Record of Decision in Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), as the Responsible Governmental Unit for environmental review of the Tioga Recreation Area Mountain Bike Trail Project in Itasca County, Minnesota, has issued a Record of Decision regarding the Need for an Environmental Impact Statement for the project.
The DNR has concluded that an Environmental Impact Statement (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 Environmental Assessment Worksheet during the 30-day public review and comment period.
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. This project can proceed to permitting and approvals.
Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW)
- Cover Letter - Tioga Recreation Area Mountain Bike Trail Project
- EAW - Tioga Recreation Area Mountain Bike Trail Project
- Figures - Tioga Recreation Area Mountain Bike Trail Project
- Attachments - Tioga Recreation Area Mountain Bike Trail Project
Public notice of the availability of this EAW for public comment is in the June 18, 2018 EQB Monitor. A 30-day public review and comment period will be open from June 18, 2018 until 4:30 p.m., July 18, 2018.
The proposed project:
The City of Cohasset proposes construction of 30 miles of single-track mountain bike trail within the 500-acre Tioga Recreation Area. Facilities include trailhead, parking, signage, restroom facilities, picnic shelters, changing shelters, and bike repair station. Additional outdoor recreational opportunities are available, including hiking and snowshoeing.
Written and signed comments on the EAW must be received by Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Names and addresses will be published as part of the EAW record.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Division of Ecological and Water Resources
Attn: Bill Johnson
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4025
Electronic or email comments may be sent to [email protected] with "Tioga Recreation Area" in the subject line. Include your name and mailing address so that you can be added to the mailing list. Names and addresses will be published as part of the EAW record.
Submit signed comment letters by fax to 651-296-1811.
Please call 651-259-5126.