications to the appropriate agency shall cause a notice to be published at the applicant's expense once each week on the same day of the week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within each county in which the project is proposed to be constructed or operated. The notice shall describe the nature of the master application including, with reasonable specificity, the project proposed, its location, the various permits applied for, and the agency having jurisdiction over each permit. Except as provided in subdivision 2, the notice shall also state the time and place of the public hearing, to be held not less than 20 days after the date of last publication of the notice. It shall further state that a copy of the master application and a copy of all permit applications for the project are available for public inspection in the office of the county auditor of each county in which the project is proposed to be constructed or operated, as well as in other locations which the coordination unit may designate.
If the responses to the master application received by the coordination unit from the state agencies unanimously state the position that a public hearing in relation to a master application would not be of value in consideration of the overall public interest and are not required by any other law or rule, the provisions of subdivision 1 pertaining to the time and place of a public hearing shall not be included in the notice. In place thereof the notice shall state that members of the public may present relevant views and supporting materials in writing to the coordination unit concerning any of the permits applied for within 30 days after the last date of publication of the notice in a newspaper.