STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
ENERGY POLICY COMMITTEE
JOINT COMMITTEE HEARING WITH
SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
Senator John Marty, Chair of the Senate Environment and Energy and Representative Melissa Hortman, Chair of the Energy Policy Committee, Senator John Marty called the eleventh meeting to order at 12:06 P.M. on, February 19, 2013, in room 123 of the State Capitol.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Hortman, Melissa, Chair
Morgan, Will, Vice-Chair
Garofalo, Pat, Republican Lead
Testimony was presented to the Joint Committee members by the following:
Agency testimony on state regulation of silica sand mining.
Commissioner Dave Frederickson, Chair of the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board and Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Commissioner John Linc Stine, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Steve Hirsch and Jess Richards, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Assistant Commissioner Aggie Leitheiser, Health Protection Bureau of the Minnesota Department of Health and Jim Kelly, Environmental Surveillance and Assessment at the Minnesota Department of Health
Carol Zoff and Scott Peterson, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Citizen testimony on impact of silica sand mining
David Williams, Township Officer Preble Township, Fillmore County
Councilor Lynn Schoen ("Shane"), City of Wabasha
Jody McIlrath, Chair, Save Our Bluffs, Goodhue County
Jim Tittle, Director of documentary in progress "The Price of Sand"
Pat Popple, Chippewa Falls, WI
Fred Corrigan, Minnesota Industrial Sand Council and Aggregate and Ready Mix Association of Minnesota
Peder Larson, Minnesota Industrial Sand Council
Chad Sauer, Tiller Corporation—also at the testimony table, but did not speak: Mike Caron, Christina Morrison and Terry Elbert
Scott Sustacek, Jordan Sands—also at the testimony table, but did not speak: Bob Coughlan, Brett Skilbred, Jason Reese, and Julie Fried
Matt Bryan, Bryan Rock/Merriam Junction—also at the testimony table, but did not speak: Eric Bryan, Bill Bryan and Mike Doheny
Kirsten Pauly, Minnesota Industrial Sand Council
Tom Rowekamp, owner of Rowekamp Trucking and CEO of IT Sand and contractor for Nesbit mine site in St. Charles
Jim McIlrath, Board Supervisor, Florence Township
Jim Drost, BS & MS in Mining & Metallurgical Research Engineering, Stillwater
Sigurd Anderson, Lake City, Goodhue County
Amy Nelson, Hay Creek Township, Goodhue County
Vince Ready, St. Charles Township
Kelley Stanage, Houston County
Bobby King for Land Stewardship Project
Jason George, Operating Engineers Local 49
Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
John Lenczewski & Dean Flugstad, Minnesota Trout Unlimited
Peggy Rehder, Red Wing City Council
Fred Troendle, Concerned Citizens of St. Charles
John Howe, Red Wing
The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M.
REP. MELISSA HORTMAN, CHAIR
Mary Elizabeth Faust
Committee Legislative Assistant
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