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.
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.
Permitting at a Glance
|Environmental Review Process:||In Minnesota, a hydropower developer must comply with the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA).|
|Environmental Review Process Agency:||Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission|
|Environmental Review Threshold:||Unless otherwise exempt any governmental unit action or project must comply with MEPA. Minn. Stat. § 116D.04.|
|Applicable MOU with FERC:||No.|
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