The legislation directs the Department of Natural Resources, Pollution Control Agency, and Environmental Quality Board to develop new state rules on silica sand (often called "frac sand" or "frack sand"). Rulemaking in Minnesota follows procedures outlined in the Minnesota Administrative Procedures Act (Minn. Stat., Ch. 14).
Mechanisms for soliciting public input on new rules are outlined in the APA; significant opportunities for public participation in silica sand rulemaking will be noticed on this page. Interested parties also may sign up with the individual agencies to be notified of significant developments. The agencies have various timelines for their rulemaking; for updates, check this page or visit the agency links above. A new rule generally takes between one and two years to develop.