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HF 1506

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/06/2021 12:56pm

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underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money for applied research in state
mineral and water resources.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; APPLIED RESEARCH IN STATE MINERAL AND
WATER RESOURCES.
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new text begin $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 is appropriated from the general fund to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota for academic and applied research through the
MnDRIVE program at the Natural Resources Research Institute to develop and demonstrate
technologies that enhance the long-term health and management of Minnesota's mineral
and water resources. Of this amount, $600,000 is to support demonstration of three sulfate
reduction technologies for improved water quality and $1,400,000 is for continued
characterization of Minnesota iron resources and for developing next-generation technologies
and iron products. This research must be conducted in consultation with the Minerals
Coordinating Committee established under Minnesota Statutes, section 93.0015. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2023.
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