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SF 959

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/09/2021 01:50pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money for environment, natural
resources, and tourism; modifying disposition of certain receipts, appropriations,
funds, and accounts; modifying state park and fishing contest provisions; modifying
and establishing fees; eliminating duplicate reporting; modifying certain grant
programs; providing for environmental justice considerations; modifying
requirements for labeling items as biodegradable or compostable; modifying
enforcement authority; establishing Landfill Responsibility Act; modifying
provisions for conveying state land interests; adding to and deleting from state
parks and recreation areas; authorizing sales of certain state lands; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 16A.125, subdivision 5; 84.63; 84.943,
subdivisions 3, 5, by adding a subdivision; 85.019, by adding a subdivision; 85.052,
subdivisions 1, 6; 85.053, by adding a subdivision; 85.055, subdivision 1; 86B.415,
subdivisions 1, 1a, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7; 92.502; 97A.075, subdivisions 1, 7; 97A.126, by
adding a subdivision; 97A.475, subdivisions 2, 3, 3a, 4; 97A.485, subdivision 6;
97B.022, by adding a subdivision; 97B.715, subdivision 1; 97B.801; 97C.081,
subdivisions 3, 3a; 115.03, subdivision 1; 115.071, subdivisions 1, 4, by adding
subdivisions; 115A.03, by adding subdivisions; 115A.565, subdivision 1; 115B.421;
116.06, by adding subdivisions; 116.07, subdivisions 6, 9, by adding subdivisions;
116.11; 168.1295, subdivision 1; 325E.046; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapters 115A; 116; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2020, section
115.44, subdivision 9.

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

ARTICLE 1

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. new text beginENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the agencies
and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the general fund,
or another named fund, and are available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.
The figures "2022" and "2023" used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under
them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022, or June 30, 2023, respectively.
"The first year" is fiscal year 2022. "The second year" is fiscal year 2023. "The biennium"
is fiscal years 2022 and 2023. Appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, are
effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

new text begin APPROPRIATIONS
new text end
new text begin Available for the Year
new text end
new text begin Ending June 30
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginPOLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY
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 107,043,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 106,915,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 6,262,000
new text end
new text begin 6,286,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 86,160,000
new text end
new text begin 86,008,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 14,546,000
new text end
new text begin 14,546,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner must present the agency's
biennial budget for fiscal years 2024 and 2025
to the legislature in a transparent way by
agency division, including the proposed
budget bill and presentations of the budget to
committees and divisions with jurisdiction
over the agency's budget.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Environmental Analysis and Outcomes
new text end

new text begin 14,724,000
new text end
new text begin 14,191,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 214,000
new text end
new text begin 224,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 14,309,000
new text end
new text begin 13,766,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 201,000
new text end
new text begin 201,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $99,000 the first year and $109,000 the
second year are from the general fund for:
new text end

new text begin (1) a municipal liaison to assist municipalities
in implementing and participating in the
rulemaking process for water quality standards
and navigating the NPDES/SDS permitting
process;
new text end

new text begin (2) enhanced economic analysis in the
rulemaking process for water quality
standards, including more-specific analysis
and identification of cost-effective permitting;
new text end

new text begin (3) developing statewide economic analyses
and templates to reduce the amount of
information and time required for
municipalities to apply for variances from
water quality standards; and
new text end

new text begin (4) coordinating with the Public Facilities
Authority to identify and advocate for the
resources needed for municipalities to achieve
permit requirements.
new text end

new text begin (b) $205,000 the first year and $205,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for a monitoring program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116.454.
new text end

new text begin (c) $115,000 the first year and $115,000 the
second year are for monitoring water quality
and operating assistance programs.
new text end

new text begin (d) $347,000 the first year and $347,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for monitoring ambient air for hazardous
pollutants.
new text end

new text begin (e) $90,000 the first year and $90,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for duties related to harmful chemicals in
children's products under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 116.9401 to 116.9407. Of this
amount, $57,000 each year is transferred to
the commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin (f) $109,000 the first year and $109,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for registering wastewater laboratories.
new text end

new text begin (g) $926,000 the first year and $926,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to continue perfluorochemical biomonitoring
in eastern metropolitan communities, as
recommended by the Environmental Health
Tracking and Biomonitoring Advisory Panel,
and to address other environmental health
risks, including air quality. The communities
must include Hmong and other immigrant
farming communities. Of this amount, up to
$689,000 the first year and $689,000 the
second year are for transfer to the Department
of Health.
new text end

new text begin (h) $51,000 the first year and $51,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for the listing procedures for impaired waters
required under this act.
new text end

new text begin (i) $350,000 the first year is from the
environmental fund for completing the St.
Louis River mercury total maximum daily
load study. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin (j) $141,000 the second year is to implement
and enforce Minnesota Statutes, section
325F.071. Of this amount, up to $65,000 may
be transferred to the commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin (k) $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for sampling fish and water for per- and
polyfluoroalkyl substances at multiple surface
waters.
new text end

new text begin (l) $450,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for inventorying the types of facilities that are
a potential source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl
substances contamination.
new text end

new text begin (m) $300,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to evaluate materials going to wastewater and
solid waste facilities that result in high levels
of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances at these
locations. This is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Industrial
new text end

new text begin 15,988,000
new text end
new text begin 16,337,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 14,987,000
new text end
new text begin 15,336,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 1,001,000
new text end
new text begin 1,001,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,001,000 the first year and $1,001,000
the second year are from the remediation fund
for the leaking underground storage tank
program to investigate, clean up, and prevent
future releases from underground petroleum
storage tanks and for the petroleum
remediation program for vapor assessment
and remediation. These same annual amounts
are transferred from the petroleum tank fund
to the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $393,000 the first year and $393,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to further evaluate the use and reduction of
trichloroethylene around Minnesota and
identify its potential health effects on
communities. Of this amount, up to $121,000
each year may be transferred to the
commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin (c) $184,000 the second year is from the
environmental fund to purchase air emissions
monitoring equipment to support compliance
and enforcement activities. Of this amount,
$180,000 is a onetime appropriation.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Municipal
new text end

new text begin 8,624,000
new text end
new text begin 8,637,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 177,000
new text end
new text begin 190,000
new text end
new text begin State Government
Special Revenue
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin 75,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 8,372,000
new text end
new text begin 8,372,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $177,000 the first year and $190,000 the
second year are for:
new text end

new text begin (1) a municipal liaison to assist municipalities
in implementing and participating in the
rulemaking process for water quality standards
and navigating the NPDES/SDS permitting
process;
new text end

new text begin (2) enhanced economic analysis in the
rulemaking process for water quality
standards, including more-specific analysis
and identification of cost-effective permitting;
new text end

new text begin (3) developing statewide economic analyses
and templates to reduce the amount of
information and time required for
municipalities to apply for variances from
water quality standards; and
new text end

new text begin (4) coordinating with the Public Facilities
Authority to identify and advocate for the
resources needed for municipalities to achieve
permit requirements.
new text end

new text begin (b) $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for transfer to the Office of Administrative
Hearings to establish sanitary districts.
new text end

new text begin (c) $952,000 the first year and $952,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for subsurface sewage treatment system
(SSTS) program administration and
community technical assistance and education,
including grants and technical assistance to
communities for water-quality protection. Of
this amount, $129,000 each year is for
assistance to counties through grants for SSTS
program administration. A county receiving
a grant from this appropriation must submit
the results achieved with the grant to the
commissioner as part of its annual SSTS
report. Any unexpended balance in the first
year does not cancel but is available in the
second year.
new text end

new text begin (d) $784,000 the first year and $784,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to address the need for continued increased
activity in new technology review, technical
assistance for local governments, and
enforcement under Minnesota Statutes,
sections 115.55 to 115.58, and to complete the
requirements of Laws 2003, chapter 128,
article 1, section 165.
new text end

new text begin (e) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16A.28, the appropriations
encumbered on or before June 30, 2023, as
grants or contracts for subsurface sewage
treatment systems, surface water and
groundwater assessments, storm water, and
water-quality protection in this subdivision
are available until June 30, 2026.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Operations
new text end

new text begin 10,690,000
new text end
new text begin 10,704,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,531,000
new text end
new text begin 2,532,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 6,078,000
new text end
new text begin 6,091,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 2,081,000
new text end
new text begin 2,081,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,003,000 the first year and $1,003,000
the second year are from the remediation fund
for the leaking underground storage tank
program to investigate, clean up, and prevent
future releases from underground petroleum
storage tanks and for the petroleum
remediation program for vapor assessment
and remediation. These same annual amounts
are transferred from the petroleum tank fund
to the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $2,531,000 the first year and $2,532,000
the second year are to support agency
information technology services provided at
the enterprise and agency level.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,100,000 the first year and $1,100,000
the second year are from the environmental
fund to develop and maintain systems to
support permitting and regulatory business
processes and agency data.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Remediation
new text end

