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HF 3765

Conference Committee Report - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 05/21/2022 09:43pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON H. F. No. 3765

A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money from environment and natural
resources trust fund; providing extensions.

May 21, 2022
The Honorable Melissa Hortman
Speaker of the House of Representatives

The Honorable David J. Osmek
President of the Senate

We, the undersigned conferees for H. F. No. 3765 report that we have agreed upon the
items in dispute and recommend as follows:

That the Senate recede from its amendments and that H. F. No. 3765 be further amended
as follows:

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

"Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this act. The appropriations are from the environment and
natural resources trust fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
The figures "2022" and "2023" used in this act mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, or June 30, 2023, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2022. "The second year" is fiscal year 2023. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Any unencumbered balance remaining in the first year does
not cancel and is available for the second year or until the end of the appropriation. These
are onetime appropriations.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin2023
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMINNESOTA RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1.new text end

new text beginTotal Appropriation
new text end

new text begin$
new text end
new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin$
new text end
new text begin70,881,000
new text end

new text begin This appropriation is from the environment
and natural resources trust fund. The amounts
that may be spent for each purpose are
specified in the following subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2.new text end

new text beginDefinition
new text end

new text begin "Trust fund" means the Minnesota
environment and natural resources trust fund
established under the Minnesota Constitution,
article XI, section 14.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3.new text end

new text beginFoundational Natural Resource Data
and Information
new text end

new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin 9,004,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Improving Golden-Winged Warbler
Conservation and Habitat Restoration
new text end

new text begin $197,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Natural Resources
Research Institute in Duluth to develop
restoration and habitat management guidelines
for protecting the imperiled golden-winged
warbler by assessing habitat use and behavior
of this species.
new text end

new text begin (b) Enhancing Natural Resource Conservation
Through Species Distribution Modeling
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to create distribution models for rare species
in Minnesota to provide new tools for natural
areas conservation.
new text end

new text begin (c) Modernizing Minnesota's Digital Lake
Inventory
new text end

new text begin $787,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to conduct a comprehensive update of
Minnesota's lake and pond GIS data to
enhance lake conservation planning by state
and local partners while also creating
efficiencies for ongoing data maintenance.
new text end

new text begin (d) How Do Prescribed Fires Affect Native
Prairie Bees?
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Negaunee Institute for
Plant Conservation Science and Action at the
Chicago Horticultural Society to investigate
how prescribed fire in Minnesota's tallgrass
prairies affects the nesting habitat, food
resources, and diversity of ground-nesting
bees.
new text end

new text begin (e) Status of Minnesota Blueberries and Related
Berry Species
new text end

new text begin $191,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota, Duluth, to assess how land
management practices impact the genetic
health and reproduction of several native
edible blueberry and related berry species of
Minnesota. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2026, by which time the project
must be completed and final products
delivered.
new text end

new text begin (f) Distribution and Movements of Fishers in
Southern Minnesota
new text end

new text begin $340,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Natural Resources
Research Institute in Duluth to determine the
distribution, status, and habitat use of fishers
in southern Minnesota to inform fisher
management.
new text end

new text begin (g) Offal Wildlife Watching: How Do Hunters'
Provisions Impact Scavengers?
new text end

new text begin $473,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to recruit hunters statewide and
use remote cameras at field-dressed deer gut
piles to study the impacts of these offal
resources on scavengers and other wildlife.
new text end

new text begin (h) Land-Use and Climate Impacts on
Minnesota's Whitewater River
new text end

new text begin $199,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the St. Anthony Falls
Laboratory to augment, digitize, and
disseminate unique and historic topographical
survey data showing changes in the
Whitewater River valley to inform future land
and water management.
new text end

new text begin (i) Protecting Minnesota's Spruce-Fir Forests
from Tree-Killing Budworm
new text end

new text begin $189,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to evaluate conditions
contributing to Minnesota's uniquely high
population of the native and lethal spruce
budworm to provide better management
options for protecting the state's spruce-balsam
fir forests.
new text end

new text begin (j) Restoration of Eastern Hemlock, Minnesota's
Endangered Tree Species
new text end

new text begin $199,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop guidelines for
restoring eastern hemlock, Minnesota's only
endangered tree species, by testing methods
and seed sources at different sites across
northern Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (k) Establishing a Center for Prion Research
and Outreach
new text end

new text begin $3,877,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to form a multidisciplinary
center to perform coordinated research on the
detection, prevention, and treatment of chronic
wasting and other prion diseases threatening
wildlife across Minnesota. Money
appropriated in this paragraph may also be
spent on a strategic plan, capital equipment,
and staff as approved in the work plan required
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.05.
Money appropriated in this paragraph may not
be spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for the purposes of
this paragraph. Money appropriated in this
paragraph must not be spent on indirect costs
or other institutional overhead charges that are
not directly related to and necessary for the
purposes of this paragraph. This appropriation
is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
116P.10. This is a onetime appropriation and
is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (l) Sweetening the Crop: Perennial Flax for
Ecosystem Benefits
new text end

new text begin $490,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to produce, select, and evaluate
how perennial flax provides pollinator and
other ecosystem services while enhancing
yield for oilseed, fiber, and honey production.
new text end

new text begin (m) Beavers, Trees, and Climate - Increasing
Floodplain Forest Resilience
new text end

