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SF 4499

2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/27/2020 11:34am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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7.7 7.8 7.9 7.10 7.11 7.12 7.13 7.14 7.15 7.16 7.17 7.18 7.19 7.20 7.21 7.22 7.23 7.24 7.25 7.26 7.27 7.28 7.29 7.30 7.31
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; modifying the availability of certain appropriations;
modifying and repealing agency authority and reporting requirements; modifying
effluent limitation requirements; modifying definition of pipeline for certain
purposes; requiring analyses; requiring modifications of certain plans; modifying
conditions on water appropriations and wells; repealing authority of the Pollution
Control Agency related to automobile emissions; modifying fees for dry cleaners;
modifying the metropolitan landfill abatement fund; prohibiting certain antler point
restrictions; regulating wake surfing on waters of the state; modifying application
of stormwater rules; increasing soil and water conservation district supervisor
compensation; modifying definition of all-terrain vehicle; removing prohibition
on transporting unregistered snowmobiles; establishing certified salt applicator
program; modifying provisions related to certifiable fish diseases and list of species
susceptible to viral hemorrhagic septicemia; modifying review and approval of
local regulation in Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area; modifying requirements
for exchanging wild rice leases; modifying reporting requirement on school trust
lands; modifying provisions for certain invasive species permits; modifying state
park provisions; providing for special use permits; modifying muzzleloader
provisions; providing for regulation of possessing, propagating, and selling snakes,
lizards, and salamanders; modifying provisions for game and fish licenses after
convictions; modifying hunting and fishing provisions; modifying date of Lake
Superior Management Plan; prohibiting import of cervidae carcasses; establishing
Minnesota River Basin water quality and storage program; permanently allowing
portable stands in certain wildlife management areas; modifying provisions for
conveying state land interests; adding to and deleting from state parks and recreation
areas; authorizing sales of certain surplus state lands; providing for management
of certain units of outdoor recreation; providing for certain solid waste management
tax exemptions; modifying and extending certain appropriations; appropriating
money from the environment and natural resources trust fund; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2018, sections 14.05, by adding a subdivision; 17.4982, subdivisions 6,
8, 9, 12, by adding subdivisions; 17.4985, subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 17.4986,
subdivisions 2, 4; 17.4991, subdivision 3; 17.4992, subdivision 2; 84.63; 84.82,
subdivisions 1a, 7a; 84.92, subdivision 8; 84D.11, subdivision 1a; 85.052,
subdivisions 1, 2, 6, by adding a subdivision; 85.053, subdivision 2; 86B.005, by
adding subdivisions; 86B.315, subdivision 1, by adding subdivisions; 92.502;
97A.015, subdivision 51; 97A.137, subdivision 5; 97A.401, subdivision 1, by
adding a subdivision; 97A.421, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 97A.505,
subdivision 3b; 97B.031, subdivision 1; 97B.036; 97B.311; 97C.005, subdivision
3; 97C.342, subdivision 2; 97C.515, subdivision 2; 97C.805, subdivision 2;
97C.836; 103A.212; 103C.315, subdivision 4; 103G.271, subdivision 7, by adding
a subdivision; 103G.287, subdivisions 4, 5; 103G.289; 115.03, subdivision 1;
115.455; 115.77, subdivision 1; 115.84, subdivisions 2, 3; 115B.49, by adding a
subdivision; 116.03, subdivision 2b; 116.07, subdivisions 2, 4d; 116G.07, by
adding a subdivision; 116G.15, by adding a subdivision; 216G.01, subdivision 3;
473.844, subdivision 1a; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 84.027,
subdivision 18; 85.054, subdivision 1; 85.47; 97A.505, subdivision 8; 97B.086;
Laws 2016, chapter 154, section 16; Laws 2016, chapter 186, section 2, subdivision
9, as amended; Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2, subdivision 9, as amended; Laws
2018, chapter 214, article 4, section 2, subdivision 6; Laws 2019, First Special
Session chapter 4, article 1, section 2, subdivision 10; article 3, section 109;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 103F; 116; repealing
Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 85.0505, subdivision 3; 85.0507; 85.054,
subdivision 19; 115B.49, subdivisions 4, 4b; Laws 2013, chapter 121, section 53;
Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0350.

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

ARTICLE 1

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES POLICY

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 14.05, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Limitation regarding certain policies, guidelines, and other interpretive
statements.
new text end

new text begin An agency must not seek to impose or require in a permit or contract or to
enforce against any person through monetary or nonmonetary penalty a policy, guideline,
bulletin, criterion, manual, standard, interpretive statement, or similar pronouncement that
has not been properly adopted under this chapter.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Certifiable diseases.

"Certifiable diseases" includes new text beginany of the following
expressed as clinical symptoms or based on the presence of the pathogen:
new text endchannel catfish
virus, new text beginRenibacterium salmoninarum (new text endbacterial kidney diseasenew text begin)new text end, new text beginAeromonas salmonicida
(
new text endbacterial furunculosisnew text begin)new text end, new text beginYersinia ruckeri (new text endenteric redmouth diseasenew text begin)new text end, new text beginEdwardsiella ictaluri
(
new text endenteric septicemia of catfishnew text begin)new text end, infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, infectious pancreatic
necrosis virus, new text beginMyxobolus cerebralis (new text endwhirling diseasenew text begin)new text end, new text beginTetracapsuloides bryosalmonae
(
new text endproliferative kidney diseasenew text begin)new text end, viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, epizootic epitheliotropic
virus, new text beginCeratomyxa shasta (new text endceratomyxosisnew text begin)new text end, and any emergency new text beginfish new text enddisease.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Containment facility.

"Containment facility" means a licensed facility for
salmonids, catfish, or species on the deleted text beginviral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) susceptible list
published by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species listnew text end that complies with clauses (1), (3), and
(4), or clauses (2), (3), and (4):

(1) disinfects its effluent to the standards in section 17.4991 before the effluent is
discharged to public waters;

(2) does not discharge to public waters or to waters of the state directly connected to
public waters;

(3) raises aquatic life that is prohibited from being released into the wild and must be
kept in a facility approved by the commissioner unless processed for food consumption;

(4) contains aquatic life requiring a fish health inspection prior to transportation.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Emergency fish disease.

"Emergency fish disease" means designated fish
diseases new text beginor pathogens new text endnot already present in this state that could impact populations of
aquatic life if inadvertently released by infected aquatic life, including channel catfish virus,
viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, infectious
pancreatic necrosis virus, whirling disease, ceratomyxosis, proliferative kidney disease, and
epizootic epitheliotropic virus disease.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, subdivision 12, is amended to read:


Subd. 12.

Fish health inspection.

(a) "Fish health inspection" means an on-site,
statistically based sampling, collection, and testing of fish in accordance with processes in
the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases, published
by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE) to test for causative pathogens. The samples
for inspection must be collected by a fish health inspector or a fish collector in cooperation
with the producer. Testing of samples must be done by an approved laboratory.

(b) The inspection for viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS), infectious pancreatic necrosis
(IPN), and infectious hematopoietic necrosis (IHN) in salmonids and for VHS in
nonsalmonids must include at a minimum viral testing of ovarian fluids at the 95 percent
confidence level of detecting two percent incidence of disease.

(c) The inspection for certifiable diseases new text beginand pathogens new text endfor wild fish must follow the
guidelines of the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal
Diseases.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 21a. new text end

new text begin VHS-susceptible species. new text end

new text begin "VHS-susceptible species" are aquatic species
that are natural hosts for viral hemorrhagic septicemia according to the Fish Health Blue
Book or the book's successor.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4982, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 21b. new text end

new text begin VHS-susceptible-species list. new text end

new text begin "VHS-susceptible-species list" is the
VHS-susceptible species listed in the Fish Health Blue Book that are found in or that can
survive in the Great Lakes region.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4985, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Bill of lading.

(a) A state-issued bill of lading is required for:

(1) intrastate transportation of aquatic life other than salmonids, catfish, or species on
the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United
States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end between licensed private fish hatcheries, aquatic farms, or
aquarium facilities licensed for the species being transported if the aquatic life is being
transported into a watershed where it is not currently present, if walleyes whose original
source is south of marked State Highway 210 are being transported to a facility north of
marked State Highway 210, or if the original source of the aquatic life is outside Minnesota
and contiguous states; and

(2) stocking deleted text beginofdeleted text end waters other than public waters with aquatic life other than salmonids,
catfish, or species on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species
published by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Services
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species listnew text end.

(b) When aquatic life is transported under paragraph (a), a copy of the bill of lading
must be submitted to the regional fisheries manager at least 72 hours before the transportation.

(c) For transportation and stocking of waters that are not public waters:

(1) a bill of lading must be submitted to the regional fisheries manager 72 hours before
transporting fish for stocking;

(2) a bill of lading must be submitted to the regional fisheries manager within five days
after stocking if the waters to be stocked are confirmed by telecopy or telephone prior to
stocking by the regional fisheries office not to be public waters; or

(3) a completed bill of lading may be submitted to the regional fisheries office by telecopy
prior to transporting fish for stocking. Confirmation that the waters to be stocked are not
public waters may be made by returning the bill of lading by telecopy or in writing, in which
cases additional copies need not be submitted to the Department of Natural Resources.

(d) Bill of lading forms may only be issued by the Department of Natural Resources in
St. Paul, and new bill of lading forms may not be issued until all previously issued forms
have been returned.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4985, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Exemptions for transportation permits and bills of lading.

(a) A state-issued
bill of lading or transportation permit is not required by an aquatic farm licensee for
deleted text begin importation ofdeleted text endnew text begin importingnew text end animals not on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia
susceptible species published by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Services; transportation of
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species list, transportingnew text end
animals not on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published
by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services;
or export for
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species list, or exportingnew text end the following:

(1) minnows taken under an aquatic farm license in this state and transported intrastate;

(2) aquarium or ornamental fish including goldfish and tropical, subtropical, and saltwater
species that cannot survive in the waters of the state, which may be imported or transported
if accompanied by shipping documents;

(3) fish or fish eggs that have been processed for use as food, bait, or other purposes
unrelated to fish propagation;

(4) live fish from a licensed aquatic farm, which may be transported directly to an outlet
for processing or for other food purposes if accompanied by shipping documents;

(5) fish being exported if accompanied by shipping documents;

(6) sucker eggs, sucker fry, or fathead minnows transported intrastate for bait propagation
or feeding of cultural aquatic life, except that if either species becomes listed on the deleted text beginofficial
list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United States
Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end, then a transportation permit is required;

(7) species of fish that are found within the state used in connection with public shows,
exhibits, demonstrations, or fishing pools for periods not exceeding 14 days;

(8) fish being transported through the state if accompanied by shipping documents; or

(9) intrastate transportation of aquatic life between or within licensed private fish
hatcheries, aquatic farms, or aquarium facilities licensed for the species being transported,
except where required in subdivision 2 and except that salmonids, catfish, or species on the
deleted text begin official list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United
States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end may only be transferred or transported intrastate without a
transportation permit if they had no record of bacterial kidney disease or viral hemorrhagic
septicemia at the time they were imported into the state and if they have had a fish health
inspection within the preceding year that has shown no certifiable diseases to be present.

Aquatic life being transferred between licensed private fish hatcheries, aquatic farms,
or aquarium facilities must be accompanied by shipping documents and salmonids, catfish,
or species on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published
by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end being transferred or transported intrastate without a
transportation permit must be accompanied by a copy of their most recent fish health
inspection.

(b) Shipping documents required under paragraph (a) must show the place of origin,
owner or consignee, destination, number, and species.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4985, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Permit application.

An application for a transportation permit must be made
on forms provided by the commissioner. An incomplete application must be rejected. An
application for a transportation permit for salmonids, catfish, or species on the deleted text beginofficial list
of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United States
Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list;
new text end their eggsdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end ornew text begin theirnew text end sperm must be accompanied by certification
that the source of the eggs or sperm are free of certifiable diseases, except that eggs with
enteric redmouth, whirling disease, or furunculosis may be imported, transported, or stocked
following treatment approved by the commissioner, and fish with bacterial kidney disease
or viral hemorrhagic septicemia may be imported, transported, or stocked into areas where
the disease has been identified as being present. A copy of the transportation permit showing
the date of certification inspection must accompany the shipment of fish while in transit
and must be available for inspection by the commissioner. By 14 days after a completed
application is received, the commissioner must approve or deny the importation permits as
provided in this section.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4986, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Licensed facilities.

(a) The commissioner shall issue transportation permits to
import:

(1) indigenous and naturalized species except trout, salmon, catfish, or species on the
deleted text begin official list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United
States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end and sperm from any source to a standard facility;

(2) trout, salmon, catfish, or species on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia
susceptible species published by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species listnew text end from a nonemergency enzootic
disease area to a containment facility if the fish are certified within the previous year to be
free of certifiable diseases, except that eggs with enteric redmouth, whirling disease, or
furunculosis may be imported following treatment approved by the commissioner, and fish
with bacterial kidney disease or viral hemorrhagic septicemia may be imported into areas
where the disease has been identified as being present; and

(3) trout, salmon, catfish, or species on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia
susceptible species published by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and
Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species listnew text end from a facility in a
nonemergency enzootic disease area with a disease-free history of three years or more to a
standard facility, except that eggs with enteric redmouth, whirling disease, or furunculosis
may be imported following treatment approved by the commissioner, and fish with bacterial
kidney disease or viral hemorrhagic septicemia may be imported into areas where the disease
has been identified as being present.

(b) If a source facility in a nonemergency enzootic disease area cannot demonstrate a
history free from disease, aquatic life may only be imported into a quarantine facility.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4986, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Disease-free history.

Disease-free histories required under this section must
include the results of a fish health inspection. When disease-free histories of more than one
year are required for importing salmonids, catfish, or species on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral
hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United States Department of
Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species listnew text end, the
disease history must be of consecutive years that include the year previous to, or the year
of, the transportation request.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4991, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Fish health inspection.

(a) An aquatic farm propagating salmonids, catfish,
or species on the deleted text beginviral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) susceptible list published by the
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end and having an effluent discharge from the aquatic farm into
public waters must have a fish health inspection conducted at least once every 12 months
by a certified fish health inspector. Testing must be conducted according to laboratory
methods of the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal
Diseases, published by the International Office of Epizootics (OIE).

(b) An aquatic farm propagating any species on the VHS susceptible list and having an
effluent discharge from the aquatic farm into public waters must test for VHS virus using
the guidelines of the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal
Diseases. The commissioner may, by written order published in the State Register, prescribe
alternative testing time periods and methods from those prescribed in the Fish Health Blue
Book or the OIE Diagnostic Manual if the commissioner determines that biosecurity measures
will not be compromised. These alternatives are not subject to the rulemaking provisions
of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply. The commissioner must provide reasonable
notice to affected parties of any changes in testing requirements.

(c) Results of fish health inspections must be provided to the commissioner for all fish
that remain in the state. All data used to prepare and issue a fish health certificate must be
maintained for three years by the issuing fish health inspector, approved laboratory, or
accredited veterinarian.

(d) A health inspection fee must be charged based on each lot of fish sampled. The fee
by check or money order payable to the Department of Natural Resources must be prepaid
or paid at the time a bill or notice is received from the commissioner that the inspection and
processing of samples is completed.

(e) Upon receipt of payment and completion of inspection, the commissioner shall notify
the operator and issue a fish health certificate. The certification must be made according to
the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases by a
person certified as a fish health inspector.

(f) All aquatic life in transit or held at transfer stations within the state may be inspected
by the commissioner. This inspection may include the collection of stock for purposes of
pathological analysis. Sample size necessary for analysis will follow guidelines listed in
the Fish Health Blue Book or the Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases.

(g) Salmonids, catfish, or species on the VHS susceptible list must have a fish health
inspection before being transported from a containment facility, unless the fish are being
transported directly to an outlet for processing or other food purposes or unless the
commissioner determines that an inspection is not needed. A fish health inspection conducted
for this purpose need only be done on the lot or lots of fish that will be transported. The
commissioner must conduct a fish health inspection requested for this purpose within five
working days of receiving written notice. Salmonids and catfish may be immediately
transported from a containment facility to another containment facility once a sample has
been obtained for a health inspection or once the five-day notice period has expired.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 17.4992, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Restriction on the sale of fish.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), species
on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the
United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services,
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list
new text end must be free of viral hemorrhagic septicemia and species of
the family salmonidae or ictaluridae, except bullheads, must be free of certifiable diseases
if sold for stocking or transfer to another aquatic farm.

(b) The following exceptions apply to paragraph (a):

(1) eggs with enteric redmouth, whirling disease, or furunculosis may be transferred
between licensed facilities or stocked following treatment approved by the commissioner;

(2) fish with bacterial kidney disease or viral hemorrhagic septicemia may be transferred
between licensed facilities or stocked in areas where the disease has been identified as being
present; and

(3) the commissioner may allow transfer between licensed facilities or stocking of fish
with enteric redmouth or furunculosis when the commissioner determines that doing so
would pose no threat to the state's aquatic resources.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 84.027, subdivision 18, is amended
to read:


Subd. 18.

Permanent school fund authority; reporting.

(a) The commissioner of
natural resources has the authority and responsibility to administer school trust lands under
sections 92.122 and 127A.31. The commissioner shall deleted text beginbiannuallydeleted text endnew text begin bienniallynew text end report to the
Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission and the legislature on the management of
the school trust lands that shows how the commissioner has and will continue to achieve
the following goals:

(1) manage the school trust lands efficiently and in a manner that reflects the undivided
loyalty to the beneficiaries consistent with the commissioner's fiduciary duties;

(2) reduce the management expenditures of school trust lands and maximize the revenues
deposited in the permanent school trust fund;

(3) manage the sale, exchange, and commercial leasing of school trust lands, requiring
returns of not less than fair market value, to maximize the revenues deposited in the
permanent school trust fund and retain the value from the long-term appreciation of the
school trust lands;

(4) manage the school trust lands to maximize the long-term economic return for the
permanent school trust fund while maintaining sound natural resource conservation and
management principles;

(5) optimize school trust land revenues and maximize the value of the trust consistent
with balancing short-term and long-term interests, so that long-term benefits are not lost in
an effort to maximize short-term gains; and

(6) maintain the integrity of the trust and prevent the misapplication of its lands and its
revenues.

(b) When the commissioner finds an irresolvable conflict between maximizing the
long-term economic return and protecting natural resources and recreational values on
school trust lands, the commissioner shall give precedence to the long-term economic return
in managing school trust lands. By July 1, 2018, the permanent school fund must be
compensated for all school trust lands included under a designation or policy provision that
prohibits long-term economic return. The commissioner shall submit recommendations to
the appropriate legislative committees and divisions on methods of funding for the
compensation required under this paragraph, including recommendations for appropriations
from the general fund, nongeneral funds, and the state bond fund. Any uncompensated
designation or policy provision restrictions on the long-term economic return on school
trust lands remaining after July 1, 2018, must be compiled and submitted to the Legislative
Permanent School Fund Commission for review.

(c) By December 31, 2013, the report required under paragraph (a) must provide an
inventory and identification of all school trust lands that are included under a designation
or policy provision that prohibits long-term economic return. The report must include a plan
to compensate the permanent school fund through the purchase or exchange of the lands or
a plan to manage the school trust land to generate long-term economic return to the permanent
school fund. Subsequent reports under paragraph (a) must include a status report of the
commissioner's progress in maximizing the long-term economic return on lands identified
in the 2013 report.

(d) When management practices, policies, or designations by the commissioner diminish
or prohibit the long-term economic return on school trust land, the conflict must be resolved
as provided in section 92.122.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.63, is amended to read:


84.63 CONVEYANCE OF INTERESTS IN LANDS TO STATE deleted text beginANDdeleted text endnew text begin,new text end FEDERALnew text begin,new text end
new text begin AND TRIBAL new text endGOVERNMENTS.

