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SF 295

1st Engrossment - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to appropriations; appropriating money for 
  1.3             environmental and natural resources purposes from the 
  1.4             Minnesota future resources fund, the environment and 
  1.5             natural resources trust fund, and the special revenue 
  1.6             fund; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
  1.7             Statutes, chapter 116P; repealing Minnesota Statutes 
  1.8             2000, sections 86.71; 86.72. 
  1.9   BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
  1.10  Section 1.  [ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS.] 
  1.11     The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
  1.12  appropriated from the named fund to the agencies and for the 
  1.13  purposes specified in this act, to be available for the fiscal 
  1.14  years indicated for each purpose.  
  1.15                                             APPROPRIATIONS 
  1.16                                         Available for the Year 
  1.17                                             Ending June 30 
  1.18                                            2002         2003 
  1.19  Sec. 2.  MINNESOTA RESOURCES
  1.20  Subdivision 1.  Total
  1.21  Appropriation                     $   32,445,000 $   17,650,000
  1.22                Summary by Fund
  1.23  Minnesota Future 
  1.24  Resources Fund       15,045,000       340,000
  1.25  Environment and 
  1.26  Natural Resources 
  1.27  Trust Fund           17,310,000    17,310,000
  1.28  Oil Overcharge
  1.29  Money in the
  1.30  Special Revenue Fund     90,000
  1.31  Appropriations from the Minnesota 
  1.32  future resources fund and oil 
  2.1   overcharge money in the special revenue 
  2.2   fund are available for either year of 
  2.3   the biennium. 
  2.4   For appropriations from the environment 
  2.5   and natural resources trust fund, any 
  2.6   unencumbered balance remaining in the 
  2.7   first year does not cancel and is 
  2.8   available for the second year of the 
  2.9   biennium. 
  2.10  Unless otherwise provided, the amounts 
  2.11  in this section are available until 
  2.12  June 30, 2003, when projects must be 
  2.13  completed and final products delivered. 
  2.14  Subd. 2.  Definitions 
  2.15  (a) "Future resources fund" means the 
  2.16  Minnesota future resources fund 
  2.17  referred to in Minnesota Statutes, 
  2.18  section 116P.13. 
  2.19  (b) "Trust fund" means the Minnesota 
  2.20  environment and natural resources trust 
  2.21  fund referred to in Minnesota Statutes, 
  2.22  section 116P.02, subdivision 6. 
  2.23  (c) "Oil overcharge money" means the 
  2.24  money referred to in Minnesota 
  2.25  Statutes, section 4.071, subdivision 2. 
  2.26  Subd. 3.  Administration                 722,000        393,000
  2.27                Summary by Fund
  2.28  Future Resources 
  2.29  Fund                    329,000       -0-
  2.30  Trust Fund              393,000       393,000
  2.31  (a) Legislative Commission on Minnesota 
  2.32  Resources 
  2.33  $289,000 of this appropriation is from 
  2.34  the future resources fund and $338,000 
  2.35  the first year and $338,000 the second 
  2.36  year are from the trust fund for 
  2.37  administration as provided in Minnesota 
  2.38  Statutes, section 116P.09, subdivision 
  2.39  5.  
  2.40  (b) Contract Administration 
  2.41  $40,000 of this appropriation is from 
  2.42  the future resources fund and $55,000 
  2.43  the first year and $55,000 the second 
  2.44  year are from the trust fund to the 
  2.45  commissioner of natural resources for 
  2.46  contract administration activities 
  2.47  assigned to the commissioner in this 
  2.48  section.  This appropriation is 
  2.49  available until June 30, 2004.  
  2.50  Subd. 4.  Fish and Wildlife 
  2.51  Habitat                               10,042,000      8,238,000
  2.52                Summary by Fund
  2.53  Future Resources 
  2.54  Fund                  1,805,000       -0-    
  3.1   Trust Fund            8,237,000     8,238,000
  3.2   (a) Forest and Prairie Stewardship of 
  3.3   Private Lands
  3.4   $272,000 the first year and $273,000 
  3.5   the second year are from the trust fund 
  3.6   to the commissioner of natural 
  3.7   resources, in cooperation with the 
  3.8   Minnesota Forestry Association and the 
  3.9   Nature Conservancy, to develop 
  3.10  stewardship plans for private prairie 
  3.11  and forested lands and to implement 
  3.12  natural resource projects by providing 
  3.13  matching money on a one-to-one basis to 
  3.14  private landowners.  This appropriation 
  3.15  is available until June 30, 2004, at 
  3.16  which time the project must be 
  3.17  completed and final products delivered, 
  3.18  unless an earlier date is specified in 
  3.19  the work program.  
  3.20  (b) State Fish Hatchery Rehabilitation
  3.21  $145,000 is from the future resources 
  3.22  fund to the commissioner of natural 
  3.23  resources to accelerate hatchery 
  3.24  rehabilitation. 
  3.25  (c) Enhancing Canada Goose      
  3.26  Hunting and Management              
  3.27  $340,000 is from the future resources 
  3.28  fund to the commissioner of natural 
  3.29  resources for an agreement with the 
  3.30  Minnesota Waterfowl Association to 
  3.31  acquire leases on private farmlands for 
  3.32  foraging sites and public hunting 
  3.33  opportunities and to provide technical 
  3.34  assistance to local units of government 
  3.35  in developing controlled hunts for 
  3.36  nuisance geese. 
  3.37  (d) Biological Control of   
  3.38  Eurasian Water Milfoil and
  3.39  Purple Loosestrife - Continuation    
  3.40  $45,000 the first year and $45,000 the 
  3.41  second year are from the trust fund to 
  3.42  the commissioner of natural resources 
  3.43  for the fifth biennium of a five 
  3.44  biennia project to develop and 
  3.45  implement biological controls for 
  3.46  Eurasian water milfoil and purple 
  3.47  loosestrife.  This appropriation is 
  3.48  available until June 30, 2004, at which 
  3.49  time the project must be completed and 
  3.50  final products delivered, unless an 
  3.51  earlier date is specified in the work 
  3.52  program. 
