Wetlands - Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP)

About the Technical Evaluation Panel


The technical evaluation panel (TEP) is generally regarded to be one of the strengths of the Minnesota Wetland Conservation Act. TEPs provide forums to discuss site-specific interpretations of laws, rules, and technical data. They also provide an opportunity for gaining consensus on a number of primarily technical issues in order to make a recommendation to the decision maker.

The panel members consist of an individual from:
  1. Local Government Unit (LGU)
    Mike Schulte
    Blue Earth County Environmental Services
    Ph: (507) 304-4381
  2. Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)
    Jeremy Maul
    Senior Wetland Specialist
    Ph: (507) 359-6090
  3. Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD)
    Jerad Bach
    District Manager
    Ph: (507) 345-4744
  4. Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
    Daniel Girolamo
    Area Hydrologist
    Ph: (507) 362-8778
  5. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)
    David Studenski
    Project Manager
    Ph: (651) 290-5902