(a) Notwithstanding any existing law to the contrary, the commissioner of natural
resources is hereby authorized on behalf of the state to convey to the United Statesnew text begin, to a
federally recognized Indian tribe,
new text end or to the state of Minnesota or any of its subdivisions,
upon state-owned lands under the administration of the commissioner of natural resources,
permanent or temporary easements for specified periods or otherwise for trails, highways,
roads including limitation of right of access from the lands to adjacent highways and roads,
flowage for development of fish and game resources, stream protection, flood control, and
necessary appurtenances thereto, such conveyances to be made upon such terms and
conditions including provision for reversion in the event of non-user as the commissioner
of natural resources may determine.

(b) In addition to the fee for the market value of the easement, the commissioner of
natural resources shall assess the applicant the following fees:

(1) an application fee of $2,000 to cover reasonable costs for reviewing the application
and preparing the easement; and

(2) a monitoring fee to cover the projected reasonable costs for monitoring the
construction of the improvement for which the easement was conveyed and preparing special
terms and conditions for the easement. The commissioner must give the applicant an estimate
of the monitoring fee before the applicant submits the fee.

(c) The applicant shall pay these fees to the commissioner of natural resources. The
commissioner shall not issue the easement until the applicant has paid in full the application
fee, the monitoring fee, and the market value payment for the easement.

(d) Upon completion of construction of the improvement for which the easement was
conveyed, the commissioner shall refund the unobligated balance from the monitoring fee
revenue. The commissioner shall not return the application fee, even if the application is
withdrawn or denied.

(e) Money received under paragraph (b) must be deposited in the land management
account in the natural resources fund and is appropriated to the commissioner of natural
resources to cover the reasonable costs incurred for issuing and monitoring easements.

(f) A county or joint county regional railroad authority is exempt from all fees specified
under this section for trail easements on state-owned land.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.82, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

General requirements.

A person may not operate deleted text beginor transportdeleted text end a snowmobile
unless the snowmobile has been registered under this section. A person may not sell a
snowmobile without furnishing the buyer a bill of sale on a form prescribed by the
commissioner.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.82, subdivision 7a, is amended to read:


Subd. 7a.

Collector limited snowmobile use.

The commissioner may issue a special
permit to a person or organization to operate deleted text beginor transportdeleted text end a collector snowmobile without
registration in parades or organized group outings, such as races, rallies, and other
promotional events and for up to ten days each year for personal transportation. The
commissioner may impose a reasonable restriction on a permittee and may revoke, amend,
suspend, or modify a permit for cause.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84.92, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

All-terrain vehicle or vehicle.

"All-terrain vehicle" or "vehicle" means a
motorized vehicle with: (1) not less than three, but not more than six deleted text beginlow pressure or
non-pneumatic
deleted text end tires; (2) a total dry weight of 2,000 pounds or less; and (3) a total width
from outside of tire rim to outside of tire rim that is 65 inches or less. All-terrain vehicle
includes a class 1 all-terrain vehicle and class 2 all-terrain vehicle. All-terrain vehicle does
not include a golf cart, mini-truck, dune buggy, or go-cart or a vehicle designed and used
specifically for lawn maintenance, agriculture, logging, or mining purposes.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 84D.11, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Permit for invasive carp.

The commissioner may issue a permit to
departmental divisions for tagging bighead, black, grass, or silver carp for research or
control. Under the permit, the carp may be released into the water body from which the carp
was captured. deleted text beginThis subdivision expires December 31, 2021.
deleted text end

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.052, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Authority to establish.

(a) The commissioner may establish, by written
order, provisions for the use of state parks for the following:

(1) special parking space for automobiles or other motor-driven vehicles in a state park
or state recreation area;

(2) special parking spurs, campgrounds for automobiles, sites for tent camping, other
types of lodging, camping, or day use facilities, and special auto trailer coach parking spaces,
for the use of the individual charged for the space or facility;new text begin and
new text end

deleted text begin (3) improvement and maintenance of golf courses already established in state parks, and
charging reasonable use fees; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end providing water, sewer, and electric service to trailer or tent campsites and charging
a reasonable use fee.

(b) Provisions established under paragraph (a) are exempt from section 16A.1283 and
the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14. Section 14.386 does not apply.

(c) For the purposes of this subdivision, "lodging" means an enclosed shelter, room, or
building with furnishings for overnight use.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.052, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

State park deleted text beginpageantsdeleted text endnew text begin special eventsnew text end.

(a) The commissioner may stage state
park deleted text beginpageantsdeleted text endnew text begin special eventsnew text end in a state park, municipal park, or on other land near or adjoining
a state park and charge an entrance or use fee for the deleted text beginpageantdeleted text endnew text begin special eventnew text end. All receipts
from the deleted text beginpageantsdeleted text endnew text begin special eventsnew text end must be used in the same manner as though the deleted text beginpageantsdeleted text endnew text begin
special events
new text end were conducted in a state park.

(b) The commissioner may establish, by written order, state park deleted text beginpageantdeleted text endnew text begin special eventnew text end
areas to hold historical or other deleted text beginpageantsdeleted text endnew text begin special eventsnew text end conducted by the commissioner of
a state agency or other public agency. Establishment of the areas is exempt from the
rulemaking provisions of chapter 14new text begin,new text end and section 14.386 does not apply.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.052, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

State park reservation system.

(a) The commissioner may, by written order,
develop reasonable reservation policies for deleted text begincampsites and otherdeleted text endnew text begin using camping,new text end lodgingnew text begin,
and day-use facilities and for tours, educational programs, seminars, events, and rentals
new text end.
These policies are exempt from rulemaking provisions under chapter 14new text begin,new text end and section 14.386
does not apply.

(b) The revenue collected from the state park reservation fee established under subdivision
5, including interest earned, shall be deposited in the state park account in the natural
resources fund and is annually appropriated to the commissioner for the cost of the state
park reservation system.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.052, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Special-use permits. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may, by written order, develop
reasonable policies for special-use permits to use state parks, state recreation areas, and
state waysides. These policies are exempt from rulemaking provisions under chapter 14,
and section 14.386 does not apply.
new text end

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 85.053, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Requirement.

Except as provided in section 85.054, a motor vehicle may not
enter a state park, state recreation area, or state wayside over 50 acres in area, without a
state park permit issued under this section or a state parks and trails plate issued under
section 168.1295. Except for vehicles permitted under subdivisions 7, paragraph (a), clause
(2), and 8, the state park permit must be affixed to the lower right corner windshield of the
motor vehicle and must be completely affixed by its own adhesive to the windshield, or the
commissioner may, by written order, provide an alternative means to display and validate
state park permits.new text begin A motor vehicle owner or lessee is responsible for ensuring the owner's
or lessee's vehicle has a state park permit, and the commissioner may issue warnings and
citations under section 84.0835 to the owner or lessee of a vehicle not in compliance.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 85.054, subdivision 1, is amended
to read:


Subdivision 1.

State Park Open House Days.

(a) A state park permit is not required
for a motor vehicle to enter a state park, state monument, state recreation area, or state
wayside, on four days each calendar year at each park, which the commissioner shall
designate as State Park Open House Days. The commissioner may designate two consecutive
days as State Park Open House Days, if the open house is held in conjunction with a special
deleted text begin pageantdeleted text endnew text begin eventnew text end described in section 85.052, subdivision 2.

(b) The commissioner shall announce the date of each State Park Open House Day at
least 30 days in advance of the date it occurs.

(c) The purpose of State Park Open House Days is to acquaint the public with state
parks, recreation areas, and waysides.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 85.47, is amended to read:


85.47 deleted text beginSPECIAL USEdeleted text endnew text begin SPECIAL-USEnew text end PERMITS; FEES.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Special-use permits. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may, by written order, develop
reasonable policies for special-use permits to use state trails and state water access sites.
The policies are exempt from rulemaking provisions under chapter 14, and section 14.386
does not apply.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Disposition of fees. new text end

Fees collected for deleted text beginspecial usedeleted text endnew text begin special-usenew text end permits to use
state trailsnew text begin and state water access sitesnew text end not on state forest, state park, or state recreation area
lands deleted text beginand for use of state water access sitesdeleted text end must be deposited in the natural resources fund
and are appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for operating and maintaining
state trails and water access sites.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.005, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 17a. new text end

new text begin Wake surfer. new text end

new text begin "Wake surfer" means a person who wake surfs.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.005, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 17b. new text end

new text begin Wake surf. new text end

new text begin "Wake surf" means:
new text end

new text begin (1) to surf a wake, regardless of whether the surfer is being pulled by a tow rope attached
to the watercraft that is producing the wake; or
new text end

new text begin (2) to operate a boat that creates a wake that is, or is intended to be, surfed by another
person.
new text end

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.315, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Observer or mirror required.

A person may not new text beginwake surf on waters
of this state or
new text endoperate a watercraft on waters of this state deleted text beginand create a wake for a wake
surfer or tow
deleted text endnew text begin while towingnew text end a person on water skis, an aquaplane, a surfboard, a saucer, or
a similar device unless:

(1) there is another person in the watercraft in addition to the operator who is in a position
to continually observe the person being towed; or

(2) the boat is equipped with a mirror providing the operator a wide field of vision to
the rear.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.315, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Distance from shore. new text end

new text begin On waters of this state, a person may not wake surf at
greater than slow-no wake speed within 200 feet of a:
new text end

new text begin (1) shoreline;
new text end

new text begin (2) dock;
new text end

new text begin (3) swimmer;
new text end

new text begin (4) raft used for swimming or diving; or
new text end

new text begin (5) moored, anchored, or nonmotorized watercraft.
new text end

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 86B.315, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Requirements for wake surfing. new text end

new text begin A person may not wake surf unless the
watercraft used to wake surf is powered with a propeller that is forward of the watercraft's
transom or swim platform or powered by a jet drive.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 92.502, is amended to read:


92.502 LEASE OF TAX-FORFEITED AND STATE LANDS.

(a) Notwithstanding section 282.04 or other law to the contrary, St. Louis County may
enter a 30-year lease of tax-forfeited land for a wind energy project.

(b) The commissioner of natural resources may enter a 30-year lease of land administered
by the commissioner for a wind energy project.

(c) The commissioner of natural resources may enter a 30-year lease of land administered
by the commissioner for recreational trails and facilities.new text begin The commissioner may assess the
lease applicant a monitoring fee to cover the projected reasonable costs of monitoring
construction of the recreational trail or facility and preparing special terms and conditions
of the license to ensure proper construction. The commissioner must give the applicant an
estimate of the monitoring fee before the applicant is required to submit the fee. Upon
completion of construction of the trail or facility, the commissioner must refund the
unobligated balance from the monitoring fee revenue.
new text end

(d) Notwithstanding section 282.04 or other law to the contrary, Lake and St. Louis
Counties may enter into 30-year leases of tax-forfeited land for recreational trails and
facilities.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.015, subdivision 51, is amended to read:


Subd. 51.

Unloaded.

"Unloaded" means, with reference to a firearm, without ammunition
in the barrels and magazine, if the magazine is in the firearm. A muzzle-loading firearm
deleted text begin withdeleted text endnew text begin is unloaded if:
new text end

new text begin (1) fornew text end a flintlock ignition deleted text beginis unloaded ifdeleted text endnew text begin,new text end it does not have priming powder in a pandeleted text begin. A
muzzle-loading firearm with
deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) for anew text end percussion ignition deleted text beginis unloaded ifdeleted text endnew text begin,new text end it does not have a percussion cap on a nippledeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (3) for an electronic ignition system, the battery is removed and is disconnected from
the firearm; and
new text end

new text begin (4) for an encapsulated powder charge ignition system, the primer and powder charge
are removed from the firearm.
new text end

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.137, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Portable stands.

(a) Prior to the Saturday on or nearest September 16, a portable
stand may be left overnight in a wildlife management area by a person with a valid bear
license who is hunting within 100 yards of a bear bait site that is legally tagged and registered
as prescribed under section 97B.425. Any person leaving a portable stand overnight under
this subdivision must affix a tag with: (1) the person's name and address; (2) the licensee's
driver's license number; or (3) the "MDNR#" license identification number issued to the
licensee. The tag must be affixed to the stand in a manner that it can be read from the ground.

(b) From November 1 through December 31, a portable stand may be left overnight by
a person possessing a license to take deer in a wildlife management area located in whole
or in part north and west of a line described as follows:

State Trunk Highway 1 from the west boundary of the state to State Trunk Highway 89;
then north along State Trunk Highway 89 to Fourtown; then north on County State-Aid
Highway 44, Beltrami County, to County Road 704, Beltrami County; then north on County
Road 704 to Dick's Parkway State Forest Road; then north on Dick's Parkway to County
State-Aid Highway 5, Roseau County; then north on County State-Aid Highway 5 to
Warroad; then north on State Trunk Highway 11 to State Trunk Highway 313; then north
on State Trunk Highway 313 to the north boundary of the state.

A person leaving a portable stand overnight under this paragraph must affix a tag with: (1)
the person's name and address; (2) the licensee's driver's license number; or (3) the "MDNR#"
license identification number issued to the licensee. The tag must be affixed to the stand so
that it can be read from the ground and must be made of a material sufficient to withstand
weather conditions. A person leaving a portable stand overnight in a wildlife management
area under this paragraph may not leave more than two portable stands in any one wildlife
management area. Unoccupied portable stands left overnight under this paragraph may be
used by any member of the public. deleted text beginThis paragraph expires December 31, 2019.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.401, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Commissioner's authority.

The commissioner may issue special permits
for the activities in this section. A special permit may be issued in the form of a general
permit to a governmental subdivision or to the general public to conduct one or more
activities under subdivisions 2 to deleted text begin7deleted text endnew text begin 8new text end.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.401, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Snakes, lizards, and salamanders. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner must prescribe
conditions and may issue permits to breed, propagate, and sell snakes, lizards, and
salamanders. A snake, lizard, or salamander that is obtained from a permitted breeder or
that was possessed before August 1, 2020, may be possessed as a pet.
new text end

new text begin (b) If the commissioner does not prescribe conditions to issue permits under this
subdivision by March 31, 2021, authority to prescribe conditions under this subdivision is
repealed. Authority to prescribe conditions under this subdivision is not continuing authority
to amend or repeal the conditions. Notwithstanding section 14.125, any additional action
on prescribed conditions after adoption must be under specific statutory authority to take
the additional action.
new text end

Sec. 38.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.421, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General.

(a) The annual license of a person convicted of a violation of
the game and fish laws relating to the license or wild animals covered by the license is void
when:

(1) a second conviction occurs within three years under a license to trap fur-bearing
animals, take small game, or to take fish by angling or spearing;

(2) a deleted text beginthirddeleted text endnew text begin secondnew text end conviction occurs within deleted text beginone yeardeleted text endnew text begin three yearsnew text end under a minnow dealer's
license;

(3) a second conviction occurs within three years for violations of section 97A.425 that
do not involve falsifications or intentional omissions of information required to be recorded,
or attempts to conceal unlawful acts within the records;

(4) two or more misdemeanor convictions occur within a three-year period under a
private fish hatchery license;

(5) the conviction occurs under a license not described in clause (1), (2), or (4) or is for
a violation of section 97A.425 not described in clause (3); or

(6) the conviction is related to assisting a person in the illegal taking, transportation, or
possession of wild animals, when acting as a hunting or angling guide.

(b) Except for big-game licenses and as otherwise provided in this section, for one year
after the conviction the person may not obtain the kind of license or take wild animals under
a lifetime license, issued under section 97A.473 or 97A.474, relating to the game and fish
law violation.

Sec. 39.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.421, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3b. new text end

new text begin Issuance after conviction; night vision or thermal imaging equipment. new text end

new text begin (a)
A person who is convicted of a violation under paragraph (b) and who possessed night
vision or thermal imaging equipment during the violation may not obtain a hunting license
or hunt wild animals for five years from the date of conviction.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revocation under this subdivision applies to convictions for:
new text end

new text begin (1) trespassing;
new text end

new text begin (2) hunting game in closed season;
new text end

new text begin (3) hunting game in closed hours;
new text end

new text begin (4) possessing night vision or thermal imaging equipment while taking wild animals in
violation of section 97B.086; or
new text end

new text begin (5) possessing unlawful firearms in deer zones in violation of section 97B.041.
new text end

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97A.505, subdivision 3b, is amended to read:


Subd. 3b.

Wild animals taken on Red Lake Reservation lands deleted text beginwithin Northwest
Angle
deleted text end.

Wild animals taken and tagged new text beginon the Red Lake Reservation lands new text endin accordance
with the Red Lake Band's Conservation Code deleted text beginon the Red Lake Reservation lands in
Minnesota north of the 49th parallel shall be
deleted text endnew text begin and all applicable federal law arenew text end considered
lawfully taken and possessed under state law.new text begin Possessing wild animals harvested under this
subdivision is in addition to any state limits.
new text end

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 97A.505, subdivision 8, is amended
to read:


Subd. 8.

Importing deleted text beginhunter-harvesteddeleted text end Cervidaenew text begin carcassesnew text end.

new text begin(a) new text endImporting
deleted text begin hunter-harvesteddeleted text end Cervidae carcassesnew text begin procured by any meansnew text end into Minnesota is prohibited
except for cut and wrapped meat, quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the
spinal column or head attached, antlers, hides, teeth, finished taxidermy mounts, and antlers
attached to skull caps that are cleaned of all brain tissue.

deleted text begin Hunter-harvesteddeleted text end new text begin(b) new text endCervidae carcasses deleted text begintakendeleted text endnew text begin originating fromnew text end outside of Minnesota
may be transported on a direct route through the state by nonresidents.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.031, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Permissible firearms and ammunition; big game and wolves.

A person
may take big game and wolves with a firearm only if:

(1) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end rifle, shotgun, deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin ornew text end handgun used is a caliber of at least .22 inches and deleted text beginwithdeleted text endnew text begin
has
new text end centerfire ignition;

(2) the firearm is loaded only with single projectile ammunition;

(3) a projectile used is a caliber of at least .22 inches and has a soft point or is an
expanding bullet type;

(4) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end muzzleloader used deleted text beginis incapable of beingdeleted text endnew text begin has the projectilenew text end loadednew text begin onlynew text end at the
deleted text begin breechdeleted text endnew text begin muzzlenew text end;

(5) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end smooth-bore muzzleloader used is a caliber of at least .45 inches; and

(6) deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin anynew text end rifled muzzleloader used is a caliber of at least .40 inches.

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.036, is amended to read:


97B.036 CROSSBOW HUNTING DURING FIREARMS SEASON.

Notwithstanding section 97B.035, subdivisions 1 and 2, a person may take deer, bear,
or turkey by crossbow during the respective deleted text beginregulardeleted text end firearms seasons. The transportation
requirements of section 97B.051 apply to crossbows during the deleted text beginregulardeleted text end firearms deer, bear,
or turkey season. Crossbows must meet the requirements of section 97B.106, subdivision
2
. A person taking deer, bear, or turkey by crossbow under this section must have a valid
deleted text begin firearmsdeleted text end license to take the respective gamenew text begin by firearm. This section does not allow the use
of a crossbow by licensed muzzleloader hunters during the muzzleloader firearms deer
season under section 97B.311
new text end.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 97B.086, is amended to read:


97B.086 POSSESSING NIGHT VISION OR THERMAL IMAGING EQUIPMENT.

(a) A person may not possess night vision or thermal imaging equipment while taking
wild animals or while having in possession, either individually or as one of a group of
persons, a firearm, bow, or other implement that could be used to take wild animals.

(b) This section does not apply to a firearm that is:

(1) unloaded;

(2) in a gun case expressly made to contain a firearm that fully encloses the firearm by
being zipped, snapped, buckled, tied, or otherwise fastened without any portion of the
firearm exposed; and

(3) in the closed trunk of a motor vehicle.

(c) This section does not apply to a bow that is:

(1) completely encased or unstrung; and

(2) in the closed trunk of a motor vehicle.

(d) If the motor vehicle under paragraph (b) or (c) does not have a trunk, the firearm or
bow must be placed in the rearmost location of the vehicle.

