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Project development

Environmental process

Environmental Review

Environmental review assesses a proposed project's impacts to the human and natural environment and develops potential avoidance, minimization and mitigation measures by following the decision-making processes established in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), and other federal and state environmental laws.

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Concurrent processes


Water resources

Plants and animals

Community and historic properties

Air, energy, climate and noise

Soil and waste

Land use

Assessment tools and construction

Transportation and safety