Expedited permanent rulemaking for prohibited invasive species

Minnesota Statutes, section 84D.12, authorizes the commissioner of natural resources to adopt rules designating prohibited invasive species, regulated invasive species, and unregulated nonnative species of aquatic plants and wild animals. The proposed rule modifies the prohibited and regulated invasive species lists. This will allow the DNR to address new species that pose significant environmental and financial harm to the state.  New species added to these lists will put them under the jurisdiction of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84D.

The DNR is using the expedited rulemaking process under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.389, to make this rule change, as authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 84.027, subdivision 13a, item (2).

Rulemaking documents:

5/18/2014    Order Adopting Rules signed by commissioner
5/17/2014    Rules approved as to legality by ALJ LauraSue Schlatter
5/28/2014    Rules filed with secretary of state
6/30/2014    Notice of Adoption published in State Register
6/30/2014    EFFECTIVE DATE


For comments and questions about these regulations or if you prefer to receive a copy of these materials in another format, please contact:

Ann Pierce
Conservation Management and Rare Resources Unit Supervisor
Ecological and Water Resources Division
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd, Box 25
St. Paul, MN 55155-4025