34A-9-1Definition of terms.

Terms as used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, mean:

(1)    "Agency," the executive and administrative departments, offices, boards, commissions, and other units of the state government;

(2)    "Board," the Board of Minerals and Environment;

(3)    "Draft environmental impact statement," a preliminary statement prepared pursuant to § 34A-9-5;

(4)    "Environment," the physical conditions that will be affected by a proposed action, including land, air, water, minerals, flora, fauna, noise, objects of historic or aesthetic significance, existing patterns of population concentration, distribution, or growth, and existing community or neighborhood character;

(5)    "Environmental impact statement," a detailed statement setting forth the matters specified in § 34A-9-7. It includes any comments on a draft environmental statement which are received pursuant to § 34A-9-8, and the agency's response to such comments, to the extent that they raise issues not adequately resolved in the draft environmental statement;

(6)    "Secretary," the secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Source: SL 1974, ch 245, § 1; SDCL Supp, § 11-1A-1; SL 1986, ch 295, § 30; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 53, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.