  3.53  (e) Restoring Minnesota's   
  3.54  Fish and Wildlife Habitat
  3.55  Corridors     
  3.56  $5,873,000 the first year and 
  3.57  $5,872,000 the second year are from the 
  3.58  trust fund to the commissioner of 
  3.59  natural resources for acceleration of 
  3.60  agency programs and cooperative 
  4.1   agreements with Minnesota Waterfowl 
  4.2   Association, Minnesota Deer Hunters 
  4.3   Association, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 
  4.4   National Wild Turkey Federation, 
  4.5   Pheasants Forever, The Nature 
  4.6   Conservancy, Minnesota Land Trust, 
  4.7   Trust for Public Land, U.S. Fish and 
  4.8   Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian 
  4.9   Affairs, Natural Resources Conservation 
  4.10  Service, and the U.S. Forest Service to 
  4.11  restore and acquire fragmented 
  4.12  landscape corridors that connect areas 
  4.13  of quality habitat to sustain fish, 
  4.14  wildlife, and plants.  $352,000 is for 
  4.15  program coordination, corridor 
  4.16  identification, and mapping.  
  4.17  $3,343,000 is for restoration and 
  4.18  management activities in wildlife 
  4.19  management areas, wetland habitat, 
  4.20  lakes, wild rice beds, grasslands, and 
  4.21  fisheries habitat.  $2,650,000 is for 
  4.22  conservation easement programs on 
  4.23  riparian areas, big woods forests, 
  4.24  native prairies, and wetlands.  
  4.25  $5,400,000 is for habitat acquisition 
  4.26  activities on prairies, riparian areas, 
  4.27  and other fish and wildlife habitat 
  4.28  corridors.  As part of the required 
  4.29  work program, criteria and priorities 
  4.30  for planned acquisition and restoration 
  4.31  activities must be submitted to the 
  4.32  legislative commission on Minnesota 
  4.33  resources for review and approval.  
  4.34  Land acquired with this appropriation 
  4.35  must be sufficiently improved to meet 
  4.36  at least minimum management standards 
  4.37  as determined by the commissioner of 
  4.38  natural resources.  Any land acquired 
  4.39  in fee title by the commissioner of 
  4.40  natural resources with money from this 
  4.41  appropriation must be designated: 
  4.42  (1) as an outdoor recreation unit under 
  4.43  Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.07; or 
  4.44  (2) as provided in Minnesota Statutes, 
  4.45  sections 89.018, subdivision 2, 
  4.46  paragraph (a); 97A.101; 97A.125; 
  4.47  97C.001; and 97C.011.  
  4.48  The commissioner may so designate any 
  4.49  lands acquired in less than fee title.  
  4.50  This appropriation is available until 
  4.51  June 30, 2004, at which time the 
  4.52  project must be completed and final 
  4.53  products delivered, unless an earlier 
  4.54  date is specified in the work program. 
  4.55  (f) Engineering Support for    
  4.56  Public Lands Waterfowl
  4.57  Projects 
  4.58  $275,000 is from the future resources 
  4.59  fund to the commissioner of natural 
  4.60  resources for an agreement with Ducks 
  4.61  Unlimited, Inc., to provide survey and 
  4.62  engineering support to natural 
  4.63  resources agencies for waterfowl 
  4.64  projects on public lands. 
  4.65  (g) Metro Greenways                       
  5.1   $1,365,000 the first year and 
  5.2   $1,365,000 the second year are from the 
  5.3   trust fund to the commissioner of 
  5.4   natural resources for the metro 
  5.5   greenways program for planning, 
  5.6   improving, and protecting important 
  5.7   natural areas in the metropolitan 
  5.8   region through grants, contracted 
  5.9   services, conservation easements, and 
  5.10  fee acquisition.  Land acquired with 
  5.11  this appropriation must be sufficiently 
  5.12  improved to meet at least minimum 
  5.13  management standards as determined by 
  5.14  the commissioner of natural resources.  
  5.15  This appropriation is available until 
  5.16  June 30, 2004, at which time the 
  5.17  project must be completed and final 
  5.18  products delivered, unless an earlier 
  5.19  date is specified in the work program. 
  5.20  (h) Acquisition of Lands as 
  5.21  Scientific and Natural Areas                   
  5.22  $227,000 the first year and $228,000 
  5.23  the second year are from the trust fund 
  5.24  to the commissioner of natural 
  5.25  resources to acquire land with natural 
  5.26  features of statewide significance in 
  5.27  the scientific and natural area program 
  5.28  long-range plan and to improve land 
  5.29  acquired with this appropriation.  Land 
  5.30  acquired with this appropriation must 
  5.31  be sufficiently improved to meet at 
  5.32  least minimum management standards as 
  5.33  determined by the commissioner of 
  5.34  natural resources. 
  5.35  (i) Big Rivers Partnership: 
  5.36  Helping Communities to Restore
  5.37  Habitat   
  5.38  $455,000 the first year and $455,000 
  5.39  the second year are from the trust fund 
  5.40  to the commissioner of natural 
  5.41  resources for an agreement with Great 
  5.42  River Greening to implement private and 
  5.43  public habitat projects on a cost-share 
  5.44  basis in the Mississippi and Minnesota 
  5.45  River valleys.  This appropriation is 
  5.46  available until June 30, 2004, at which 
  5.47  time the project must be completed and 
  5.48  final products delivered, unless an 
  5.49  earlier date is specified in the work 
  5.50  program. 
  5.51  (j) Acquisition of    
  5.52  Eagle Creek's Last Private Land                   
  5.53  $910,000 is from the future resources 
  5.54  fund to the commissioner of natural 
  5.55  resources for an agreement with the 
  5.56  city of Savage to acquire a buffer 
  5.57  strip along Eagle Creek for transfer 
  5.58  and dedication as an aquatic management 
  5.59  area.  Land acquired with this 
  5.60  appropriation must be sufficiently 
  5.61  improved to meet at least minimum 
  5.62  management standards as determined by 
  5.63  the commissioner of natural resources. 
  5.64  (k) Neighborhood Wilds      
  6.1   Program    
  6.2   $135,000 is from the future resources 
  6.3   fund to the commissioner of natural 
  6.4   resources for the neighborhood wilds 
  6.5   program to assist neighborhoods 
  6.6   adjacent to public lands and natural 
  6.7   areas in restoration and management of 
  6.8   habitat through demonstration projects. 
