Summary of regulatory authorities for some federal, state and local agencies and government units.
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Action classes
Federal
State
Locala
USEPA USACE FEMA MPCA DNR BWSR MDH Met Council LGUs
Erosion and sediment control Conditional Full Review Full
Lake, stream, river protection Conditional Full Review Full Full Review review Conditional
Wetland protection Review Full review Full FullReview Review Full
Groundwater protection Conditional Full Full Conditional Conditional Full
Surface water quality protection Conditional Full Conditional Review Review Conditional
Construction stormwater discharge Conditional Full Conditional Review Conditional
Municipal stormwater discharge Conditional Full Review Conditional
Industrial stormwater discharge Conditional Full Conditional Conditional
Agricultural stormwater discharge Conditional Full Review Conditional
Flood control Full Full Conditional Review Conditional

aDepending upon location in the state, the local jurisdictions may be administered at the county, watershed organization (if one exists), city/township/village, or tribal level, or a combination of these. contact the local zoning authority for more information on local regulations.
USEPA = United States Environmental Protection Agency, USACE = United States Army Corp of Engineers, FEMA = Federal Emergency Management Agency, MPCA = Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, DNR = Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, BWSR = Board of Water and Soil Resources, MDH = Minnesota Department of Health
Note: FEMA, BWSR and MDH have no enforcement authority for any of these action classes. Met Council has enforcement authority for industrial stormwater discharges. The remaining agencies have enforcement authority.

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