new text begin 11,537,000
new text end
new text begin 11,537,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 508,000
new text end
new text begin 508,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 11,029,000
new text end
new text begin 11,029,000
new text end

new text begin (a) All money for environmental response,
compensation, and compliance in the
remediation fund not otherwise appropriated
is appropriated to the commissioners of the
Pollution Control Agency and agriculture for
purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section
115B.20, subdivision 2, clauses (1), (2), (3),
(6), and (7). At the beginning of each fiscal
year, the two commissioners must jointly
submit to the commissioner of management
and budget an annual spending plan that
maximizes resource use and appropriately
allocates the money between the two
departments. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2023.
new text end

new text begin (b) $363,000 the first year and $363,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
to manage contaminated sediment projects at
multiple sites identified in the St. Louis River
remedial action plan to restore water quality
in the St. Louis River Area of Concern.
new text end

new text begin (c) $3,198,000 the first year and $3,198,000
the second year are from the remediation fund
for the leaking underground storage tank
program to investigate, clean up, and prevent
future releases from underground petroleum
storage tanks and for the petroleum
remediation program for vapor assessment
and remediation. These same annual amounts
are transferred from the petroleum tank fund
to the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin (d) $257,000 the first year and $257,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
transfer to the commissioner of health for
private water-supply monitoring and health
assessment costs in areas contaminated by
unpermitted mixed municipal solid waste
disposal facilities and drinking water
advisories and public information activities
for areas contaminated by hazardous releases.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Resource Management and Assistance
new text end

new text begin 35,048,000
new text end
new text begin 35,077,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 34,748,000
new text end
new text begin 34,777,000
new text end

new text begin (a) Up to $150,000 the first year and $150,000
the second year may be transferred from the
environmental fund to the small business
environmental improvement loan account
under Minnesota Statutes, section 116.993.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are for competitive recycling
grants under Minnesota Statutes, section
115A.565. Of this amount, $300,000 the first
year and $300,000 the second year are from
the general fund, and $700,000 the first year
and $700,000 the second year are from the
environmental fund. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (c) $694,000 the first year and $694,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for emission-reduction activities and grants to
small businesses and other
nonpoint-emission-reduction efforts. Of this
amount, $100,000 the first year and $100,000
the second year are to continue work with
Clean Air Minnesota, and the commissioner
may enter into an agreement with
Environmental Initiative to support this effort.
new text end

new text begin (d) $17,750,000 the first year and $17,750,000
the second year are from the environmental
fund for SCORE block grants to counties.
new text end

new text begin (e) $119,000 the first year and $119,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for environmental assistance grants or loans
under Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.0716.
new text end

new text begin (f) $400,000 the first year and $400,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for grants to develop and expand recycling
markets for Minnesota businesses.
new text end

new text begin (g) $750,000 the first year and $750,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for reducing and diverting food waste,
redirecting edible food for consumption, and
removing barriers to collecting and recovering
organic waste. Of this amount, $500,000 each
year is for grants to increase food rescue and
waste prevention. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin (h) All money deposited in the environmental
fund for the metropolitan solid waste landfill
fee in accordance with Minnesota Statutes,
section 473.843, and not otherwise
appropriated, is appropriated for the purposes
of Minnesota Statutes, section 473.844.
new text end

new text begin (i) Any unencumbered grant and loan balances
in the first year do not cancel but are available
for grants and loans in the second year.
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or
before June 30, 2023, as contracts or grants
for environmental assistance awarded under
Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.0716;
technical and research assistance under
Minnesota Statutes, section 115A.152;
technical assistance under Minnesota Statutes,
section 115A.52; and pollution prevention
assistance under Minnesota Statutes, section
115D.04, are available until June 30, 2025.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Watershed
new text end

new text begin 9,158,000
new text end
new text begin 9,158,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,959,000
new text end
new text begin 1,959,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 6,965,000
new text end
new text begin 6,965,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 234,000
new text end
new text begin 234,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,959,000 the first year and $1,959,000
the second year are for grants to delegated
counties to administer the county feedlot
program under Minnesota Statutes, section
116.0711, subdivisions 2 and 3. Money
remaining after the first year is available for
the second year.
new text end

new text begin (b) $208,000 the first year and $208,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for the costs of implementing general
operating permits for feedlots over 1,000
animal units.
new text end

new text begin (c) $122,000 the first year and $122,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund for
the leaking underground storage tank program
to investigate, clean up, and prevent future
releases from underground petroleum storage
tanks and for the petroleum remediation
program for vapor assessment and
remediation. These same annual amounts are
transferred from the petroleum tank fund to
the remediation fund.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Environmental Quality Board
new text end

new text begin 1,274,000
new text end
new text begin 1,274,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,081,000
new text end
new text begin 1,081,000
new text end
new text begin Environmental
new text end
new text begin 193,000
new text end
new text begin 193,000
new text end

new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Transfers
new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginNATURAL 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 315,179,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 313,409,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 93,840,000
new text end
new text begin 91,111,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 107,072,000
new text end
new text begin 108,032,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 113,638,000
new text end
new text begin 113,637,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 111,000
new text end
new text begin 111,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 518,000
new text end
new text begin 518,000
new text end

new text begin The amounts that may be spent for each
purpose are specified in the following
subdivisions.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Land and Mineral Resources
Management
new text end

new text begin 6,479,000
new text end
new text begin 6,506,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 1,874,000
new text end
new text begin 1,901,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 4,043,000
new text end
new text begin 4,043,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 344,000
new text end
new text begin 344,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 218,000
new text end
new text begin 218,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $319,000 the first year and $319,000 the
second year are for environmental research
relating to mine permitting, of which $200,000
each year is from the minerals management
account and $119,000 each year is from the
general fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $3,083,000 the first year and $3,083,000
the second year are from the minerals
management account in the natural resources
fund for use as provided under Minnesota
Statutes, section 93.2236, paragraph (c), for
mineral resource management, projects to
enhance future mineral income, and projects
to promote new mineral-resource
opportunities.
new text end

new text begin (c) $218,000 the first year and $218,000 the
second year are transferred from the forest
suspense account to the permanent school fund
and are appropriated from the permanent
school fund to secure maximum long-term
economic return from the school trust lands
consistent with fiduciary responsibilities and
sound natural resources conservation and
management principles.
new text end

new text begin (d) $338,000 the first year and $338,000 the
second year are from the water management
account in the natural resources fund for
mining hydrology.
new text end

new text begin (e) On the day following final enactment, the
commissioner must cancel to the general fund
$42,000 from the fiscal year 2021 general fund
appropriations for Lands and Minerals.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Ecological and Water Resources
new text end

new text begin 35,795,000
new text end
new text begin 36,021,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 18,790,000
new text end
new text begin 19,016,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 11,481,000
new text end
new text begin 11,481,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 5,524,000
new text end
new text begin 5,524,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $4,222,000 the first year and $4,222,000
the second year are from the invasive species
account in the natural resources fund and
$2,831,000 the first year and $2,831,000 the
second year are from the general fund for
management, public awareness, assessment
and monitoring research, and water access
inspection to prevent the spread of invasive
species; management of invasive plants in
public waters; and management of terrestrial
invasive species on state-administered lands.
new text end

new text begin (b) $5,556,000 the first year and $5,556,000
the second year are from the water
management account in the natural resources
fund for only the purposes specified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 103G.27,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (c) $124,000 the first year and $124,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Mississippi
Headwaters Board for up to 50 percent of the
cost of implementing the comprehensive plan
for the upper Mississippi within areas under
the board's jurisdiction.
new text end

new text begin (d) $10,000 the first year and $10,000 the
second year are for payment to the Leech Lake
Band of Chippewa Indians to implement the
band's portion of the comprehensive plan for
the upper Mississippi River.
new text end

new text begin (e) $264,000 the first year and $264,000 the
second year are for grants for up to 50 percent
of the cost of implementing the Red River
mediation agreement.
new text end

new text begin (f) $2,298,000 the first year and $2,298,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund for only the purposes specified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin (g) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 290.431, $100,000 the first year and
$100,000 the second year may be used for
nongame wildlife information, education, and
promotion.
new text end

