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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

NINETEENTH MEETING - Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance

February 25, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION



ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
POLICY & FINANCE COMMITTEE


MINUTES


Representative McNamara, Chair of the Environment & Natural Resources Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:16 a.m. on February 25, 2015 in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MCNAMARA, Denny Chair HEINTZEMAN, Josh
FABIAN, Dan, VC HORNSTEIN, Frank
CORNISH, Tony JOHNSON, Clark
CLARK, Karen NEWBERGER, Jim
DIILL, David PERSELL, John
FENTON, Kelly POPPE, Jeanne
FISCHER, Peter RARICK, Jason
GREEN, Steve TORKELSON, Paul
HACKBARTH, Tom UGLEM, Mark
HANCOCK, David
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice

A quorum was present.

Representative Persell moved to approve the minutes of February 24, 2015.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Melin presented HF1000 (Wild rice quality standard application prohibited until commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency adopts rules to establish criteria for designating waters subject to a wild rice water quality standard).

Testifying before the committee on HF1000 were:
Rebecca Flood, Assistant Commissioner for Water Policy, MPCA;
Shannon Lotthammer, Director, Environmental Analysis and Outcomes Division, MPCA.

Representative McNamara moved that HF1000 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative McNamara moved that HF483 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson, P. presented HF483 (Wood-burning heater regulation prohibited).

Testifying before the committee on HF483 was:
David Thornton, Assistant Commissioner for Air Policy, MPCA.

Representative Hancock moved that HF79 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Nornes presented HF79 (State permit requirements for campgrounds modified).





Testifying before the committee on HF79 was:
Dan McElroy, Executive Vice President, Minnesota Resort & Campground Association;
Joe Alvord, Morningstar Campground, Richmond, MN;
Jim DeRose, Riverside resort, Richmond, MN;
Al DeKruif, Sakatah Trails Resort, Madison Lake, MN;
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner – Legislative/Land Policy.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:57 a.m.




Representative Denny McNamara, Chair




Greg Exley, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

**Item added** Follow-up questions for MPCA regarding HF1000 (Melin) If you would like to testify for or against a bill please contact Committee Legislative Assistant Greg Exley at 651.296.4375.

Bills Added:
  • HF79 (Nornes) - State permit requirements for campgrounds modified.
  • HF483 (Anderson) - Wood burning heater regulation prohibited.
  • HF572 (Hackbarth) - Utility licenses crossing public lands and waters fee exemption created.
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