(e) This section does not apply to night visionnew text begin, night vision enhanced with an infrared
illuminator,
new text end or thermal imaging equipment possessed by:

(1) peace officers or military personnel while exercising their duties; or

(2) a person taking coyote or fox as provided under section 97B.075 and rules adopted
under section 97B.605new text begin, but the equipment must not be possessed during the regular firearms
deer season
new text end.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97B.311, is amended to read:


97B.311 DEER SEASONS AND RESTRICTIONS.

(a) new text beginExcept as provided under paragraph (c), new text endthe commissioner may, by rule, prescribe
restrictions and designate areas where deer may be taken, including hunter selection criteria
for special hunts established under section 97A.401, subdivision 4. The commissioner may,
by rule, prescribe the open seasons for deer within the following periods:

(1) taking with firearms, other than muzzle-loading firearms, between November 1 and
December 15;

(2) taking with muzzle-loading firearms between September 1 and December 31; and

(3) taking by archery between September 1 and December 31.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the commissioner may establish special seasons
within designated areas at any time of year.

new text begin (c) The commissioner may not impose an antler point restriction other than that imposed
under Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0200, subpart 6.
new text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.005, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Seasons, limits, and other rules.

The commissioner may, in accordance with
the procedures in subdivision 2, paragraphs (c) and (e), or by rule under chapter 14, establish
open seasons, limits, methods, and other requirements for taking fish on special management
waters. The commissioner may, by written order published in the State Register, amend
daily, possession, or size limits to make midseason adjustments based on available harvest,
angling pressure, and population data to manage the fisheries in the 1837 Ceded Territory
in compliance with the court orders in Mille Lacs Band of Chippewa v. Minnesota, 119 S.
Ct. 1187 (1999)new text begin and in the state waters of Upper Red Lakenew text end. The midseason adjustments in
daily, possession, or size limits are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14
and section 14.386 does not apply. Before the written order is effective, the commissioner
shall attempt to notify persons or groups of persons affected by the written order by public
announcement, posting, and other appropriate means as determined by the commissioner.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.342, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Bait restrictions.

Frozen or dead fish on the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic
septicemia susceptible species published by the United States Department of Agriculture,
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
deleted text endnew text begin VHS-susceptible-species list under section
17.4982, subdivision 21b
new text end; cisco (all Coregonus, including lake herring and tullibee); and
smelt (all Osmerus, Spirincus, Hypomesus, and Allosmerus) being used as bait in waters of
the state must originate from water bodies certified disease-free. Certification for these
water bodies is valid for one year from the date of test results.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.515, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Permit for transportation.

(a) A person may transport live minnows through
the state with a permit from the commissioner. The permit must state the name and address
of the person, the number and species of minnows, the point of entry into the state, the
destination, and the route through the state. The permit is not valid for more than 12 hours
after it is issued.

(b) Minnows transported under this subdivision must be in a tagged container. The tag
number must correspond with tag numbers listed on the minnow transportation permit.

(c) The commissioner may require the person transporting minnow species found on
the deleted text beginofficial list of viral hemorrhagic septicemia susceptible species published by the United
States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
deleted text endnew text begin
VHS-susceptible-species list under section 17.4982, subdivision 21b
new text end, to provide health
certification for viral hemorrhagic septicemia. The certification must disclose any incidentally
isolated replicating viruses, and must be dated within the 12 months preceding transport.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.805, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Restrictions.

(a) deleted text beginThedeleted text end Netting deleted text beginofdeleted text end lake whitefish and ciscoes is subject to the
restrictions in this subdivision.

(b) A person may not use:

(1) more than deleted text begintwo netsdeleted text endnew text begin one netnew text end;

(2) a net more than 100 feet long; or

(3) a net more than three feet wide.

(c) The mesh size of the deleted text beginnetsdeleted text endnew text begin netnew text end may not be less than:

(1) 1-3/4 inches, stretch measure, for nets used to take ciscoes; and

(2) 3-1/2 inches, stretch measure, for all other nets.

(d) A net may not be set in water, including ice thickness, deeper than six feet.

(e) The commissioner may designate waters where nets may be set so that portions of
the net extend into water deeper than six feet under conditions prescribed by the
commissioner to protect game fish. A pole or stake must project at least two feet above the
surface of the water or ice at one end of deleted text begineachdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end net.

(f) A net may not be set within 50 feet of another net.

(g) A person may not have angling equipment in possession while netting lake whitefish
or ciscoes.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 97C.836, is amended to read:


97C.836 LAKE SUPERIOR LAKE TROUT; EXPANDED ASSESSMENT
HARVEST.

The commissioner shall provide for taking of lake trout by licensed commercial operators
in Lake Superior management zones MN-3 and MN-2 for expanded assessment and sale.
The commissioner shall authorize expanded assessment taking and sale of lake trout in Lake
Superior management zone MN-3 beginning annually in 2007 and zone MN-2 beginning
annually in 2010. Total assessment taking and sale may not exceed 3,000 lake trout in zone
MN-3 and 2,000 lake trout in zone MN-2 and may be reduced when necessary to protect
the lake trout population or to manage the effects of invasive species or fish disease. Taking
lake trout for expanded assessment and sale shall be allowed from June 1 to September 30,
but may end earlier in the respective zones if the quotas are reached. The quotas must be
reassessed at the expiration of the current ten-year Fisheries Management Plan for the
Minnesota Waters of Lake Superior deleted text begindated September 2006deleted text end.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103A.212, is amended to read:


103A.212 WATERSHED MANAGEMENT POLICY.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Purpose. new text end

The quality of life of every Minnesotan depends on water.
Minnesota's rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, and groundwater provide a foundation for
drinking water and the state's recreational, municipal, commercial, industrial, agricultural,
environmental, aesthetic, and economic well-being. The legislature finds that it is in the
public interest to manage groundwater and surface water resources from the perspective of
aquifers, watersheds, and river basins to achieve protection, preservation, enhancement,
and restoration of the state's valuable groundwater and surface water resources.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Coordination and cooperation. new text end

new text begin In implementing the policy under this section,
state agencies and local and regional governments with authority for local water management
conservation, land use, land management, and development plans must take into consideration
the manner in which their plans are consistent with the policy. To the extent practicable,
state agencies and local and regional governments must endeavor to enter into formal and
informal agreements and arrangements to jointly utilize staff and educational, technical,
and financial resources to deliver programs or conduct activities to achieve the intent of the
policy.
new text end

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103C.315, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Compensation.

A supervisor shall receive compensation for services up to deleted text begin$75deleted text endnew text begin
$125
new text end per day, and may be reimbursed for expenses, including traveling expenses, necessarily
incurred in the discharge of duties. A supervisor may be reimbursed for the use of the
supervisor's own automobile in the performance of official duties at a rate up to the maximum
tax-deductible mileage rate permitted under the federal Internal Revenue Code.

Sec. 53.

new text begin [103F.05] MINNESOTA RIVER BASIN WATER QUALITY AND
STORAGE PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) "board" means the Board of Water and Soil Resources; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "local units of government" has the meaning given under section 103B.305,
subdivision 5.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Establishment. new text end

new text begin The board may establish a program to provide financial
assistance to local units of government located in the Minnesota River basin to control water
volume and rates for the purpose of protecting infrastructure and improving water quality
and related public benefits.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Financial assistance. new text end

new text begin (a) The board may provide financial assistance to local
units of government to cover the costs of water storage projects and other water quality
practices consistent with a plan approved according to chapter 103B, 103C, or 103D. Costs
may include site acquisition, design, engineering, and construction. The board may acquire
conservation easements under sections 103F.501 to 103F.531 as necessary to implement a
project or practice under this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) The board must enter into agreements with local units of government receiving
financial assistance under this section. The agreements must specify the terms of state and
local cooperation, including financing arrangements for construction and assurances for
maintenance of any structures after completion.
new text end

new text begin (c) The board may adopt procedures based on the provisions of section 103C.501, for
cost-sharing contracts needed to implement this program.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Local match. new text end

new text begin The board may require a local match and may adjust match
requirements if federal funds are available for the project.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Technical assistance. new text end

new text begin (a) The board may employ or contract with an engineer
or hydrologist to work on the technical implementation of the program established under
this section.
new text end

new text begin (b) When implementing the program, the board must:
new text end

new text begin (1) assist local units of government in achieving the purposes of the program;
new text end

new text begin (2) review and analyze projects and project sites; and
new text end

new text begin (3) evaluate the effectiveness of completed projects constructed under the program.
new text end

new text begin (c) The board may enter into cooperative agreements with the commissioner of natural
resources, the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the United States Department of
Agriculture, and other agencies as needed to analyze hydrological and engineering
information on proposed sites.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) A local unit of government applying for financial assistance
under this section must provide a copy of a resolution or other documentation of the local
unit of government's support for the project. The documentation must include provisions
for local funding and management, the proposed method of obtaining necessary land rights
for the proposed project, and an assignment of responsibility for maintenance of any
structures or practices upon completion of the project.
new text end

new text begin (b) A local unit of government, with the assistance of the board, must evaluate the
environmental and other benefits that are reasonably expected upon completion of the
proposed project. The evaluation must be submitted to the board before the final design.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Interstate cooperation. new text end

new text begin The board may enter into or approve working
agreements with neighboring states or their political subdivisions to accomplish projects
consistent with the program established in this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Federal aid availability. new text end

new text begin The board must regularly complete an analysis of the
availability of federal funds and programs to supplement or complement state and local
efforts consistent with the purposes of this section.
new text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.271, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Transferring permit.

new text begin(a) new text endA water-use permit may be transferred to a successive
owner of real property if the permittee conveys the real property where the source of water
is located. The new owner must notify the commissioner immediately after the conveyance
and request transfer of the permit. The commissioner must not deny the transfer of a permit
ifnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end the permittee is in compliance with all permit conditionsnew text begin, as demonstrated by:
new text end

new text begin (i) the permit being valid at the time of the real property transfer; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) the permittee has complied with the total volume allowed under the water-use permit
prior to transferring the real property;
new text end and

new text begin (2) new text endthe permit meets the requirements of sections 103G.255 to 103G.301.

new text begin (b) The commissioner must not require additional conditions on the permit, reduce the
appropriation, or require any testing when transferring a permit.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from January 1, 2010.
new text end

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.271, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Management plans; economic impacts. new text end

new text begin Before a management plan for
appropriating water is prepared, the commissioner must provide estimates of the economic
impact of any new restriction or policy on existing and future groundwater users and local
governments in the affected area. Strategies to address economic impacts must be included
in the plan.
new text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.287, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Groundwater management areas.

(a) The commissioner may designate
groundwater management areas and limit total annual water appropriations and uses within
a designated area to ensure sustainable use of groundwater that protects ecosystems, water
quality, and the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Water appropriations
and uses within a designated management area must be consistent with a groundwater
management area plan approved by the commissioner that addresses water conservation
requirements and water allocation priorities established in section 103G.261. new text beginDuring the
development of a groundwater management plan, the commissioner and employees and
agents of the department may disseminate information related to the timing, location, and
agendas of meetings related to the plan, but shall otherwise limit public information
disseminated related to the ground water management area to direct factual responses to
public and media inquires.
new text endAt least 30 days prior to implementing or modifying a groundwater
management area plan under this subdivision, the commissioner shall consult with the
advisory team established in paragraph (c).

(b) Notwithstanding section 103G.271, subdivision 1, paragraph (b), and Minnesota
Rules, within designated groundwater management areas, the commissioner may require
general permits as specified in section 103G.271, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), for water
users using less than 10,000 gallons per day or 1,000,000 gallons per year and water suppliers
serving less than 25 persons for domestic purposes. The commissioner may waive the
requirements under section 103G.281 for general permits issued under this paragraph, and
the fee specified in section 103G.301, subdivision 2, paragraph (c), does not apply to general
permits issued under this paragraph.

(c) When designating a groundwater management area, the commissioner shall assemble
an advisory team to assist in developing a groundwater management area plan for the area.
The advisory team members shall be selected from public and private entities that have an
interest in the water resources affected by the groundwater management area. A majority
of the advisory team members shall be public and private entities that currently hold water-use
permits for water appropriations from the affected water resources. The commissioner shall
consult with the League of Minnesota Cities, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the
Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts, and the Minnesota Association of Townships
in appointing the local government representatives to the advisory team. The advisory team
may also include representatives from the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities, other institutions of higher learning in Minnesota, political
subdivisions with jurisdiction over water issues, nonprofits with expertise in water, and
federal agencies.

new text begin (d) Before designating a groundwater management area, the commissioner must provide
estimates of the economic effect of any new restriction or policy on existing and future
groundwater users and local governments in the affected area. Strategies to address economic
impacts must be included in any plan.
new text end

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.287, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Sustainability standard.

new text begin(a) new text endThe commissioner may issue water-use permits
for appropriation from groundwater only if the commissioner determines that the groundwater
use is sustainable to supply the needs of future generations and the proposed use will not
harm ecosystems, degrade water, or reduce water levels beyond the reach of public water
supply and private domestic wells constructed according to Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725.

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this subdivision and subdivision 4, "sustainable" means a change
in hydrologic regime of 20 percent or less relative to the August median stream flow.
new text end

Sec. 58.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 103G.289, is amended to read:


103G.289 WELL INTERFERENCE; deleted text beginWELL SEALINGdeleted text endnew text begin VALIDATION;
CONTESTED CASE
new text end.

new text begin (a) new text endThe commissioner shall not validate a new text beginclaim for new text endwell interference deleted text beginclaimdeleted text end if the affected
well has been sealed prior to the completion of the commissioner's investigation of the
complaint. If the well is sealed prior to completion of the investigation, the commissioner
must dismiss the complaint.

new text begin (b) When validating a claim for well interference, the commissioner must take into
account the condition of the affected well.
new text end

new text begin (c) Within 30 days after the commissioner's decision on a claim for well interference, a
party ordered by the commissioner to contribute to an affected well owner may petition for
a contested case hearing under sections 14.57 to 14.62. The commissioner must grant the
petitioner a contested case hearing on the commissioner's decision.
new text end

Sec. 59.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Generally.

new text begin(a) new text endThe agency is hereby given and charged with the following
powers and duties:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end to administer and enforce all laws relating to the pollution of any of the waters
of the state;

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end to investigate the extent, character, and effect of the pollution of the waters of
this state and to gather data and information necessary or desirable in the administration or
enforcement of pollution laws, and to make such classification of the waters of the state as
it may deem advisable;

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end to establish and alter such reasonable pollution standards for any waters of the
state in relation to the public use to which they are or may be put as it shall deem necessary
for the purposes of this chapter and, with respect to the pollution of waters of the state,
chapter 116;

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end to encourage waste treatment, including advanced waste treatment, instead of
stream low-flow augmentation for dilution purposes to control and prevent pollution;

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end to adopt, issue, reissue, modify, deny, or revoke, enter into or enforce reasonable
orders, permits, variances, standards, rules, schedules of compliance, and stipulation
agreements, under such conditions as it may prescribe, in order to prevent, control or abate
water pollution, or for the installation or operation of disposal systems or parts thereof, or
for other equipment and facilities:

deleted text begin (1)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end requiring the discontinuance of the discharge of sewage, industrial waste or other
wastes into any waters of the state resulting in pollution in excess of the applicable pollution
standard established under this chapter;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end prohibiting or directing the abatement of any discharge of sewage, industrial
waste, or other wastes, into any waters of the state or the deposit thereof or the discharge
into any municipal disposal system where the same is likely to get into any waters of the
state in violation of this chapter and, with respect to the pollution of waters of the state,
chapter 116, or standards or rules promulgated or permits issued pursuant thereto, and
specifying the schedule of compliance within which such prohibition or abatement must be
accomplished;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (iii)new text end prohibiting the storage of any liquid or solid substance or other pollutant in a
manner which does not reasonably assure proper retention against entry into any waters of
the state that would be likely to pollute any waters of the state;

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (iv)new text end requiring the construction, installation, maintenance, and operation by any person
of any disposal system or any part thereof, or other equipment and facilities, or the
reconstruction, alteration, or enlargement of its existing disposal system or any part thereof,
or the adoption of other remedial measures to prevent, control or abate any discharge or
deposit of sewage, industrial waste or other wastes by any person;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (v)new text end establishing, and from time to time revising, standards of performance for new
sources taking into consideration, among other things, classes, types, sizes, and categories
of sources, processes, pollution control technology, cost of achieving such effluent reduction,
and any nonwater quality environmental impact and energy requirements. Said standards
of performance for new sources shall encompass those standards for the control of the
discharge of pollutants which reflect the greatest degree of effluent reduction which the
agency determines to be achievable through application of the best available demonstrated
control technology, processes, operating methods, or other alternatives, including, where
practicable, a standard permitting no discharge of pollutants. New sources shall encompass
buildings, structures, facilities, or installations from which there is or may be the discharge
of pollutants, the construction of which is commenced after the publication by the agency
of proposed rules prescribing a standard of performance which will be applicable to such
source. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law of this state, any point source the
construction of which is commenced after May 20, 1973, and which is so constructed as to
meet all applicable standards of performance for new sources shall, consistent with and
subject to the provisions of section 306(d) of the Amendments of 1972 to the Federal Water
Pollution Control Act, not be subject to any more stringent standard of performance for new
sources during a ten-year period beginning on the date of completion of such construction
or during the period of depreciation or amortization of such facility for the purposes of
section 167 or 169, or both, of the Federal Internal Revenue Code of 1954, whichever period
ends first. Construction shall encompass any placement, assembly, or installation of facilities
or equipment, including contractual obligations to purchase such facilities or equipment, at
the premises where such equipment will be used, including preparation work at such
premises;

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (vi)new text end establishing and revising pretreatment standards to prevent or abate the discharge
of any pollutant into any publicly owned disposal system, which pollutant interferes with,
passes through, or otherwise is incompatible with such disposal system;

deleted text begin (7)deleted text endnew text begin (vii)new text end requiring the owner or operator of any disposal system or any point source to
establish and maintain such records, make such reports, install, use, and maintain such
monitoring equipment or methods, including where appropriate biological monitoring
methods, sample such effluents in accordance with such methods, at such locations, at such
intervals, and in such a manner as the agency shall prescribe, and providing such other
information as the agency may reasonably require;

deleted text begin (8)deleted text endnew text begin (viii)new text end notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, and with respect to the
pollution of waters of the state, chapter 116, requiring the achievement of more stringent
limitations than otherwise imposed by effluent limitations in order to meet any applicable
water quality standard by establishing new effluent limitations, based upon section 115.01,
subdivision 13
, clause (b), including alternative effluent control strategies for any point
source or group of point sources to insure the integrity of water quality classifications,
whenever the agency determines that discharges of pollutants from such point source or
sources, with the application of effluent limitations required to comply with any standard
of best available technology, would interfere with the attainment or maintenance of the
water quality classification in a specific portion of the waters of the state. Prior to
establishment of any such effluent limitation, the agency shall hold a public hearing to
determine the relationship of the economic and social costs of achieving such limitation or
limitations, including any economic or social dislocation in the affected community or
communities, to the social and economic benefits to be obtained and to determine whether
or not such effluent limitation can be implemented with available technology or other
alternative control strategies. If a person affected by such limitation demonstrates at such
hearing that, whether or not such technology or other alternative control strategies are
available, there is no reasonable relationship between the economic and social costs and
the benefits to be obtained, such limitation shall not become effective and shall be adjusted
as it applies to such person;

deleted text begin (9)deleted text endnew text begin (ix)new text end modifying, in its discretion, any requirement or limitation based upon best
available technology with respect to any point source for which a permit application is filed
after July 1, 1977, upon a showing by the owner or operator of such point source satisfactory
to the agency that such modified requirements will represent the maximum use of technology
within the economic capability of the owner or operator and will result in reasonable further
progress toward the elimination of the discharge of pollutants; and

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (x)new text end requiring that applicants for wastewater discharge permits evaluate in their
applications the potential reuses of the discharged wastewater;