new text begin (h) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.943, $13,000 the first year and
$13,000 the second year from the critical
habitat private sector matching account may
be used to publicize the critical habitat license
plate match program.
new text end

new text begin (i) $6,000,000 the first year and $6,000,000
the second year are for the following activities:
new text end

new text begin (1) financial reimbursement and technical
support to soil and water conservation districts
or other local units of government for
groundwater-level monitoring;
new text end

new text begin (2) surface water monitoring and analysis,
including installing monitoring gauges;
new text end

new text begin (3) groundwater analysis to assist with
water-appropriation permitting decisions;
new text end

new text begin (4) permit application review incorporating
surface water and groundwater technical
analysis;
new text end

new text begin (5) precipitation data and analysis to improve
irrigation use;
new text end

new text begin (6) information technology, including
electronic permitting and integrated data
systems; and
new text end

new text begin (7) compliance and monitoring.
new text end

new text begin (j) $410,000 the first year and $410,000 the
second year are from the heritage enhancement
account in the game and fish fund for grants
to the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species
Research Center at the University of
Minnesota to prioritize, support, and develop
research-based solutions that can reduce the
effects of aquatic invasive species in
Minnesota by preventing spread, controlling
populations, and managing ecosystems and to
advance knowledge to inspire action by others.
new text end

new text begin (k) On the day following final enactment, the
commissioner must cancel to the general fund
$427,000 from the fiscal year 2021 general
fund appropriations for Ecological and Water
Resources.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Forest Management
new text end

new text begin 51,735,000
new text end
new text begin 52,315,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 33,657,000
new text end
new text begin 34,237,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 16,661,000
new text end
new text begin 16,661,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 1,417,000
new text end
new text begin 1,417,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $7,521,000 the first year and $7,521,000
the second year are for prevention,
presuppression, and suppression costs of
emergency firefighting and other costs
incurred under Minnesota Statutes, section
88.12. The amount necessary to pay for
presuppression and suppression costs during
the biennium is appropriated from the general
fund. By January 15 of each year, the
commissioner of natural resources must submit
a report to the chairs and ranking minority
members of the house and senate committees
and divisions having jurisdiction over
environment and natural resources finance that
identifies all firefighting costs incurred and
reimbursements received in the prior fiscal
year. These appropriations may not be
transferred. Any reimbursement of firefighting
expenditures made to the commissioner from
any source other than federal mobilizations
must be deposited into the general fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) $15,386,000 the first year and $15,386,000
the second year are from the forest
management investment account in the natural
resources fund for only the purposes specified
in Minnesota Statutes, section 89.039,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,417,000 the first year and $1,417,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund to advance ecological classification
systems (ECS) scientific management tools
for forest and invasive species management.
new text end

new text begin (d) $855,000 the first year and $863,000 the
second year are for the Forest Resources
Council to implement the Sustainable Forest
Resources Act.
new text end

new text begin (e) $1,143,000 the first year and $1,143,000
the second year are for the Next Generation
Core Forestry data system. Of this
appropriation, $868,000 is from the general
fund and $275,000 from the forest
management investment account in the natural
resources fund.
new text end

new text begin (f) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are from the forest management
investment account in the natural resources
fund for forest road maintenance on state
forest roads.
new text end

new text begin (g) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are for forest road maintenance
on county forest roads.
new text end

new text begin (h) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are from the forest management
investment account in the natural resources
fund for collecting light detection and ranging
data for forest inventory. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2024.
new text end

new text begin (i) On the day following final enactment, the
commissioner must cancel to the general fund
$751,000 from the fiscal year 2021 general
fund appropriations for Forestry.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Parks and Trails Management
new text end

new text begin 90,533,000
new text end
new text begin 91,806,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 27,563,000
new text end
new text begin 27,876,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 60,670,000
new text end
new text begin 61,630,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 2,300,000
new text end
new text begin 2,300,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $6,435,000 the first year and $6,435,000
the second year are from the natural resources
fund for state trail, park, and recreation area
operations. This appropriation is from revenue
deposited in the natural resources fund under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (2).
new text end

new text begin (b) $19,528,000 the first year and $19,528,000
the second year are from the state parks
account in the natural resources fund to
operate and maintain state parks and state
recreation areas.
new text end

new text begin (c) $890,000 the first year and $890,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for park and trail grants to local units of
government on land to be maintained for at
least 20 years for parks or trails. This
appropriation is from revenue deposited in the
natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (4). Any unencumbered balance does
not cancel at the end of the first year and is
available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (d) $9,624,000 the first year and $9,624,000
the second year are from the snowmobile trails
and enforcement account in the natural
resources fund for the snowmobile
grants-in-aid program. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (e) $2,135,000 the first year and $2,135,000
the second year are from the natural resources
fund for the off-highway vehicle grants-in-aid
program. Of this amount, $1,660,000 each
year is from the all-terrain vehicle account;
$150,000 each year is from the off-highway
motorcycle account; and $325,000 each year
is from the off-road vehicle account. Any
unencumbered balance does not cancel at the
end of the first year and is available for the
second year.
new text end

new text begin (f) $117,000 the first year and $117,000 the
second year are from the cross-country-ski
account in the natural resources fund for
grooming and maintaining cross-country-ski
trails in state parks, trails, and recreation areas.
new text end

new text begin (g) $1,250,000 the first year and $2,250,000
the second year are from the state land and
water conservation account in the natural
resources fund for priorities established by the
commissioner for eligible state projects and
administrative and planning activities
consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section
84.0264, and the federal Land and Water
Conservation Fund Act. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (h) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for matching grants for local
parks and outdoor recreation areas under
Minnesota Statutes, section 85.019,
subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin (i) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are for matching grants for local
trail connections under Minnesota Statutes,
section 85.019, subdivision 4c.
new text end

new text begin (j) On the day following final enactment, the
commissioner must cancel to the general fund
$614,000 from the fiscal year 2021 general
fund appropriations for Parks and Trails.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Fish and Wildlife Management
new text end

new text begin 78,306,000
new text end
new text begin 78,309,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 279,000
new text end
new text begin 282,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 1,982,000
new text end
new text begin 1,982,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 76,045,000
new text end
new text begin 76,045,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $8,658,000 the first year and $8,658,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund only for activities specified under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (1). Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94, five
percent of this appropriation may be used for
expanding hunter and angler recruitment and
retention.
new text end

new text begin (b) $8,546,000 the first year and $8,546,000
the second year are from the deer management
account for the purposes identified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.075,
subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (c) On the day following final enactment, the
commissioner must cancel to the general fund
$6,000 from the fiscal year 2021 general fund
appropriations for Fish and Wildlife.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Enforcement
new text end

new text begin 47,464,000
new text end
new text begin 47,585,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 7,490,000
new text end
new text begin 7,612,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 11,855,000
new text end
new text begin 11,855,000
new text end
new text begin Game and Fish
new text end
new text begin 28,008,000
new text end
new text begin 28,007,000
new text end
new text begin Remediation
new text end
new text begin 111,000
new text end
new text begin 111,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $1,718,000 the first year and $1,718,000
the second year are from the general fund for
enforcement efforts to prevent the spread of
aquatic invasive species.
new text end

new text begin (b) $1,580,000 the first year and $1,580,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund for only the purposes specified under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (1).
new text end

new text begin (c) $1,082,000 the first year and $1,082,000
the second year are from the water recreation
account in the natural resources fund for grants
to counties for boat and water safety. Any
unencumbered balance does not cancel at the
end of the first year and is available for the
second year.
new text end

new text begin (d) $315,000 the first year and $315,000 the
second year are from the snowmobile trails
and enforcement account in the natural
resources fund for grants to local law
enforcement agencies for snowmobile
enforcement activities. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (e) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the all-terrain vehicle
account in the natural resources fund for grants
to qualifying organizations to assist in safety
and environmental education and monitoring
trails on public lands under Minnesota
Statutes, section 84.9011. Grants issued under
this paragraph must be issued through a formal
agreement with the organization. By
December 15 each year, an organization
receiving a grant under this paragraph must
report to the commissioner with details on
expenditures and outcomes from the grant. Of
this appropriation, $25,000 each year is for
administering these grants. Any unencumbered
balance does not cancel at the end of the first
year and is available for the second year.
new text end

