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103G.305 TIME LIMIT TO ACT ON WATER-USE PERMIT APPLICATION.

Subdivision 1.General 150-day limit.

(a) Except as provided in subdivision 2, the commissioner must act on a water-use permit within 150 days after the completed application for the permit has been submitted. Within 30 business days of application for a water-use permit, the commissioner shall notify the applicant, in writing, whether the application is complete or incomplete.

(b) The commissioner must direct a hearing to be held on a water-use permit application or make an order issuing a permit or denying a permit.

Subd. 2.Exception.

The requirements of subdivision 1 do not apply to applications for a water-use permit for:

(1) appropriations for diversion from the basin of origin of more than 2,000,000 gallons per day average in a 30-day period; or

(2) appropriations with a consumptive use of more than 2,000,000 gallons per day average for a 30-day period.