new text begin $430,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the National Park
Service, Mississippi National River and
Recreation Area, to identify solutions for
saving floodplain wildlife habitat from beaver
herbivory, changes in climate, and emerald
ash borer.
new text end

new text begin (n) Chronic Wasting Disease Prion Soil Research
new text end

new text begin $732,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to study chronic wasting disease
prions in soils, including the assessment of
sites where carcasses with chronic wasting
disease have been disposed.
new text end

new text begin (o) Strategic Framework to Guide Local Water
Storage Implementation
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources
to create a framework for prioritizing water
storage projects throughout the state. The
framework will use existing data and local
stakeholder input, be scalable, and emphasize
projects that provide multiple benefits,
including for water quality, flood control, and
habitat.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4.new text end

new text beginWater Resources
new text end

new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin5,783,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Methods to Destroy PFAS in Landfill
Leachates
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop and examine methods
for destruction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl
substances (PFAS) in landfill leachate. This
appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 116P.10.
new text end

new text begin (b) High Temperature Anaerobic Digestion of
Sewage Sludge
new text end

new text begin $208,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to demonstrate that high
temperature anaerobic digestion is effective
at treating sewage sludge and preventing
disease-causing microorganisms and antibiotic
resistance genes from being released into the
environment.
new text end

new text begin (c) Mitigating Cyanobacterial Blooms and
Toxins Using Clay-Algae Flocculation
new text end

new text begin $326,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
to develop and test a clay-algae flocculation
method to mitigate cyanobacterial blooms that
can contaminate drinking water and cause
mass fish mortality. This appropriation is
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.
new text end

new text begin (d) Changing Winters and Game Fish in
Minnesota Lakes
new text end

new text begin $238,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Large Lakes Observatory
in Duluth to determine how changing winter
conditions such as ice cover, snowfall patterns,
and water quality affect Minnesota's game fish
populations.
new text end

new text begin (e) Rainy River Drivers of Lake of the Woods
Algal Blooms
new text end

new text begin $608,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the United States
Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Water
Science Center, to guide the reduction of
phosphorus inputs to Lake of the Woods by
examining sources, mobility, and storage of
sediment-bound phosphorus in the Rainy
River. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2026, by which time the project must
be completed and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (f) Water and Climate Information to Enhance
Community Resilience
new text end

new text begin $564,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to provide information on
potential future water resources to
communities and individuals to guide
adaptation planning.
new text end

new text begin (g) Catch and Reveal: Discovering Unknown
Fish Contamination Threats
new text end

new text begin $246,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Natural Resources
Research Institute in Duluth to identify
contaminants present in Minnesota water
bodies using passive sampling and
discovery-based chemical analysis and rank
the contaminants' potential threat to
Minnesota's fisheries. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2026, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (h) Increased Intense Rain and Flooding in
Minnesota's Watersheds
new text end

new text begin $192,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Science Museum of Minnesota for
the St. Croix Watershed Research Station to
partner with local communities to determine
the causes of increased flooding and the most
cost-effective solutions for reducing flood risk
in the Cottonwood River watershed and other
agricultural watersheds in southern Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (i) Is the Tire Chemical 6PPDq Killing
Minnesota's Fish?
new text end

new text begin $437,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to optimize detection methods,
determine environmental occurrence, and
evaluate risk to Minnesota's fish populations
of the toxic tire-derived chemical 6PPDq.
new text end

new text begin (j) Mitigation Strategies for Agroplastic PFAS
and Microplastic Contamination
new text end

new text begin $169,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the West Central Research
and Outreach Center, Morris, to study plastic
use in the agricultural supply chain and to
research and communicate strategies to reduce
impacts of this plastic use, including water
and land contamination from microplastics,
PFAS, and related compounds.
new text end

new text begin (k) Innovative Technology for PFAS Destruction
in Drinking Water
new text end

new text begin $445,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Southern Research and
Outreach Center to develop and demonstrate
a treatment process based on continuous
liquid-phase plasma discharge technology to
destroy per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances
(PFAS) in drinking water. This appropriation
is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section
116P.10.
new text end

new text begin (l) Salt Threatens Minnesota Water Quality and
Fisheries
new text end

new text begin $1,228,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Science Museum of Minnesota for
the St. Croix Watershed Research Station to
determine chloride tipping points that lead to
water-quality and food-web degradations,
measure how and when lakes are salinized,
identify lake and food-web resilience to
chloride, and test impacts of deicing
alternatives.
new text end

new text begin (m) PFAS Contaminant Mitigation Using
Hybrid Engineered Wetlands
new text end

new text begin $446,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with St. Louis County to
design, implement, and evaluate an innovative
method for protecting water resources through
mitigation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl
substances (PFAS) from landfill leachate using
engineered wetland treatment systems.
new text end

new text begin (n) Scaling a Market-Driven Water-Quality
Solution for Row-Crop Farming
new text end

new text begin $476,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to work with farmers to
accelerate adoption of grain-camelina rotations
in targeted watersheds as a scalable and
market-driven way to enhance stewardship of
soil, water, and wildlife.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5.new text end

new text beginEnvironmental Education
new text end

new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin4,269,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Teacher Field School: Stewardship through
Nature-Based Education
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Hamline University to
create an immersive, research-backed field
school for teachers to use nature-based
education to benefit student well-being and
academic outcomes while increasing
stewardship habits.
new text end

