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Minnesota Hydropower Environmental Review(9-MN)

In Minnesota, state agencies may need to conduct environmental reviews of a proposed hydropower project, as required by the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.

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Environmental Review: All governmental actions including "projects wholly or partially conduct, permitted, assisted, financed, regulated, or approved by governmental unites, [and] the federal governemnt" must comply with the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act. Minnesota – Minn. Admin. R. §§ 4410 et seq., Environmental Review; Minn. Stat. § 116D.04
Environmental Review Agency: Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, Minnesota Environmental Quality Board
Applicable MOU with FERC: No.