The Environmental Quality Board is designated the state coordinating organization for state and federal regulatory activities relating to genetically engineered organisms.
The board shall notify interested parties if a permit to release genetically engineered wild rice is issued anywhere in the United States. For purposes of this subdivision, "interested parties" means:
(1) the state's wild rice industry;
(2) the legislature;
(3) federally recognized tribes within Minnesota; and
(4) individuals who request to be notified.