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (6)new text end to require to be submitted and to approve plans and specifications for disposal
systems or point sources, or any part thereof and to inspect the construction thereof for
compliance with the approved plans and specifications thereof;

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (7)new text end to prescribe and alter rules, not inconsistent with law, for the conduct of the
agency and other matters within the scope of the powers granted to and imposed upon it by
this chapter and, with respect to pollution of waters of the state, in chapter 116, provided
that every rule affecting any other department or agency of the state or any person other
than a member or employee of the agency shall be filed with the secretary of state;

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end to conduct such investigations, issue such notices, public and otherwise, and hold
such hearings as are necessary or which it may deem advisable for the discharge of its duties
under this chapter and, with respect to the pollution of waters of the state, under chapter
116, including, but not limited to, the issuance of permits, and to authorize any member,
employee, or agent appointed by it to conduct such investigations or, issue such notices and
hold such hearings;

deleted text begin (i)deleted text endnew text begin (9)new text end for the purpose of water pollution control planning by the state and pursuant to
the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, to establish and revise planning areas,
adopt plans and programs and continuing planning processes, including, but not limited to,
basin plans and areawide waste treatment management plans, and to provide for the
implementation of any such plans by means of, including, but not limited to, standards, plan
elements, procedures for revision, intergovernmental cooperation, residual treatment process
waste controls, and needs inventory and ranking for construction of disposal systems;

deleted text begin (j)deleted text endnew text begin (10)new text end to train water pollution control personneldeleted text begin,deleted text end and charge deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end fees deleted text begintherefor as aredeleted text endnew text begin
for the training as
new text end necessary to cover the agency's costs. new text beginThe fees under this clause are
subject to legislative approval under section 16A.1283.
new text endAll such fees received shall be paid
into the state treasury and credited to the Pollution Control Agency training account;

deleted text begin (k)deleted text endnew text begin (11)new text end to impose as additional conditions in permits to publicly owned disposal systems
appropriate measures to insure compliance by industrial and other users with any pretreatment
standard, including, but not limited to, those related to toxic pollutants, and any system of
user charges ratably as is hereby required under state law or said Federal Water Pollution
Control Act, as amended, or any regulations or guidelines promulgated thereunder;

deleted text begin (l)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end to set a period not to exceed five years for the duration of any national pollutant
discharge elimination system permit or not to exceed ten years for any permit issued as a
state disposal system permit only;

deleted text begin (m)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end to require each governmental subdivision identified as a permittee for a
wastewater treatment works to evaluate in every odd-numbered year the condition of its
existing system and identify future capital improvements that will be needed to attain or
maintain compliance with a national pollutant discharge elimination system or state disposal
system permit; and

deleted text begin (n)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end to train subsurface sewage treatment system personnel, including persons who
design, construct, install, inspect, service, and operate subsurface sewage treatment systems,
and charge fees new text beginfor the training new text endas necessary to pay the agency's costs. new text beginThe fees under this
clause are subject to legislative approval under section 16A.1283.
new text endAll fees received must
be paid into the state treasury and credited to the agency's training account. Money in the
account is appropriated to the agency to pay expenses related to training.

new text begin (b) new text endThe information required in new text beginparagraph (a), new text endclause deleted text begin(m)deleted text endnew text begin (13),new text end must be submitted in
every odd-numbered year to the commissioner on a form provided by the commissioner.
The commissioner shall provide technical assistance if requested by the governmental
subdivision.

new text begin (c) new text endThe powers and duties given the agency in this subdivision also apply to permits
issued under chapter 114C.

Sec. 60.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115.455, is amended to read:


115.455 EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS; COMPLIANCE.

To the extent allowable under federal law, for a municipality that constructs a publicly
owned treatment works new text beginor for an industrial national pollutant discharge elimination system
and state disposal system permit holder that constructs a treatment works
new text endto comply with a
new or modified effluent limitation, compliance with any new or modified effluent limitation
adopted after construction begins that would require additional capital investment is required
no sooner than 16 years after the date the facility begins operating.

Sec. 61.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115.77, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fees.

The agency shall collect fees in amounts necessary, but no greater
than the amounts necessary, to cover the reasonable costs of reviewing applications and
issuing certifications.new text begin The fees under this subdivision are subject to legislative approval
under section 16A.1283.
new text end

Sec. 62.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115.84, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Rules.

The agency may adopt rules to govern certification of laboratories
according to this section. deleted text beginNotwithstanding section 16A.1283, the agency may adopt rules
establishing fees.
deleted text end

Sec. 63.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115.84, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Fees.

(a) Until the agency adopts a rule establishing fees for certification, the
agency shall collect fees from laboratories registering with the agency, but not accredited
by the commissioner of health under sections 144.97 to 144.99, in amounts necessary to
cover the reasonable costs of the certification program, including reviewing applications,
issuing certifications, and conducting audits and compliance assistance.new text begin The fees under this
paragraph are subject to legislative approval under section 16A.1283.
new text end

(b) Fees under this section must be based on the number, type, and complexity of
analytical methods that laboratories are certified to perform.

(c) Revenue from fees charged by the agency for certification deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be credited to
the environmental fund.

Sec. 64.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115B.49, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4c. new text end

new text begin Registration; fees. new text end

new text begin (a) The owner or operator of a dry cleaning facility must
register on or before October 1 of each year with the commissioner of revenue in a manner
prescribed by the commissioner of revenue and pay a registration fee for the facility. The
fee is:
new text end

new text begin (1) $3,886 for facilities with a full-time equivalent of fewer than five;
new text end

new text begin (2) $8,386 for facilities with a full-time equivalent of five to ten; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $15,442 for facilities with a full-time equivalent of more than ten.
new text end

new text begin (b) The registration fee must be paid on or before October 18, or the owner or operator
of a dry cleaning facility may elect to pay the fee in equal installments. Installment payments
must be paid on or before October 18, on or before January 18, on or before April 18, and
on or before June 18. All payments made after October 18 bear interest at the rate specified
in section 270C.40.
new text end

new text begin (c) A person who sells dry cleaning solvents for use by dry cleaning facilities in the state
must collect and remit to the commissioner of revenue, in the same manner prescribed by
the commissioner of revenue for the taxes imposed under chapter 297A, a fee of:
new text end

new text begin (1) $46.73 for each gallon of perchloroethylene sold for use by dry cleaning facilities
in the state;
new text end

new text begin (2) $24.78 for each gallon of hydrocarbon-based dry cleaning solvent sold for use by
dry cleaning facilities in the state; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $11.57 for each gallon of other nonaqueous solvents sold for use by dry cleaning
facilities in the state.
new text end

new text begin (d) The audit, assessment, appeal, collection, enforcement, and administrative provisions
of chapters 270C and 289A apply to the fees imposed under this subdivision. To enforce
this subdivision, the commissioner of revenue may grant extensions to file returns and pay
fees, impose penalties and interest on the fees imposed by this subdivision, and abate
penalties and interest in the manner provided in chapters 270C and 289A. The penalties and
interest imposed on taxes under chapter 297A apply to the fees imposed under this
subdivision. Disclosure of data collected by the commissioner of revenue under this
subdivision is governed by chapter 270B.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 65.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.03, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Permitting efficiency.

(a) It is the goal of the state that environmental and
resource management permits be issued or denied within 90 days for tier 1 permits or 150
days for tier 2 permits following submission of a permit application. The commissioner of
the Pollution Control Agency shall establish management systems designed to achieve the
goal. For the purposes of this section, "tier 1 permits" are permits that do not require
individualized actions or public comment periods, and "tier 2 permits" are permits that
require individualized actions or public comment periods.

(b) The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end prepare deleted text beginan annualdeleted text endnew text begin semiannualnew text end permitting efficiency
deleted text begin reportdeleted text endnew text begin reportsnew text end that deleted text beginincludesdeleted text endnew text begin includenew text end statistics on meeting the new text begintier 2 new text endgoal in paragraph (a) and
the criteria for tier 2 by permit categories. The deleted text beginreport isdeleted text endnew text begin reports arenew text end due new text beginon February 1 and
new text end August 1 each year. For permit applications that have not met the goal, deleted text beginthedeleted text endnew text begin eachnew text end report must
state the reasons for not meeting the goal. In stating the reasons for not meeting the goal,
the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end separately identify delays caused by the responsiveness of the
proposer, deleted text beginlack of staff,deleted text end scientific or technical disagreements, or the level of public
engagement. deleted text beginThedeleted text endnew text begin Eachnew text end report must specify the number of days from initial submission of
the application to the day of determination that the application is complete. deleted text beginThedeleted text endnew text begin Eachnew text end report
must aggregate the data for the deleted text beginyeardeleted text endnew text begin reporting periodnew text end and assess whether program or system
changes are necessary to achieve the goalnew text begin, in which case the commissioner must implement
those changes. Whenever a report required by this subdivision states the number of permits
completed within a particular period, the report must, immediately after the number and in
parentheses, state the percentage of total applications received for that permit category that
the number represents. Whenever a report required by this subdivision states the number
of permits completed within a particular period, the report must separately state completion
data for industrial and municipal permits
new text end. The deleted text beginreportdeleted text endnew text begin reportsnew text end must be posted on the agency's
website and submitted to the governor and the chairs and ranking minority members of the
house of representatives and senate committees having jurisdiction over environment policy
and finance.

(c) The commissioner shall allow electronic submission of environmental review and
permit documents to the agency.

(d) Within 30 business days of application for a permit subject to paragraph (a), the
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency shall notify the permit applicant, in writing,
whether the application is complete or incomplete. If the commissioner determines that an
application is incomplete, the notice to the applicant must enumerate all deficiencies, citing
specific provisions of the applicable rules and statutes, and advise the applicant on how the
deficiencies can be remedied. If the commissioner determines that the application is complete,
the notice must confirm the application's tier 1 or tier 2 permit status. If the commissioner
believes that a complete application for a tier 2 construction permit cannot be issued within
the 150-day goal, the commissioner must provide notice to the applicant with the
commissioner's notice that the application is complete and, upon request of the applicant,
provide the permit applicant with a schedule estimating when the agency will begin drafting
the permit and issue the public notice of the draft permit. This paragraph does not apply to
an application for a permit that is subject to a grant or loan agreement under chapter 446A.

(e) For purposes of this subdivision, "permit professional" means an individual not
employed by the Pollution Control Agency who:

(1) has a professional license issued by the state of Minnesota in the subject area of the
permit;

(2) has at least ten years of experience in the subject area of the permit; and

(3) abides by the duty of candor applicable to employees of the Pollution Control Agency
under agency rules and complies with all applicable requirements under chapter 326.

(f) Upon the agency's request, an applicant relying on a permit professional must
participate in a meeting with the agency before submitting an application:

(1) at least two weeks prior to the preapplication meeting, the applicant must submit at
least the following:

(i) project description, including, but not limited to, scope of work, primary emissions
points, discharge outfalls, and water intake points;

(ii) location of the project, including county, municipality, and location on the site;

(iii) business schedule for project completion; and

(iv) other information requested by the agency at least four weeks prior to the scheduled
meeting; and

(2) during the preapplication meeting, the agency shall provide for the applicant at least
the following:

(i) an overview of the permit review program;

(ii) a determination of which specific application or applications will be necessary to
complete the project;

(iii) a statement notifying the applicant if the specific permit being sought requires a
mandatory public hearing or comment period;

(iv) a review of the timetable established in the permit review program for the specific
permit being sought; and

(v) a determination of what information must be included in the application, including
a description of any required modeling or testing.

(g) The applicant may select a permit professional to undertake the preparation of the
permit application and draft permit.

(h) If a preapplication meeting was held, the agency shall, within seven business days
of receipt of an application, notify the applicant and submitting permit professional that the
application is complete or is denied, specifying the deficiencies of the application.

(i) Upon receipt of notice that the application is complete, the permit professional shall
submit to the agency a timetable for submitting a draft permit. The permit professional shall
submit a draft permit on or before the date provided in the timetable. Within 60 days after
the close of the public comment period, the commissioner shall notify the applicant whether
the permit can be issued.

(j) Nothing in this section shall be construed to modify:

(1) any requirement of law that is necessary to retain federal delegation to or assumption
by the state; or

(2) the authority to implement a federal law or program.

(k) The permit application and draft permit shall identify or include as an appendix all
studies and other sources of information used to substantiate the analysis contained in the
permit application and draft permit. The commissioner shall request additional studies, if
needed, and the permit applicant shall submit all additional studies and information necessary
for the commissioner to perform the commissioner's responsibility to review, modify, and
determine the completeness of the application and approve the draft permit.

new text begin (l) If an environmental or resource management permit is not issued or denied within
the applicable period described in paragraph (a), the commissioner must immediately begin
review of the application and must take all steps necessary to issue the final permit, deny
the permit, or issue the public notice for the draft permit within 150 days of the expiration
of the applicable period described in paragraph (a). The commissioner may extend the period
for up to 60 days by issuing a written notice to the applicant stating the length of and reason
for the extension. Except as prohibited by federal law, after the applicable period expires,
any person may seek an order of the district court requiring the commissioner to immediately
take action on the permit application. A time limit under this paragraph may be extended
through written agreement between the commissioner and the applicant.
new text end

Sec. 66.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.07, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Adopting standards.

(a) The Pollution Control Agency shall improve air
quality by promoting, in the most practicable way possible, the use of energy sources and
waste disposal methods which produce or emit the least air contaminants consistent with
the agency's overall goal of reducing all forms of pollution. The agency shall also adopt
standards of air quality, new text beginnotnew text end including maximum allowable standards of emission of air
contaminants from motor vehicles, recognizing that due to variable factors, no single standard
of purity of air is applicable to all areas of the state. In adopting standards the Pollution
Control Agency shall give due recognition to the fact that the quantity or characteristics of
air contaminants or the duration of their presence in the atmosphere, which may cause air
pollution in one area of the state, may cause less or not cause any air pollution in another
area of the state, and it shall take into consideration in this connection such factors, including
others which it may deem proper, as existing physical conditions, zoning classifications,
topography, prevailing wind directions and velocities, and the fact that a standard of air
quality which may be proper as to an essentially residential area of the state, may not be
proper as to a highly developed industrial area of the state. Such standards of air quality
shall be premised upon scientific knowledge of causes as well as effects based on technically
substantiated criteria and commonly accepted practices. No local government unit shall set
standards of air quality which are more stringent than those set by the Pollution Control
Agency.

(b) The Pollution Control Agency shall promote solid waste disposal control by
encouraging the updating of collection systems, elimination of open dumps, and
improvements in incinerator practices. The agency shall also adopt standards for the control
of the collection, transportation, storage, processing, and disposal of solid waste and sewage
sludge for the prevention and abatement of water, air, and land pollution, recognizing that
due to variable factors, no single standard of control is applicable to all areas of the state.
In adopting standards, the Pollution Control Agency shall give due recognition to the fact
that elements of control which may be reasonable and proper in densely populated areas of
the state may be unreasonable and improper in sparsely populated or remote areas of the
state, and it shall take into consideration in this connection such factors, including others
which it may deem proper, as existing physical conditions, topography, soils and geology,
climate, transportation, and land use. Such standards of control shall be premised on technical
criteria and commonly accepted practices.

(c) The Pollution Control Agency shall also adopt standards describing the maximum
levels of noise in terms of sound pressure level which may occur in the outdoor atmosphere,
recognizing that due to variable factors no single standard of sound pressure is applicable
to all areas of the state. Such standards shall give due consideration to such factors as the
intensity of noises, the types of noises, the frequency with which noises recur, the time
period for which noises continue, the times of day during which noises occur, and such
other factors as could affect the extent to which noises may be injurious to human health
or welfare, animal or plant life, or property, or could interfere unreasonably with the
enjoyment of life or property. In adopting standards, the Pollution Control Agency shall
give due recognition to the fact that the quantity or characteristics of noise or the duration
of its presence in the outdoor atmosphere, which may cause noise pollution in one area of
the state, may cause less or not cause any noise pollution in another area of the state, and
it shall take into consideration in this connection such factors, including others which it
may deem proper, as existing physical conditions, zoning classifications, topography,
meteorological conditions and the fact that a standard which may be proper in an essentially
residential area of the state, may not be proper as to a highly developed industrial area of
the state. Such noise standards shall be premised upon scientific knowledge as well as effects
based on technically substantiated criteria and commonly accepted practices. No local
governing unit shall set standards describing the maximum levels of sound pressure which
are more stringent than those set by the Pollution Control Agency.

(d) The Pollution Control Agency shall adopt standards for the identification of hazardous
waste and for the management, identification, labeling, classification, storage, collection,
transportation, processing, and disposal of hazardous waste, recognizing that due to variable
factors, a single standard of hazardous waste control may not be applicable to all areas of
the state. In adopting standards, the Pollution Control Agency shall recognize that elements
of control which may be reasonable and proper in densely populated areas of the state may
be unreasonable and improper in sparsely populated or remote areas of the state. The agency
shall consider existing physical conditions, topography, soils, and geology, climate,
transportation and land use. Standards of hazardous waste control shall be premised on
technical knowledge, and commonly accepted practices. Hazardous waste generator licenses
may be issued for a term not to exceed five years. No local government unit shall set
standards of hazardous waste control which are in conflict or inconsistent with those set by
the Pollution Control Agency.

(e) A person who generates less than 100 kilograms of hazardous waste per month is
exempt from the following agency hazardous waste rules:

(1) rules relating to transportation, manifesting, storage, and labeling for photographic
fixer and x-ray negative wastes that are hazardous solely because of silver content; and

(2) any rule requiring the generator to send to the agency or commissioner a copy of
each manifest for the transportation of hazardous waste for off-site treatment, storage, or
disposal, except that counties within the metropolitan area may require generators to provide
manifests.

Nothing in this paragraph exempts the generator from the agency's rules relating to on-site
accumulation or outdoor storage. A political subdivision or other local unit of government
may not adopt management requirements that are more restrictive than this paragraph.

(f) In any rulemaking proceeding under chapter 14 to adopt standards for air quality,
solid waste, or hazardous waste under this chapter, or standards for water quality under
chapter 115, the statement of need and reasonableness must include:

(1) an assessment of any differences between the proposed rule and:

(i) existing federal standards adopted under the Clean Air Act, United States Code, title
42, section 7412(b)(2); the Clean Water Act, United States Code, title 33, sections 1312(a)
and 1313(c)(4); and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, United States Code, title
42, section 6921(b)(1);

(ii) similar standards in states bordering Minnesota; and

(iii) similar standards in states within the Environmental Protection Agency Region 5;
and

(2) a specific analysis of the need and reasonableness of each difference.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 67.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.07, subdivision 4d, is amended to read:


Subd. 4d.

Permit fees.

(a) The agency may collect permit fees in amounts not greater
than those necessary to cover the reasonable costs of developing, reviewing, and acting
upon applications for agency permits and implementing and enforcing the conditions of the
permits pursuant to agency rules. Permit fees deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not include the costs of litigation.
The fee schedule must reflect reasonable and routine direct and indirect costs associated
with permitting, implementation, and enforcement. The agency may impose an additional
enforcement fee to be collected for deleted text begina period ofdeleted text end up to two years to cover the reasonable costs
of implementing and enforcing the conditions of a permit under the rules of the agency.
new text begin Water fees under this paragraph are subject to legislative approval under section 16A.1283.
new text end Any money collected under this paragraph deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be deposited in the environmental
fund.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), the agency shall collect an annual fee from the owner
or operator of all stationary sources, emission facilities, emissions units, air contaminant
treatment facilities, treatment facilities, potential air contaminant storage facilities, or storage
facilities subject to a notification, permit, or license requirement under this chapter,
subchapters I and V of the federal Clean Air Act, United States Code, title 42, section 7401
et seq., or rules adopted thereunder. The annual fee deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be used to pay for all direct
and indirect reasonable costs, including legal costs, required to develop and administer the
notification, permit, or license program requirements of this chapter, subchapters I and V
of the federal Clean Air Act, United States Code, title 42, section 7401 et seq., or rules
adopted thereunder. Those costs include the reasonable costs of reviewing and acting upon
an application for a permit; implementing and enforcing statutes, rules, and the terms and
conditions of a permit; emissions, ambient, and deposition monitoring; preparing generally
applicable regulations; responding to federal guidance; modeling, analyses, and
demonstrations; preparing inventories and tracking emissions; and providing information
to the public about these activities.

