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HF 2806

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 03/15/2012 11:46am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to clean water; appropriating money for clean water assistance grants;
appropriating money for an Aquatic Invasive Species Cooperative Research
Center; modifying prior appropriations; amending Laws 2011, First Special
Session chapter 2, article 3, section 2, subdivision 9.

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

ARTICLE 1

CLEAN WATER FUND

Section 1. new text beginCLEAN WATER ASSISTANCE GRANTS.
new text end

new text begin $4,200,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2013 from the clean water fund to the
Board of Water and Soil Resources for grants to local government units and joint powers
organizations of local government units to be used to protect, enhance, and restore water
quality in lakes, rivers, and streams and to protect groundwater and drinking water.
Activities include structural and vegetative practices to reduce runoff and retain water on
the land, feedlot water quality projects, subsurface sewage treatment system (SSTS)
abatement grants for low-income individuals, and stream bank, stream channel, and
shoreline protection projects. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June
30, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES COOPERATIVE RESEARCH
CENTER; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $1,800,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2013 from the clean water fund to the Board
of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop and implement an Aquatic Invasive
Species Cooperative Research Center. As a condition of receiving this appropriation, the
University of Minnesota is requested to collaborate with the commissioner of natural
resources in developing solutions to control aquatic invasive species. A portion of this
appropriation may be used for educating and engaging citizens on preventing the spread
of aquatic invasive species. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June
30, 2014.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCE TRUST FUND

Section 1.

Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 2, article 3, section 2, subdivision
9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Emerging Issues

4,522,000
deleted text begin 4,213,000
deleted text end new text begin 3,213,000
new text end

(a) Minnesota Conservation Apprentice
Academy

$100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
the Board of Water and Soil Resources
in cooperation with Conservation Corps
Minnesota to train and mentor future
conservation professionals by providing
apprenticeship service opportunities to
soil and water conservation districts. This
appropriation is available until June 30,
2014, by which time the project must be
completed and the final products delivered.

(b) Chronic Wasting Disease and Animal
Health

$600,000 the first year and $600,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources to address
chronic wasting disease and accelerate
wildlife health programs, including activities
directly related to and necessary for this
appropriation.

(c) Aquatic Invasive Species

$2,177,000 the first year and deleted text begin$3,513,000deleted text end
new text begin $2,513,000 new text endthe second year are from the
trust fund to the commissioner of natural
resources to accelerate aquatic invasive
species programs, including the development
and implementation of best management
practices for public water access facilities
to implement aquatic invasive species
prevention strategies, including activities
directly related to and necessary for this
appropriation. $50,000 is for a grant
to develop and produce a documentary
identifying the challenges presented by
aquatic invasive species. The documentary
shall be available to the Department of
Natural Resources to distribute to watercraft
license purchasers and the general public
through online and other media.

(d) Reinvest in Minnesota Wetlands
Reserve Acquisition and Restoration
Program Partnership

$1,645,000 the first year is to the Board
of Water and Soil Resources to acquire
permanent conservation easements and
restore wetlands and associated upland
habitat in cooperation with the United States
Department of Agriculture Wetlands Reserve
Program. A list of proposed land acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required work
program.

(e) Limitation

Appropriations in paragraphs (b) and (c) are
not subject to Minnesota Statutes, sections
116P.05, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), and
116P.09, subdivision 4.

Sec. 2. new text beginAQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES COOPERATIVE RESEARCH
CENTER; APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2013 from the environment and natural
resources trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop and
implement an Aquatic Invasive Species Cooperative Research Center. This appropriation
is not subject to Minnesota Statutes, sections 116P.05, subdivision 2, paragraph (b), and
116P.09, subdivision 4. As a condition of receiving this appropriation, the University
of Minnesota is requested to collaborate with the commissioner of natural resources in
developing solutions to control aquatic invasive species. This is a onetime appropriation
and is available until June 30, 2014.
new text end