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2015-2016 Regular Session

FOURTY THIRD MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

March 24, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTY THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION


ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Fabian, Vice-Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee, began the meeting at 8:16AM, on March 24th, 2016, in Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

McNAMARA, Denny (Chair) HAUSMAN, Alice
FABIAN, Dan (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh
HANSON, Rick (DFL Lead) HORNSTEIN, Frank
CLARK, Karen JOHNSON, Clark
CORNISH, Tony NEWBERGER, Jim
ECKLUND, Rob PERSELL, John
FISHCER, Peter POPPE, Jeanne
GREEN, Steve RARICK, Jason
HACKBARTH, Tom TORKELSON, Paul
HANCOCK, Dave UGLEM, Mark


Members excused: FENTON, Kelly

Representative Fabian called the meeting to order at 8:16AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Heintzman moved to adopt the minutes from March 23th, 2016. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF2664 (Backer) Grant County; Big Lake water level control permit required.

Representative Fabian moved HF2664 be laid over.

Allen Wold, Bois de Sioux Watershed, Steve Colvin, Department of Natural Resources Ecological and Water Resources Deputy Director, Paul Telandar, Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Section Chief, Ron Harnack, Red River Watershed Management Board testified on HF2664.

HF2616 (Backer) Morris; state assistance prior to enforcing effluent standards required.

Representative Fabian moved HF2616 be laid over.

Blaine Hill, Morris City Manager, and Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency testified on HF2616.

Representative McNamara assumed the gavel at 9:12AM.

HF3409 (Fabian) Wastewater treatment technology incentive provided.

Representative Fabian moved HF3409 be laid over.

Representative moved to adopt the HF3409A1.

Representative Fabian moved to adopt the following oral amendment:

Line 1.19, insert the word “municipality”
Line 5, after the word after, insert “both”. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Katrina Kessler, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Water Assessment Section Manager, Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Legislative Director, Elizabeth Wefel, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities testified on HF3409.

HF2841 (McNamara) Metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account management provided.

Representative McNamara moved HF2841 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Kirk Koudelka, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Assistant Commissioner, Land Policy and Lyle Mueller, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Chief Financial Officer, Liz Workman, Dakota County Commissioner testified on HF2841.

Representative McNamara renewed the motion that HF2841, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55AM.





Representative McNamara, Chair




Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Other bill will be added

Bills Added:
  • HF2664 (Backer) - Grant County; Big Lake water level control permit required.
  • HF2616 (Backer) - Morris; state assistance prior to enforcing effluent standards required.
  • HF2841 (McNamara) - Electronic waste management provisions modified, and metropolitan landfill contingency action trust account management provided.
  • HF3409 (Fabian) - Wastewater treatment technology incentive provided.
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