new text begin (f) $510,000 the first year and $510,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for grants to county law enforcement
agencies for off-highway vehicle enforcement
and public education activities based on
off-highway vehicle use in the county. Of this
amount, $498,000 each year is from the
all-terrain vehicle account, $11,000 each year
is from the off-highway motorcycle account,
and $1,000 each year is from the off-road
vehicle account. The county enforcement
agencies may use money received under this
appropriation to make grants to other local
enforcement agencies within the county that
have a high concentration of off-highway
vehicle use. Of this appropriation, $25,000
each year is for administering these grants.
Any unencumbered balance does not cancel
at the end of the first year and is available for
the second year.
new text end

new text begin (g) On the day following final enactment, the
commissioner must cancel to the general fund
$168,000 from the fiscal year 2021 general
fund appropriations for Enforcement.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Operations Support
new text end

new text begin 4,000,000
new text end
new text begin -0-
new text end

new text begin $4,000,000 the first year is for legal costs. Of
this amount, up to $2,000,000 the first year
may be transferred to the Minnesota Pollution
Control Agency. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until June 30,
2025.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Pass Through Funds
new text end

new text begin 867,000
new text end
new text begin 867,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 187,000
new text end
new text begin 187,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 380,000
new text end
new text begin 380,000
new text end
new text begin Permanent School
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end
new text begin 300,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $380,000 the first year and $380,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for grants to be divided equally between
the city of St. Paul for the Como Park Zoo and
Conservatory and the city of Duluth for the
Lake Superior Zoo. This appropriation is from
revenue deposited to the natural resources fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (h), clause (5).
new text end

new text begin (b) $187,000 the first year and $187,000 the
second year are for the Office of School Trust
Lands.
new text end

new text begin (c) $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are transferred from the forest
suspense account to the permanent school fund
and are appropriated from the permanent
school fund for the Office of School Trust
Lands.
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. 4. new text beginBOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,970,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,065,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $3,423,000 the first year and $3,423,000
the second year are for natural resources block
grants to local governments to implement the
Wetland Conservation Act and shoreland
management under Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 103F, and local water management
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103B. The
board may reduce the amount of the natural
resources block grant to a county by an
amount equal to any reduction in the county's
general services allocation to a soil and water
conservation district from the county's
previous year allocation when the board
determines that the reduction was
disproportionate.
new text end

new text begin (b) $3,116,000 the first year and $3,116,000
the second year are for grants to soil and water
conservation districts for the purposes of
Minnesota Statutes, sections 103C.321 and
103C.331, and for general purposes, nonpoint
engineering, and implementation and
stewardship of the reinvest in Minnesota
reserve program. Expenditures may be made
from these appropriations for supplies and
services benefiting soil and water conservation
districts. Any district receiving a payment
under this paragraph must maintain a web page
that publishes, at a minimum, its annual report,
annual audit, annual budget, and meeting
notices.
new text end

new text begin (c) $761,000 the first year and $761,000 the
second year are to implement, enforce, and
provide oversight for the Wetland
Conservation Act, including administering the
wetland banking program and in-lieu fee
mechanism.
new text end

new text begin (d) $1,560,000 the first year and $1,560,000
the second year are for the following
cost-share programs:
new text end

new text begin (1) $260,000 each year is for the feedlot water
quality cost-sharing program for feedlots under
500 animal units and nutrient and manure
management projects in watersheds where
there are impaired waters;
new text end

new text begin (2) $1,200,000 each year is for cost-sharing
programs of soil and water conservation
districts for perennially vegetated riparian
buffers, erosion control, water retention and
treatment, and other high-priority conservation
practices; and
new text end

new text begin (3) $100,000 each year is for county
cooperative weed management programs and
to restore native plants in selected invasive
species management sites.
new text end

new text begin (e) $166,000 the first year and $166,000 the
second year are to provide technical assistance
to local drainage management officials and
for the costs of the Drainage Work Group. The
board must coordinate with the Drainage Work
Group according to Minnesota Statutes,
section 103B.101, subdivision 13.
new text end

new text begin (f) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Red River
Basin Commission for water quality and
floodplain management, including
administration of programs. This appropriation
must be matched by nonstate funds.
new text end

new text begin (g) $140,000 the first year and $140,000 the
second year are for grants to Area II
Minnesota River Basin Projects for floodplain
management.
new text end

new text begin (h) $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are for conservation easement
stewardship.
new text end

new text begin (i) $240,000 the first year and $240,000 the
second year are for a grant to the Lower
Minnesota River Watershed District to defray
the annual cost of operating and maintaining
sites for dredge spoil to sustain the state,
national, and international commercial and
recreational navigation on the lower Minnesota
River.
new text end

new text begin (j) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 103C.501, the board may shift money
in this section and may adjust the technical
and administrative assistance portion of the
funds to leverage federal or other nonstate
funds or to address accountability, oversight,
local government performance, or
high-priority needs identified in local water
management plans or comprehensive water
management plans.
new text end

new text begin (k) The appropriations for grants in this section
are available until June 30, 2025. Returned
grant funds must be regranted consistent with
the purposes of this section. If an appropriation
for grants in either year is insufficient, the
appropriation in the other year is available for
it.
new text end

new text begin (l) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
section 16B.97, the appropriations for grants
in this section are exempt from the Department
of Administration, Office of Grants
Management Policy 08-10 Grant Monitoring.
new text end

Sec. 5. new text beginMETROPOLITAN COUNCIL
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,140,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 9,140,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 2,540,000
new text end
new text begin 2,540,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 6,600,000
new text end
new text begin 6,600,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,540,000 the first year and $2,540,000
the second year are for metropolitan-area
regional parks operation and maintenance
according to Minnesota Statutes, section
473.351.
new text end

new text begin (b) $6,600,000 the first year and $6,600,000
the second year are from the natural resources
fund for metropolitan-area regional parks and
trails maintenance and operations. This
appropriation is from revenue deposited in the
natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (3).
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginCONSERVATION CORPS
MINNESOTA
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 945,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 945,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 455,000
new text end
new text begin 455,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 490,000
new text end
new text begin 490,000
new text end

new text begin Conservation Corps Minnesota may receive
money appropriated from the natural resources
fund under this section only as provided in an
agreement with the commissioner of natural
resources.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginZOOLOGICAL BOARD
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 15,939,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 13,959,000
new text end
new text begin Appropriations by Fund
new text end
new text begin 2022
new text end
new text begin 2023
new text end
new text begin General
new text end
new text begin 15,749,000
new text end
new text begin 13,769,000
new text end
new text begin Natural Resources
new text end
new text begin 190,000
new text end
new text begin 190,000
new text end

new text begin $190,000 the first year and $190,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund from revenue deposited under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (h),
clause (5). The general fund current law base
is $9,809,000 per year in fiscal years 2024 and
2025.
new text end

Sec. 8. new text beginSCIENCE MUSEUM
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,079,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 1,079,000
new text end

Sec. 9. new text beginEXPLORE MINNESOTA TOURISM
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,494,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 14,523,000
new text end

new text begin (a) $500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year must be matched from nonstate
sources to develop maximum private sector
involvement in tourism. Each $1 of state
incentive must be matched with $6 of private
sector money. "Matched" means revenue to
the state or documented cash expenditures
directly expended to support Explore
Minnesota Tourism programs. Up to one-half
of the private sector contribution may be
in-kind or soft match. The incentive in fiscal
year 2022 is based on fiscal year 2021 private
sector contributions. The incentive in fiscal
year 2023 is based on fiscal year 2022 private
sector contributions. This incentive is ongoing.
new text end

new text begin (b) Money for marketing grants is available
either year of the biennium. Unexpended grant
money from the first year is available in the
second year.
new text end

new text begin (c) $100,000 each year is for a grant to the
Northern Lights International Music Festival.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginBOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH
new text end

new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 120,000
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 200,000
new text end

new text begin $120,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are for the board's regulatory
responsibilities and oversight over farmed
Cervidae.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 16A.125, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Forest trust lands.

(a) The term "state forest trust fund lands" as used in this
subdivision, means public land in trust under the constitution set apart as "forest lands under
the authority of the commissioner" of natural resources as defined by section 89.001,
subdivision 13
.

(b) The commissioner of management and budget shall credit the revenue from the forest
trust fund lands to the forest suspense account. The account must specify the trust funds
interested in the lands and the respective receipts of the lands.

(c) After a fiscal year, the commissioner of management and budget shall certify the
costs incurred for forestry during that year under appropriations for the improvement,
administration, and management of state forest trust fund lands and construction and
improvement of forest roads to enhance the forest value of the lands. The certificate must
specify the trust funds interested in the lands. After presentation to the Legislative Permanent
School Fund Commission, the commissioner of natural resources shall supply the
commissioner of management and budget with the information needed for the certificate.
The certificate shall include an analysis that compares costs certified under this section with
costs incurred on other public and private lands with similar land assets.