new text begin (b) Increasing K-12 Student Learning to Develop
Environmental Awareness, Appreciation, and
Interest
new text end

new text begin $1,602,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Osprey Wilds
Environmental Learning Center to partner with
Minnesota's five other accredited residential
environmental learning centers to provide
needs-based scholarships to at least 25,000
K-12 students statewide for immersive
multiday environmental learning experiences.
new text end

new text begin (c) Expanding Access to Wildlife Learning Bird
by Bird
new text end

new text begin $276,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to engage young people from diverse
communities in wildlife conservation through
bird-watching in schools, outdoor leadership
training, and participating in neighborhood
bird walks.
new text end

new text begin (d) Engaging a Diverse Public in Environmental
Stewardship
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Great River Greening
to increase participation in natural resources
restoration efforts through volunteer,
internship, and youth engagement activities
that target diverse audiences more accurately
reflecting local demographic and
socioeconomic conditions in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (e) Bugs Below Zero: Engaging Citizens in
Winter Research
new text end

new text begin $198,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to raise awareness about the
winter life of bugs, inspire learning about
stream food webs, and engage citizen scientists
in research and environmental stewardship.
new text end

new text begin (f) ESTEP: Earth Science Teacher Education
Project
new text end

new text begin $495,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Minnesota Science
Teachers Association to provide professional
development for Minnesota science teachers
in environmental and earth science to
strengthen environmental education in schools.
new text end

new text begin (g) YES! Students Take Action to Complete Eco
Projects
new text end

new text begin $199,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Prairie Woods
Environmental Learning Center, in partnership
with Ney Nature Center and Laurentian
Environmental Center, to empower Minnesota
youth to connect with natural resource experts,
identify ecological challenges, and take action
to complete innovative projects in their
communities.
new text end

new text begin (h) Increasing Diversity in Environmental
Careers
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources,
in cooperation with Conservation Corps
Minnesota and Iowa, to encourage a diversity
of students to pursue careers in the
environment and natural resources through
internships, mentorships, and fellowships with
the Department of Natural Resources, the
Board of Water and Soil Resources, and the
Pollution Control Agency.
new text end

new text begin (i) Diversity and Access to Wildlife-Related
Opportunities
new text end

new text begin $199,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to broaden the state's
conservation constituency by researching
diverse communities' values about nature and
wildlife experiences and identifying barriers
to engagement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6.new text end

new text beginAquatic and Terrestrial Invasive
Species
new text end

new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin6,404,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and
Pests Center
new text end

new text begin $6,230,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to support the Minnesota
Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center
to fund high-priority research projects to better
manage invasive plants, pathogens, and pests
on Minnesota's natural and agricultural lands.
This appropriation is subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 116P.10. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2027, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (b) Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol Citizen Science
Program
new text end

new text begin $174,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Wild Rivers
Conservancy to protect and restore native
ecosystems by identifying purple loosestrife
in priority management areas and engaging,
educating, and empowering citizens to use an
approved purple loosestrife biocontrol in
Minnesota's St. Croix River watershed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7.new text end

new text beginAir Quality and Renewable Energy
new text end

new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin843,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Green Solar Cells from a Minnesota Natural
Resource
new text end

new text begin $673,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop an efficient, low cost,
and nontoxic pyrite solar cell and conduct a
feasibility study for using Iron Range
resources to manufacture this product. This
appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 116P.10.
new text end

new text begin (b) Morris GHG Emissions Inventory and
Mitigation Strategies
new text end

new text begin $170,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Morris to
conserve natural resources by conducting a
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory
of city and county operations as part of the
Morris Model partnership, implementing
policy to achieve targeted reductions, and
disseminating findings. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2026, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8.new text end

new text beginMethods to Protect, Restore, and
Enhance Land, Water, and Habitat
new text end

new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin11,294,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Minnesota's Volunteer Rare Plant
Conservation Corps
new text end

new text begin $859,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Minnesota Landscape
Arboretum to partner with the Department of
Natural Resources and the Minnesota Native
Plant Society to establish and train a volunteer
corps to survey, monitor, and bank seed from
Minnesota's rare plant populations and
enhance the effectiveness and efficiencies of
conservation efforts.
new text end

new text begin (b) Conservation Corps Veterans Service Corps
Program
new text end

new text begin $1,339,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Conservation Corps
Minnesota to create a Veterans Service Corps
program to accelerate natural resource
restorations in Minnesota while providing
workforce development opportunities for the
state's veterans.
new text end

new text begin (c) Creating Seed Sources of Early-Blooming
Plants for Pollinators
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to establish new populations of early-season
flowers by hand-harvesting and propagating
species that are currently lacking in prairie
restorations and that are essential to pollinator
health. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2026, by which time the project must
be completed and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (d) Hastings Lake Rebecca Park Area
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Hastings to
develop an ecological-based master plan for
Lake Rebecca Park and to enhance habitat
quality and construct passive recreational
facilities consistent with the master plan. No
funds for implementation may be spent until
the master plan is complete.
new text end

new text begin (e) Pollinator Plantings and the Redistribution
of Soil Toxins
new text end

new text begin $610,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to map urban and suburban soil
toxins of concern, such as heavy metals and
microplastics, and to test whether pollinator
plantings can redistribute these toxins in the
soil of yards, parks, and community gardens
and reduce exposure to humans and wildlife.
new text end

