1.1.................... moves to amend S.F. No. 1047, the first engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 4, after line 21, insert:

1.3    "Sec. 3. ASH WASTE STUDY.
1.4(a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, paragraph (j),
1.5$50,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the renewable development account
1.6established in Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.779, subdivision 1, to the commissioner of
1.7commerce for the purpose of completing a study that, at a minimum, addresses the following
1.9(1) the amount of wood waste generated from ash trees in Minnesota counties that have
1.10been designated as quarantined areas in Section IV of the Minnesota State Formal Quarantine
1.11for Emerald Ash Borer, issued by the commissioner of agriculture under Minnesota Statutes,
1.12section 18G.06, effective November 14, 2019, as amended;
1.13(2) the amount of the wood waste in clause (1) that is utilized as biomass fuel by the St.
1.14Paul district heating cogeneration facility in St. Paul; and
1.15(3) options for utilizing or disposing of the wood waste in clause (2) and the estimated
1.16costs of each option.
1.17(b) No later than January 15, 2022, the study must be submitted to the chairs and ranking
1.18minority members of the senate and house of representatives committees with primary
1.19jurisdiction over energy policy and environment.
1.20EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment."
1.21Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
1.22Amend the title accordingly