  6.9   Subd. 5.  Recreation                  15,768,000      7,517,000
  6.10                Summary by Fund
  6.11  Future Resources 
  6.12  Fund                  8,591,000       340,000
  6.13  Trust Fund            7,177,000     7,177,000
  6.14  (a) Metropolitan Regional   
  6.15  Parks Acquisition,
  6.16  Rehabilitation, and Development  
  6.17  $2,823,000 the first and $2,822,000 the 
  6.18  second year are from the trust fund to 
  6.19  the commissioner of natural resources 
  6.20  for an agreement with the metropolitan 
  6.21  council for subgrants for acquisition, 
  6.22  development, and rehabilitation in the 
  6.23  metropolitan regional park system, 
  6.24  consistent with the metropolitan 
  6.25  council regional recreation open space 
  6.26  capital improvement plan.  This 
  6.27  appropriation may not be used for the 
  6.28  purchase of residential structures.  
  6.29  This appropriation may be used to 
  6.30  reimburse implementing agencies for 
  6.31  acquisition of nonresidential property 
  6.32  as expressly approved in the work 
  6.33  program.  This appropriation is 
  6.34  available until June 30, 2004, at which 
  6.35  time the project must be completed and 
  6.36  final products delivered, unless an 
  6.37  earlier date is specified in the work 
  6.38  program. 
  6.39  (b) Local Grants Initiative:
  6.40  Program Outdoor Recreation
  6.41  Grants               
  6.42  $1,372,000 the first year and 
  6.43  $1,372,000 the second year are from the 
  6.44  trust fund and $1,261,000 is from the 
  6.45  future resources fund to the 
  6.46  commissioner of natural resources for 
  6.47  matching grants: 
  6.48  (1) for regional parks outside the 
  6.49  metropolitan area as defined in 
  6.50  Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121; 
  6.51  (2) for local parks, outdoor recreation 
  6.52  areas, and natural and scenic areas 
  6.53  under Minnesota Statutes, section 
  6.54  85.019; 
  6.55  (3) for statewide conservation partners 
  6.56  grants of up to $20,000 each to 
  6.57  encourage private organizations and 
  6.58  local governments to cost-share 
  6.59  improvements of fish, wildlife, and 
  7.1   native plant habitats and research and 
  7.2   surveys of fish and wildlife; and 
  7.3   (4) for environmental partnerships 
  7.4   program grants of up to $20,000 each 
  7.5   for environmental service projects and 
  7.6   related education activities through 
  7.7   public and private partnerships. 
  7.8   Grants under clause (1) may provide up 
  7.9   to 60 percent of the nonfederal share 
  7.10  of the project cost.  Grants under 
  7.11  clauses (2) to (4) may provide up to 50 
  7.12  percent of the nonfederal share of the 
  7.13  project cost. 
  7.14  The commission will monitor the grants 
  7.15  for approximate balance over extended 
  7.16  periods of time between the 
  7.17  metropolitan area, under Minnesota 
  7.18  Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 
  7.19  2, and the nonmetropolitan area through 
  7.20  work program oversight and periodic 
  7.21  allocation decisions.  For the purposes 
  7.22  of this paragraph, the match must be a 
  7.23  nonstate contribution, but may be 
  7.24  either cash or qualifying in kind.  
  7.25  Recipients may receive funding for more 
  7.26  than one project in any given grant 
  7.27  period.  This appropriation is 
  7.28  available until June 30, 2004, at which 
  7.29  time the project must be completed and 
  7.30  final products delivered.  
  7.31  (c) Regional and Local Trail
  7.32  Grants  
  7.33  $1,000,000 is from the future resources 
  7.34  fund to the commissioner of natural 
  7.35  resources for matching trail grants on 
  7.36  a one-to-one basis to local units of 
  7.37  government, under Minnesota Statutes, 
  7.38  section 85.019, for trail linkages 
  7.39  between communities, trails, and parks, 
  7.40  and for locally funded trails of 
  7.41  regional significance outside the 
  7.42  metropolitan area, under Minnesota 
  7.43  Statutes, section 473.121.  If a 
  7.44  project financed under this program 
  7.45  receives a federal grant, the 
  7.46  availability of the financing from this 
  7.47  subdivision for that project is 
  7.48  extended to equal the period of the 
  7.49  federal grant.  
  7.50  (d) Outdoors for Everyone:  
  7.51  Accessing Recreational Trails
  7.52  and Facilities   
  7.53  $115,000 the first year and $115,000 
  7.54  the second year are from the trust fund 
  7.55  to the commissioner of natural 
  7.56  resources for an agreement with 
  7.57  Wilderness Inquiry to provide technical 
  7.58  assistance to local units of government 
  7.59  for development of publicly funded 
  7.60  trails and outdoor recreation 
  7.61  facilities to ensure that federal 
  7.62  standards for accessibility for persons 
  7.63  with disabilities are met.  
  8.1   (e) Water Recreation:  Boat 
  8.2   Access, Fishing Piers, and
  8.3   Shorefishing                      
  8.4   $455,000 the first year and $455,000 
  8.5   the second year are from the trust fund 
  8.6   to the commissioner of natural 
  8.7   resources to acquire and develop public 
  8.8   water access sites statewide, to 
  8.9   construct shorefishing and pier sites, 
  8.10  and to restore shorelands at public 
  8.11  accesses.  This appropriation is 
  8.12  available until June 30, 2004, at which 
  8.13  time the project must be completed and 
  8.14  final products delivered, unless an 
  8.15  earlier date is specified in the work 
  8.16  program. 
  8.17  (f) Grays Bay, Lake        
  8.18  Minnetonka Public Water
  8.19  Access         
  8.20  $2,000,000 is from the future resources 
  8.21  fund to the commissioner of natural 
  8.22  resources to acquire, in cooperation 
  8.23  with the city of Minnetonka, 
  8.24  approximately five acres for a multiuse 
  8.25  water access site on Grays Bay, Lake 
  8.26  Minnetonka. 
  8.27  (g) McQuade Public Access  
  8.28  $500,000 is from the future resources 
  8.29  fund to the commissioner of natural 
  8.30  resources to develop a public access 
  8.31  for Lake Superior in cooperation with 
  8.32  the McQuade Joint Powers Board, U.S. 