new text begin (f) PFAS Fungal-Wood Chip Filtering System
new text end

new text begin $189,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to identify, develop, and
field-test various types of waste wood chips
and fungi to sequester and degrade PFAS
leachate from contaminated waste sites. This
appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 116P.10.
new text end

new text begin (g) Phytoremediation for Extracting Deicing
Salt
new text end

new text begin $451,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to protect lands and waters from
contamination by collaborating with the
Department of Transportation to develop
methods for using native plants to remediate
roadside deicing salt.
new text end

new text begin (h) Mustinka River Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Corridor Rehabilitation
new text end

new text begin $2,692,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Bois de Sioux
Watershed District to permanently rehabilitate
a straightened reach of the Mustinka River to
a naturally functioning stream channel and
floodplain corridor for water, fish, and wildlife
benefits.
new text end

new text begin (i) Bohemian Flats Savanna Restoration
new text end

new text begin $286,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board to restore an area of
compacted urban turf within Bohemian Flats
Park and adjacent to the Mississippi River to
an oak savanna ecosystem.
new text end

new text begin (j) Watershed and Forest Restoration: What a
Match!
new text end

new text begin $3,318,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Water and Soil
Resources, in cooperation with soil and water
conservation districts, the Mille Lacs Band of
Ojibwe, and the Department of Natural
Resources, to accelerate tree planting on
privately owned, protected lands for
water-quality protection and carbon
sequestration.
new text end

new text begin (k) River Habitat Restoration and Recreation
in Melrose
new text end

new text begin $350,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Melrose to
conduct habitat restoration and create fishing,
canoeing, and camping opportunities along a
segment of the Sauk River within the city of
Melrose and to provide public education about
stream restoration, fish habitat, and the
importance of natural areas.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9.new text end

new text beginHabitat and Recreation
new text end

new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin 26,179,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Mesabi Trail: Wahlsten Road (CR 26) to
Tower
new text end

new text begin $1,307,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the St. Louis and Lake
Counties Regional Railroad Authority to
acquire easements, engineer, and construct a
segment of the Mesabi Trail beginning at the
intersection of Wahlsten Road (CR 26) and
Benson Road in Embarrass and extending to
Tower.
new text end

new text begin (b) Environmental Learning Classroom with
Trails
new text end

new text begin $82,000 the second year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with Mountain Iron-Buhl Public
Schools to build an outdoor classroom
pavilion, accessible trails, and a footbridge
within the Mountain Iron-Buhl School Forest
to conduct environmental education that
cultivates a lasting conservation ethic.
new text end

new text begin (c) Local Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas Grant
Programs
new text end

new text begin $3,560,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to solicit, rank, and fund competitive matching
grants for local parks, trail connections, and
natural and scenic areas under Minnesota
Statutes, section 85.019. This appropriation is
for local nature-based recreation, connections
to regional and state natural areas, and
recreation facilities and may not be used for
athletic facilities such as sport fields, courts,
and playgrounds.
new text end

new text begin (d) St. Louis River Re-Connect
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Duluth to
expand recreational access along the St. Louis
River and estuary by implementing the St.
Louis River National Water Trail outreach
plan, designing and constructing upgrades and
extensions to the Waabizheshikana Trail, and
installing interpretive features that describe
the cultural and ecological significance of the
area.
new text end

new text begin (e) Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank
Easement Acquisition
new text end

new text begin $1,353,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to provide technical stewardship assistance to
private landowners, restore and enhance native
prairie protected by easements in the native
prairie bank, and acquire easements for the
native prairie bank in accordance with
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.96, including
preparing initial baseline property assessments.
Up to $60,000 of this appropriation may be
deposited in the natural resources conservation
easement stewardship account created under
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.69, proportional
to the number of easements acquired.
new text end

new text begin (f) Minnesota State Parks and State Trails
Maintenance and Development
new text end

new text begin $1,600,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for maintenance and development at state
parks, recreation areas, and trails to protect
Minnesota's natural heritage, enhance outdoor
recreation, and improve the efficiency of
public land management.
new text end

new text begin (g) Minnesota State Trails Development
new text end

new text begin $7,387,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to expand recreational opportunities on
Minnesota state trails by rehabilitating and
enhancing existing state trails and replacing
or repairing existing state trail bridges.
new text end

new text begin (h) SNA Habitat Restoration and Public
Engagement
new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for the scientific and natural areas (SNA)
program to restore and enhance exceptional
habitat on SNAs and increase public
involvement and outreach.
new text end

new text begin (i) The Missing Link: Gull Lake Trail, Fairview
Township
new text end

new text begin $1,394,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Fairview Township to
complete the Gull Lake Trail by engineering
and constructing the trail's final segment
through Fairview Township in the Brainerd
Lakes area.
new text end

new text begin (j) Silver Bay Multimodal Trailhead Project
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Silver Bay
to develop a multimodal trailhead center to
provide safe access to the Superior,
Gitchi-Gami, and C.J. Ramstad/North Shore
trails; Black Beach Park; and other
recreational destinations.
new text end

new text begin (k) Brookston Campground, Boat Launch, and
Outdoor Recreational Facility
new text end

new text begin $453,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Brookston
to build a campground, boat launch, and
outdoor recreation area on the banks of the St.
Louis River in northeastern Minnesota. Before
any trust fund dollars are spent, the city must
demonstrate that all funds to complete the
project are secured and a fiscal agent must be
approved in the work plan.
new text end