(c) The agency shall set fees that:

(1) will result in the collection, in the aggregate, from the sources listed in paragraph
(b), of an amount not less than $25 per ton of each volatile organic compound; pollutant
regulated under United States Code, title 42, section 7411 or 7412 (section 111 or 112 of
the federal Clean Air Act); and each pollutant, except carbon monoxide, for which a national
primary ambient air quality standard has been promulgated;

(2) may result in the collection, in the aggregate, from the sources listed in paragraph
(b), of an amount not less than $25 per ton of each pollutant not listed in clause (1) that is
regulated under this chapter or air quality rules adopted under this chapter; and

(3) shall collect, in the aggregate, from the sources listed in paragraph (b), the amount
needed to match grant funds received by the state under United States Code, title 42, section
7405 (section 105 of the federal Clean Air Act).

The agency must not include in the calculation of the aggregate amount to be collected
under clauses (1) and (2) any amount in excess of 4,000 tons per year of each air pollutant
from a source. The increase in air permit fees to match federal grant funds deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end a
surcharge on existing fees. The commissioner may not collect the surcharge after the grant
funds become unavailable. In addition, the commissioner shall use nonfee funds to the extent
practical to match the grant funds so that the fee surcharge is minimized.

(d) To cover the reasonable costs described in paragraph (b), the agency shall provide
in the rules promulgated under paragraph (c) for an increase in the fee collected in each
year by the percentage, if any, by which the Consumer Price Index for the most recent
calendar year ending before the beginning of the year the fee is collected exceeds the
Consumer Price Index for the calendar year 1989. For purposes of this paragraphnew text begin,new text end the
Consumer Price Index for any calendar year is the average of the Consumer Price Index for
all-urban consumers published by the United States Department of Labor, as of the close
of the 12-month period ending on August 31 of each calendar year. The revision of the
Consumer Price Index that is most consistent with the Consumer Price Index for calendar
year 1989 deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be used.

(e) Any money collected under paragraphs (b) to (d) must be deposited in the
environmental fund and must be used solely for the activities listed in paragraph (b).

(f) Permit applicants who wish to construct, reconstruct, or modify a project may offer
to reimburse the agency for the costs of staff time or consultant services needed to expedite
the preapplication process and permit development process through the final decision on
the permit, including the analysis of environmental review documents. The reimbursement
deleted text begin shall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end in addition to permit application fees imposed by law. When the agency determines
that it needs additional resources to develop the permit application in an expedited mannerdeleted text begin,deleted text end
and that expediting the development is consistent with permitting program priorities, the
agency may accept the reimbursement. The commissioner must give the applicant an estimate
of costs to be incurred by the commissioner. The estimate must include a brief description
of the tasks to be performed, a schedule for completing the tasks, and the estimated cost for
each task. The applicant and the commissioner must enter into a written agreement detailing
the estimated costs for the expedited permit decision-making process to be incurred by the
agency. The agreement must also identify staff anticipated to be assigned to the project.
The commissioner must not issue a permit until the applicant has paid all fees in full. The
commissioner must refund any unobligated balance of fees paid. Reimbursements accepted
by the agency are appropriated to the agency for the purpose of developing the permit or
analyzing environmental review documents. Reimbursement by a permit applicant deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin
must
new text end precede and not be contingent upon issuance of a permit; deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not affect the
agency's decision on whether to issue or deny a permit, what conditions are included in a
permit, or the application of state and federal statutes and rules governing permit
determinations; and deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not affect final decisions regarding environmental review.

(g) The fees under this subdivision are exempt from section 16A.1285.

Sec. 68.

new text begin [116.2025] SALT APPLICATORS; VOLUNTARY CERTIFICATION
PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, the following terms have the
meanings given:
new text end

new text begin (1) "certified commercial applicator" means an individual who applies deicer, completed
training on snow and ice removal and deicer application approved by the commissioner,
and passed an examination after completing the training;
new text end

new text begin (2) "commercial applicator'' means an individual who applies deicer for hire, but does
not include a municipal, state, or other government employee;
new text end

new text begin (3) "deicer'' means any substance used to melt snow and ice, or used for its anti-icing
effects, on privately owned surfaces traveled by pedestrians and vehicles; and
new text end

new text begin (4) "owner" means a person that owns or leases real estate and that enters into a written
contract with a certified commercial applicator for snow and ice removal and deicer
application.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Voluntary certification program; best management practices. new text end

new text begin (a) The
commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must develop a training program that promotes
best management practices for snow and ice removal and deicer application and allows
commercial applicators to obtain certification as a water-friendly applicator. The
commissioner must certify a commercial applicator as a water-friendly applicator if the
applicator successfully completes the program and passes the examination.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must provide additional training under this section for certified
commercial applicators renewing their certification after their initial training and certification.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner must provide the training and testing module at locations statewide
and may make the recertification training available online.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner must annually post the best management practices and a list of
certified commercial applicators on the agency's website.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Record keeping. new text end

new text begin A certified commercial applicator must maintain the following
records as part of the best management practices approved by the commissioner:
new text end

new text begin (1) a copy of the applicator's certification approved by the commissioner and any
recertification;
new text end

new text begin (2) evidence of passing the examination approved by the commissioner;
new text end

new text begin (3) copies of the winter maintenance assessment tool requirements developed by the
commissioner; and
new text end

new text begin (4) a written record describing the road, parking lot, and property maintenance practices
used. The written record must include the type and rate of application of deicer used, the
dates of treatment, and the weather conditions for each event requiring deicing. The records
must be kept for a minimum of six years.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Relation to other law. new text end

new text begin Nothing in this section affects municipal liability under
section 466.03.
new text end

Sec. 69.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116G.07, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Exemption; Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area. new text end

new text begin Plans and regulations
of local units of government within the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area are exempt
from subdivisions 1 to 3 and are subject to section 116G.15, subdivision 8.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 70.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116G.15, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Reviewing and approving local plans and regulations. new text end

new text begin (a) In the Mississippi
River Corridor Critical Area, the commissioner of natural resources is responsible for
carrying out the duties of the board and the Metropolitan Council is responsible for carrying
out the duties of the regional development commission under sections 116G.07 to 116G.10.
Notwithstanding sections 116G.07, subdivisions 2 and 3, and 116G.10, subdivision 3, the
responsibilities and procedures for reviewing and approving local plans and regulations in
the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area, and amendments thereto, are subject to this
subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (b) Within 60 days of receiving a draft plan from a local unit of government, the
commissioner, in coordination with the Metropolitan Council, must review the plan to
determine the plan's consistency with:
new text end

new text begin (1) this section;
new text end

new text begin (2) Minnesota Rules, chapter 6106; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the local unit of government's comprehensive plan.
new text end

new text begin (c) Within 60 days of receiving draft regulations from a local unit of government, the
commissioner must review the regulations to determine the regulations' consistency with:
new text end

new text begin (1) Minnesota Rules, chapter 6106; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the commissioner-approved plan adopted by the local unit of government under
paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (d) Upon review of a draft plan and regulations under paragraphs (b) and (c), the
commissioner must:
new text end

new text begin (1) conditionally approve the draft plan and regulations by written decision; or
new text end

new text begin (2) return the draft plan and regulations to the local unit of government for modification,
along with a written explanation of the need for modification.
new text end

new text begin (i) When the commissioner returns a draft plan and regulations to the local unit of
government for modification, the local unit of government must revise the draft plan and
regulations within 60 days after receiving the commissioner's written explanation and must
resubmit the revised draft plan and regulations to the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (ii) The Metropolitan Council and the commissioner must review the revised draft plan
and regulations upon receipt from the local unit of government as provided under paragraphs
(b) and (c).
new text end

new text begin (iii) If the local unit of government or the Metropolitan Council requests a meeting, a
final revision need not be made until a meeting is held with the commissioner on the draft
plan and regulations. The request extends the 60-day time limit specified in item (i) until
after the meeting is held.
new text end

new text begin (e) Only plans and regulations receiving final approval from the commissioner have the
force and effect of law. The commissioner must grant final approval under this section only
if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the plan is an element of a comprehensive plan that is authorized by the Metropolitan
Council according to sections 473.175 and 473.858; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the local unit of government adopts a plan and regulations that are consistent with
the draft plan and regulations conditionally approved under paragraph (d).
new text end

new text begin (f) The local unit of government must implement and enforce the commissioner-approved
plan and regulations after the plan and regulations take effect.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 71.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 216G.01, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Pipeline.

"Pipeline" means a pipeline new text beginowned or operated by a condemning
authority, as defined in section 117.025, subdivision 4,
new text endlocated in this state deleted text beginwhichdeleted text endnew text begin thatnew text end is
used to transport natural or synthetic gas at a pressure of more than 90 pounds per square
inch, or to transport crude petroleum or petroleum fuels or oil or their derivatives, coal,
anhydrous ammonia or any mineral slurry to a distribution center or storage facility deleted text beginwhichdeleted text endnew text begin
that
new text end is located within or outside of this state. "Pipeline" does not include a pipeline owned
or operated by a natural gas public utility as defined in section 216B.02, subdivision 4.

Sec. 72.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 473.844, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Use of funds.

(a) The money in the account may be spent only for the following
purposes:

(1) assistance to any person for resource recovery projects funded under subdivision 4
or projects to develop and coordinate markets for reusable or recyclable waste materials,
including related public education, planning, and technical assistance;

(2) grants to counties under section 473.8441;

(3) program administration;

(4) public education on solid waste reduction and recycling;

(5) solid waste research; and

(6) grants to multicounty groups for regionwide planning for solid waste management
system operations and use of management capacity.

(b) The commissioner shall allocate at least deleted text begin50deleted text endnew text begin 95new text end percent of the annual revenue received
by the account for grants to counties under section 473.8441.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 73.

Laws 2016, chapter 154, section 16, is amended to read:


Sec. 16. EXCHANGE OF STATE LAND; AITKIN, BELTRAMI, AND
KOOCHICHING COUNTIES.

(a) Notwithstanding the riparian restrictions in Minnesota Statutes, section 94.342,
subdivision 3
, and subject to the valuation restrictions described in paragraph (c), the
commissioner of natural resources may, with the approval of the Land Exchange Board as
required under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 10, and according to the
remaining provisions of Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.342 to 94.347, exchange the
state-owned land leased for farming wild rice described in paragraph (b).

(b) The state land that may be exchanged is held under the following state leases for
farming of wild rice:

(1) Lease LAGR001305, covering 175.1 acres in Aitkin County;

(2) Lease LMIS010040, covering 107.1 acres in Beltrami County;

(3) Lease LMIS010096, covering 137.4 acres in Beltrami County; and

(4) Lease LAGR001295, covering 264.40 acres in Koochiching County.

(c) For the appraisal of the land, no improvements paid for by the lessee shall be included
in the estimate of market value.

(d) Additional adjoining state lands may be added to the exchanges if mutually agreed
upon by the commissioner and the exchange partner to avoid leaving unmanageable parcels
of land in state ownership after an exchange or to meet county zoning standards or other
regulatory needs for the wild rice farming operations.

(e) The state land administered by the commissioner of natural resources in Koochiching
County borders the Lost River. The lands to be exchanged are not required to provide at
least equal opportunity for access to waters by the public, but the lands must be at least
equal in value and have the potential to generate revenue for the school trust lands.

new text begin (f) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 94.343, subdivision 8a, lessees must
pay to the commissioner all costs, as determined by the commissioner, that are associated
with each exchange transaction, including valuation expenses; legal fees; survey expenses;
costs of title work, advertising, and public hearings; transactional staff costs; and closing
costs.
new text end

Sec. 74.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section 2, subdivision 10,
is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

Transfers

(a) The commissioner must transfer up to
$44,000,000 from the environmental fund to
the remediation fund for purposes of the
remediation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116.155, subdivision 2.

(b) $600,000 the first year is transferred from
the remediation fund to the dry cleaner
environmental response and reimbursement
account for purposes of Minnesota Statutes,
section 115B.49, with reimbursement
prioritized to persons who meet the definition
in Minnesota Statutes, section 115B.48,
subdivision 10
, clause (2), and who have made
a request to the commissioner, as required
under Minnesota Statutes, section 115B.50,
subdivision 2
.

(c) new text beginNotwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 115B.49, subdivision 3, paragraph (a),
new text end $600,000 the first year is new text begintransferred new text endfrom the
remediation fund to the new text begindry cleaner
environmental response and reimbursement
account for the
new text endcommissioner deleted text beginfor preparingdeleted text endnew text begin to
prepare
new text end a report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over environment and natural resources
finance that includes an assessment of the
possibility of recovering environmental
response costs from insurance held by dry
cleaning facilitiesnew text begin and an analysis of the
long-term expected revenues and expenditures
that would be incurred by the account under
current law. The report must also include
recommendations for other possible revenue
sources for the account that would cover the
ongoing and future environmental response
costs related to dry cleaning facilities. The
commissioner must work with owners and
operators of dry cleaning facilities and
representative associations in preparing the
report
new text end. The report must be submitted by
January 15, 2021.

(d) $600,000 the second year is transferred
from the remediation fund to the dry cleaner
environmental response and reimbursement
account for purposes of Minnesota Statutes,
section 115B.49, if legislation is enacted in
the 2020 legislative session to address the
insolvency of the dry cleaner environmental
response and reimbursement account.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 75.

Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 4, article 3, section 109, is amended to
read:


Sec. 109. APPLYING STORM WATER RULES TO new text beginCITIES AND new text endTOWNSHIPS.

Until the Pollution Control Agency amends rules for storm water, Minnesota Rules, part
7090.1010, subpart 1, item B, subitem (1), applies only to the portions of a citydeleted text begin, a town,
and unorganized areas of counties
deleted text endnew text begin or townshipnew text end that are designated as urbanized under Code
of Federal Regulations, title 40, section 122.26 deleted text begin(2)(9)(i)(A)deleted text endnew text begin (a)(9)(i)(A)new text end, and other platted
areas within deleted text beginthat jurisdictiondeleted text endnew text begin those jurisdictionsnew text end.

Sec. 76. new text begin2019 APPROPRIATION MODIFICATION.
new text end

new text begin The Lower Minnesota River Watershed District may use up to $111,000 from money
appropriated in fiscal year 2021 under Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 4, article
1, section 4, paragraph (j), to reimburse the district for money the district owed the city of
Chaska to stabilize the Seminary Fen.
new text end

Sec. 77. new text beginANALYSIS OF WISCONSIN'S GREEN TIER PROGRAM.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must conduct an analysis of the
Green Tier Program operated in Wisconsin under Wisconsin Statutes, section 299.83, which
recognizes and rewards environmental performance that voluntarily exceeds legal
requirements related to health, safety, and the environment resulting in continuous
improvement in Wisconsin's environment, economy, and quality of life. By February 1,
2021, the commissioner 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. The report must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) an overview of how the program operates in Wisconsin;
new text end

new text begin (2) an assessment of benefits and challenges that would likely accompany the adoption
of a similar program in Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (3) a comparison of the program with the Minnesota XL permit project operated under
Minnesota Statutes, sections 114C.10 to 114C.19;
new text end

new text begin (4) an assessment of what policy changes, legal changes, and funding would be required
to successfully implement a similar program in Minnesota; and
new text end

new text begin (5) any other related matters deemed relevant by the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 78. new text beginLAKE VERMILION-SOUDAN UNDERGROUND MINE STATE PARK;
SECONDARY UNIT DESIGNATION.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources must manage the area within the statutory
boundary of Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park that is located south of
State Highway 169 as a secondary unit within the state park, as authorized in Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.08. The secondary unit is designated a state recreation area and must
be managed in a manner consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision
3. In addition to other activities authorized in Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine
State Park, in the secondary unit, the commissioner must permit ingress and egress on
designated routes by off-highway vehicles, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 84.771,
into campgrounds and overnight facilities developed south of State Highway 169.
new text end

Sec. 79. new text beginSTATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN REVISIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must seek approval from the
federal Environmental Protection Agency for revisions to the state's federal Clean Air Act
state implementation plan so that under the revised plan, the Pollution Control Agency is
prohibited from applying a national or state ambient air quality standard in a permit issued
solely to authorize operations to continue at an existing facility with unmodified emissions
levels. Nothing in this section shall be construed to require the commissioner to apply for
a revision that would prohibit the agency from applying a national or state ambient air
quality standard in a permit that authorizes an increase in emissions due to construction of
a new facility or in a permit that authorizes changes to existing facilities that result in a
significant net emissions increase of a regulated NSR pollutant, as defined in Code of Federal
Regulations, title 40, section 52.21(b)(50).
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must report quarterly to the chairs
and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees and
divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy on the status of
efforts to implement paragraph (a) until the revisions required by paragraph (a) have been
either approved or denied.
new text end

