Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 15: Environmental Regulations

Handbook Chapter

Published: December 21, 2023

Environmental Regulations
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Find out about the most significant environmental regulations, many required by state law and rules, and the opportunities you have to help protect and improve your city’s natural resources by protecting state rivers, wetlands and other waters, water quality, observing pipeline safety, regulating pesticides and more. Outlines concerns with non-point pollution, phosphorous. Describes state agency roles such as the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), and the Environmental Quality Board (EQB).  Connect this information with your efforts on community development when considering implementation.

Use this model document with the discussion on Environmental Regulations:

Coal Tar Sealant Products, LMC model ordinance (doc)

See Table of Contents: Handbook for Minnesota Cities