new text begin (l) Silver Lake Trail Connection
new text end

new text begin $727,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Virginia to
design, engineer, and construct a multiuse trail
that will connect Silver Lake Trail to a new
Miners Entertainment and Convention Center
and provide lighting on Bailey Lake Trail.
new text end

new text begin (m) Floodwood Campground Improvement
Project
new text end

new text begin $816,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Floodwood
to upgrade the Floodwood Campground and
connecting trails to provide high-quality nature
and recreation experience for people of all
ages.
new text end

new text begin (n) Ranier Safe Harbor/Transient Dock - Phase
2
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Ranier to
construct a safe harbor and transient dock to
accommodate watercraft of many sizes to
improve public access for boat recreation on
Rainy Lake. Before trust fund dollars are
spent, a fiscal agent must be approved in the
work plan. Before any trust fund dollars are
spent, the city must demonstrate that all funds
to complete the project are secured. Any
revenue generated from selling products or
assets developed or acquired with this
appropriation must be repaid to the trust fund
unless a plan is approved for reinvestment of
income in the project as provided under
Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10.new text end

new text beginOther Projects
new text end

new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin6,973,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Aggregate Resource Mapping
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for continued mapping of the aggregate
resource potential in the state of Minnesota
and to make the information available in print
and electronic format to local units of
government for use in planning and zoning.
new text end

new text begin (b) Leaded Gasoline Contamination Analysis
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of administration
for a grant to the city of Paynesville to procure
an analysis of the extent of leaded gasoline
contamination in or near the cities of
Paynesville, Foley, Alexandria, and Blaine,
and of the threat posed by the contamination
to each city's drinking water supply. The
vendor selected to perform the analysis must
use the same methodology to conduct the
analysis for each city and must produce
findings that are comparable between cities.
The cities must work cooperatively to select
a vendor. By January 15, 2024, the city
administrator of the city of Paynesville must
report the results of the analysis to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the house
of representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over environment
and natural resources.
new text end

new text begin (c) Living Snow Fence Program
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of transportation for
contracts to build and improve living snow
fences consisting of trees, shrubs, native
grasses, and wildflowers. Money appropriated
in this paragraph may only be used to acquire
and plant trees native to Minnesota. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (d) Forest Data Inventory
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an enhanced forest inventory on county
and private lands.
new text end

new text begin (e) Conservation Reserve Program State
Incentives
new text end

new text begin $750,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources
to provide onetime state incentive payments
to enrollees in the federal Conservation
Reserve Program (CRP) during the continuous
enrollment period and to enroll land in
conservation easements consistent with
Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.515. The
board may establish payment rates based on
land valuation and on environmental benefit
criteria, including but not limited to surface
water or groundwater pollution reduction,
drinking water protection, soil health,
pollinator and wildlife habitat, and other
conservation enhancements. The board may
use state funds to implement the program and
to provide technical assistance to landowners
or their agents to fulfill enrollment and
contract provisions. The board must consult
with the commissioners of agriculture, health,
natural resources, and the Pollution Control
Agency and the United States Department of
Agriculture in establishing program criteria.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2026.
new text end

new text begin (f) Groundwater Storage and Recovery Database
new text end

new text begin $400,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to complete a centralized aquifer property
database to provide needed data for site
characterization.
new text end

new text begin (g) Rural and Farmstead Ring Levees
new text end

new text begin $360,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for grants to assist in constructing rural and
farmstead ring levees for flood protection in
the Red River watershed. A grant may not
exceed 50 percent of the cost of the project.
new text end

new text begin (h) Replacing Failing Septic Systems to Protect
Groundwater
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of the Pollution
Control Agency to counties for grants to
low-income landowners to address septic
systems that pose an imminent threat to public
health or safety or fail to protect groundwater.
The issuance of a loan under Minnesota
Statutes, section 17.117, for the purpose of
replacing a failed septic system, shall not
preclude a rural landowner from obtaining a
grant under this paragraph or vice versa. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (i) Forever Green
new text end

new text begin $763,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of agriculture for
grants to the Board of Regents of the
University of Minnesota to fund the Forever
Green Agriculture Initiative and protect the
state's natural resources while increasing the
efficiency, profitability, and productivity of
Minnesota farmers by incorporating perennial
and winter-annual crops into existing
agricultural practices.
new text end

new text begin (j) Pig's Eye Landfill Task Force
new text end

new text begin $800,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of the Pollution
Control Agency to establish a Pig's Eye
Landfill Task Force to coordinate efforts to
remediate and restore the Pig's Eye Landfill
Superfund site and address perfluoroalkyl and
polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)
contamination of Battle Creek, Pig's Eye Lake,
and nearby groundwater. The task force must
be made up of at least the commissioner of
the Pollution Control Agency, the
commissioner of natural resources, the
commissioner of health, a representative from
the Metropolitan Council, a representative
from the city of St. Paul, a representative from
the city of South St. Paul, a representative
from the city of Newport, a representative
from Ramsey County, a representative from
Dakota County, a representative from
Washington County, and representatives from
relevant federal agencies. The task force is
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059,
subdivision 6. The task force must submit an
annual report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over the environment and natural resources
on the status of the task force's work. The final
report is due February 15, 2026. The task force
expires June 30, 2026. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin (k) Developing Markets for Continuous Living
Cover Crops
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of agriculture for
grants to organizations in Minnesota to
develop enterprises, supply chains, and
markets for continuous living cover crops and
cropping systems in the early stage of
commercial development, including but not
limited to regenerative poultry silvopasture
systems, Kernza perennial grain, winter
camelina, and elderberry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 11.new text end

