Critical Areas Act of 1973 (Minnesota)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Minnesota|
|Name||Critical Areas Act of 1973 (Minnesota)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||Minnesota Environmental Quality Board|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||Designated Critical Areas in Minnesota. A map of the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area can be found here: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/waters/watermgmt_section/critical_area/map.html|
This Act applies to certain areas of the state with important historic, cultural, or esthetic values, or natural systems with functions of greater than local significance. Plans for a given critical area will be determined by the local government in conjunction with either the regional development commission or the Environmental Quality Board. This Act describes permitting procedures for development activities proposed in critical areas.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Minn. Stat. 116G|
|Authority 2:||Minnesota Administrative Rules 4410.8100-9910|