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The rules are a watershed-wide regulatory structure that ensures a consistent level of resource protection across the watershed as required by the Metropolitan Surface Water Management Act. The District developed rules for: floodplain management and drainage alterations, erosion prevention and sediment control, wetland and creek buffers, dredging and sediment removal, shoreline and streambank stabilization, waterbody crossings and structures, appropriation of public surface waters, and stormwater management.

These rules are effective as of January 1st, 2020. They were adopted to protect the public’s health and welfare as well as the natural resources of the District and are enforceable under Minnesota Statute. 


Supporting documents

Rule guidance document
Permit fee schedule (effective February 6, 2020)
Financial assurance schedule
Escrow ageement (template)
Letter of credit (template)
Performance bond (template) 
Maintenance agreement - government (template)
Maintenance Declaration - private (template)
Standard Erosion Control and Aquatic Invasive Species Notes for plan sheets
Buffer sign
Memo Supporting & Providing Explanation of Revisions of the RPBCWD Rules
Supporting resolutions                                                                                                          Chloride management plan template                                                                       Shoreline erosion intensity worksheet
DNR General Permit                                                                                                                                                               Memo Supporting & Providing Explanation of Revisions of the RPBCWD Rules                                               Rule F Draft Change for Release


Atlas 14 Nested Distributions

Link to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency salt applicator certification courses, as required by Rule J, subsection 3.8.