new text beginAdministrative
new text end

new text begin-0-
new text end
new text begin132,000
new text end

new text begin $132,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources,
at the direction of the Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources, for
expenses incurred in preparing and
administering contracts, including for the
agreements specified in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12.new text end

new text beginAvailability of Appropriations
new text end

new text begin Money appropriated in this section may not
be spent on activities unless they are directly
related to and necessary for a specific
appropriation and are specified in the work
plan approved by the Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources. Money
appropriated in this section must not be spent
on indirect costs or other institutional overhead
charges that are not directly related to and
necessary for a specific appropriation. Costs
that are directly related to and necessary for
an appropriation, including financial services,
human resources, information services, rent,
and utilities, are eligible only if the costs can
be clearly justified and individually
documented specific to the appropriation's
purpose and would not be generated by the
recipient but for receipt of the appropriation.
No broad allocations for costs in either dollars
or percentages are allowed. Unless otherwise
provided, the amounts in this section are
available for three years beginning July 1,
2022, and ending June 30, 2025, when projects
must be completed and final products
delivered. For acquisition of real property, the
appropriations in this section are available for
an additional fiscal year if a binding contract
for acquisition of the real property is entered
into before the expiration date of the
appropriation. If a project receives a federal
award, the period of the appropriation is
extended to equal the federal award periLod
to a maximum trust fund appropriation length
of six years.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13.new text end

new text beginData Availability Requirements Data
new text end

new text begin Data collected by the projects funded under
this section must conform to guidelines and
standards adopted by Minnesota IT Services.
Spatial data must also conform to additional
guidelines and standards designed to support
data coordination and distribution that have
been published by the Minnesota Geospatial
Information Office. Descriptions of spatial
data must be prepared as specified in the state's
geographic metadata guideline and must be
submitted to the Minnesota Geospatial
Information Office. All data must be
accessible and free to the public unless made
private under the Data Practices Act,
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13. To the extent
practicable, summary data and results of
projects funded under this section should be
readily accessible on the Internet and
identified as having received funding from the
environment and natural resources trust fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 14.new text end

new text beginProject Requirements
new text end

new text begin (a) As a condition of accepting an
appropriation under this section, an agency or
entity receiving an appropriation or a party to
an agreement from an appropriation must
comply with paragraphs (b) to (l) and
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P, and must
submit a work plan and annual or semiannual
progress reports in the form determined by the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources for any project funded in whole or
in part with funds from the appropriation.
Modifications to the approved work plan and
budget expenditures must be made through
the amendment process established by the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources.
new text end

new text begin (b) A recipient of money appropriated in this
section that conducts a restoration using funds
appropriated in this section must use native
plant species according to the Board of Water
and Soil Resources' native vegetation
establishment and enhancement guidelines
and include an appropriate diversity of native
species selected to provide habitat for
pollinators throughout the growing season as
required under Minnesota Statutes, section
84.973.
new text end

new text begin (c) For all restorations conducted with money
appropriated under this section, a recipient
must prepare an ecological restoration and
management plan that, to the degree
practicable, is consistent with the
highest-quality conservation and ecological
goals for the restoration site. Consideration
should be given to soil, geology, topography,
and other relevant factors that would provide
the best chance for long-term success and
durability of the restoration project. The plan
must include the proposed timetable for
implementing the restoration, including site
preparation, establishment of diverse plant
species, maintenance, and additional
enhancement to establish the restoration;
identify long-term maintenance and
management needs of the restoration and how
the maintenance, management, and
enhancement will be financed; and take
advantage of the best-available science and
include innovative techniques to achieve the
best restoration.
new text end

new text begin (d) An entity receiving an appropriation in this
section for restoration activities must provide
an initial restoration evaluation at the
completion of the appropriation and an
evaluation three years after the completion of
the expenditure. Restorations must be
evaluated relative to the stated goals and
standards in the restoration plan, current
science, and, when applicable, the Board of
Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation
establishment and enhancement guidelines.
The evaluation must determine whether the
restorations are meeting planned goals,
identify any problems with implementing the
restorations, and, if necessary, give
recommendations on improving restorations.
The evaluation must be focused on improving
future restorations.
new text end

new text begin (e) All restoration and enhancement projects
funded with money appropriated in this section
must be on land permanently protected by a
conservation easement or public ownership.
new text end

new text begin (f) A recipient of money from an appropriation
under this section must give consideration to
contracting with Conservation Corps
Minnesota for contract restoration and
enhancement services.
new text end

new text begin (g) All conservation easements acquired with
money appropriated under this section must:
new text end

new text begin (1) be permanent;
new text end

new text begin (2) specify the parties to an easement in the
easement;
new text end

new text begin (3) specify all provisions of an agreement that
are permanent;
new text end

new text begin (4) be sent to the Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources in an
electronic format at least ten business days
before closing;
new text end

new text begin (5) include a long-term monitoring and
enforcement plan and funding for monitoring
and enforcing the easement agreement; and
new text end