Sec. 80. new text beginADDITION TO STATE PARK.
new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 18.] Fort Snelling State Park, Dakota County. The following areas
are added to Fort Snelling State Park, Dakota County:
new text end

new text begin (1) that part of Section 28, Township 28 North, Range 23 West, Dakota County,
Minnesota, bounded by the Dakota County line along the Minnesota River and the following
described lines:
new text end

new text begin Beginning at the intersection of the south line of Lot 18 of Auditor's Subdivision Number
29 of Mendota, according to the plat on file in the Office of the Dakota County Recorder,
with the westerly right-of-way line of the existing Sibley Memorial Highway; thence
northerly along said westerly right-of-way line to the north line of said Lot 18; thence
westerly along the north line of said Lot 18 to the easterly right-of-way line of the
Chicago and Northwestern Railroad; thence northerly and northeasterly along said
easterly right-of-way to the east line of said Section 28;
new text end

new text begin (2) that part of Section 33, Township 28 North, Range 23 West, Dakota County,
Minnesota, lying westerly of the easterly right-of-way of the Chicago and Northwestern
Railroad;
new text end

new text begin (3) that part of Government Lot 6 of Section 33, Township 28 North, Range 23 West,
Dakota County, Minnesota, lying East of the easterly right-of-way of the Chicago and
Northwestern Railroad and West of the westerly right-of-way of Sibley Memorial Highway
and North of the South 752 feet of said Government Lot 6;
new text end

new text begin (4) the North 152 feet of the South 752 feet of that part of Government Lot 6 of Section
33, Township 28 North, Range 23 West, Dakota County, Minnesota, lying East of the
easterly right-of-way of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad and West of the westerly
right-of-way of Sibley Memorial Highway;
new text end

new text begin (5) the North 270 feet of the South 600 feet of that part of Government Lot 6 lying
between the westerly right-of-way of Sibley Memorial Highway and the easterly right-of-way
of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad in Section 33, Township 28 North, Range 23
West, Dakota County, Minnesota;
new text end

new text begin (6) that part of the South 20 rods of Government Lot 6 of Section 33, Township 28
North, Range 23 West, Dakota County, Minnesota, lying East of the easterly right-of-way
of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad and West of the westerly right-of-way of Sibley
Memorial Highway, excepting therefrom that part described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the southeast corner of said Government Lot 6; thence North 89 degrees
56 minutes 54 seconds West assumed bearing along the south line of said Government
Lot 6 a distance of 260.31 feet to the point of beginning of the property to be described;
thence continue North 89 degrees 56 minutes 54 seconds West a distance of 71.17 feet;
thence northwesterly a distance of 37.25 feet along a nontangential curve concave to
the East having a radius of 4,098.00 feet and a central angle of 00 degrees 31 minutes
15 seconds the chord of said curve bears North 23 degrees 31 minutes 27 seconds West;
thence northerly a distance of 127.39 feet along a compound curve concave to the East
having a radius of 2,005.98 feet and a central angle of 03 degrees 38 minutes 19 seconds;
thence North 70 degrees 22 minutes 29 seconds East not tangent to said curve a distance
of 65.00 feet; thence southerly a distance of 123.26 feet along a nontangential curve
concave to the East having a radius of 1,940.98 feet and a central angle of 03 degrees
38 minutes 19 seconds the chord of said curve bears South 21 degrees 26 minutes 40
seconds East; thence southerly a distance of 65.42 feet to the point of beginning along
a compound curve concave to the East having a radius of 4,033.00 feet and a central
angle of 00 degrees 55 minutes 46 seconds;
new text end

new text begin (7) that part of Government Lot 5 of Section 33, Township 28 North, Range 23 West,
Dakota County, Minnesota, lying East of the easterly right-of-way of the Chicago and
Northwestern Railroad and West of the westerly right-of-way of Sibley Memorial Highway,
excepting therefrom that part described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the southeast corner of said Government Lot 5; thence North 89 degrees
56 minutes 18 seconds West assumed bearing along the south line of said Government
Lot 5 a distance of 70.48 feet to the point of beginning of the property to be described;
thence continue North 89 degrees 56 minutes 18 seconds West along said south line of
Government Lot 5 a distance of 40.01 feet; thence North 01 degree 30 minutes 25 seconds
East a distance of 6.08 feet; thence northerly a distance of 185.58 feet along a tangential
curve concave to the West having a radius of 4,427.00 feet and a central angle of 02
degrees 24 minutes 07 seconds; thence South 89 degrees 06 minutes 18 seconds West
not tangent to said curve a distance of 25.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 53 minutes
42 seconds West a distance of 539.13 feet; thence northerly a distance of 103.77 feet
along a tangential curve concave to the West having a radius of 1,524.65 feet and a
central angle of 03 degrees 53 minutes 59 seconds; thence northerly a distance of 159.33
feet along a compound curve concave to the West having a radius of 522.45 feet and a
central angle of 17 degrees 28 minutes 23 seconds; thence northwesterly a distance of
86.78 feet along a tangential curve concave to the West having a radius of 1,240.87 feet
and a central angle of 04 degrees 00 minutes 25 seconds; thence North 26 degrees 16
minutes 30 seconds West tangent to said curve a distance of 92.39 feet; thence
northwesterly a distance of 178.12 feet along a tangential curve concave to the East
having a radius of 4,098.00 feet and a central angle of 02 degrees 29 minutes 25 seconds
to a point on the north line of said Government Lot 5 which is 331.48 feet from the
northeast corner thereof as measured along said north line; thence South 89 degrees 56
minutes 54 seconds East along said north line of Government Lot 5 a distance of 71.17
feet; thence southeasterly a distance of 146.53 feet along a nontangential curve concave
to the East having a radius of 4,033.00 feet and a central angle of 02 degrees 04 minutes
54 seconds the chord of said curve bears South 25 degrees 14 minutes 03 seconds East;
thence South 26 degrees 16 minutes 30 seconds East tangent to said curve a distance of
92.39 feet; thence southerly a distance of 91.33 feet along a tangential curve concave
to the West having a radius of 1,305.87 feet and a central angle of 04 degrees 00 minutes
25 seconds; thence southerly a distance of 179.15 feet along a tangential curve concave
to the West having a radius of 587.45 feet and a central angle of 17 degrees 28 minutes
23 seconds; thence southerly a distance of 108.20 feet along a compound curve concave
to the West having a radius of 1,589.65 feet and a central angle of 03 degrees 53 minutes
59 seconds; thence South 00 degrees 53 minutes 42 seconds East tangent to said curve
a distance of 539.13 feet; thence southerly a distance of 187.26 feet along a tangential
curve concave to the West having a radius of 4,467.00 feet and a central angle of 02
degrees 24 minutes 07 seconds; thence South 01 degree 30 minutes 25 seconds West
tangent to said curve a distance of 5.07 feet to the point of beginning; and
new text end

new text begin (8) that part of Government Lot 4 of Section 33, Township 28 North, Range 23 West,
Dakota County, Minnesota, lying East of the easterly right-of-way of the Chicago and
Northwestern Railroad and northerly of the following described line:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the southeast corner of said Government Lot 4; thence North 89 degrees
55 minutes 42 seconds West assumed bearing along the south line of said Government
Lot 4 a distance of 312.44 feet to corner B205, MNDOT Right-of-Way Plat No. 19-93,
according to the recorded map thereof; thence continue North 89 degrees 55 minutes 42
seconds West along said south line of Government Lot 4 a distance of 318.00 feet to the
easterly right-of-way of Chicago and Northwestern Railroad; thence northerly along
said railroad right-of-way a distance of 387.97 feet along a nontangential curve concave
to the West having a radius of 2,963.54 feet and a central angle of 07 degrees 30 minutes
03 seconds, the chord of said curve bears North 00 degrees 42 minutes 41 seconds East;
thence North 03 degrees 02 minutes 21 seconds West tangent to said curve along said
railroad right-of-way a distance of 619.45 feet to the point of beginning of the line to
be described; thence North 89 degrees 35 minutes 27 seconds East a distance of 417.92
feet; thence North 18 degrees 18 minutes 58 seconds East a distance of 317.52 feet to a
point on the north line of said Government Lot 4 which is 135.00 feet from the northeast
corner thereof as measured along said north line and there terminating.
new text end

Sec. 81. new text beginADDITION TO STATE RECREATION AREA.
new text end

new text begin [85.013] [Subd. 12a.] Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area, St. Louis
County.
The following area is added to Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area,
St. Louis County: that part of the South Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 15,
Township 58 North, Range 17 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota, lying northerly of the
following described line:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the West quarter corner of said Section 15; thence North 01 degree 24
minutes 27 seconds West, bearing assumed, along the west line of said South Half of
the Northwest Quarter a distance of 1,034.09 feet to a 3/4-inch rebar with plastic cap
stamped "MN DNR LS 44974" (DM) and the point of beginning; thence South 62 degrees
44 minutes 07 seconds East 405.24 feet to a DM; thence South 82 degrees 05 minutes
24 seconds East 314.95 feet to a DM; thence South 86 degrees 18 minutes 01 second
East 269.23 feet to a DM; thence North 81 degrees 41 minutes 24 seconds East 243.61
feet to a DM; thence North 71 degrees 48 minutes 05 seconds East 478.17 feet to a DM;
thence North 60 degrees 53 minutes 38 seconds East 257.32 feet to a DM; thence South
09 degrees 16 minutes 07 seconds East 179.09 feet to a DM; thence South 49 degrees
16 minutes 00 seconds East 127.27 feet to a DM; thence South 50 degrees 16 minutes
11 seconds East 187.13 feet to a DM; thence South 67 degrees 11 minutes 35 seconds
East 189.33 feet to a DM; thence South 67 degrees 13 minutes 16 seconds East 209.43
feet to a DM; thence South 80 degrees 39 minutes 19 seconds East 167.59 feet to a DM
on the east line of said South Half of the Northwest Quarter, and there terminating.
new text end

Sec. 82. new text beginDELETIONS FROM STATE PARKS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 18.] new text end

new text begin Fort Snelling State Park, Dakota County. The
following areas are deleted from Fort Snelling State Park, Dakota County:
new text end

new text begin (1) all of Section 33, Township 28 North, Range 23 West of the 4th Principal Meridian
lying westerly of the westerly right-of-way line of the existing Minnesota Trunk Highway
No. 13, excepting the right-of-way owned by the Chicago and Northwestern railway
company; and
new text end

new text begin (2) all of Section 28, Township 28 North, Range 23 West of the 4th Principal Meridian
bounded by the Dakota County line along the Minnesota River and the following described
lines: Beginning at the south line of said Section 28 at its intersection with the westerly
right-of-way line of the existing Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 13; thence northerly along
the said westerly right-of-way line of existing Minnesota Trunk Highway No. 13 to the
southerly right-of-way line of existing Minnesota Trunk Highway Nos. 55 and 100; thence
along the existing southerly right-of-way line of Minnesota Trunk Highway Nos. 55 and
100 to the westerly right-of-way line owned by the Chicago and Northwestern railway
company; thence northeasterly along the said westerly right-of-way line of the Chicago and
Northwestern railway to the east line of said Section 28, excepting therefrom the right-of-way
owned by the Chicago and Northwestern railway company.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin [85.012] [Subd. 60.] new text end

new text begin William O'Brien State Park, Washington County. The
following areas are deleted from William O'Brien State Park, Washington County:
new text end

new text begin (1) those parts of Section 25, Township 32 North, Range 20 West, Washington County,
Minnesota, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin The West two rods of the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, the West two
rods of the North two rods of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter, and the
East two rods of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the East two rods over and across the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter,
excepting therefrom the North 200 feet of said Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter.
Also, the West 2 rods of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, excepting therefrom
the North 266 feet of said Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter. Also, the South 66
feet of the North 266 feet of that part of said Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter
lying southwesterly of the existing public road known as 199th Street North.
new text end

Sec. 83. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 to 94.16, the commissioner of
natural resources may convey the surplus land that is described in paragraph (c) to a local
unit of government for no consideration.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may make necessary changes to the legal description to correct
errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The land to be conveyed is located in St. Louis County and is described as: that part
of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 52 North, Range
17 West, St. Louis County, Minnesota, described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the quarter corner between Sections 27 and 28 of said Township 52
North, Range 17 West; thence running East 624 feet; thence North 629 feet to the point
of beginning; thence North 418 feet; thence East 208 feet; thence South 418 feet; thence
West 208 feet to the point of beginning.
new text end

new text begin (d) The Department of Natural Resources has determined that the land is not needed for
natural resource purposes and that the state's land management interests would best be
served if the land were conveyed to a local unit of government.
new text end

Sec. 84. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF TAX-FORFEITED LANDS; ST. LOUIS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding the public sale provisions of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 282, or
other law to the contrary, St. Louis County may sell by private sale the tax-forfeited lands
described in paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin (b) The conveyances must be in a form approved by the attorney general. The attorney
general may make changes to the land descriptions to correct errors and ensure accuracy.
new text end

new text begin (c) The lands to be sold are located in St. Louis County and are described as:
new text end

new text begin (1) Lot 5, Block 9, including part of vacated Seafield Street adjacent, Bristol Beach 1st
Division, Duluth (parcel 010-0300-01030); and
new text end

new text begin (2) that part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter, Township 58, Range
15, Section 5, lying northerly of the northerly right-of-way line of the town of White road
running in an east-west direction connecting County Road No. 138 with State Highway No.
135 and lying westerly of the following described line: commencing at the northeast corner
of Government Lot 3; thence South 89 degrees 46 minutes 22 seconds West along the north
line of Government Lot 3 558.28 feet; thence South 27 degrees 50 minutes 01 second West
102.75 feet; thence South 41 degrees 51 minutes 46 seconds West 452.29 feet; thence South
28 degrees 19 minutes 22 seconds West 422.74 feet; thence South 30 degrees 55 minutes
42 seconds West 133.79 feet; thence southwesterly 210.75 feet along a tangential curve
concave to the southeast having a radius of 300 feet and a central angle of 40 degrees 15
minutes 00 seconds; thence South 09 degrees 19 minutes 19 seconds East tangent to said
curve 100.30 feet, more or less, to the north line of said Southeast Quarter of the Northwest
Quarter; thence North 89 degrees 09 minutes 31 seconds East along said north line 40.44
feet to the point of beginning of the line; thence South 09 degrees 19 minutes 19 seconds
East 148 feet, more or less, to said right-of way line and said line there terminating. Surface
only (parcel 570-0021-00112).
new text end

new text begin (d) The county has determined that the county's land management interests would best
be served if the lands were returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 85. new text beginACCESSIBILITY OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources, in conjunction with the Council on Disability,
other interested stakeholders, and the general public, must develop recommendations and
draft legislative language designed to increase access to wildlife management areas for
hunting and other natural-resource-based recreational opportunities. The recommendations
must focus on reducing the barriers to accessing wildlife management areas, including
increasing opportunities for persons with disabilities to use motorized vehicles or other
mobility aids, improving infrastructure, and publicizing and communicating access
opportunities. By February 15, 2021, the commissioner must submit the recommendations
to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate
committees and divisions with jurisdiction over environment and natural resources and the
outdoor heritage fund. The commissioner of natural resources, in conjunction with the
Council on Disability, must pilot accessibility projects on at least one wildlife management
area by October 1, 2020. The pilot projects must focus on reducing the barriers to accessing
wildlife management areas.
new text end

Sec. 86. new text beginPROTECTION OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT TAX EXEMPTIONS;
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS AND SOURCE-SEPARATED COMPOSTABLE
MATERIALS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Exclusion of facility data. new text end

new text begin When determining whether a facility meets
recyclable material thresholds or conditions under Minnesota Statutes, section 297H.06,
subdivision 2, clause (5) or (6), or source-separated compostable material thresholds or
conditions under Minnesota Statutes, section 297H.06, subdivision 2, clause (7), the
commissioner of revenue and the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency, as
applicable, may exclude some or all facility data to account for COVID-19-related operational
changes from the issuance date of Emergency Executive Order 20-01, or a related emergency
executive order issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 12.21 or 12.31, until 60 days
after the order is terminated or rescinded.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Materials delivered to a disposal or resource recovery facility. new text end

new text begin Recyclable
materials otherwise exempt from tax under Minnesota Statutes, section 297H.06, subdivision
2, clauses (2), (6), and (7), and as provided in subdivision 1, do not lose that exemption due
to delivery of the materials to a disposal facility or resource recovery facility for reasons
related to COVID-19 if authorized by the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency
under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.95, subdivision 2. The relief provided by this
subdivision ends when the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency identifies persons
willing to accept the recyclable materials or 60 days after Emergency Executive Order
20-01, or a related emergency executive order issued pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section
12.21 or 12.31, is terminated or rescinded, whichever is earlier. As used in this subdivision,
"disposal facility" has the meaning provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.03,
subdivision 10, "recyclable materials" has the meaning provided in Minnesota Statutes,
section 115A.03, subdivision 25a, and "resource recovery facility" has the meaning provided
in Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.03, subdivision 28.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1 is effective the day following final enactment.
Subdivision 2 is effective for recyclable materials delivered to a disposal facility or resource
recovery facility after April 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 87. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin In each section of Minnesota Statutes referred to in column A, the revisor of statutes
must delete the reference in column B and insert the reference in column C.
new text end

new text begin Column A
new text end
new text begin Column B
new text end
new text begin Column C
new text end
new text begin 13.7411, subdivision 5
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4c
new text end
new text begin 115B.491, subdivision 1
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4,
paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4c,
paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 115B.491, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4,
paragraph (b)
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4c,
paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 115B.491, subdivision 2
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4,
paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4c,
paragraph (d)
new text end
new text begin 115B.491, subdivision 3
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4,
paragraph (c)
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4c,
paragraph (d)
new text end
new text begin 270B.14, subdivision 15
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4
new text end
new text begin 115B.49, subdivision 4c
new text end

Sec. 88. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 85.0505, subdivision 3; 85.0507; 85.054,
subdivision 19; and 115B.49, subdivisions 4 and 4b,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Laws 2013, chapter 121, section 53, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text end new text begin Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0350, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES TRUST FUND

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 article. The appropriations are from the environment
and natural resources trust fund, or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal
years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2020" and "2021" used in this article mean
that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30,
2020, or June 30, 2021, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2020. "The second year"
is fiscal year 2021. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
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 2020
new text end
new text begin 2021
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginMINNESOTA RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Total
Appropriation
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 2,768,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 61,387,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions. Appropriations in the second
year are available for three years beginning
July 1, 2020, unless otherwise stated in the
appropriation. 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.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Definition
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 begin Foundational
Natural Resource Data and
Information
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 8,593,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Geologic Atlases for Water Resource
Management
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota, Minnesota Geological Survey,
to continue producing county geologic atlases
to inform management of surface water and
groundwater resources. This appropriation is
to complete Part A, which focuses on the
properties and distribution of earth materials
to define aquifer boundaries and the
connection of aquifers to the land surface and
surface water resources.
new text end

new text begin (b) Expanding Minnesota Ecological Monitoring
Network
new text end

new text begin $800,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to improve conservation and management of
Minnesota's native forests, wetlands, and
grasslands by expanding the partially
established long-term Ecological Monitoring
Network that will provide critical knowledge
of how ecosystem dynamics and conditions
change through time.
new text end

new text begin (c) County Groundwater Atlas
new text end

new text begin $1,125,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to continue producing county geologic atlases
to inform management of surface water and
groundwater resources for drinking water and
other purposes. This appropriation is for Part
B, to characterize the potential water yields of
aquifers and the aquifers' sensitivity to
contamination.
new text end

new text begin (d) Foundational Hydrology Data for Wetland
Protection and Restoration
new text end

new text begin $400,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to improve wetland protection, management,
and restoration in Minnesota by completing
the partially established long-term Wetland
Hydrology Monitoring Network that will
provide critical knowledge of wetland
hydrology dynamics. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2024, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (e) Voyageurs Wolf Project - Phase II
new text end

new text begin $575,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to study summertime wolf
predation on deer, moose, and other species
in the Voyageurs region to inform
management of wildlife. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2024, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (f) Expanding Restoration and Promoting
Awareness of Native Mussels
new text end

new text begin $489,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Minnesota Zoological Garden to
promote mussel conservation by rearing
juvenile mussels for reintroduction,
researching methods to improve growth and
survival in captivity, and encouraging public
action to benefit water quality. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2024,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (g) Improving Pollinator Conservation by
Revealing Habitat Needs
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to use citizen scientists and novel
analyses to determine the nesting and
overwintering needs of wild bees to allow
more specific protection and enhancement of
pollinator habitat across the state.
new text end

new text begin (h) Bee Minnesota - Protect Our Native
Bumblebees
new text end

new text begin $650,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to protect native bee health by
investigating the potential to mitigate against
pathogens that may be transmissible between
honey and wild bees and by promoting best
practices to beekeepers and the public. This
appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 116P.10.
new text end

new text begin (i) Bobcat and Fisher Habitat Use and
Interactions
new text end

new text begin $400,000 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
potential solutions to reverse the fisher
population decline through better
understanding of habitat, diet, and activity
patterns of bobcats and fishers.
new text end

new text begin (j) Healthy Prairies III: Restoring Minnesota
Prairie Plant Diversity
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to improve Minnesota prairie
resiliency by increasing locally sourced seed
availability and diversity, evaluating use of
beneficial microbes in prairie restorations, and
assessing adaptation and adaptive capacity of
prairie plant populations.
new text end

new text begin (k) Freshwater Sponges and AIS: Engaging
Citizen Scientists
new text end

new text begin $400,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota, Crookston, to use citizen
scientists to study the geographic distribution,
taxonomic diversity, and antifouling potential
of freshwater sponges against aquatic invasive
species.
new text end

new text begin (l) Do Beavers Buffer Against Droughts and
Floods?
new text end

new text begin $168,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Voyageurs National
Park to analyze existing data sets to determine
the role of beaver populations and beaver
ponds in buffering the region against droughts
and floods.
new text end

new text begin (m) Enhancing Bat Recovery by Optimizing
Artificial Roost Structures
new text end

new text begin $190,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to improve the survival of bats by identifying
characteristics of successful artificial bat roost
structures and optimizing the structures for
bat use and reproduction. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2024, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (n) Tools for Supporting Healthy Ecosystems
and Pollinators
new text end

new text begin $198,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to create a pollination companion guide to the
Department of Natural Resources' Field
Guides to the Native Plant Communities of
Minnesota
for conservation practitioners to
better integrate plant-pollinator interactions
into natural resource planning and decision
making.
new text end