  8.33  Army Corps of Engineers, and local 
  8.34  units of government. 
  8.35  (h) Preserving Grey Cloud   
  8.36  Island as a Public Resource            
  8.37  $1,592,000 the first and $1,593,000 the 
  8.38  second year are from the trust fund to 
  8.39  the commissioner of natural resources 
  8.40  to acquire land on Grey Cloud Island in 
  8.41  Washington county. 
  8.42  (i) Land Acquisition at the 
  8.43  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum    
  8.44  $365,000 the first year and $365,000 
  8.45  the second year are from the trust fund 
  8.46  to the University of Minnesota for an 
  8.47  agreement with the University of 
  8.48  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 
  8.49  Foundation for the fourth biennium to 
  8.50  acquire in-holdings of the Minnesota 
  8.51  Landscape Arboretum.  This 
  8.52  appropriation must be matched by at 
  8.53  least $730,000 of nonstate money.  This 
  8.54  appropriation is available until June 
  8.55  30, 2004, at which time the project 
  8.56  must be completed and final products 
  8.57  delivered, unless an earlier date is 
  8.58  specified in the work program. 
  8.59  (j) Gateway Trail Bridge          
  8.60  $530,000 is from the future resources 
  9.1   fund to the commissioner of natural 
  9.2   resources for a trail bridge over state 
  9.3   highway No. 96 and expanded parking. 
  9.4   (k) State Trail Projects    
  9.5   $910,000 is from the future resources 
  9.6   fund to the commissioner of natural 
  9.7   resources to provide matching funds for 
  9.8   state trail projects eligible to 
  9.9   receive federal TEA-21 funds.  If a 
  9.10  project financed under this program 
  9.11  receives a federal grant, the 
  9.12  availability of the financing from this 
  9.13  subdivision for that project is 
  9.14  extended to equal the period of the 
  9.15  federal grant. 
  9.16  (l) Gitchi-Gami State Trail    
  9.17  $455,000 the first year and $455,000 
  9.18  the second year are from the trust fund 
  9.19  to the commissioner of natural 
  9.20  resources, in cooperation with the 
  9.21  Gitchi-Gami Trail Association, for the 
  9.22  second biennium to acquire and develop 
  9.23  approximately four miles of the Gitchi- 
  9.24  Gami state trail between Gooseberry 
  9.25  Falls state park and the Split Rock 
  9.26  river.  As a condition of this 
  9.27  appropriation, the commissioner must 
  9.28  apply for federal TEA-21 funds for 
  9.29  funding of this portion of the trail, 
  9.30  and must report back to the legislative 
  9.31  commission on Minnesota resources prior 
  9.32  to any expenditure.  This appropriation 
  9.33  is available until June 30, 2004, at 
  9.34  which time the project must be 
  9.35  completed and final products delivered, 
  9.36  unless an earlier date is specified in 
  9.37  the work program.  
  9.38  (m) Forest History Center   
  9.39  Interpretive Trail    
  9.40  $90,000 is from the future resources 
  9.41  fund to the Minnesota historical 
  9.42  society to design and upgrade trails at 
  9.43  the Forest History Center in Grand 
  9.44  Rapids. 
  9.45  (n) Mesabi Trail Facility  
  9.46  $190,000 is from the future resources 
  9.47  fund to the commissioner of natural 
  9.48  resources for an agreement with the St. 
  9.49  Louis and Lake Counties Regional Rail 
  9.50  Authority for the authority to acquire 
  9.51  land and design a Mesabi trail center 
  9.52  building. 
  9.53  (o) Regional Trailhead      
  9.54  Building      
  9.55  $135,000 is from the future resources 
  9.56  fund to the commissioner of natural 
  9.57  resources for an agreement with the 
  9.58  Itasca county land department to 
  9.59  complete construction of a trailhead 
  9.60  building at Itasca county fairgrounds 
  9.61  to serve regional trail users. 
 10.1   (p) Itasca County Fairground
 10.2   Conservation Building  
 10.3   $45,000 is from the future resources 
 10.4   fund to the commissioner of natural 
 10.5   resources for an agreement with the 
 10.6   Itasca County Agricultural Association 
 10.7   to renovate a 1934 WPA log building at 
 10.8   the Itasca county fairgrounds as an 
 10.9   environmental learning facility, and to 
 10.10  develop curricula and exhibits on lakes 
 10.11  and fishing. 
 10.12  (q) Development and         
 10.13  Rehabilitation of Recreational
 10.14  Shooting Ranges       
 10.15  $910,000 is from the future resources 
 10.16  fund to the commissioner of natural 
 10.17  resources to provide cost-share grants 
 10.18  on a one-to-one basis to local 
 10.19  recreational shooting clubs for the 
 10.20  purpose of developing or rehabilitating 
 10.21  shooting sports facilities for public 
 10.22  use.  Recipient facilities must be open 
 10.23  to the general public at reasonable 
 10.24  times and for a reasonable fee on a 
 10.25  walk-in basis. 
 10.26  (r) State Park and
 10.27  Recreation Area Acquisition
 10.28  $616,000 is from the future resources 
 10.29  fund to the commissioner of natural 
 10.30  resources for acquisition of 
 10.31  in-holdings for state park and 
 10.32  recreation areas.  Land acquired with 
 10.33  this appropriation must be sufficiently 
 10.34  improved to meet at least minimum 
 10.35  management standards as determined by 
 10.36  the commissioner of natural resources. 
 10.37  (s) LAWCON 
 10.38  $404,000 in the first year and $340,000 
 10.39  in the second year are from the 
 10.40  Minnesota future resources fund to the 
 10.41  commissioner of natural resources for 
 10.42  projects allowed under the federal Land 
 10.43  and Water Conservation Fund Act. 
