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Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 14, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 1:07 p.m., January 14th, 2014, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Wagenius, Chair
McNamara, Lead
Anderson, P.
Bly
Clark
Erickson, R.
Fabian
Freiberg
Hackbarth
Hansen
Kahn
Kiel
Torkelson
Ward, JoAnn

Members excused:

Benson, J.
Dill
Falk
Hamilton
Poppe

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)

Public Testimony

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.




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Representative Jean Wagenius, Chair



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Nanette Moloney, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Municipal Solid Waste and Recycling