Soil Erosion (Minnesota)

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Place Minnesota


Name Soil Erosion (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
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector Local

Program Administrator Board of Water and Soil Resources
Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Opt-in: Local governments can choose to set more stringent standards to combat soil loss and erosion.

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Board of Water and Soil Resources has adopted a model ordinance to serve as the minimum standard for local governments, which are asked to implement standards and administrative procedures designed to control soil loss and erosion. Activities that cause excessive soil loss are not permitted. Landowners may request assistance from local soil and water conservation districts to plan activities to minimize soil loss.

A person engaged in a development activity that will disturb over one acre of land must submit a sedimentation control plan and time schedule that will prevent excessive soil loss to the local government, before the development activity is to begin. A permit is required prior to beginning such activity.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 103F.401-461
Date Effective 1994
Date Enacted 1990