Floodplain Management Policy (Minnesota)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Minnesota|
|Name||Floodplain Management Policy (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|
The State aims to reduce flood damages through floodplain management, including floodplain zoning, proofing, and flood warning mechanisms; to encourage local governmental units to adopt, enforce, and administer sound floodplain management ordinances; and to coordinate federal, state, and local floodplain management practices. While major alterations and hazardous uses of floodplains are prohibited, consideration shall be given to industrial uses with a compelling reason to locate in a floodplain.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Minn. Stat. 103A.207|
|Authority 3:||Minnesota Administrative Rules|