(d) After a fiscal year, the commissioner shall distribute the receipts credited to the
suspense account during that fiscal year as follows:

(1) the amount of the certified costs incurred by the state for forest management, forest
improvement, and road improvement during the fiscal year shall be transferred to the forest
management investment account established under section 89.039;

(2) the amount of costs incurred by the Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission
under section 127A.30, and by the school trust lands director under section 127A.353, shall
be transferred to the general fund;

new text begin (3) an amount equal to 80 percent of the revenue generated from fees for camping at
state forest campgrounds located on state forest trust lands must be transferred to the special
revenue fund, is appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources for maintaining,
operating, and improving state forest campgrounds located on state forest trust lands, and
is available until spent;
new text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end the balance of the certified costs incurred by the state during the fiscal year shall
be transferred to the general fund; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end the balance of the receipts shall then be returned prorated to the trust funds in
proportion to their respective interests in the lands which produced the receipts.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84.943, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Appropriations matched by private fundsnew text begin or certain state appropriationsnew text end.

new text begin(a)
new text end Appropriations transferred to the critical habitat private sector matching account and money
credited to the account under section 168.1296, subdivision 5, may be expended only to the
extent that they are matched deleted text beginequallydeleted text end with contributions from private sources deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin;new text end by funds
contributed to the nongame wildlife management accountnew text begin; or by appropriations from the
environment and natural resources trust fund, the outdoor heritage fund, or bond proceeds
for projects that benefit critical natural habitat
new text end. The private contributions may be made in
cash, property, land, or interests in land. Appropriations transferred to the account that are
not matched within three years from the date of the appropriation shall cancel to the source
of the appropriation. For the purposes of this section, the private contributions of property,
land, or interests in land that are retained by the commissioner shall be valued in accordance
with their appraised value.

new text begin (b) For every dollar used as a match under paragraph (a), the commissioner may expend
up to two dollars from the account for the purposes described in subdivision 6.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84.943, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Pledges and contributions.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end The commissioner of natural resources may
accept contributions and pledges to the critical habitat private sector matching account. A
pledge that is made contingent on an appropriation is acceptable and shall be reported with
other pledges as required in this section. The commissioner may agree to match a contribution
contingent on a future appropriation. In the budget request for each biennium, the
commissioner shall report the balance of contributions in the account and the amount that
has been pledged for payment in the succeeding two calendar years.

deleted text begin (b) Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner of natural resources only
for the direct acquisition or improvement of land or interests in land as provided in section
84.944. To the extent of available appropriations other than bond proceeds, the money
matched to the nongame wildlife management account may be used for the management
of nongame wildlife projects as specified in section 290.431. Acquisition includes:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) purchase of land or an interest in land by the commissioner; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) acceptance by the commissioner of gifts of land or interests in land as program
projects.
deleted text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 84.943, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Expenditures. new text end

new text begin Money in the account may be expended only for:
new text end

new text begin (1) acquiring or improving land or interests in land as provided in section 84.944 and
expenses related thereto. Acquiring includes:
new text end

new text begin (i) purchasing land or an interest in land; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) accepting gifts of land or interests in land as program projects;
new text end

new text begin (2) managing nongame wildlife projects as specified in section 290.431; or
new text end

new text begin (3) land-management-related activities for critical natural habitat, including but not
limited to monitoring surveys, rare resources projects, native plant communities projects,
conservation easement stewardship, and research that informs critical natural habitat best
management practices.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 85.019, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administering grants. new text end

new text begin Up to 2.5 percent of appropriations for grants under
this section from revenue deposited in the natural resources fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, paragraph (h), clause (4), may be used by the commissioner for the actual
costs of administering the grants.
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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;

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 feedeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (4) administrative penalties related to courtesy warnings and letters issued for failure to
display a state park permit as required under section 85.053, subdivision 2.
new text end

(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. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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 campsites and other lodging. These policies are
exempt from rulemaking provisions under chapter 14 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 new text beginoperating
new text end the state park reservation new text beginand point-of-sale new text endsystem.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 85.053, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 5a. new text end

new text begin Free permit; members of federally recognized tribes. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner
must issue an annual state park permit for no charge to any member of the 11 federally
recognized tribes in Minnesota. To qualify for a free state park permit under this subdivision,
an individual must present a qualifying tribal identification, as determined by each of the
tribal governments, to the park attendant on duty or other designee of the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin (b) For vehicles permitted under paragraph (a), the permit issued under this subdivision
is valid only when displayed on a vehicle owned and occupied by the person to whom the
permit is issued.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may issue a daily state park permit free of charge to an individual
who qualifies under paragraph (a) and does not own or operate a motor vehicle.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 85.055, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Fees.

(a) The fee for state park permits for:

(1) an annual use of state parks is deleted text begin$35deleted text endnew text begin $45new text end;

(2) a second or subsequent vehicle state park permit is deleted text begin$26deleted text endnew text begin $35new text end;

(3) a state park permit valid for one day is deleted text begin$7deleted text endnew text begin $10new text end;

(4) a daily vehicle state park permit for groups is deleted text begin$5deleted text endnew text begin $8new text end;

(5) an annual permit for motorcycles is deleted text begin$30deleted text endnew text begin $40new text end;

(6) an employee's state park permit is without charge; and

(7) a state park permit for persons with disabilities under section 85.053, subdivision 7,
paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), is deleted text begin$12deleted text endnew text begin $20new text end.

(b) The fees specified in this subdivision include any sales tax required by state law.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 86B.415, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Watercraft 19 feet or less.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) and
subdivision 1a, the fee for a watercraft license for watercraft 19 feet or less in length is deleted text begin$27deleted text endnew text begin
$39
new text end.

(b) The watercraft license fee:

(1) for watercraft, other than personal watercraft, 19 feet in length or less that is offered
for rent or lease, the fee is deleted text begin$9deleted text endnew text begin $13new text end;

(2) for a sailboat, 19 feet in length or less, the fee is deleted text begin$10.50deleted text endnew text begin $15.25new text end;

(3) for a watercraft 19 feet in length or less used by a nonprofit corporation for teaching
boat and water safety, the fee is as provided in subdivision 4;

(4) for a watercraft owned by a dealer under a dealer's license, the fee is as provided in
subdivision 5;

(5) for a personal watercraft, the fee is deleted text begin$37.50deleted text endnew text begin $54.50new text end; and

(6) for a watercraft less than 17 feet in length, other than a watercraft listed in clauses
(1) to (5), the fee is deleted text begin$18deleted text endnew text begin $26new text end.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 86B.415, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Canoes, kayaks, sailboards, paddleboards, paddleboats, or rowing
shells.

The fee for a watercraft license for a canoe, kayak, sailboard, paddleboard, paddleboat,
or rowing shell over ten feet in length is deleted text begin$10.50deleted text endnew text begin $15.25new text end.

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 86B.415, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Watercraft over 19 feet.

Except as provided in subdivisions 1a, 3, 4, and 5,
the watercraft license fee:

(1) for a watercraft more than 19 feet but less than 26 feet in length is deleted text begin$45deleted text endnew text begin $65.25new text end;

(2) for a watercraft 26 feet but less than 40 feet in length is deleted text begin$67.50; anddeleted text endnew text begin $98;
new text end

(3) for a watercraft 40 feet in length or longer is deleted text begin$90.deleted text endnew text begin $130.50; and
new text end

new text begin (4) for watercraft more than 19 feet in length that is offered for rent or lease by a
homestead resort under section 273.13, subdivision 22, paragraph (c), is $50.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 86B.415, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Watercraft over 19 feet for hire.

The license fee for a watercraft more than
19 feet in length for hire with an operator is deleted text begin$75deleted text endnew text begin $108.75new text end each.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 86B.415, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Watercraft used by nonprofit corporation for teaching.

The watercraft
license fee for a watercraft used by a nonprofit organization for teaching boat and water
safety is deleted text begin$4.50deleted text endnew text begin $5.50new text end each.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 86B.415, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Dealer's license.

There is no separate fee for watercraft owned by a dealer
under a dealer's license. The fee for a dealer's license is deleted text begin$67.50deleted text endnew text begin $98new text end.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 86B.415, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Watercraft surcharge.

deleted text beginA $10.60deleted text endnew text begin An $11new text end surcharge is placed on each watercraft
licensed under subdivisions 1 to 5 for control, public awareness, law enforcement, monitoring,
and research of aquatic invasive species such as zebra mussel, purple loosestrife, and Eurasian
watermilfoil in public waters and public wetlands.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.075, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Deer, bear, and lifetime licenses.

