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Minnesota DNR Seeks Comments on Final EIS for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

MD DNR Comments Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

The Final EIS will be available for a 10-day public comment period, from May 16, 2016 to May 31, 2016.

The DNR must receive comments no later than 4:30 pm, May 31.

There is no quantity limit for comment submissions.

Comments should focus on the adequacy of the document.  Three criteria determine an EIS’s adequacy:

1. Does the Final EIS analyze topics identified in the scoping?
2. Does the Final EIS respond to comment received in the draft?
3. Did the DNR follow the process established in the state statute and rule for preparing an EIS?


There are 10 business days to submit comments by US Mail, email or fax to the MN DNR (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources) regarding the MN FEIS (Final Environmental Impact Statement) pertaining to the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project.

Persons or Agencies submitting comments are encouraged to respond within the criteria listed above as clearly and concisely as possible.

Comments relating to whether you like the project, think it is unjust or feel bullied by the process are definitely understandable, however, the MN DNR comment period to determine adequacy is not designed to address those issues.

Comments by U.S. Mail or other delivery service must be received by Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm at the following address:

Jill Townley, Project Manager
Environmental Policy and Review Unit, Box 25
Ecological and Water Resources Division, DNR
500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55155

Electronic or e-mail comments may be sent to with “Fargo-Moorhead Final EIS” in the subject line.  Be sure to include your full name and and mailing address.

Fax written comments to: 651- 296-1811

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