Aquatic Plant Permit Fees
Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.615, subdivision 2, authorizes the commissioner of natural resources to establish a fee schedule for permits to control or harvest aquatic plants and to set such fees by rule. By Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 16, the Minnesota Legislature increased the maximum application fee for an aquatic plant management permit from $750 to $2,500. The DNR proposes to amend Minnesota Rules, part 6280.0450, to conform with statute and raise the maximum multiparty permit application fee for permits to control aquatic vegetation to $2,500. This rule will not rule not take effect until 45 legislative days after it has been reported to the legislature.
The DNR is using the good cause exemption process under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subd. 1, clause (3), to make this rule change.
UPDATE: On 6 November 2013, Administrative Law Judge Jeanne Cochran approved the rules as to legality. The adopted rules will be filed with the Secretary of State's office and published in the State Register soon.
For comments and questions about these regulations or if you prefer to receive a copy of these materials in another format, please contact:
Aquatic Plant Management Program Supervisor
Fish and Wildlife Division
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd, Box 20
St. Paul, MN 55155-4020