(a) For purposes of this subdivision,
"deer license" means a license issued under section 97A.475, subdivisions 2, clauses (5),
(6), (7), deleted text begin(13)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end, deleted text begin(14)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end, and deleted text begin(15)deleted text endnew text begin (17)new text end; 3, paragraph (a), clauses (2), (3), (4), deleted text begin(10)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end,
deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end, and deleted text begin(12)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end; and 8, paragraph (b), and licenses issued under section 97B.301,
subdivision 4
.

(b) The deer management account is established as an account in the game and fish fund
and may be used only for deer habitat improvement or deer management programs, including
a computerized licensing system. The following amounts must be credited to the deer
management account:

(1) $16 from each annual deer license issued under section 97A.475, subdivisions 2,
clauses (5), (6), and (7); 3, paragraph (a), clauses (2), (3), and (4); and 8, paragraph (b);

(2) $2 from each annual deer license issued under sections 97A.475, subdivisions 2,
clauses deleted text begin(13)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end, deleted text begin(14)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end, and deleted text begin(15)deleted text endnew text begin (17)new text end; and 3, paragraph (a), clauses deleted text begin(10)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end, deleted text begin(11)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end,
and deleted text begin(12)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end; and 97B.301, subdivision 4; and

(3) $16 annually from the lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund, established under section
97A.4742, for each license issued to a person 18 years of age or older under section 97A.473,
subdivision 4
, and $2 annually from the lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund for each license
issued to a person under 18 years of age.

(c) $1 from each annual deer license and each bear license and $1 annually from the
lifetime fish and wildlife trust fund, established in section 97A.4742, for each license issued
under section 97A.473, subdivision 4, must be credited to the deer and bear management
account and is appropriated to the commissioner for deer- and bear-management programs,
including a computerized licensing system.

(d) Fifty cents from each deer license is credited to the emergency deer feeding and wild
Cervidae health-management account and is appropriated for emergency deer feeding and
wild Cervidae health management. Money appropriated for emergency deer feeding and
wild Cervidae health management is available until expended.

(e) When the unencumbered balance in the appropriation for emergency deer feeding
and wild Cervidae health management exceeds $2,500,000 at the end of a fiscal year, the
unencumbered balance over $2,500,000 is canceled and is available for deer- and
bear-management programs and computerized licensing.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.075, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Wolf licenses; account established.

(a) For purposes of this subdivision, "wolf
license" means a license or permit issued under section 97A.475, subdivision 2, clause deleted text begin(20)deleted text endnew text begin
(22)
new text end; 3, paragraph (a), clause deleted text begin(16)deleted text endnew text begin (18)new text end; or 20, paragraph (b).

(b) A wolf management and monitoring account is created in the game and fish fund.
Revenue from wolf licenses must be credited to the wolf management and monitoring
account and is appropriated to the commissioner only for wolf management, research,
damage control, enforcement, and education. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary,
money credited to the account may not be used to pay indirect costs or agency shared
services.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.126, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Walk-in-access hunter validation; fee. new text end

new text begin The fee for a walk-in-access hunter
validation is $3. An agent must collect an issuing fee according to section 97A.485,
subdivision 6.
new text end

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.475, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Resident hunting.

Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to residents
only, are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over and under age 65 to take small game, $15.50;

(2) for persons age 65 or over, $7 to take small game;

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take turkey, $26;

(4) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take turkey, $5;

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms
season, $34;

(6) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, $34;

(7) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader
season, $34;

(8) to take moose, for a party of not more than six persons, $356;

(9) for persons age 18 or over to take bear, $44;

(10) to take elk, for a party of not more than two persons, $287;

(11) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;

new text begin (12) to take light geese during the light goose conservation order, $2.50;
new text end

new text begin (13) to take sandhill crane during the sandhill crane season, $3;
new text end

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end to take prairie chickens, $23;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer with firearms during
the regular firearms season, $5;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by archery, $5;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (17)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by muzzleloader
during the muzzleloader season, $5;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text endnew text begin (18)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take bear, no fee;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text endnew text begin (19)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take bear, $5;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text endnew text begin (20)new text end for persons age 18 or over to take small game for a consecutive 72-hour period
selected by the licensee, $19, of which an amount equal to one-half of the fee for the
migratory-waterfowl stamp under subdivision 5, clause (1), shall be deposited in the
waterfowl habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 2; one-half of
the fee for the pheasant stamp under subdivision 5, clause (2), shall be deposited in the
pheasant habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 4; and one-half
of the small-game surcharge under subdivision 4, shall be deposited in the wildlife acquisition
account;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text endnew text begin (21)new text end for persons age 16 or over and under age 18 to take small game, $5;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text endnew text begin (22)new text end to take wolf, $30;

deleted text begin (21)deleted text end new text begin(23)new text endfor persons age 12 and under to take turkey, no fee;

deleted text begin (22)deleted text endnew text begin (24)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by firearm, no fee;

deleted text begin (23)deleted text endnew text begin (25)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by archery, no fee; and

deleted text begin (24)deleted text endnew text begin (26)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take deer by muzzleloader during the
muzzleloader season, no fee.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.475, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Nonresident hunting.

(a) Fees for the following licenses, to be issued to
nonresidents, are:

(1) for persons age 18 or over to take small game, $90.50;

(2) for persons age 18 or over to take deer with firearms during the regular firearms
season, $180;

(3) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by archery, $180;

(4) for persons age 18 or over to take deer by muzzleloader during the muzzleloader
season, $180;

(5) for persons age 18 or over to take bear, $225;

(6) for persons age 18 or over to take turkey, $91;

(7) for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take turkey, $5;

(8) to take raccoon or bobcat, $178;

(9) to take Canada geese during a special season, $4;

new text begin (10) to take light geese during the light goose conservation order, $2.50;
new text end

new text begin (11) to take sandhill crane during the sandhill crane season, $3;
new text end

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer with firearms during
the regular firearms season in any open season option or time period, $5;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer by archery, $5;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under age 18 to take deer during the muzzleloader
season, $5;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end for persons age 13 or over and under 18 to take bear, $5;

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end for persons age 18 or over to take small game for a consecutive 72-hour period
selected by the licensee, $75, of which an amount equal to one-half of the fee for the
migratory-waterfowl stamp under subdivision 5, clause (1), shall be deposited in the
waterfowl habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 2; one-half of
the fee for the pheasant stamp under subdivision 5, clause (2), shall be deposited in the
pheasant habitat improvement account under section 97A.075, subdivision 4; and one-half
of the small-game surcharge under subdivision 4, shall be deposited into the wildlife
acquisition account;

deleted text begin (15)deleted text endnew text begin (17)new text end for persons age 16 or 17 to take small game, $5;

deleted text begin (16)deleted text endnew text begin (18)new text end to take wolf, $250;

deleted text begin (17)deleted text endnew text begin (19)new text end for persons age 12 and under to take turkey, no fee;

deleted text begin (18)deleted text endnew text begin (20)new text end for persons age ten, 11, or 12 to take deer by firearm, no fee;

deleted text begin (19)deleted text endnew text begin (21)new text end for persons age ten, 11, or 12 to take deer by archery, no fee;

deleted text begin (20)deleted text endnew text begin (22)new text end for persons age ten, 11, or 12 to take deer by muzzleloader during the
muzzleloader season, no fee; and

deleted text begin (21)deleted text endnew text begin (23)new text end for persons age 10, 11, or 12 to take bear, no fee.

(b) A $5 surcharge shall be added to nonresident hunting licenses issued under paragraph
(a), clauses (1) to (6) and (8). An additional commission may not be assessed on this
surcharge.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.475, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

Deer license donation and surcharge.

(a) A person may agree to add a
donation of $1, $3, or $5 to the fees for annual resident and nonresident licenses to take
deer by firearms or archery established under subdivisions 2, clauses (5), (6), (7), deleted text begin(13)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end,
deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end, and deleted text begin(15)deleted text endnew text begin (17)new text end, and 3, paragraph (a), clauses (2), (3), (4), deleted text begin(10)deleted text endnew text begin (12)new text end, deleted text begin(11)deleted text endnew text begin (13)new text end, and
deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end.

(b) Beginning March 1, 2008, fees for bonus licenses to take deer by firearms or archery
established under section 97B.301, subdivision 4, must be increased by a surcharge of $1.

(c) An additional commission may not be assessed on the donation or surcharge.