new text begin (o) Conserving Black Terns and Forster's Terns
in Minnesota
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 for the Natural Resources
Research Institute in Duluth to assess the
distribution and breeding status of black tern
and Forster's tern and to make conservation
and restoration recommendations to improve
the suitability of habitat for these two bird
species in Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Water Resources
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 3,653,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Unprecedented Change Threatens
Minnesota's Pristine Lakes
new text end

new text begin $600,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Science Museum of Minnesota to
determine how, when, and why lakes in
pristine areas of the state without obvious
nutrient loading are experiencing algal blooms.
new text end

new text begin (b) Managing Highly Saline Waste from
Municipal Water Treatment
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop a cost- and
energy-efficient method of managing the
concentrated saline waste from a municipal
water treatment plant to increase the feasibility
of using reverse osmosis for centralized water
softening and sulfate removal. This
appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 116P.10.
new text end

new text begin (c) Technology for Energy-Generating On-site
Industrial Wastewater Treatment
new text end

new text begin $450,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to improve water quality and
generate cost savings by developing off the
shelf technology that treats industrial
wastewater on-site and turns pollutants into
hydrogen and methane for energy. This
appropriation is subject to Minnesota Statutes,
section 116P.10.
new text end

new text begin (d) Microplastics: Transporters of Contaminants
in Minnesota Waters
new text end

new text begin $425,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to study how several types of
common microplastics transport contaminants
of concern in Minnesota waters.
new text end

new text begin (e) Developing Strategies to Manage PFAS in
Land-Applied Biosolids
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of the Pollution
Control Agency to help municipal wastewater
plants, landfills, and compost facilities protect
human health and the environment by
developing strategies to manage per- and
polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in
land-applied biosolids.
new text end

new text begin (f) Quantifying New Urban Precipitation and
Water Reality
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to better guide storm water
management by evaluating the groundwater
and surface water interactions contributing to
high water tables and damage to home
basements and underground infrastructure in
urban areas.
new text end

new text begin (g) Innovative Solution for Protecting Minnesota
from PFAS Contamination
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Dem-Con Companies
to demonstrate a new technology for
protecting the state's drinking water and
natural resources by eliminating per- and
polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from point
source discharges. This appropriation is
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10,
related to royalties, copyrights, patents, and
sale of products and assets.
new text end

new text begin (h) Expanding Protection of Minnesota Water
through Industrial Conservation
new text end

new text begin $178,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Minnesota technical
assistance program in partnership with the
Minnesota Rural Water Association to provide
technical assistance to businesses to decrease
industrial and commercial water use in
communities at risk for inadequate
groundwater supply or quality.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Technical
Assistance, Outreach, and
Environmental Education
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 2,738,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Statewide Environmental Education via
Public Television Outdoor Series
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 Pioneer Public
Television to produce approximately 25 new
episodes of a statewide outdoor public
television series designed to inspire
Minnesotans to connect with the outdoors and
restore and protect the environment.
new text end

new text begin (b) Minnesota Freshwater Quest: Environmental
Education on State Waterways
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 Wilderness Inquiry for
approximately 10,000 underserved Minnesota
youth to explore and improve local waterways
using the place-based and hands-on
"Minnesota Freshwater Quest" environmental
education program.
new text end

new text begin (c) Teach Science: Schools as STEM Living
Laboratories
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Climate Generation: A
Will Steger Legacy to prepare students for the
challenges and careers of the future by
connecting new science standards, renewable
energy, and STEM opportunities in teacher
trainings, classroom demonstrations, and
program support across the state.
new text end

new text begin (d) Mentoring Next Generation of Conservation
Professionals
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 Minnesota Valley
National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc., to
provide paid internships and apprenticeships
for diverse young people to learn about careers
in the conservation field from United States
Fish and Wildlife Service professionals while
working at the Minnesota Valley National
Wildlife Refuge and Wetland Management
District.
new text end

new text begin (e) Jay C. Hormel Nature Center Supplemental
Teaching Staff
new text end

new text begin $225,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Austin to
expand the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center
environmental education program beyond the
city of Austin to students in southeastern
Minnesota for three years.
new text end

new text begin (f) 375 Underserved Youth Learn Minnesota
Ecosystems by Canoe
new text end

new text begin $375,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the YMCA of the
Greater Twin Cities to connect approximately
375 underserved and diverse teens from urban
areas and first-ring suburbs to environmental
sciences in the natural world through canoeing
and learning expeditions with experienced
outdoor education counselors. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2024,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (g) YES! Students Take on Water Quality
Challenge - Phase II
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 to mobilize
local watershed stewardship efforts in
approximately 20 communities through
student-driven action projects.
new text end

new text begin (h) Engaging Minnesotans with Phenology:
Radio, Podcasts, Citizen Science
new text end

new text begin $198,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Northern Community
Radio, Inc., in partnership with the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota to
build the next generation of conservationists
using phenology, radio broadcasts, podcasts,
and an online, interactive map interface to
inspire teachers, students, and the public to
get outside and experience nature.
new text end

new text begin (i) Driving Conservation Behavior for Native
Mussels and Water Quality
new text end

new text begin $191,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Minnesota Zoological Garden to
develop research-supported strategies to
engage the public in specific conservation
behaviors to improve water quality and native
mussel health across the state.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Aquatic and
Terrestrial Invasive Species
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 10,425,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and
Pests Center (MITPPC) - Phase V
new text end

new text begin $5,000,000 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 approximately 15 new, high-priority
research projects that will lead to better
management of 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, 2025,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (b) Protect Community Forests by Managing
Ash for Emerald Ash Borer
new text end

new text begin $3,500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to reduce emerald ash borer by providing
surveys, assessments, trainings, assistance,
and grants for communities to manage emerald
ash borer, plant a diversity of trees, and engage
citizens in community forestry activities. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2024,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (c) Biological Control of White-Nose Syndrome
in Bats - Phase III
new text end

new text begin $440,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to continue assessing and developing a
biocontrol agent for white-nose syndrome in
bats.
new text end

new text begin (d) Applying New Tools and Techniques Against
Invasive Carp
new text end

new text begin $478,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to apply new monitoring, outreach, and
removal techniques and to continue work with
commercial anglers to protect Minnesota
waters from invasive carp.
new text end

new text begin (e) Emerald Ash Borer and Black Ash:
Maintaining Forests and Benefits
new text end

new text begin $700,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to use ongoing experiments to
determine statewide long-term emerald ash
borer impacts on water, vegetation, and
wildlife; to determine optimal replacement
species and practices for forest diversification;
and to develop criteria for prioritizing
mitigation activities. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2025, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (f) Testing Effectiveness of Aquatic Invasive
Species Removal Methods
new text end

new text begin $110,000 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 test how well
boat-cleaning methods work, to provide the
Department of Natural Resources with a risk
assessment, and to provide recommendations
for improving boat-launch cleaning stations
to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive
species.
new text end

new text begin (g) Invasive Didymosphenia Threatens North
Shore Streams
new text end

new text begin $197,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Science Museum of Minnesota to
evaluate the recent spread, origin, cause, and
economic and ecological threat of didymo
formation in North Shore streams and Lake
Superior to inform management and outreach.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Air Quality and Renewable Energy
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 573,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Storing Renewable Energy in Flow Battery
for Grid Use
new text end

new text begin $250,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota, on behalf of the Morris campus,
to analyze the potential of adding a flow
battery and solar energy generation to the
University of Minnesota Morris's existing
renewable-energy-intensive microgrid.
new text end

new text begin (b) Eco-Friendly Plastics from Cloquet Pulp-Mill
Lignin
new text end

new text begin $193,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to reduce environmental
pollution from plastics by creating eco-friendly
replacements using lignin from the pulp mill
in Cloquet, Minnesota. This appropriation is
subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.
new text end

new text begin (c) Diverting Unsold Food from Landfills and
Reducing Greenhouse Gases
new text end

new text begin $130,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Second Harvest
Heartland to prevent food from going to
landfills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
by helping businesses donate unsold prepared
food to food shelves.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Methods to Protect or Restore Land,
Water, and Habitat
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 4,219,000
new text end
new text begin (a) Pollinator Central: Habitat Improvement
with Citizen Monitoring
new text end

new text begin $750,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Great River Greening
to restore and enhance approximately 400
acres of pollinator habitat on traditional and
nontraditional sites such as roadsides and turf
grass from Hastings to St. Cloud to benefit
pollinators and build knowledge by engaging
approximately 100 citizens in monitoring the
impact of habitat improvements. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2024,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (b) Pollinator and Beneficial Insect Strategic
Habitat Program
new text end

new text begin $750,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Water and Soil Resources
for building a new initiative to strategically
restore and enhance approximately 1,000 acres
of diverse native habitat to benefit multiple
insects through grants, cost-share, and
outreach. Notwithstanding subdivision 14,
paragraph (e), restorations and enhancements
may take place on land enrolled in
Conservation Reserve Program and Reinvest
in Minnesota easement programs. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2024,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (c) Lignin-Coated Fertilizers for Phosphate
Control
new text end

new text begin $250,000 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 test a new,
natural, slow-release fertilizer coating made
from processed wood to decrease phosphorus
runoff from farmland while also storing carbon
in soils. This appropriation is subject to
Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.10.
new text end

new text begin (d) Implementing Hemp Crop Rotation to
Improve Water Quality
new text end

new text begin $700,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities System for Central Lakes College
to evaluate how hemp crops reduce nitrogen
contamination of surface water and
groundwater in conventional crop rotations
and demonstrate the environmental and
economic benefits of hemp production. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2024,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (e) Developing Cover-Crop Systems for Sugar
Beet Production
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to develop agronomic guidelines
to support growers adopting cover-crop
practices in sugar beet production in
west-central and northwest Minnesota.
new text end

new text begin (f) Native Eastern Larch Beetle Decimating
Minnesota's Tamarack Forests
new text end

new text begin $398,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to understand conditions
triggering eastern larch beetle outbreaks and
develop management techniques to protect
tamarack forests from this native insect. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2024,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (g) Habitat Associations of Mississippi
Bottomland Forest Marsh Birds
new text end

new text begin $275,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the National Audubon
Society, Minnesota office, to evaluate habitat
associations of bottomland forest birds in
response to restoration actions to better target
restoration efforts for wildlife. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2024,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (h) Peatland Restoration in the Lost River State
Forest
new text end

new text begin $135,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Roseau River
Watershed District to collect physical attribute
data from drained peatlands, incorporate the
data into a decision matrix, and generate a
report detailing peatland restoration potential
throughout the Lost River State Forest.
new text end

new text begin (i) Prescribed Burning for Brushland-Dependent
Species - Phase II
new text end

new text begin $147,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota to compare the effects of spring,
summer, and fall burns on birds and vegetation
and to provide guidelines for maintaining
healthy brushland habitat for a diversity of
wildlife and plant species.
new text end

new text begin (j) Pollinator Habitat Creation Along Urban
Mississippi River
new text end

new text begin $129,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Friends of the
Mississippi River to remove invasive plants
and replace them with high-value native
species at three urban sites along the
Mississippi River to improve habitat for
pollinators and other wildlife. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2025,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.
new text end

new text begin (k) Increase Golden Shiner Production to Protect
Aquatic Communities
new text end

new text begin $188,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Minnesota Sea Grant in
Duluth to identify and demonstrate best
methods for in-state production of golden
shiners to address angler demand while
reducing the risk of introducing and spreading
invasive species and to communicate findings
through reports, manuals, and workshops.
Production of shiners in this project must not
take place in wetlands.
new text end

new text begin (l) Restoring Turf to Native Pollinator Gardens
Across Metro
new text end

new text begin $197,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Wilderness in the City
to transition turf to native gardens for
pollinator habitat, establish long-term
volunteer stewardship networks, and help
connect diverse populations with nature
throughout the metropolitan regional park
system. A letter of commitment from the
respective regional park implementing agency
must be provided before money from this
appropriation is spent at a regional park within
the agency's jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Land Acquisition,
Habitat, and Recreation
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 29,551,000
new text end
new text begin (a) DNR Scientific and Natural Areas
new text end

new text begin $3,000,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for the scientific and natural area (SNA)
program to restore, improve, and enhance
wildlife habitat on SNAs; increase public
involvement and outreach; and strategically
acquire high-quality lands that meet criteria
for SNAs under Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, from willing sellers.
new text end

new text begin (b) Private Native Prairie Conservation through
Native Prairie Bank
new text end

new text begin $2,000,000 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 in
Minnesota Statutes, section 84.69, proportional
to the number of easement acres acquired.
new text end

new text begin (c) Minnesota State Parks and State Trails
Inholdings
new text end

new text begin $3,500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to acquire high-priority inholdings from
willing sellers within the legislatively
authorized boundaries of state parks,
recreation areas, and trails to protect
Minnesota's natural heritage, enhance outdoor
recreation, and promote tourism.
new text end

new text begin (d) Grants for Local Parks, Trails, and Natural
Areas
new text end

new text begin $2,400,000 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 (e) Mississippi River Aquatic Habitat
Restoration and Mussel Reintroduction
new text end

new text begin $1,800,000 the second year is from the trust
fund. Of this amount, $1,549,000 is to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board and $251,000 is to the
commissioner of natural resources to restore
lost habitat and reintroduce mussels in the
Mississippi River above St. Anthony Falls.
This work includes creating habitat and
species restoration plans, implementing the
restoration plans, and monitoring effectiveness
of the restoration for multiple years after
implementation. 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) Minnesota Hunter Walking Trails: Public
Land Recreational Access
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 the Ruffed Grouse
Society to improve Minnesota's hunter
walking trail system by restoring or upgrading
trailheads and trails, developing new walking
trails, and compiling enhanced maps for use
by managers and the public.
new text end

new text begin (g) Turning Back to Rivers: Environmental and
Recreational Protection
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 Trust for Public
Land to help local communities acquire
priority land along the Mississippi, St. Croix,
and Minnesota Rivers and their tributaries to
protect natural resources, provide buffers for
flooding, and improve access for recreation.
new text end

new text begin (h) Metropolitan Regional Parks System Land
Acquisition - Phase VI
new text end

new text begin $1,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the Metropolitan Council for grants to
acquire land within the approved park
boundaries of the metropolitan regional park
system. This appropriation must be matched
by at least 40 percent of nonstate money.
new text end

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

new text begin $994,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to expand high-priority recreational
opportunities on Minnesota's state trails by
rehabilitating, improving, and enhancing
existing state trails. The high-priority trail
bridges to be rehabilitated or replaced under
this appropriation include, but are not limited
to, those on the Taconite, Great River Ridge,
and C. J. Ramstad/Northshore State Trails.
new text end

new text begin (j) Elm Creek Restoration - Phase IV
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 Champlin to
conduct habitat and stream restoration of
approximately 0.7 miles of Elm Creek
shoreline above Mill Pond Lake and through
the Elm Creek Protection Area.
new text end

new text begin (k) Superior Hiking Trail as Environmental
Showcase
new text end

new text begin $450,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Superior Hiking
Trail Association to rebuild damaged and
dangerous segments and create a new trail
segment of the Superior Hiking Trail to
minimize environmental impacts, make the
trail safer for users, and make the trail more
resilient for future use and conditions.
new text end

new text begin (l) Upper St. Anthony Falls Enhancements
new text end

new text begin $2,800,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Friends of the Lock
and Dam in partnership with the city of
Minneapolis to design and install green
infrastructure, public access, and habitat
restorations on riverfront land at Upper St.
Anthony Falls for water protection, recreation,
and environmental education purposes. Of this
amount, up to $600,000 is for planning,
design, and engagement. No funds from this
appropriation may be spent until Congress
directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to
convey an interest in the Upper St. Anthony
Falls property to the city of Minneapolis for
use as a visitor center. After this congressional
act is signed into law, up to $100,000 of the
planning, design, and engagement funds may
be spent. The remaining planning, design, and
engagement funds may be spent after a binding
agreement has been secured to acquire the land
or access and use rights to the land for at least
25 years. Any remaining balance of the
appropriation may be spent on installing
enhancements after the Upper St. Anthony
Falls land has been acquired by the city of
Minneapolis.
new text end

new text begin (m) Whiskey Creek and Mississippi River Water
Quality, Habitat, and Recreation
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 Mississippi
Headwaters Board to acquire and transfer
approximately 13 acres of land to the city of
Baxter for future construction of water quality,
habitat, and recreational improvements to
protect the Mississippi River.
new text end

new text begin (n) Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail
(West Segment)
new text end

new text begin $2,600,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Otter Tail County to
construct the west segment of the 32-mile
Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail that
will connect the city of Pelican Rapids to
Maplewood State Park.
new text end

new text begin (o) Crow Wing County Community Natural
Area Acquisition
new text end

new text begin $400,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Crow Wing County to
acquire approximately 65 acres of land
adjacent to the historic fire tower property to
allow for diverse recreational opportunities
while protecting wildlife habitat and
preventing forest fragmentation. 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 (p) Rocori Trail - Phase III
new text end

new text begin $1,200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Rocori Trail
Construction Board to design and construct
Phase III of the Rocori Trail along the old
Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail corridor
between the cities of Cold Spring and
Rockville.
new text end

new text begin (q) Mesabi Trail: New Trail and Additional
Funding
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 St. Louis and Lake
Counties Regional Railroad Authority for
constructing the Mesabi Trail beginning at the
intersection of County Road 20 and Minnesota
State Highway 135 and terminating at 1st
Avenue North and 1st Street North in the city
of Biwabik in St. Louis County. This
appropriation may not be spent until all
Mesabi Trail projects funded with trust fund
appropriations before fiscal year 2020, with
the exception of the project funded under Laws
2017, chapter 96, section 2, subdivision 9,
paragraph (g), are completed.
new text end

new text begin (r) Ranier Safe Harbor and Transient Dock on
Rainy Lake
new text end

new text begin $762,000 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 dock that accommodates boats 26
feet or longer with the goal of increasing
public access for boat recreation on Rainy
Lake. 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 (s) Crane Lake Voyageurs National Park
Campground and Visitor Center
new text end

new text begin $3,100,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the town of Crane Lake
to design and construct a new campground
and to plan and preliminarily prepare a site
for constructing a new Voyageurs National
Park visitor center on land acquired for these
purposes in Crane Lake. 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 (t) Chippewa County Acquisition, Recreation,
and Education
new text end

new text begin $160,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Chippewa County to
acquire wetland and floodplain forest and
abandoned gravel pits along the Minnesota
River to provide water filtration, education,
and recreational opportunities.
new text end

new text begin (u) Sportsmen's Training and Developmental
Learning Center
new text end

new text begin $85,000 the second year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with the Minnesota Forest Zone
Trappers Association to complete a site
evaluation and master plan for the Sportsmen's
Training and Developmental Learning Center
near Hibbing. 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 begin Contract
Agreement Reimbursement
new text end

new text begin -0-
new text end
new text begin 135,000
new text end

new text begin $135,000 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 for preparing and
administering contracts for the agreements
specified in this section. 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 Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Miscellaneous Projects
new text end

new text begin 2,768,000
new text end
new text begin 1,500,000
new text end
new text begin (a) McMahon Lake Flood Hazard Mitigation
new text end

new text begin $600,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
the state share of a flood hazard mitigation
grant to Scott County for publicly owned
capital improvements to prevent or alleviate
flood damage on McMahon Lake under
Minnesota Statutes, section 103F.161.
new text end

new text begin (b) South Bend Township Flood Control
new text end

new text begin $14,000 the first year is from the trust fund to
the commissioner of natural resources for a
grant to Blue Earth County to study flood
control and storm water management options
for South Bend Township.
new text end

new text begin (c) Madelia Floodplain Improvement Assessment
new text end

new text begin $105,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
a grant to the city of Madelia for surveying,
modeling, and designing floodplain
improvements along the Watonwan River. The
city must submit a copy of the study to the
commissioner of natural resources and to the
Federal Emergency Management Agency for
possible incorporation into the Watonwan
County digital flood insurance rate maps.
new text end

