1.8 General Content Required of Local Plans

Local water management plans shall be adopted within two years of the approval of the District’s plan.  Local plans shall be developed as required by rules and policies promulgated by the Board of Water and Soil Resources (Minnesota Rules Chapter 8410).  Section 7.0 of this Plan specifies both statutory requirements for local plans as well as requirements established in this Plan.  To have local plans approved by the District, local plans must protect the District’s water resources at least as well as the rules in the District’s plan.  Local plans may be more stringent than District rules.  Municipalities have the option of taking over much of the District permitting program or, based on community specific needs, interests and resources, they may choose to have permitting authority remain with the District.