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.475, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Small-game surcharge and donation.

(a) Fees for annual licenses to take
small game must be increased by a surcharge of $6.50, except licenses under subdivisions
2, clauses deleted text begin(18)deleted text endnew text begin (20)new text end and deleted text begin(19)deleted text endnew text begin (21)new text end; and 3, paragraph (a), clause deleted text begin(14)deleted text endnew text begin (16) and (17)new text end. An
additional commission may not be assessed on the surcharge and the following statement
must be included in the annual small-game-hunting regulations: "This $6.50 surcharge is
being paid by hunters for the acquisition and development of wildlife lands."

(b) A person may agree to add a donation of $1, $3, or $5 to the fees for annual resident
and nonresident licenses to take small game. An additional commission may not be assessed
on the donation. The following statement must be included in the annual small-game-hunting
regulations: "The small-game license donations are being paid by hunters for administration
of the walk-in access program."

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97A.485, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Licenses to be sold and issuing fees.

(a) Persons authorized to sell licenses
under this section must issue the following licenses for the license fee and the following
issuing fees:

(1) to take deer or bear with firearms and by archery, the issuing fee is $1;

(2) Minnesota sporting, the issuing fee is $1;

(3) to take small game, to take fish by angling or by spearing, and to trap fur-bearing
animals, the issuing fee is $1;

(4) to apply for a limited hunt drawing, the issuing fee is $1 unless the application requires
a license purchase at the time of application and the license purchase requires an application
fee;

(5) for a prairie-chicken license, the issuing fee is $1;

(6) for a turkey license, the issuing fee is $1;

(7) for an elk license, the issuing fee is $1;

(8) for a moose license, the issuing fee is $1;

(9) for a wolf license, the issuing fee is $1;

new text begin (10) for a light goose permit, the issuing fee is $1;
new text end

new text begin (11) for a sandhill crane permit, the issuing fee is $1;
new text end

new text begin (12) for an apprentice-hunter validation, the issuing fee is $1;
new text end

new text begin (13) for a walk-in-hunter validation, the issuing fee is $1;
new text end

deleted text begin (10)deleted text endnew text begin (14)new text end for a stamp validation that is not issued simultaneously with a license, an
issuing fee of 50 cents may be charged at the discretion of the authorized seller;

deleted text begin (11)deleted text endnew text begin (15)new text end for stamp validations issued simultaneously with a license, there is no fee;

deleted text begin (12)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end for licenses, seals, tags, or coupons issued without a fee under section 97A.441,
subdivisions 1
to 6a, or 97A.465, there is no fee;

deleted text begin (13)deleted text endnew text begin (17)new text end for lifetime licenses, there is no fee; and

deleted text begin (14)deleted text endnew text begin (18)new text end for all other licenses, permits, renewals, or applications or any other transaction
through the electronic licensing system under this chapter or any other chapter when an
issuing fee is not specified, an issuing fee of $1 may be charged at the discretion of the
authorized seller.

(b) Only one issuing fee may be collected when selling more than one stamp in the same
transaction after the end of the season for which the stamp was issued.

(c) The agent shall keep the issuing fee as a commission for selling the licenses.

(d) The commissioner shall collect the issuing fee on licenses sold by the commissioner.

(e) A license, except stamps, must state the amount of the issuing fee and that the issuing
fee is kept by the seller as a commission for selling the licenses.

(f) For duplicate licenses, including licenses issued without a fee, the issuing fees are:

(1) for licenses to take big game, 75 cents; and

(2) for other licenses, 50 cents.

(g) The commissioner may issue one-day angling licenses in books of ten licenses each
to fishing guides operating charter boats upon receipt of payment of all license fees, excluding
the issuing fee required under this section. Copies of sold and unsold licenses shall be
returned to the commissioner. The commissioner shall refund the charter boat captain for
the license fees of all unsold licenses. Copies of sold licenses shall be maintained by the
commissioner for one year.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.022, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Apprentice-hunter validation; fee. new text end

new text begin The fee for an apprentice-hunter validation
is $3.50. Fees collected must be deposited in the firearms safety training account, except
for the electronic licensing system commission established by the commissioner under
section 84.027, subdivision 15, and issuing fees collected under section 97A.485, subdivision
6, and are appropriated annually to the Enforcement Division of the Department of Natural
Resources for administering the firearm safety course program.
new text end

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.715, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Stamp required.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) or section
97A.405, subdivision 2, a person required to possess a small-game license may not hunt
pheasants without a pheasant stamp validation.

(b) The following persons are exempt from this subdivision:

(1) residents and nonresidents under age 18 and residents over age 65;

(2) persons hunting on licensed commercial shooting preserves;

(3) resident disabled veterans with a license issued under section 97A.441, subdivision
6a
; and

(4) residents and nonresidents hunting on licenses issued under section 97A.475,
subdivision 2
, clause deleted text begin(18)deleted text endnew text begin (20)new text end; or 3, paragraph (a), clause deleted text begin(14)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97B.801, is amended to read:


97B.801 MINNESOTA MIGRATORY-WATERFOWL STAMP REQUIRED.

(a) Except as provided in this section or section 97A.405, subdivision 2, a person required
to possess a small-game license may not take migratory waterfowl without a
migratory-waterfowl stamp validation.

(b) Residents under age 18 or over age 65; resident disabled veterans with a license
issued under section 97A.441, subdivision 6a; and persons hunting on their own property
are not required to possess a stamp validation under this section.

(c) Residents and nonresidents with licenses issued under section 97A.475, subdivision
2
, clause deleted text begin(18)deleted text endnew text begin (20)new text end; or 3, paragraph (a), clause deleted text begin(14)deleted text endnew text begin (16)new text end, are not required to possess a stamp
validation under this section.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97C.081, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Contests requiring permit.

(a) Unless subdivision 3a applies, a person must
have a permit from the commissioner to conduct a fishing contest if:

(1) there are more than 25 boats for open-water contests, more than 150 participants for
ice-fishing contests, or more than 100 participants for shore-fishing contests;

(2) entry fees are more than $25 per person; or

(3) the contest is limited to trout species.

(b) The commissioner shall charge a fee for the permit that recovers the costs of issuing
the permit and of monitoring the activities allowed by the permit. Notwithstanding section
16A.1283, the commissioner may, by written order published in the State Register, establish
contest permit fees. The fees are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14, and
section 14.386 does not apply.

(c) The commissioner may require the applicant to furnish evidence of financial
responsibility in the form of a surety bond or bank letter of credit in the amount of $25,000
if entry fees are over $25 per person, or total prizes are valued at more than $25,000, and
if the applicant has either:

(1) not previously conducted a fishing contest requiring a permit under this subdivision;
or

(2) ever failed to make required prize awards in a fishing contest conducted by the
applicant.

(d) The permit fee for any individual contest may not exceed the following amounts:

(1) $70 for an open-water contest not exceeding 50 boats and without off-site weigh-in;

(2) $225 for an open-water contest with more than 50 boats and without off-site weigh-in;

(3) $280 for an open-water contest not exceeding 50 boats with off-site weigh-in;

(4) $560 for an open-water contest with more than 50 boats with off-site weigh-in; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(5) $135 for an ice-fishing contest with more than 150 participantsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (6) $50 for a contest where all participants are age 18 years or under.
new text end

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 97C.081, subdivision 3a, is amended to read:


Subd. 3a.

No permit required.

A person may conduct a fishing contest without a permit
from the commissioner if:

(1) the contest is not limited to specifically named waters;

deleted text begin (2) all the contest participants are age 18 years or under;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end the contest is limited to rough fishnew text begin and participants are required to fish with a
hook and line
new text end; or

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end the total prize value is $500 or less.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Generally.

