Tag: State Regulations

  • Regulatory Affairs Update

    Regulatory Affairs Update

    New DLI Commissioner, Electrical Code and Stormwater Permit Changes, Energy Code Rulemaking, and New Environmental Review Regulations Gov. Tim Walz appointed Nicole Blissenbach as commissioner of the Minnesota Departmentof Labor and Industry in December 2022. “I am excited that Commissioner Nicole Blissenbach will continue to lead the Department of Labor and Industry,” said Governor Walz.… Read More

  • State Regulators Require Climate Change Disclosures in Environmental Assessments

    State Regulators Require Climate Change Disclosures in Environmental Assessments

    The Minnesota Environmental Quality Board (EQB) modified the Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) in December by adding climate change estimates to the form. Under the modified form, there are two new items required under question 7: Information Sought, Action Not Mandated The EAW form change is only seeking information. Under Minnesota law, project applicants can only… Read More

  • Gov. Walz announces cabinet reappointments

    Gov. Walz announces cabinet reappointments

    Following his electoral victory for a second term, Gov. Walz announced that 16 of the 20 state agency commissioners will be reappointed to their roles, including several commissioners that play a role in housing. Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho, Pollution Control Commissioner Katrina Kessler and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Sarah Strommen will all be reappointed.… Read More

  • Board of Electricity wraps technical review

    In early December, the Board of Electricity’s 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) review committee completed a four-meeting review of the 2023 NEC. This review marked a returnto in-person technical review meetings, a first since the COVID pandemic began. In July, Housing First Minnesota, the statewide housing trade association, called for a deeper technical review following… Read More