 10.44  Subd. 6.  Water Resources              2,310,000        115,000
 10.45                Summary by Fund
 10.46  Future Resources 
 10.47  Fund                  2,195,000       -0-    
 10.48  Trust Fund              115,000       115,000
 10.49  (a) Accelerated             
 10.50  Implementation of Local
 10.51  Water Plans   
 10.52  $1,365,000 is from the future resources 
 10.53  fund to the board of water and soil 
 10.54  resources to accelerate the local water 
 10.55  planning challenge grant program under 
 10.56  Minnesota Statutes, sections 103B.3361 
 10.57  to 103B.3369, through the 
 10.58  implementation of high-priority 
 11.1   activities in comprehensive water 
 11.2   management plans on a one-to-one match 
 11.3   basis of cash or interest in land and 
 11.4   for a program reporting system.  This 
 11.5   appropriation is available until June 
 11.6   30, 2004, at which time the project 
 11.7   must be completed and final products 
 11.8   delivered, unless an earlier date is 
 11.9   specified in the work program. 
 11.10  (b) Alternative Storm Water 
 11.11  Systems     
 11.12  $180,000 is from the future resources 
 11.13  fund to the commissioner of natural 
 11.14  resources for an agreement with the 
 11.15  metropolitan council to provide 
 11.16  incentives in metropolitan council 
 11.17  grants to communities and land 
 11.18  developers for alternative storm water 
 11.19  conveyance systems that minimize the 
 11.20  runoff quantity and improve runoff 
 11.21  quality.  Funds will assist in the 
 11.22  design, construction, and monitoring of 
 11.23  at least seven alternative storm water 
 11.24  conveyance systems to the standard curb 
 11.25  and gutter design. 
 11.26  (c) Green Infrastructure    
 11.27  Design Strategies in
 11.28  Washington, Ramsey, and
 11.29  Dakota Counties                    
 11.30  $275,000 is from the future resources 
 11.31  fund to the University of Minnesota to 
 11.32  develop green infrastructure design 
 11.33  strategies for incorporation into 
 11.34  public works projects. 
 11.35  (d) Denitrification Strategies for
 11.36  Minnesota's Contaminated Aquifers      
 11.37  $115,000 the first year and $115,000 
 11.38  the second year are from the trust fund 
 11.39  to the University of Minnesota to 
 11.40  assess denitrification technology to 
 11.41  remediate nitrate-contaminated 
 11.42  groundwater.  This appropriation is 
 11.43  available until June 30, 2004, at which 
 11.44  time the project must be completed and 
 11.45  final products delivered, unless an 
 11.46  earlier date is specified in the work 
 11.47  program. 
 11.48  (e) Determination of Fecal  
 11.49  Pollution Sources in Minnesota
 11.50  Watersheds    
 11.51  $275,000 is from the future resources 
 11.52  fund to the University of Minnesota for 
 11.53  the second biennium to determine 
 11.54  sources of fecal pollution in three 
 11.55  impacted watersheds utilizing DNA 
 11.56  fingerprinting techniques, and evaluate 
 11.57  the efficacy of implemented and 
 11.58  proposed abatement procedures to 
 11.59  remediate fecal contamination. 
 11.60  (f) Mississippi Headwaters  
 11.61  Board:  Environmental Economic
 11.62  Assessments                 
 12.1   $100,000 is from the future resources 
 12.2   fund to the commissioner of natural 
 12.3   resources for an agreement with the 
 12.4   Mississippi Headwaters Board to 
 12.5   accelerate the river watch watershed 
 12.6   monitoring program and integrate 
 12.7   economic and water data analysis into 
 12.8   decision-making tools for landowners 
 12.9   and local units of government. 
 12.10  Subd. 7.  Land Use and      
 12.11  Natural Resource Information             880,000        810,000
 12.12                Summary by Fund
 12.13  Future Resources 
 12.14  Fund                     70,000       -0-    
 12.15  Trust Fund              810,000       810,000
 12.16  (a) Hydraulic Impacts of   
 12.17  Quarries and Gravel Pits   
 12.18  $160,000 the first year and $160,000 
 12.19  the second year are from the trust fund 
 12.20  to the commissioner of natural 
 12.21  resources to research and evaluate the 
 12.22  impact of aggregate extraction on 
 12.23  groundwater quality and quantity.  This 
 12.24  appropriation is available until June 
 12.25  30, 2004, at which time the project 
 12.26  must be completed and final products 
 12.27  delivered, unless an earlier date is 
 12.28  specified in the work program. 
 12.29  (b) GIS Management in      
 12.30  Koochiching County                     
 12.31  $70,000 is from the future resources 
 12.32  fund to the commissioner of natural 
 12.33  resources for an agreement with 
 12.34  Koochiching county to develop 
 12.35  parcel-based GIS capability for 
 12.36  Koochiching county for land use, 
 12.37  natural resource, and fiscal data. 
 12.38  (c) Updating Outmoded Soil  
 12.39  Surveys - Continuation                 
 12.40  $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
 12.41  the second year are from the trust fund 
 12.42  to the board of water and soil 
 12.43  resources for the second biennium of a 
 12.44  three biennia project to accelerate a 
 12.45  statewide program to update and 
 12.46  digitize outmoded soil surveys in four 
 12.47  southeast Minnesota counties.  
 12.48  Participating counties must provide a 
 12.49  cost share.  This appropriation is 
 12.50  available until June 30, 2004, at which 
 12.51  time the project must be completed and 
 12.52  final products delivered, unless an 
 12.53  earlier date is specified in the work 
 12.54  program. 
 12.55  (d) Minnesota County Biological
 12.56  Survey - Continuation
 12.57  $400,000 the first year and $400,000 
 12.58  the second year are from the trust fund 
 13.1   to the commissioner of natural 
 13.2   resources for the eighth biennium of a 
 13.3   12 biennia project to accelerate the 
 13.4   survey that identifies significant 
 13.5   natural areas and systematically 
 13.6   collects and interprets data on the 
 13.7   distribution and ecology of natural 
 13.8   communities, rare plants, and animals. 
