Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Minor Rulemaking

Mississippi River

The DNR will conduct a minor rulemaking to revise the definition for "River Corridor Boundary" found in Minn. Rule 6106.0050 Subp. 64 so that it refers to the corrected legal description to be published in the State Register on November 5, 2018.

The rulemaking will be conducted according to Minnesota Statutes 14.388. This type of rulemaking is used for rule changes that do not alter the sense, meaning, or effect of a rule. In this case, updating the reference in the MRCCA rules to the November 5, 2018 State Register publication containing the corrected legal description will not affect the boundary as it has been used to administer MRCCA plans and ordinances for the past 39 years. No other changes to the MRCCA rules adopted on January 4, 2017, are included in this rulemaking.

Beginning in mid-November, the rulemaking process will begin and include these steps:

  • The DNR submits a "notice" of submission to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), starting the rulemaking process.
  • The DNR will email and mail the notice of submission to interested parties.
  • Interested parties have five working days to submit comments to OAH (no public hearing) through their e-comments site.
  • An Administrative Law Judge has 14 days to approve or disapprove the rule.
  • The adopted rule is published in the State Register.

Please see Rulemaking by the DNR for more information.