Citizen Petition to Prepare an EAW for R.D. Offutt for Continued Potato Field Expansion
The EQB received a citizen petition for an EAW on several pending water appropriations applications from the R.D. Offutt Company in the Pineland Sands Area. The EQB assigned the DNR as the responsible government unit for considering the petition.
The DNR has carefully considered the petition under the relevant statute and rules and has determined that it meets the applicable criteria under the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act and it will grant the EAW request largely due to cumulative potential effects associated with nitrate contamination of groundwater.