The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Parks and Trails proposes the Lake Bronson Dam Rehabilitation project. The project includes removal and replacement of the concrete spillway and the associated bridge. The project is located within Lake Bronson State Park, in Kittson County, Minnesota. The project includes removal and replacement of the concrete spillway and the associated bridge. The project is located within areas of valuable natural and cultural resources, including a Works Progress Administration historic district.
Record of Decision on Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
The DNR, as the Responsible Governmental Unit (RGU) for environmental review of the Lake Bronson Dam Rehabilitation project, has , has issued a Record of Decision regarding the Need for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.
The DNR has concluded that an EIS 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 EAW during the 30-day public review and comment period. Public notice of the availability of EAW documents for public comment was in the September 19, 2023, EQB Monitor. A 30-day public review and comment period was open from September 19, 2023 through October 19, 2023.
Issuing this Record of Decision concludes the state environmental review process for this project according to the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board rules, Minnesota Rules, part 4410.1000 to 4410.1700.