Lawndale Creek Habitat Enhancement Project
Record of Decision on Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), as the Responsible Governmental Unit for environmental review of the Lawndale Creek Habitat Enhancement Project in Wilkin County, Minnesota, has issued a Record of Decision regarding the Need for an Environmental Impact Statement for the project.
The MDNR has concluded that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required because the project does not have the potential for significant environmental effects. The justification for this determination is contained in the Record of Decision. The Record of Decision also contains the Department's responses to all substantive written comments received on the Environmental Assessment Worksheet during the 30-day review and comment period.
Issuing this Record of Decision concludes the State environmental review process for this project according to Minnesota Environmental Quality Board rules, Minnesota Rules, part 4410.1000 to 4410.1700. This project can proceed to permitting and approvals.
- Lawndale Creek Habitat Enhancement Project - Record of Decision on Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
A 30-day public review and comment period is open from November 16 through December 16, 2009. Public notice of the availability of this EAW is in the June 30, 2009 EQB Monitor.
The proposed project
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) to describe the environmental effects associated with a proposed project called the Lawndale Creek Enhancement project to convert the abandoned State Ditch 14 into 18,566 feet of meandered stream channel with instream features to improve habitat for trout and cold-water organisms in Lawndale Creek.
Written and signed comments on the EAW must be received by Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Division of Ecological Resources, Box 25
Attn: Randall Doneen
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4025
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. "Lawndale Creek EAW" must be included in the subject line. Include your name and mailing address so that you can be added to the mailing list.
Submit signed comment letters by fax to 651-297-1500.
Please call 651-259-5156 if you have questions about this EAW.