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Environment and Natural Resources Finance and Policy

ELEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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 16th, 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 11th, 2021 be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF168 (LEE) Cumulative pollution analysis requirement before air quality permit issuance modified.

Rep. Lee moved that HF168 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. Rep. Lee moved H0168A2 to amend HF168, and the amendment WAS ADOPTED.
Rep. Lee moved that HF168, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Sheri Smith
Leslee Gutierrez Carrillo, COPAL MN Tony Kwilas, MN Chamber of Commerce
Stephanie Fitzgerald, MN Center for Environmental Advocacy Delaney Russell, Sierra Club
Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner MN Pollution Control Agency Sasha Lewis-Norelle
Adri Arquin
Eliza Nebeker, MN 350

HF503 (LEE) Nonexpiring air emission permit public hearing required every five years. Rep. Lee moved that HF503 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Rep. Lee moved H0503A1 to amend HF503 and the amendment WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lee moved that HF503, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill and the bill was laid over.

Testifiers:
Tony Kwilas, MN Chamber of Commerce
Greta Gauthier, Assistant Commissioner MPCA Doug Wetzstein, MPCA

Rep. Hansen adjourned the meeting at 2:28 P.M.







Rick Hansen Chair of Environment Finance and Policy



Adam Kopel Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF168 (Lee) - Cumulative pollution analysis requirement before air quality permit issuance modified.
  • HF503 (Lee) - Nonexpiring air emission permit public hearing required every five years.
House TV Video:
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2:50 HF168 (Lee) Cumulative pollution analysis requirement before air quality permit issuance modified.
1:01:00 HF503 (Lee) Nonexpiring air emission permit public hearing required every five years.


HF168 (Lee) Cumulative pollution analysis requirement before air quality permit issuance modified.
HF503 (Lee) Nonexpiring air emission permit public hearing required every five years.
*Amendments are due for both bills by 1:00pm, Monday, February 15, 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, 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, Monday, February 15, 2021.