new text begin (6) include requirements in the easement
document to protect the quantity and quality
of groundwater and surface water through
specific activities such as keeping water on
the landscape, reducing nutrient and
contaminant loading, and not permitting
artificial hydrological modifications.
new text end

new text begin (h) For any acquisition of lands or interest in
lands, a recipient of money appropriated under
this section must not agree to pay more than
100 percent of the appraised value for a parcel
of land using this money to complete the
purchase, in part or in whole, except that up
to ten percent above the appraised value may
be allowed to complete the purchase, in part
or in whole, using this money if permission is
received in advance of the purchase from the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources.
new text end

new text begin (i) For any acquisition of land or interest in
land, a recipient of money appropriated under
this section must give priority to high-quality
natural resources or conservation lands that
provide natural buffers to water resources.
new text end

new text begin (j) For new lands acquired with money
appropriated under this section, a recipient
must prepare an ecological restoration and
management plan in compliance with
paragraph (c), including sufficient funding for
implementation unless the work plan addresses
why a portion of the money is not necessary
to achieve a high-quality restoration.
new text end

new text begin (k) To ensure public accountability for using
public funds, a recipient of money
appropriated under this section must, within
60 days of the transaction, provide to the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources documentation of the selection
process used to identify parcels acquired and
provide documentation of all related
transaction costs, including but not limited to
appraisals, legal fees, recording fees,
commissions, other similar costs, and
donations. This information must be provided
for all parties involved in the transaction. The
recipient must also report to the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources any difference between the
acquisition amount paid to the seller and the
state-certified or state-reviewed appraisal, if
a state-certified or state-reviewed appraisal
was conducted.
new text end

new text begin (l) A recipient of an appropriation from the
trust fund under this section must acknowledge
financial support from the environment and
natural resources trust fund in project
publications, signage, and other public
communications and outreach related to work
completed using the appropriation.
Acknowledgment may occur, as appropriate,
through use of the trust fund logo or inclusion
of language attributing support from the trust
fund. Each direct recipient of money
appropriated in this section, as well as each
recipient of a grant awarded pursuant to this
section, must satisfy all reporting and other
requirements incumbent upon constitutionally
dedicated funding recipients as provided in
Minnesota Statutes, section 3.303, subdivision
10, and chapter 116P.
new text end

new text begin (m) A recipient of an appropriation from the
trust fund under this section that is receiving
funding to conduct children's services, as
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
299C.61, subdivision 7, must certify to the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources, as part of the required work plan,
that criminal background checks for
background check crimes, as defined in
Minnesota Statutes, section 299C.61,
subdivision 2, are performed on all employees,
contractors, and volunteers that have or may
have access to a child to whom the recipient
provides children's services using the
appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 15.new text end

new text beginPayment Conditions and Capital
Equipment Expenditures
new text end

new text begin (a) All agreements, grants, or contracts
referred to in this section must be administered
on a reimbursement basis unless otherwise
provided in this section. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.41,
expenditures made on or after July 1, 2022,
or the date the work plan is approved,
whichever is later, are eligible for
reimbursement unless otherwise provided in
this section. Periodic payments must be made
upon receiving documentation that the
deliverable items articulated in the approved
work plan have been achieved, including
partial achievements as evidenced by approved
progress reports. Reasonable amounts may be
advanced to projects to accommodate
cash-flow needs or match federal money. The
advances must be approved as part of the work
plan. No expenditures for capital equipment
are allowed unless expressly authorized in the
project work plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) Single-source contracts as specified in the
approved work plan are allowed.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 16.new text end

new text beginPurchasing Recycled and Recyclable
Materials
new text end

new text begin A political subdivision, public or private
corporation, or other entity that receives an
appropriation under this section must use the
appropriation in compliance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16C.0725, regarding
purchasing recycled, repairable, and durable
materials, and Minnesota Statutes, section
16C.073, regarding purchasing and using
paper stock and printing.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 17.new text end

new text beginEnergy Conservation and Sustainable
Building Guidelines
new text end

new text begin A recipient to whom an appropriation is made
under this section for a capital improvement
project must ensure that the project complies
with the applicable energy conservation and
sustainable building guidelines and standards
contained in law, including Minnesota
Statutes, sections 16B.325, 216C.19, and
216C.20, and rules adopted under those
sections. The recipient may use the energy
planning, advocacy, and State Energy Office
units of the Department of Commerce to
obtain information and technical assistance
on energy conservation and alternative-energy
development relating to planning and
constructing the capital improvement project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 18.new text end

new text beginAccessibility
new text end

new text begin Structural and nonstructural facilities must
meet the design standards in the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility
guidelines.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 19.new text end

new text beginCarryforward; Extensions
new text end

new text begin (a) The availability of the appropriations for
the following projects is extended to June 30,
2024:
new text end

new text begin (1) Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter
4, article 2, section 2, subdivision 8, paragraph
(a), Saving Endangered Pollinators through
Data-Driven Prairie Restoration; and
new text end

new text begin (2) Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter
4, article 2, section 2, subdivision 9, paragraph
(e), National Loon Center.
new text end

new text begin (b) The availability of the transfers for the
following projects is extended to June 30,
2024:
new text end

