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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

SIXTH MEETING - (joint meeting)

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 29, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHT SESSION



JOINT HEARING
COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT, NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE
COMMITTEE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Chairs, Representative Jean Wagenius and Representative Joe Mullery


MINUTES

Representative Wagenius, Chair of Committee on Environment and Agriculture Finance, called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, January 29th 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Wagenius, Chair
Falk, Vice Chair
McNamara, Lead
Anderson, P.
Benson, J.
Bly
Clark
Dill
Erickson, R.
Fabian
Freiberg
Hackbarth
Hamilton
Hansen
Kahn
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson
Ward, JoAnn

Early Childhood and Youth Development Policy Committee

Members present:
Mullery, Chair
Laine, Vice Chair
Myhra, Lead
Barrett
Franson
Kresha
Moran
Winkler
Members excused:
Brynaert
Howe
Melin
Radinovich

A quorum was present


The following testifiers gave presentations regarding air pollution, fine particulate matter, and ozone.

Catherine Neuschler, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Overview of Air Standards and Minnesota's Pollution Level.
Jean Johnson, PhD, Minnesota Department of Health - Measuring the Public Health Impacts of Air Pollution in Minnesota
David Bael, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Public Health Impacts from Current PM2.5 Levels in Minnesota
Mark Lundgren, Environmental Initiative - Minnesota's Clean Air Dialogue
Scott Strand, Minnesota Community Education Association - Minnesota's Clean Air Dialogue
Mike Hansel, Barr Engineering on behalf of Minnesota Chamber of Commerce - Minnesota's Clean Air Dialogue

Presentations followed by questions from members of the Joint Committee.
David Thornton, Assistant Commissioner for the Pollution Control Agency came to the table to assist with answering questions.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:47 a.m.




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Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair



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Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant



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Representative Joe Mullery, Chair


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Bennett Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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01:30 - Gavel.
02:04 - Informational presentation on air pollution, fine particulate matter and ozone and their affects on prenatal brain development and asthma.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.


Informational meeting on air pollution, fine particulate matter and ozone