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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 21, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy MINUTES
Representative Hansen, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on January 21st, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services, Facebook Live, and YouTube live streaming.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. Members present:
HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan BACKER,Jeff BECKER-FINN, Jamie ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter GREEN, Steve IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd LUECK, Dale MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 1:01 P.M. A quorum was present.

Rep. Nelson moved that the minutes from January 19th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Wazlawik assumed the gavel at 1:03 P.M.

HF91 (HANSEN) Dry cleaner environmental response and reimbursement account expenditures prioritized, perchloroethylene banned, prior appropriation modified, cost-share program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hansen motioned that HF91 be re-referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Hansen presented HF91.
Rep. Hansen incorporated an oral amendment to the H0091A2 as follows: Page 1, line 10, delete “$255,000” and insert “$213,000”
Page 1, line 17, delete “fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the remediation fund to” and insert “unexpended funds from the transfer made under Laws 2019, first special session, chapter 4, article 1, section 2, subdivision 10, paragraph (c), shall be expended by”

Page 1, line 22, delete “This is a onetime appropriation and” and insert “The money made available under this paragraph”

Rep. Hansen moved that HF91 be amended by H0091A2, as amended, and a roll call was taken:

Ayes:

HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan BACKER, Jeff BECKER-FINN, Jamie ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter GREEN, Steve IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd LUECK, Dale MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

By a vote of 19 Ayes and 0 Nays, the motion prevailed and amendment was ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen renewed the motion that HF91, as amended, be re-referred to the House Ways and Means Committee, a roll was taken:

Ayes:

HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan BACKER, Jeff BECKER-FINN, Jamie ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter GREEN, Steve IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd LUECK, Dale MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama
By a vote of 19 Ayes to 0 Nays, the motion PREVAILED. Testifiers:
Keith Aune, President Minnesota Cleaners Association
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner MPCA Rep. Hansen resumed the gavel at 1:54 P.M.
An overview of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) was presented.

Presenters:
Peter Tester, Deputy Commissioner MPCA Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner MPCA Chris McDonnel, Assistant Commissioner MPCA Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner MPCA

Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 2:30 P.M.






Rick Hansen Chair of Environment Finance and Policy




Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF91 (Hansen) - Dry cleaner environmental response and reimbursement account expenditures prioritized, perchloroethylene banned, prior appropriation canceled, cost-share program and environmental response cost funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:35 HF91 (Hansen) Dry cleaner environmental response and reimbursement account expenditures prioritized, perchloroethylene banned, prior appropriation modified, cost-share program funding provide, and money appropriated.
-Keith Aune, Minnesota Cleaners Association.
-Kirk Koudelka, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

52:50 Overview of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
-Peter Tester, Deputy Commissioner.
-Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner.
-Craig McDonnell, Assistant Commissioner.

Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes


Agenda Change: Item Added

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

HF91 (Hansen) Dry cleaner environmental response and reimbursement account expenditures prioritized, perchloroethylene banned, prior appropriation modified, cost-share program funding provide, and money appropriated.
*Amendments are due by 1:00pm, Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Overview of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

**Additional items may be added.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122.

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92007

Public Testimony:
• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn
• If you wish to testify, please contact Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn and copy Adam.Kopel@house.mn at least one hour prior to the start of the remote hearing to get instructions.
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 1:00pm, Wednesday, January 20, 2021.