Regulatory and Hydropower Policy (Minnesota)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Minnesota

Name Regulatory and Hydropower Policy (Minnesota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


These statutes establish the State's authority to “control and supervise activity that changes or will change the course, current, or cross section of public waters, including the construction, reconstruction, repair, removal, abandonment, alteration, or the transfer of ownership of dams, reservoirs, control structures, and waterway obstructions in public waters.” The statutes also establish that hydroelectric power generation serves a valid public purpose.

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

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 103A.201
Date Effective 1991
Date Enacted 1990

Authority 2: 203