STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
MINING & OUTDOOR RECREATION POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Hackbarth, Chair of the Mining and Outdoor Recreation Policy Committee, called the third meeting to order at 2:49 P.M. on Wednesday, January 21 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
HACKBARTH, Tom, Chair LUECK, Dale, VC
Representative Hackbarth called the meeting to order at 2:49 P.M. A quorum was present.
Representative Yarusso moved to approve the minutes of January 20, 2015. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The following people testified for the mining informational hearing and took questions from committee members:
Jess Richards, Director of Lands and Minerals - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, gave an overview of Minnesota’s minerals and mining with Peter Clevenstine, Assistant Director of Lands and Minerals – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Ann Foss, Metallic Mining Sector Director - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, spoke on regulating Minnesota’s metallic mines with Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Jeff Smith, Industrial Division Director - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, yielded his time for covering nonmetallic mining and process to the succeeding testifier.
Will Seuffert, Executive Director - Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, presented on silica sand mining and the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board legislative directives with Heather Arends, Silica Sand Lead – Environmental Quality Board.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M.
Representative Tom Hackbarth, Chair
Claire Leiter, Committee Legislative Assistant