 13.9   Subd. 8.  Agriculture and   
 13.10  Natural Resource Industries              637,000        103,000
 13.11                Summary by Fund
 13.12  Future Resources 
 13.13  Fund                    535,000       -0-    
 13.14  Trust Fund              102,000       103,000
 13.15  (a) Evaluating Timber       
 13.16  Harvesting and Forest Management
 13.17  Guidelines                              
 13.18  $200,000 is from the future resources 
 13.19  fund to the University of Minnesota, in 
 13.20  cooperation with the Minnesota forest 
 13.21  resources council, to initiate an 
 13.22  evaluation of the effectiveness of 
 13.23  forest management timber harvesting 
 13.24  guidelines for riparian areas.  This is 
 13.25  the first biennium of a five biennia 
 13.26  project.  This appropriation is 
 13.27  available until June 30, 2004, at which 
 13.28  time the project must be completed and 
 13.29  final products delivered, unless an 
 13.30  earlier date is specified in the work 
 13.31  program. 
 13.32  (b) Agricultural Land       
 13.33  Preservation           
 13.34  $102,000 the first year and $103,000 
 13.35  the second year are from the trust fund 
 13.36  to the commissioner of agriculture in 
 13.37  cooperation with Dakota county for 
 13.38  educational materials, training, and 
 13.39  workshops on agricultural land use 
 13.40  planning tools. 
 13.41  (c) Environmental Practices 
 13.42  on Dairy Farms             
 13.43  $245,000 is from the future resources 
 13.44  fund to the commissioner of natural 
 13.45  resources for an agreement with the 
 13.46  Minnesota Milk Producers Association to 
 13.47  assist dairy producers in complying 
 13.48  with environmental quality regulations. 
 13.49  (d) Accelerated Technology  
 13.50  Transfer for Starch-Based
 13.51  Plastics                            
 13.52  $90,000 is from the future resources 
 13.53  fund to the University of Minnesota to 
 13.54  produce and market biodegradable, 
 13.55  starch-based plastic. 
 13.56  Subd. 9.  Energy                          90,000        -0-    
 13.57                Summary by Fund
 14.1   Oil Overcharge   
 14.2   Money                    90,000       -0-    
 14.3   Improving Air Quality by    
 14.4   Using Biodiesel in
 14.5   Generators                   
 14.6   $90,000 is from the oil overcharge 
 14.7   money to the commissioner of 
 14.8   administration for an agreement with 
 14.9   the University of Minnesota to evaluate 
 14.10  the use of biodiesel fuel in diesel 
 14.11  powered generators and associated 
 14.12  impacts of emissions on air quality. 
 14.13  Subd. 10.  Environmental Education     1,996,000        474,000
 14.14                Summary by Fund
 14.15  Future Resources 
 14.16  Fund                  1,520,000       -0-    
 14.17  Trust Fund              476,000       474,000
 14.18  (a) Uncommon Ground:  An    
 14.19  Educational Television Series   
 14.20  $228,000 the first year and $227,000 
 14.21  the second year are from the trust fund 
 14.22  to the University of Minnesota for the 
 14.23  second biennium of a two biennia 
 14.24  project to complete production of a 
 14.25  multipart televised film series of the 
 14.26  history of Minnesota's natural 
 14.27  landscapes. 
 14.28  (b) WaterScapes:  Outdoor   
 14.29  Nonpoint Source Pollution
 14.30  Education                               
 14.31  $133,000 the first year and $132,000 
 14.32  the second year are from the trust fund 
 14.33  to the Science Museum of Minnesota to 
 14.34  create outdoor exhibits about urban and 
 14.35  rural runoff and contamination and that 
 14.36  demonstrate methods to improve water 
 14.37  quality.  This appropriation must be 
 14.38  matched by at least $265,000 of 
 14.39  nonstate contributions, cash or in 
 14.40  kind.  This appropriation is available 
 14.41  until June 30, 2004, at which time the 
 14.42  project must be completed and final 
 14.43  products delivered, unless an earlier 
 14.44  date is specified in the work program.  
 14.45  (c) Sustainable Inner-City  
 14.46  Communities Through Environmental
 14.47  Literacy     
 14.48  $545,000 is from the future resources 
 14.49  fund to the commissioner of natural 
 14.50  resources for an agreement with 
 14.51  Sabathani Community Center for 
 14.52  collaborative community environmental 
 14.53  education and youth outreach. 
 14.54  (d) Integrated Pest         
 14.55  Management in Schools                     
 14.56  $180,000 is from the future resources 
 14.57  fund to the commissioner of agriculture 
 15.1   to implement integrated pest management 
 15.2   (IPM) practices in Minnesota K-12 
 15.3   schools. 
 15.4   (e) Burn, Plant, and Learn: 
 15.5   Restoring Upland Habitats   
 15.6   $115,000 the first year and $115,000 
 15.7   the second year are from the trust fund 
 15.8   to the Science Museum of Minnesota for 
 15.9   acquisition of approximately eight 
 15.10  acres of property adjacent to the St. 
 15.11  Croix watershed research station and 
 15.12  for training programs, technical 
 15.13  assistance, and demonstrations of 
 15.14  upland habitat restoration.  This 
 15.15  appropriation is available until June 
 15.16  30, 2004, at which time the project 
 15.17  must be completed and final products 
 15.18  delivered, unless an earlier date is 
 15.19  specified in the work program. 
 15.20  (f) Connecting with Wildlife 
 15.21  at the Minnesota Zoo                   
 15.22  $230,000 is from the future resources 
 15.23  fund to the Minnesota Zoo to design and 
 15.24  develop interpretive environmental 
 15.25  educational displays for trail exhibit 
 15.26  areas. 
 15.27  (g) Project Green Start:    
 15.28  Environmental Education                
 15.29  $340,000 is from the future resources 
 15.30  fund to the commissioner of natural 
 15.31  resources for an agreement with the 
 15.32  Minnesota Children's Museum to 
 15.33  construct habitat exhibits for 
 15.34  environmental education activities. 
 15.35  (h) Raptor Propagation:     
 15.36  Student Education                      
 15.37  $35,000 is from the future resources 
 15.38  fund to the commissioner of natural 
 15.39  resources for an agreement with 
 15.40  Stillwater Area High School to build a 
 15.41  captive breeding facility for raptors 
 15.42  and develop associated education 
 15.43  activities. 
 15.44  (i) Hennepin Parks Farm     
 15.45  Education       
 15.46  $100,000 is from the future resources 
 15.47  fund to the commissioner of natural 
 15.48  resources for an agreement with 
 15.49  suburban Hennepin regional park 
 15.50  district to develop and implement a 
 15.51  coordinated farm education program at 
 15.52  Gale's Woods Special Recreation Area 
 15.53  and North Mississippi Regional Park. 
