An Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) is a document designed to provide a brief analysis and overview of the potential environmental impacts for a specific project, and consists of a standard list of 31 questions. It is not meant to approve or disapprove a project, but to guide other approvals and permitting decisions. The information in the EAW process has two functions: to determine whether an Environmental Impact Statement is needed (EIS), and to indicate how the project can be modified to lessen its environmental impacts; such modifications may be imposed as permit conditions by regulatory agencies. EAWs follow requirements in the Minnesota Environmental Protection Act and rules found on the Environmental Quality Board web page.
Link to the EQB Monitor: https://www.eqb.state.mn.us/eqb-monitor
New (As Of 7/15/19)
Spirit Lake Sediment Remediation Project EAW.
Now accepting written comments until August 21, 2019 (4:30 p.m.). Poster
Public hearing with Planning Commission 5 p.m., August 13, 2019, Duluth City Hall, 3rd Floor Council Chambers
EAW Document (29MB)
Attachment A – Design Drawings (103 MB)
Attachment B – Agency Coordination (35 MB)
Attachment C – Natural Heritage Review
Attachment D - References
Essentia Health Vision Northland. Project information can also be found in the Medical District Page. The Record of Decision determined that an EIS is not required.
Kayak Bay Village
Spirit Mountain Recreation Area Improvements
Other Previous EAWs can be found in the Planning Library.
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