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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

ELEVENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 14, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE
Chair, Representative Jean Wagenius

MINUTES

Representative Wagenius, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance, called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m., Thursday, February 14th, 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
Dill
Erickson, R.
Fabian
Freiberg
Hackbarth
Hamilton
Hansen
Kahn
Kiel
Poppe
Torkelson
Ward, JoAnn

Members excused:
Clark

A quorum was present.


Arne Stefferud, Manager - Regional Parks and Natural Resources for Met Council, introduced himself for the record and gave an overview of the Metropolitan Regional Parks System budget.

Dale Setterholm, Associate Director, Minnesota Geological Survey - University of Minnesota introduced himself for the record and gave a presentation and overview of the County Geologic Atlas Program.

Jim Kelly, Manager, Environmental Surveillance and Assessment - Minnesota Department of Health, introduced himself for the record and gave a presentation and overview of the MDH Clean Water Fund.

Randy Ellingboe, Manager, Drinking Water Protection - Minnesota Department of Health, introduced himself for the record and gave a presentation and overview of the MDH Clean Water Fund and drinking water protection plan.

Chris Elvrum, Well Management Section Manager - Minnesota Department of Health, introduced himself for the record and gave a presentation and overview of the MDH Clean Water Fund and the county well index.

Linda Bruemmer, Director, Environmental Health Division - Minnesota Department of Health, introduced herself for the record, and gave a presentation and overview of the MDH Clean Water Fund and beach monitoring (Minnesota Lake Superior Beach Monitoring Program).

Questions from members of the Committee were answered by the presenters over the course of the meeting.

Also testifying:

Bob Tammen, Soudan MN - addressed the Committee about ground water issues in St. Louis County and asked that the Geologic Survey do a survey of that region.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:46 a.m.




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Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair



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Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Met Council, MN Geologic Atlas, MDH