 15.54  (j) Residential Environmental
 15.55  Education for Youth 
 15.56  $90,000 is from the future resources 
 15.57  fund to the commissioner of natural 
 15.58  resources for an agreement with Camp 
 15.59  Courage for student scholarships and 
 16.1   marketing for the residential 
 16.2   environmental education program. 
 16.3   Subd. 11.  Data Availability 
 16.4   Requirements
 16.5   (a) During the biennium ending June 30, 
 16.6   2003, the data collected by the 
 16.7   projects funded under this section that 
 16.8   have common value for natural resource 
 16.9   planning and management must conform to 
 16.10  information architecture as defined in 
 16.11  guidelines and standards adopted by the 
 16.12  office of technology.  Spatial data 
 16.13  must conform with geographic 
 16.14  information system guidelines and 
 16.15  standards adopted by the Minnesota 
 16.16  Geographic Data Clearinghouse at the 
 16.17  Land Management Information Center.  
 16.18  These data must be made accessible and 
 16.19  free to the public unless made private 
 16.20  under the Data Practices Act, Minnesota 
 16.21  Statutes, chapter 13. 
 16.22  (b) To the extent practicable, summary 
 16.23  data and results of projects funded 
 16.24  under this section should be readily 
 16.25  accessible on the Internet. 
 16.26  (c) As part of project expenditures, 
 16.27  recipients of land acquisition 
 16.28  appropriations must provide the 
 16.29  information necessary to update public 
 16.30  recreation information maps to the 
 16.31  department of natural resources in the 
 16.32  specified form. 
 16.33  Subd. 12.  Project Requirements
 16.34  It is a condition of acceptance of the 
 16.35  appropriations in this section that any 
 16.36  agency or entity receiving the 
 16.37  appropriation must comply with 
 16.38  Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P. 
 16.39  Subd. 13.  Match Requirements
 16.40  Unless specifically authorized, 
 16.41  appropriations in this section that 
 16.42  must be matched and for which the match 
 16.43  has not been committed by December 31, 
 16.44  2001, are canceled, and in-kind 
 16.45  contributions may not be counted as 
 16.46  matching funds. 
 16.47  Subd. 14.  Payment Conditions
 16.48  and Capital Equipment Expenditures
 16.49  All agreements, grants, or contracts 
 16.50  referred to in this section must be 
 16.51  administered on a reimbursement basis.  
 16.52  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
 16.53  section 16A.41, expenditures made on or 
 16.54  after July 1, 2001, or the date the 
 16.55  work program is approved, whichever is 
 16.56  later, are eligible for reimbursement.  
 16.57  Payment must be made upon receiving 
 16.58  documentation that project-eligible 
 16.59  reimbursable amounts have been 
 16.60  expended, except that reasonable 
 16.61  amounts may be advanced to projects in 
 17.1   order to accommodate cash-flow needs.  
 17.2   The advances must be approved as part 
 17.3   of the work program.  No expenditures 
 17.4   for capital equipment are allowed 
 17.5   unless expressly authorized in the 
 17.6   project work program. 
 17.7   Subd. 15.  Purchase of Recycled
 17.8   and Recyclable Materials
 17.9   A political subdivision, public or 
 17.10  private corporation, or other entity 
 17.11  that receives an appropriation in this 
 17.12  section must use the appropriation in 
 17.13  compliance with Minnesota Statutes, 
 17.14  sections 16B.121 to 16B.122, requiring 
 17.15  the purchase of recycled, repairable, 
 17.16  and durable materials, the purchase of 
 17.17  uncoated paper stock, and the use of 
 17.18  soy-based ink, the same as if it were a 
 17.19  state agency. 
 17.20  Subd. 16.  Energy Conservation
 17.21  A recipient to whom an appropriation is 
 17.22  made in this section for a capital 
 17.23  improvement project shall ensure that 
 17.24  the project complies with the 
 17.25  applicable energy conservation 
 17.26  standards contained in law, including 
 17.27  Minnesota Statutes, sections 216C.19 to 
 17.28  216C.20, and rules adopted thereunder. 
 17.29  The recipient may use the energy 
 17.30  planning and intervention and energy 
 17.31  technologies units of the department of 
 17.32  public service to obtain information 
 17.33  and technical assistance on energy 
 17.34  conservation and alternative energy 
 17.35  development relating to the planning 
 17.36  and construction of the capital 
 17.37  improvement project. 
 17.38  Subd. 17.  Accessibility      
 17.39  New structures must be shown to meet 
 17.40  the design standards in the Americans 
 17.41  with Disability Act Accessibility 
 17.42  Guidelines.  Nonstructural facilities 
 17.43  such as trails, campgrounds, picnic 
 17.44  areas, parking, play areas, water 
 17.45  sources, and the access routes to these 
 17.46  features should be shown to be designed 
 17.47  using guidelines in the Recommendations 
 17.48  for Accessibility Guidelines:  
 17.49  Recreational Facilities and Outdoor 
 17.50  Developed Areas. 
 17.51  Subd. 18.  Carryforward       
 17.52  (a) The availability of the 
 17.53  appropriations for the following 
 17.54  projects is extended to June 30, 2002:  
 17.55  Laws 1999, chapter 231, section 16, 
 17.56  subdivision 4, paragraph (m), Como Park 
 17.57  campus maintenance; subdivision 6, 
 17.58  paragraph (b), identification of 
 17.59  sediment sources in agricultural 
 17.60  watersheds, paragraph (c), accelerated 
 17.61  statewide local water plan 
 17.62  implementation; subdivision 7, 
 18.1   paragraph (g), Minnesota river basin 
 18.2   initiative; local leadership, paragraph 
 18.3   (h), commercial fertilizer plant for 
 18.4   livestock solid waste processing, and 
 18.5   paragraph (j), wild rice management 
 18.6   planning; subdivision 8, paragraph (b), 
 18.7   tools and training for community-based 
 18.8   planning; subdivision 10, paragraph 
 18.9   (g), by-products application to 
 18.10  agricultural, mineland, and forest 
 18.11  soils; subdivision 11, paragraph (c), 
 18.12  Minnesota wolf public education; 
 18.13  subdivision 12, paragraph (d), Dakota 
 18.14  county wetland health monitoring 
 18.15  program, paragraph (e), predicting 
 18.16  water and forest resources health and 
 18.17  sustainability, and paragraph (f), 
 18.18  potential for infant risk from nitrate 
 18.19  contamination; and subdivision 13, 
 18.20  paragraph (g), arboretum land 
 18.21  acquisition and wetlands restoration - 
 18.22  continuation. 
