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SF 1836

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:23am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money from the clean water fund
for clean water legacy and drinking water protection activities; providing for a
report on a star farms proposal.

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

Section 1. new text begin SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations from the clean
water fund, by agency, made in this act.
new text end

new text begin 2010
new text end
new text begin 2011
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin Pollution Control Agency
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,600,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,100,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 41,700,000
new text end
new text begin Department of Natural
Resources
new text end
new text begin 17,020,000
new text end
new text begin 20,400,000
new text end
new text begin 37,420,000
new text end
new text begin Board of Water and Soil
Resources
new text end
new text begin 25,780,000
new text end
new text begin 29,200,000
new text end
new text begin 54,980,000
new text end
new text begin Department of Agriculture
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin 7,700,000
new text end
new text begin 12,700,000
new text end
new text begin Department of Health
new text end
new text begin 1,700,000
new text end
new text begin 1,700,000
new text end
new text begin 3,400,000
new text end
new text begin Metropolitan Council
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin 800,000
new text end
new text begin Total
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 69,500,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 81,500,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 151,000,000
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginCLEAN WATER FUND APPROPRIATIONS.
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 clean
water fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities under
the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2010" and "2011" used
in this act mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 2010, or June 30, 2011, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2010.
"The second year" is fiscal year 2011. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2010 and 2011.
The appropriations for fiscal year 2010 are not available until November 1, 2009. The
appropriations in this act are onetime.
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 2010
new text end
new text begin 2011
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 19,600,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 22,100,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $6,300,000 each year is for statewide
assessment and monitoring of surface water
quality and trends.
new text end

new text begin (b) $9,000,000 each year is for total
maximum daily load (TMDL) development
and TMDL implementation plans for waters
listed on the United States Environmental
Protection Agency approved Impaired
Waters List in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 114D. The agency shall
complete an average of ten percent of the
TMDL's each year over the biennium.
new text end

new text begin (c) $600,000 the first year and $800,000 the
second year are from the sustainable drinking
water account for groundwater assessment
and drinking water protection.
new text end

new text begin (d) $2,500,000 the first year and $4,800,000
the second year must be distributed as
grants to delegated counties to administer
the county feedlot program. Distribution of
funds must be as provided in Laws 2005, First
Special Session chapter 1, article 2, section
2, subdivision 2. The commissioner, in
consultation with the Minnesota Association
of County Feedlot Officers executive team,
may use up to five percent of the annual
appropriation for initiatives to enhance
existing delegated county feedlot programs,
information and education, or technical
assistance to reduce feedlot-related pollution
hazards. Any money remaining after the first
year is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,200,000 each year is to establish,
enhance, and expand the river watch program
with schools throughout the state.
new text end

Sec. 4. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF NATURAL
RESOURCES
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 17,020,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 20,400,000
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new text begin (a) $900,000 each year is for work assisting
in water quality assessments in supporting
the identification of impaired waters.
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new text begin (b) $1,120,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are for TMDL development
and TMDL implementation plans for waters
listed on the United States Environmental
Protection Agency approved Impaired
Waters List in accordance with Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 114D.
new text end

new text begin (c) $500,000 each year is from the sustainable
drinking water account for groundwater
assessment and drinking water protection
activities.
new text end

new text begin (d) $14,500,000 the first year and
$17,500,000 the second year are to
acquire land and interests in land for
aquatic management areas and to make
public improvements and betterments to
aquatic management areas established
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05,
subdivision 14. At least 50 percent of this
amount must be for land acquisition and
public improvements in the seven-county
metropolitan area.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 25,780,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 29,200,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $20,000,000 the first year and
$23,000,000 the second year are for water
quality grants to soil and water conservation
districts to improve or protect water quality
as part of implementing the reinvest in
Minnesota conservation reserve program. At
least 20 percent of this amount must be for
water quality projects in the seven-county
metropolitan area.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are for contract services
related to clean water legacy with the
Minnesota Conservation Corps.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,500,000
the second year are to the Anoka
Conservation District for the metropolitan
landscape restoration program for water
quality and improvement projects.
new text end

new text begin (d) $780,000 the first year is for a grant to
Middle Fork Crow River Watershed District
for a water quality pilot program on Green
Lake in Kandiyohi County. Of this amount:
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new text begin (1) $565,000 is for storm water projects to
reduce sediment and nutrients;
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new text begin (2) $90,000 is for inlet correction and
watershed stabilization;
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new text begin (3) $80,000 is for survey and control of
Eurasian water milfoil;
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new text begin (4) $15,000 is for community education
outreach;
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new text begin (5) $15,000 is for tree planting for hydrologic
benefit; and
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new text begin (6) $15,000 is for monitoring, program
evaluation, and report preparation.
new text end

new text begin The Middle Fork Crow River Watershed
District shall report on the activities and
expenditures related to the pilot program
created in this paragraph and prepare an
evaluation of the pilot program in improving
water quality and controlling Eurasian
water milfoil. By January 15, 2012, the
report shall be submitted to the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources
policy and finance and to the Board of Water
and Soil Resources.
new text end

new text begin (e) $3,000,000 the first year and $3,200,000
the second year are for grants to address
imminent threat and failing subsurface
sewage treatment systems.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5,000,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 7,700,000
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new text begin (a) $4,000,000 the first year and $6,700,000
the second year are for the agricultural
best management practices loan program.
At least 90 percent must be available for
pass-through to local governments and
lenders for low-interest loans and is available
until spent. Any unencumbered balance
that is not used for pass-through to local
governments does not cancel at the end of the
first year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (b) $700,000 each year is from the
sustainable drinking water account for
pesticide monitoring and groundwater
assessment activities.
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new text begin (c) $300,000 each year is for grants to the
livestock environmental quality assurance
program to develop resource management
plans, provide resource management analysis
and assistance, provide an implementation
plan, and provide for annual reporting
on assessment and reasonable assurance,
including an assurance walk-through for
farms enrolled in the program.
new text end

new text begin By December 15, 2010, the commissioner
of agriculture shall submit a report to the
chairs and ranking minority members of the
legislative committees and divisions with
jurisdiction over agriculture and environment
policy and finance on the activities of the
livestock environmental quality assurance
program. The report shall include:
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new text begin (1) the number of farms enrolled;
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new text begin (2) an analysis of the estimated water quality
improvements to enrolled farms; and
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new text begin (3) an analysis of the ability to provide
reasonable assurance.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,700,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,700,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $500,000 each year is from the
sustainable drinking water account for
additional assessment of drinking water
contaminants.
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new text begin (b) $1,200,000 each year is from the
sustainable drinking water account for
additional source water protection activities.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
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new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 400,000
new text end

new text begin $400,000 each year is from the sustainable
drinking water account for implementation
of the master water supply plan developed
under Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565.
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginSTAR FARMS REPORT.
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new text begin The commissioner of agriculture, in consultation with other state and local agencies,
farm groups, conservation groups, legislators, and other interested persons shall develop a
proposal for a star farms program. By December 15, 2009, the commissioner shall submit
the proposal to the legislative committees and divisions with jurisdiction over agriculture
and environment policy and finance.
new text end