new text begin (d) Cannon River Flood Study
new text end

new text begin $500,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
a grant to the city of Waterville for a flood
study of the Cannon River dam system. The
study must include data collection and
calibration, structure, surveying, HEC-HMS
model development and calibration, HEC-RAS
model generation, and modeling alternative
mitigation options.
new text end

new text begin (e) Waterville Flood Warning Gauge
new text end

new text begin $13,000 the first year is from the trust fund to
the commissioner of natural resources for a
grant to the city of Waterville to purchase and
install a flood warning gauge on the Cannon
River. The city must work with the
commissioner to integrate the gauge with the
state's enhanced flood forecast warning
system.
new text end

new text begin (f) Mora Lake High Water Mitigation
new text end

new text begin $200,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for a grant
to the city of Mora for measures to mitigate
high water in Mora Lake, including installing
intake and outlet structures and replacing the
associated sanitary sewer and road. This
appropriation is available until the project is
completed or abandoned, subject to Minnesota
Statutes, section 16A.642. This appropriation
does not require a nonstate match.
new text end

new text begin (g) Private Well Testing
new text end

new text begin $300,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of health for testing well
water in private wells. The commissioner shall
develop a program to determine the
contaminant levels in drinking water from
private wells. The program shall be on a
voluntary, pilot program basis. Using the
appropriated funds, the commissioner shall
work with private well owners and other
interested parties to facilitate and promote the
availability of well water testing. The
commissioner shall develop recommendations
in consultation with certified water treatment
professionals for a statewide private well water
testing and contamination mitigation rebate
program and submit a report to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative
committees with jurisdiction over health and
human services policy by December 31, 2020.
new text end

new text begin (h) Minnesota River Valley Watch Program
new text end

new text begin $50,000 the first year is from the trust fund to
the commissioner of natural resources for a
grant to the Friends of the Minnesota Valley
to continue and expand the existing water
quality and watershed monitoring river watch
activities in schools in the Minnesota River
Valley. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (i) USDA Forest Service Land Exchanges
new text end

new text begin $400,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
the school trust lands director to initiate the
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness land
exchanges with the United States Department
of Agriculture Forest Service and the private
forest land alternative with a nonprofit partner.
The school trust lands director may use this
appropriation for project costs, including but
not limited to environmental assessments,
valuation expenses, legal fees, closing costs,
and transactional staff costs. The
commissioner must reimburse the permanent
school fund the amount spent under this
appropriation and the appropriation in Laws
2017, chapter 93, article 1, section 9,
paragraph (b), as amended by Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section
12, from the revenue received from the sale
of timber permits on lands acquired in the
exchange. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2022.
new text end

new text begin (j) Farmstead Ring Levees in Red River
Watershed
new text end

new text begin $125,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
grants to assist in the construction of flood
protection rural and farmstead ring levees in
the Red River watershed. Grants may not
exceed 50 percent of the cost of the projects.
new text end

new text begin (k) Historic Bruce Mine State Park and Mesabi
Trailhead
new text end

new text begin $350,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
a grant to the St. Louis and Lake Counties
Regional Railroad Authority to engineer,
design, renovate, and construct the Historic
Bruce Mine Park and Mesabi Trailhead and
access in the city of Chisholm.
new text end

new text begin (l) Adopt-a-Dumpster Program
new text end

new text begin $111,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
the chronic wasting disease adopt-a-dumpster
program established under Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 4, article 1, section 3,
subdivision 6, paragraph (c).
new text end

new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin Availability 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 until June 30, 2023, 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
grant, the time period of the appropriation is
extended to equal the federal grant period.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin Data Availability Requirements
new text end

new text begin Data collected by the projects funded under
this section must conform to guidelines and
standards adopted by MN.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 begin Project 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 of the 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 Subd. 15. new text end

new text begin Payment 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, 2020,
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 begin Purchasing 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 begin Energy 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 begin Accessibility
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 begin Carryforward; Extension
new text end

new text begin (a) The availability of the appropriations for
the following projects is extended to June 30,
2021:
new text end

new text begin (1) Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2,
subdivision 7, paragraph (e), Geotargeted
Distributed Clean Energy Initiative;
new text end

new text begin (2) Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2,
subdivision 8, paragraph (a), Optimizing the
Nutrition of Roadside Plants for Pollinators;
new text end

new text begin (3) Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2,
subdivision 8, paragraph (f), Prescribed-Fire
Management for Roadside Prairies;
new text end

new text begin (4) Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2,
subdivision 8, paragraph (h), Mississippi and
Vermillion Rivers Restoration of Prairie,
Savanna, and Forest Habitat - Phase X;
new text end

new text begin (5) Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2,
subdivision 9, paragraph (e), Native Prairie
Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement
Acquisition, as amended by Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 4, article 2, section 4;
new text end

new text begin (6) Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 4, section
2, subdivision 5, paragraph (j), Expanding the
State's Reuse Economy to Conserve Natural
Resources; and
new text end

new text begin (7) Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 4, section
2, subdivision 6, paragraph (b), Palmer
Amaranth Detection and Eradication
Continuation.
new text end

new text begin (b) The availability of the appropriations for
the following projects is extended to June 30,
2022:
new text end

new text begin (1) Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2,
subdivision 8, paragraph (k), Conservation
Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
Outreach and Implementation; and
new text end

new text begin (2) Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2,
subdivision 9, paragraph (h), Tower Trailhead
Boat Landing and Habitat Improvement -
Phase II.
new text end

new text begin (c) The availability of the appropriations for
the following projects is extended to June 30,
2023:
new text end

new text begin (1) Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 4, section
2, subdivision 10, Emerging Issues Account;
and
new text end

new text begin (2) Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter
4, article 2, section 2, subdivision 8, paragraph
(f), Lawns to Legumes.
new text end

new text begin (d) The availability of the appropriation under
Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 4, section 2,
subdivision 4, paragraph (l), Lake Agnes
Treatment, is extended to June 30, 2024.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 20. new text end

new text begin Cancellation
new text end

new text begin The appropriation in Laws 2019, First Special
Session chapter 4, article 2, section 2,
subdivision 8, paragraph (c), Sauk River Dam
Removal and Rock Rapids Replacement, is
canceled.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Laws 2016, chapter 186, section 2, subdivision 9, as amended by Laws 2018,
chapter 214, article 4, section 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Land Acquisition, Habitat, and
Recreation

-0-
8,793,000
(a) Scientific and Natural Area Restoration

$1,386,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to restore and improve approximately 750
acres of scientific and natural areas. A list of
proposed restorations must be provided as part
of the required work plan. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2019, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(b) Minnesota Point Pine Forest Scientific and
Natural Area Acquisition

$500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
in cooperation with the Duluth Airport
Authority to acquire approximately ten acres
as an addition to the designated Minnesota
Point Pine Forest Scientific and Natural Area
located along the shores of Lake Superior in
Duluth.new text begin Any balance remaining in the
appropriation not needed for the acquisition
is available to the commissioner for a grant to
the Duluth Airport Authority to use to protect
the Minnesota Point Pine Forest Scientific and
Natural Area by relocating an airport runway.
The appropriation is available until June 30,
2021.
new text end

(c) Conservation Easements in Avon Hills -
Phase III

$1,300,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Saint John's University
in cooperation with Minnesota Land Trust to
secure permanent conservation easements on
approximately 500 acres of high-quality
habitat in Stearns County, prepare
conservation management plans, and provide
public outreach. A list of proposed easement
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required work plan. An entity that acquires a
conservation easement with appropriations
from the trust fund must have a long-term
stewardship plan for the easement and a fund
established for monitoring and enforcing the
agreement. Funding for the long-term
monitoring and enforcement fund must come
from nonstate sources for easements acquired
with this appropriation. The state may enforce
requirements in the conservation easements
on land acquired with this appropriation and
the conservation easement document must
state this authority and explicitly include
requirements for water quality and quantity
protection. This appropriation is available until
June 30, 2019, by which time the project must
be completed and final products delivered.

(d) Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water System
Acquisition for Wellhead Protection

$1,500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Lincoln Pipestone Rural
Water to acquire and restore lands designated
under an approved wellhead protection plan.
Lands acquired with this appropriation must
be from willing sellers and be identified by
the Department of Health as targeted
vulnerable lands for wellhead protection.
Lands must be restored to permanent
vegetative cover, but may be used for
recreation and renewable energy if adequate
protection of the drinking water aquifer is
provided. A list of proposed acquisitions must
be provided as part of the required work plan.
Plant and seed materials must follow the Board
of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation
establishment and enhancement guidelines.
Income derived from the lands acquired with
funds appropriated under this paragraph is
exempt from Minnesota Statutes, section
116P.10, if used for additional wellhead
protection as provided under this paragraph
until adequate wellhead protection has been
achieved, as determined by the commissioner
of health. Any income earned after that must
be returned to the environment and natural
resources trust fund. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2019, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(e) Mesabi Trail Segment from Highway 135 to
Town of Embarrass

$1,200,000 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 for
engineering and construction of segments of
the Mesabi Trail, totaling approximately six
miles between Highway 135 and the town of
Embarrass. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2019, by which time the project
must be completed and final products
delivered.

(f) Tower Historic Harbor Trail Connections

$679,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Tower to
construct recreational trails along the harbor
in Tower and to connect to the Mesabi Trail.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2019, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(g) Otter Tail River Recreational Trail
Acquisition

$600,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the city of Fergus Falls
to acquire land along the Otter Tail River for
a recreational trail and park. This appropriation
is contingent on at least a 40 percent match of
nonstate money. Prior to the acquisition, a
phase 1 environmental assessment must be
completed and the city must not accept any
liability for previous contamination of lands
acquired with this appropriation.

Sec. 4.

Laws 2017, chapter 96, section 2, subdivision 9, as amended by Laws 2019, First
Special Session chapter 4, article 2, section 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Land Acquisition,
Habitat, and Recreation

999,000
13,533,000
-0-
(a) Metropolitan Regional Parks System Land
Acquisition

$1,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the Metropolitan Council for grants to
acquire approximately 70 acres of land within
the approved park boundaries of the
metropolitan regional park system. This
appropriation may not be used to purchase
habitable residential structures. A list of
proposed fee title acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required work plan.
This appropriation must be matched by at least
40 percent of nonstate money that must be
committed by December 31, 2017. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2020,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(b) Scientific and Natural Areas Acquisition and
Restoration, Citizen Science, and Engagement

$2,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources to
acquire land with high-quality native plant
communities and rare features to be
established as scientific and natural areas as
provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 5, restore and improve
scientific and natural areas, and provide
technical assistance and outreach, including
site steward events. At least one-third of the
appropriation must be spent on restoration
activities. A list of proposed acquisitions and
restorations must be provided as part of the
required work plan. Land acquired with this
appropriation must be sufficiently improved
to meet at least minimum management
standards, as determined by the commissioner
of natural resources. When feasible,
consideration must be given to accommodate
trails on lands acquired. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2020, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(c) Minnesota State Parks and State Trails Land
Acquisition

$1,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources to
acquire approximately 373 acres from willing
sellers for authorized state trails and critical
parcels within the statutory boundaries of state
parks. State park land acquired with this
appropriation must be sufficiently improved
to meet at least minimum management
standards, as determined by the commissioner
of natural resources. A list of proposed
acquisitions must be provided as part of the
required work plan. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2020, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(d) Minnesota State Trails Acquisition,
Development, and Enhancement

$999,000 in fiscal year 2017 and $39,000 the
first year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for state
trail acquisition, development, and
enhancement in southern Minnesota. A
proposed list of trail projects on authorized
state trails must be provided as part of the
required work plan. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2020, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(e) Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank
Easement Acquisition

$2,675,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources to
acquire native prairie bank easements in
accordance with Minnesota Statutes, section
84.96, on approximately 250 acres, prepare
baseline property assessments, restore and
enhance native prairie sites, and provide
technical assistance to landowners. Of this
amount, up to $132,000 may be deposited in
a conservation easement stewardship account.
Deposits into the conservation easement
stewardship account must be made upon
closing on conservation easements or at a time
otherwise approved in the work plan. A list of
proposed easement acquisitions must be
provided as part of the required work plan.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2020, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(f) Leech Lake Acquisition

$1,500,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with the Leech Lake Band of
Ojibwe to acquire approximately 45 acres,
including 0.67 miles of shoreline of
high-quality aquatic and wildlife habitat at the
historic meeting place between Henry
Schoolcraft and the Anishinabe people. The
land must be open to public use including
hunting and fishing. The band must provide a
commitment that land will not be put in a
federal trust through the Bureau of Indian
Affairs.

(g) Mesabi Trail Development

$2,269,000 the first 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 for
engineering and constructing segments of the
Mesabi Trail. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2020, by which time the project
must be completed and final products
delivered.

(h) Tower Trailhead Boat Landing and Habitat
Improvement - Phase II

$600,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with the city of Tower to
construct a trailheadnew text begin, trail connection to the
Mesabi Trail,
new text end and boat landing andnew text begin tonew text end restore
vegetative habitat on city-owned property.
Plant and seed materials must follow the Board
of Water and Soil Resources' native vegetation
establishment and enhancement guidelines.
This appropriation is available until June 30,
2020, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(i) Land Acquisition for Voyageurs National
Park Crane Lake Visitors Center

$950,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with the town of Crane Lake, in
partnership with Voyageurs National Park and
the Department of Natural Resources, to
acquire approximately 30 acres to be used for
a visitor center and campground. Income
generated by the campground may be used to
support the facility.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective retroactively from July 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 4, section 2, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive
Species

-0-
5,760,000
(a) Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and
Pests Center - Phase 4

$3,500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for high-priority research at the
Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center
to protect Minnesota's natural and agricultural
resources from terrestrial invasive plants,
pathogens, and pests as identified through the
center's strategic prioritization process. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2023,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(b) Palmer Amaranth Detection and Eradication
Continuation

$431,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of agriculture to
continue to monitor, ground survey, and
control Palmer amaranthnew text begin and other prohibited
eradicate species of noxious weeds
new text end primarily
in deleted text beginconservation plantingsdeleted text end new text beginnatural areas new text endand to
develop and implement aerial-survey methods
to prevent infestation and protect prairies,
other natural areas, and agricultural crops.

(c) Evaluate Control Methods for Invasive
Hybrid Cattails

$131,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Voyageurs National
Park to evaluate the effectiveness of
mechanical harvesting and managing muskrat
populations to remove exotic hybrid cattails
and restore fish and wildlife habitat in
Minnesota wetlands. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2021, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(d) Developing RNA Interference to Control
Zebra Mussels

$500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the United States
Geological Survey to develop a genetic control
tool that exploits the natural process of RNA
silencing to specifically target and effectively
control zebra mussels without affecting other
species or causing other nontarget effects. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(e) Install and Evaluate an Invasive Carp
Deterrent for Mississippi River Locks and Dams

$998,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota in cooperation with the United
States Army Corps of Engineers and the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service to
install, evaluate, and optimize a system in
Mississippi River locks and dams to deter
passage of invasive carp without negatively
impacting native fish and to evaluate the
ability of predator fish in the pools above the
locks and dams to consume young carp. The
project must conduct a cost comparison of
equipment purchase versus lease options and
choose the most effective option. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

(f) Determining Risk of Toxic Alga in Minnesota
Lakes

$200,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the Science Museum of Minnesota for
the St. Croix Watershed Research Station to
determine the historical distribution,
abundance, and toxicity of the invasive
blue-green alga, Cylindrospermopsis
raciborskii, in about 20 lakes across Minnesota
and inform managers and the public about the
alga's spread and health risks. This
appropriation is available until June 30, 2021,
by which time the project must be completed
and final products delivered.

Sec. 6. new text beginEXTENSION OF AVAILABILITY FOR CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) 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, 2020,
is extended to June 30, 2021, if the recipient or grantee does both of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) by June 30, 2020, 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 section; 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 (b) The commission must notify the commissioner of management and budget and the
commissioner of natural resources of any extension granted under this section.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: S4499-2

85.0505 FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE IN STATE PARKS.

Subd. 3.

Fort Ridgely State Park.

The commissioner of public safety, with the approval of the commissioner of natural resources, may issue to a concessionaire, lessee, or person holding a contract with the Department of Natural Resources an on-sale license for the sale of intoxicating liquor at the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course. The annual fee for the license issued pursuant to this subdivision shall be set by the commissioner of public safety at an amount comparable to the fee charged by the surrounding counties for a similar license. All provisions of chapter 340A not inconsistent with this subdivision shall apply to the sale of intoxicating liquor at the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course.

85.0507 FORT RIDGELY GOLF COURSE; GOLF CARTS.

The commissioner may by contract, concession agreement, or lease authorize the use of golf carts on the golf course at Fort Ridgely State Park.

85.054 STATE PARK PERMIT EXEMPTIONS.

Subd. 19.

Fort Ridgely golf course.

The commissioner may by contract, concession agreement, or lease waive a state park permit and associated fee for motor vehicle entry or parking for persons playing golf at the Fort Ridgely State Park golf course provided that the contract, concession agreement, or lease payment to the state is set, in part, to compensate the state park system for the loss of the state park fees.

115B.49 DRY CLEANER ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE AND REIMBURSEMENT ACCOUNT.

Subd. 4.

Registration; fees.

(a) The owner or operator of a dry cleaning facility shall register on or before October 1 of each year with the commissioner of revenue in a manner prescribed by the commissioner of revenue and pay a registration fee for the facility. The amount of the fee is:

(1) $500, for facilities with a full-time equivalence of fewer than five;

(2) $1,000, for facilities with a full-time equivalence of five to ten; and

(3) $1,500, for facilities with a full-time equivalence of more than ten.

The registration fee must be paid on or before October 18 or the owner or operator of a dry cleaning facility may elect to pay the fee in equal installments. Installment payments must be paid on or before October 18, on or before January 18, on or before April 18, and on or before June 18. All payments made after October 18 bear interest at the rate specified in section 270C.40.

(b) A person who sells dry cleaning solvents for use by dry cleaning facilities in the state shall collect and remit to the commissioner of revenue in the same manner prescribed by the commissioner of revenue, for the taxes imposed under chapter 297A, a fee of:

(1) $3.50 for each gallon of perchloroethylene sold for use by dry cleaning facilities in the state;

(2) 70 cents for each gallon of hydrocarbon-based dry cleaning solvent sold for use by dry cleaning facilities in the state; and

(3) 35 cents for each gallon of other nonaqueous solvents sold for use by dry cleaning facilities in the state.

(c) The audit, assessment, appeal, collection, enforcement, and administrative provisions of chapters 270C and 289A apply to the fee imposed by this subdivision. To enforce this subdivision, the commissioner of revenue may grant extensions to file returns and pay fees, impose penalties and interest on the annual registration fee under paragraph (a) and the monthly fee under paragraph (b), and abate penalties and interest in the manner provided in chapters 270C and 289A. The penalties and interest imposed on taxes under chapter 297A apply to the fees imposed under this subdivision. Disclosure of data collected by the commissioner of revenue under this subdivision is governed by chapter 270B.

Subd. 4b.

Fee adjustment.

Notwithstanding section 16A.1285, each fiscal year the commissioner shall adjust the fees in subdivision 4 as necessary to maintain an annual income to the account of $650,000.

Repealed Minnesota Session Laws: S4499-2

Laws 2013, chapter 121, section 53

Sec. 53. new text beginANTLER POINT RESTRICTIONS.new text end

new text begin The commissioner of natural resources may not impose an antler point restriction in areas outside the Series 300 deer permit areas, other than that imposed under Minnesota Rules, part 6232.0200, subpart 6, unless the legislature approves the antler point restriction. new text end

Repealed Minnesota Rule: S4499-2

6232.0350 RESTRICTIONS FOR TAKING DEER; 300 SERIES DEER PERMIT AREAS.

Notwithstanding part 6232.0200, subpart 6, in all 300 series deer permit areas, a legal buck is defined as a deer with a minimum of four antler points on at least one antler. Bucks with fewer antler points than the minimum defined points are protected and not legal for harvest. Youth hunters, age 10 to 17, are exempt from this part.