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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

TENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 11, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy MINUTES
Representative Hansen, Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on February 11th, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services, Facebook Live, and YouTube live streaming.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. Members present:
HANSEN, Rick (Chair) WAZLAWIK, Ami (Vice Chair) HEINTZEMAN, Josh (Lead)
ACOMB, Patty AKLAND, Susan BACKER, Jeff BECKER-FINN, Jamie ECKLUND, Rob
FISCHER, Peter GREEN, Steve IGO, Spencer JORDAN, Sydney KEELER, Heather LEE, Fue LIPPERT, Todd LUECK, Dale MORRISON, Kelly
NELSON, Nathan THEIS, Tama

Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. A quorum was present.

Rep. Wazlawik moved that the minutes from February 9th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Wazlawik assumed the gavel at 1:05 P.M.

Office of the Legislative Auditor (OLA) presented their special review of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) - Water Gremlin Company

Testifiers:
Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor
Joel Alter, Director of Special Reviews OLA

MPCA presented their response to the OLA special review of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) - Water Gremlin Company

Testifiers:
Laura Bishop, Commissioner MPCA
Joel Alter, Director of Special Reviews OLA
Doug Wetzstein, Industrial Division Director MPCA
Jim Kelly, Manager Environmental Surveillance and Assessment, MN Department of Health Rep. Wazlawik adjourned the meeting at 2:29 P.M.





Rick Hansen Chair of Environment Finance and Policy





Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF171 (Hansen) - Easement stewardship account provisions modified.
House TV Video:
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03:05 - Release of Office of Legislative Auditor Special Review of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency – Water Gremlin Company.

Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes


Release of Office of Legislative Auditor Special Review of Minnesota Pollution Control Agency – Water Gremlin Company.
*The report has been posted below.

HF171 (Hansen) Easement stewardship account provisions modified.
*Amendments are due by 1:00pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2021

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

Any meeting documents will be posted on the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92007

Public Testimony:
• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn
• If you wish to testify on HF171, please contact Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn and copy Adam.Kopel@house.mn at least one hour prior to the start of the remote hearing to get instructions.
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 1:00pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2021.