 18.23  (b) The availability of the 
 18.24  appropriations for the following 
 18.25  projects is extended to June 30, 2004:  
 18.26  Laws 1999, chapter 231, section 16, 
 18.27  subdivision 4, paragraph (b), Mesabi 
 18.28  trail land acquisition and development -
 18.29  continuation; and subdivision 11, 
 18.30  paragraph (f), science outreach and 
 18.31  integrated learning on soil. 
 18.32  (c) The availability of the 
 18.33  appropriation in Laws 1999, chapter 
 18.34  231, section 16, subdivision 8, 
 18.35  paragraph (a), resources for 
 18.36  redevelopment:  a community property 
 18.37  investigation program, is extended to 
 18.38  June 30, 2002, for additional sites. 
 18.39  (d) The availability of the 
 18.40  appropriation in Laws 1999, chapter 
 18.41  231, section 16, subdivision 9, 
 18.42  paragraph (c), evaluate biodiesel made 
 18.43  from waste fats and oils, is extended 
 18.44  to June 30, 2002, for trial in 
 18.45  heavy-duty vehicles. 
 18.46     Sec. 3.  [116P.14] [FEDERAL LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION 
 18.47  FUNDS.] 
 18.48     Subdivision 1.  [DESIGNATED AGENCY.] The department of 
 18.49  natural resources is designated as the state agency to apply 
 18.50  for, accept, receive, and disburse federal reimbursement funds 
 18.51  and private funds, which are granted to the state of Minnesota 
 18.52  from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund Act. 
 18.53     Subd. 2.  [LOCAL SHARE.] Fifty percent of all money made 
 18.54  available to the state from funds granted under subdivision 1 
 18.55  shall be distributed for projects to be acquired, developed, and 
 18.56  maintained by local units of government, providing that any 
 19.1   project approved is consistent with a statewide or a county or 
 19.2   regional recreational plan and compatible with the statewide 
 19.3   recreational plan.  All money received by the department for 
 19.4   local units of government shall be deposited in the state 
 19.5   treasury and is appropriated annually in order to carry out the 
 19.6   purposes for which the funds are received. 
 19.7      Subd. 3.  [STATE LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION ACCOUNT; 
 19.8   CREATION.] A state land and water conservation account is 
 19.9   created in the Minnesota future resources fund.  Fifty percent 
 19.10  of the money made available to the state from funds granted 
 19.11  under subdivision 1 shall be deposited in the state land and 
 19.12  water conservation account. 
 19.13     Subd. 4.  [ADMINISTRATION APPROPRIATIONS.] Amounts 
 19.14  sufficient to pay the costs incurred by the department of 
 19.15  natural resources in administering federal reimbursements are 
 19.16  appropriated annually to the commissioner from the state land 
 19.17  and water conservation account. 
 19.18     Subd. 5.  [USE OF MONEY.] Except as provided in subdivision 
 19.19  4, money appropriated from the state land and water conservation 
 19.20  account shall be used for state land acquisition and development 
 19.21  for the state outdoor recreation system under chapter 86A. 
 19.22     Sec. 4.  [116P.15] [LAND ACQUISITION RESTRICTIONS.] 
 19.23     Subdivision 1.  [SCOPE.] A recipient of an appropriation 
 19.24  from the trust fund or the Minnesota future resources fund who 
 19.25  acquires an interest in real property with the appropriation 
 19.26  must comply with this section.  For the purposes of this 
 19.27  section, "interest in real property" includes, but is not 
 19.28  limited to, an easement or fee title to property. 
 19.29     Subd. 2.  [RESTRICTIONS; MODIFICATION PROCEDURE.] (a) An 
 19.30  interest in real property acquired with an appropriation from 
 19.31  the trust fund or the Minnesota future resources fund must be 
 19.32  used in perpetuity or for the specific term of an easement 
 19.33  interest for the purpose for which the appropriation was made. 
 19.34     (b) A recipient of funding who acquires an interest in real 
 19.35  property subject to this section may not alter the intended use 
 19.36  of such interest in real property or convey any interest in the 
 20.1   real property without the prior review and approval of the 
 20.2   commission.  The commission shall establish procedures to review 
 20.3   requests from recipients to alter the use of or convey an 
 20.4   interest in real property.  These procedures shall allow for the 
 20.5   replacement of the interest in real property with another 
 20.6   interest in real property meeting the following criteria: 
 20.7      (1) the interest is at least equal in fair market value, as 
 20.8   certified by the commissioner of natural resources, to the 
 20.9   interest being replaced; and 
 20.10     (2) the interest is in a reasonably equivalent location, 
 20.11  and has a reasonably equivalent usefulness compared to the 
 20.12  interest being replaced. 
 20.13     (c) An interest in real property acquired with an 
 20.14  appropriation from the trust fund or the Minnesota future 
 20.15  resources fund to be held by an entity other than this state 
 20.16  shall include the following restrictive covenant on the 
 20.17  conveyance instrument used to acquire the real property 
 20.18  interests: 
 20.19     "The above described property shall be administered in 
 20.20  accordance with the terms, conditions, and purposes of the grant 
 20.21  agreement or work program controlling the acquisition of the 
 20.22  property.  The property, or any portion of the property, shall 
 20.23  not be sold, transferred, pledged, or otherwise disposed of or 
 20.24  further encumbered without obtaining the prior written approval 
 20.25  of the legislative commission on Minnesota resources.  If the 
 20.26  holder of the property fails to comply with the terms and 
 20.27  conditions of the grant agreement or work program, ownership of 
 20.28  the property shall revert to this state." 
 20.29     Sec. 5.  [REPEALER.] 
 20.30     Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 86.71 and 86.72, are 
 20.31  repealed.