new text begin (1) Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter
6, article 5, section 2, subdivision 20,
paragraph (a), clause (1), for the
Unprecedented Change Threatens Minnesota's
Pristine Lakes project;
new text end

new text begin (2) Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter
6, article 5, section 2, subdivision 20,
paragraph (a), clause (2), for the Wastewater
Pond Optimization project;
new text end

new text begin (3) Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter
6, article 5, section 2, subdivision 20,
paragraph (a), clause (3), for the Applied
Research in State Mineral and Water
Resources project;
new text end

new text begin (4) Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter
6, article 5, section 2, subdivision 20,
paragraph (a), clause (4), for the Chloride
Pollution Reduction project;
new text end

new text begin (5) Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter
6, article 5, section 2, subdivision 20,
paragraph (a), clause (5), for the CWD Prion
Research in Soils project;
new text end

new text begin (6) Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter
6, article 5, section 2, subdivision 20,
paragraph (b), clauses (1) and (2), Lawns to
Legumes;
new text end

new text begin (7) Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter
6, article 5, section 2, subdivision 20,
paragraph (c), clauses (1) to (8), Emerging
Issues Account; and
new text end

new text begin (8) Laws 2021, First Special Session chapter
6, article 6, section 2, subdivision 19,
paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (4), for the Forest
Health Research, Development and
Demonstration project at the Natural
Resources Research Institute.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, or any other law to the
contrary, the availability of any appropriation
or grant of money from the environment and
natural resources trust fund that would
otherwise cancel, lapse, or expire on June 30,
2022, is extended to June 30, 2023, if the
recipient or grantee:
new text end

new text begin (1) by June 15, 2022, notifies the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota
Resources in the manner specified by the
commission that the recipient or grantee
intends to avail itself of the extension available
under this subdivision; and
new text end

new text begin (2) modifies the applicable work plan where
required by Minnesota Statutes, section
116P.05, subdivision 2, in accordance with
the work plan amendment procedures adopted
under that section.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commission must notify the
commissioner of management and budget and
the commissioner of natural resources of any
extension granted under paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20.new text end

new text beginTransfers
new text end

new text begin (a) The following amounts, estimated to be
$2,183,000, are transferred to the
commissioner of natural resources for
maintenance and development at state parks,
recreation areas, and trails to protect
Minnesota's natural heritage, enhance outdoor
recreation, and improve the efficiency of
public land management:
new text end

new text begin (1) the unencumbered amount, estimated to
be $925,000, in Laws 2017, chapter 96,
section 2, subdivision 7, paragraph (d), District
Heating with Renewable Biomass at Camp
Ripley Training Center;
new text end

new text begin (2) the unencumbered amount, estimated to
be $910,000, in Laws 2017, chapter 96,
section 2, subdivision 9, paragraph (e), as
amended by Laws 2019, First Special Session
chapter 4, article 2, section 4, Native Prairie
Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement
Acquisition; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $348,000 of the unencumbered amount,
estimated to be $550,000, in Laws 2018,
chapter 214, section 2, subdivision 9,
paragraph (d), Mississippi Blufflands State
Trail - Red Wing Barn Bluff to Colvill Park
Segment.
new text end

new text begin (b) The remainder of the unencumbered
amount in Laws 2018, chapter 214, section 2,
subdivision 9, paragraph (d), not transferred
under paragraph (a), clause (3), estimated to
be $202,000, is transferred to an emerging
issues account authorized in Minnesota
Statutes, section 116P.08, subdivision 4,
paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin (c) $78,000 is transferred from the amount
appropriated under Laws 2021, First Special
Session chapter 6, article 5, section 2,
subdivision 4, paragraph (b), to the
appropriation in subdivision 11. The
commissioner must provide documentation to
the Legislative-Citizen Commission on
Minnesota Resources on the expenditure of
these funds.
new text end

new text begin (d) The amounts transferred under this
subdivision are available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE.new text end

new text beginSubdivision 19 is effective the day following final enactment.
Subdivision 20 is effective June 29, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116P.08, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exceptions.

Money from the trust fund may not be spent for:

(1) purposes of environmental compensation and liability under chapter 115B and
response actions under chapter 115C;

(2) purposes of municipal water pollution control in municipalities with a population of
5,000 or more under the authority of chapters 115 and 116;

(3) costs associated with the decommissioning of nuclear power plants;

(4) hazardous waste disposal facilities;

(5) solid waste disposal facilities; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(6) projects or purposes inconsistent with the strategic plannew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (7) acquiring property by eminent domain, unless the owner requests that the owner's
property be acquired by eminent domain
new text end.

Sec. 4. new text beginINFORMATION SUBMITTED WITH CAPITAL PROJECT PROPOSALS.
new text end

new text begin The Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources must consider whether
statutorily requiring additional information to accompany proposals for capital projects
would help the commission better evaluate those proposals. By October 15, 2022, the
commission must submit its report and recommendations, along with any proposed statutory
changes, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and
senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources.
new text end"

Delete the title and insert:

"A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; appropriating money from environment and natural
resources trust fund; providing for extensions and transfers; modifying requirements
for expending trust fund money; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes
2020, section 116P.08, subdivision 2."

We request the adoption of this report and repassage of the bill.
House Conferees:
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Rick Hansen
Patty Acomb
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Josh Heintzeman
Senate Conferees:
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Torrey Westrom
Bill Ingebrigtsen
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Foung Hawj