STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT NATURAL RESOURCES AND AGRICULTURE FINANCE
Chair, Representative Jean Wagenius
Representative Wagenius, Chair of the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance, called the meeting to order at 1:07 p.m., January 14th, 2014, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
A quorum was present
Representative Freiberg moved approval of the committee meeting minutes for, Tuesday, December 9th 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED
Testifying before the Committee on Waste Composition and Reduction:
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. (Solid Waste Management in Minnesota) and (Recycling Refund System Cost Benefit Analysis)
Peder Sandhei, Solid Waste Principal Planner - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Colleen Hetzel, Solid Waste Principal Planner - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Testifying before the Committee on Increasing Recycling and the Extended Producer Responsibility Model
Representative Frank Hornstein (BE095 Bill Draft)
Tim Brownell - Eureka Recycling
Susan Hubbard, Director - Nothing Left to Waste
Felicity Britton - Minnesota Compost Council (Organics Recycling)
Paul Gardner, Executive Director - Recycling Reinvented (Getting to 60% Recycling for Consumer packaging & Printed Paper)
Michael Washburn - Washburn Consulting on behalf of Nestle Waters North America (Extended Producer Responsibility Cost-Benefit Study)
Erin Kayser, Student - University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Josh Winters, Executive Director - Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
Commissioner Victoria Reinhardt, Chair - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board (2014 Legislative Principles)
John Helmers - Minnesota Resource Recovery Association
Tony Kwilas, Environmental Policy Director - Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Steven B. Smith, Vice President Environmental Affairs - Verallia and Chair of the Glass Packaging Institute’s Environmental Committee (Letter of testimony from Lynn M. Bragg of the Glass Packaging Institute)
Susan Collins, President - Container Recycling Institute in California.
Doug Carnival, Legislative Government Relations - McGrann, Shea, Carnival, Straughn & Lamb
Bill Keegan, Vice-President - Dem-Con Companies
The meeting was adjourned at 4:10 p.m.
Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair
Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant