"Agency" means a state officer, board, commission, bureau, division, or agency, other than a court, exercising duty or authority under laws listed in section 103A.305.
"Board" means the Board of Water and Soil Resources.
"Court" means the district court or a judge of the district court before whom the proceeding is pending.
"Proceeding" means a procedure under any of the laws listed in section 103A.305 that involves administrative discretion or duty.
"Question of water policy" means a question of water law and policy in which use, disposal, pollution, or conservation of water is a factor in a proceeding, including:
(1) determination of the governing policy of state law in the proceeding and resolution of apparent inconsistencies between different statutes; or
(2) the proper application of the policy of state law to facts in the proceeding if application is a matter of administrative discretion.