The agency is hereby given and charged with the following
powers and duties:

(a) to administer and enforce all laws relating to the pollution of any of the waters of
the state;

(b) 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;

(c) 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;

(d) to encourage waste treatment, including advanced waste treatment, instead of stream
low-flow augmentation for dilution purposes to control and prevent pollution;

(e) to adopt, issue, reissue, modify, deny, deleted text beginordeleted text end revoke, new text beginreopen, new text endenter intonew text begin,new text end 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:

(1) 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;

(2) 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;

(3) 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;

(4) 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;

(5) 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;

(6) 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;

(7) 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;

(8) 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;

(9) 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; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

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

new text begin (11) requiring parties who enter into a negotiated agreement to settle an enforcement
matter with the agency to reimburse the agency according to this clause for oversight costs
that are incurred by the agency and associated with implementing the negotiated agreement.
The agency may recover oversight costs exceeding $25,000. Oversight costs include
personnel and direct costs associated with inspections, sampling, monitoring, modeling,
risk assessment, permit writing, engineering review, economic analysis and review, and
other record or document review. Only oversight costs incurred after executing the negotiated
agreement are covered by this clause. The agency's legal and litigation costs are not covered
by this clause. The commissioner has discretion as to whether to apply this clause in cases
when the agency is using schedules of compliance to bring a class of regulated parties into
compliance. Reimbursement amounts are appropriated to the commissioner;
new text end

(f) 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;

(g) 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;

(h) 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;

(i) 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;

(j) to train water pollution control personnel, and charge such fees therefor as are
necessary to cover the agency's costs. All such fees received shall be paid into the state
treasury and credited to the Pollution Control Agency training account;

(k) 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;

(l) 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;

(m) 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

(n) to train subsurface sewage treatment system personnel, including persons who design,
construct, install, inspect, service, and operate subsurface sewage treatment systems, and
charge fees as necessary to pay the agency's costs. All 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.

The information required in clause (m) 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.

The powers and duties given the agency in this subdivision also apply to permits issued
under chapter 114C.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115.071, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Remedies available.

The provisions of sections 103F.701 to 103F.755,
this chapter and chapters 114C, 115A, and 116, and sections 325E.10 to 325E.1251 and
325E.32 and all rules, standards, orders, stipulation agreements, schedules of compliance,
and permits adopted or issued by the agency thereunder or under any other law now in force
or hereafter enacted for the prevention, control, or abatement of pollution may be enforced
by any one or any combination of the following: criminal prosecution; action to recover
civil penalties; injunction; action to compel new text beginor cease new text endperformance; or other appropriate
action, in accordance with the provisions of said chapters and this section.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115.071, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Injunctions.

Any violation of the provisions, rules, standards, orders, stipulation
agreements, variances, schedules of compliance, or permits specified in this chapter and
chapters 114C and 116 deleted text beginshall constitutedeleted text endnew text begin constitutesnew text end a public nuisance and may be enjoined
as provided by law in an action, in the name of the state, brought by the attorney general.new text begin
Injunctive relief under this subdivision may include but is not limited to a requirement that
a facility or person immediately cease operation or activities until such time as the
commissioner has reasonable assurance that renewed operation or activities will not violate
state pollution requirements, cause harm to human health, or result in a serious violation of
an applicable permit.
new text end

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115.071, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Stipulation agreements. new text end

new text begin In exercising enforcement powers over a term of a
stipulation agreement when a party asserts a good cause or force majeure claim for an
extension of time to comply with a stipulated term, the commissioner must not grant the
extension if the assertion is based solely on increased costs.
new text end

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115.071, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 9. new text end

new text begin Compliance when required permit not obtained. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may
require a person or facility that fails to obtain a required permit to comply with any terms
of a permit that would have been issued had the person or facility obtained a permit, including
but not limited to reporting, monitoring, controlling pollutant discharge, and creating and
implementing operations and maintenance plans. The person or facility is subject to liability
and penalties, including criminal liability, for failing to operate in compliance with a permit
not obtained beginning at the time a permit should have been obtained.
new text end

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115A.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10b. new text end

new text begin Environmental justice. new text end

new text begin "Environmental justice" means that communities
of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities have a healthy environment
and are treated fairly when environmental statutes, rules, and policies are developed, adopted,
implemented, and enforced.
new text end

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115A.03, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10c. new text end

new text begin Environmental justice community. new text end

new text begin "Environmental justice community"
means a people, group, or geographic location that experiences environmental harms and
risks that prevent environmental justice.
new text end

Sec. 37.

new text begin [115A.40] CITATION.
new text end

new text begin Sections 115A.40 to 115A.405 may be cited as the "Landfill Responsibility Act."
new text end

Sec. 38.

new text begin [115A.401] LEGISLATIVE GOALS AND INTENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) It is the goal of the Landfill Responsibility Act to reduce the environmental impacts
from all aspects of solid waste, from acquiring product material through disposing of product,
and to prioritize the expansion of waste reduction or source reduction activities across the
state. In accordance with the goals and policies of this chapter and the waste management
preferences in section 115A.02, the Landfill Responsibility Act supports waste reduction
and reuse.
new text end

new text begin (b) The legislature intends for the projects developed under the Landfill Responsibility
Act to encourage a greater awareness of the need for and benefits of waste reduction and
reuse and to develop a greater degree of cooperation and coordination among all elements
of government, industry, and the public in advancing more sustainable actions.
new text end

Sec. 39.

new text begin [115A.402] DEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Applicability. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of sections 115A.40 to 115A.405, the
terms defined in this section have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Applicable area. new text end

new text begin "Applicable area" means an area described in a permit for a
disposal facility that accepted mixed municipal solid waste during the immediately preceding
year.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Covered entity. new text end

new text begin "Covered entity" means the owner or operator of a disposal
facility at which an applicable area is located.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Rate charged. new text end

new text begin "Rate charged" means the total amount charged by a covered
entity, per ton, to accept solid waste at a disposal facility for treatment, storage, processing,
transfer, disposal, or any other purpose and includes tipping fees and service charges.
new text end

Sec. 40.

new text begin [115A.403] LANDFILL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECTS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Project application and eligibility. new text end

new text begin (a) Every three years, or more
frequently at the commissioner's discretion, the commissioner must provide public notice
and solicit proposals for eligible landfill responsibility projects.
new text end

new text begin (b) At any time after the notice is provided under paragraph (a), a person may propose
a landfill responsibility project. Proposals must be submitted in the form and manner
prescribed by the commissioner. At a minimum, a proposal must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) a description of the proposer's qualifications with waste reduction or source reduction;
new text end

new text begin (2) a description of the scope of the project, including how the project will result in
waste reduction or source reduction;
new text end

new text begin (3) the expected amount of waste reduction or source reduction attributable to the project;
new text end

new text begin (4) a description of the timeline of the project;
new text end

new text begin (5) a detailed annual budget for the project;
new text end

new text begin (6) identification and a description of environmental justice communities served by the
project;
new text end

new text begin (7) a description of how the project meets the following minimum requirements:
new text end

new text begin (i) is administered in the state;
new text end

new text begin (ii) does not supplant existing work;
new text end

new text begin (iii) provides a high return in environmental benefits, including but not limited to reducing
greenhouse gas emissions;
new text end

new text begin (iv) demonstrates cost-effectiveness;
new text end

new text begin (v) has measurable outcomes for waste reduction or source reduction; and
new text end

new text begin (vi) includes only waste reduction or source reduction activities; and
new text end

new text begin (8) any other information required by the commissioner to evaluate the project.
new text end

new text begin (c) Only waste reduction and reuse as a waste management practice under section
115A.02, paragraph (b), clause (1), are eligible for project funding under this section. Waste
management practices under section 115A.02, paragraph (b), clauses (2) to (6), are not
eligible.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner must establish and maintain a list of eligible landfill responsibility
projects and make the list available to covered entities. The commissioner must evaluate
proposals submitted under paragraph (b) and determine whether to include each proposal
on the list of eligible landfill responsibility projects. The commissioner may remove a project
from the list at any time if the project no longer meets the minimum criteria under paragraph
(b), clause (7), or if the commissioner determines the project will not be completed as
proposed.
new text end

new text begin (e) The waste reduction or source reduction activities of an eligible project as described
in a proposal under paragraph (b) may not begin until:
new text end

new text begin (1) the project is included in a plan approved by the commissioner under subdivision 4;
or
new text end

new text begin (2) the proposal is rescinded or the project is removed from the eligible projects list.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Obligation. new text end

new text begin (a) Each year, a covered entity must fund eligible landfill
responsibility projects according to this subdivision in an amount at least equal to the covered
entity's obligation determined under paragraph (b).
new text end

new text begin (b) A covered entity's obligation is three percent of the covered entity's revenue and is
calculated according to the formula:
new text end

new text begin X=(A*B) * 0.03
new text end

new text begin Where:
new text end

new text begin X is the total obligation that the covered entity must meet in the three-year approved
plan
new text end

new text begin A is the annual average rate charged at an applicable area during the three-year period
immediately preceding the date a plan must be submitted under subdivision 3
new text end

new text begin B is the total tons of solid waste accepted in the applicable area during the three-year
period immediately preceding the date a plan must be submitted under subdivision 3
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Covered entity plans. new text end

new text begin (a) By January 1, 2023, and every third year thereafter,
or more frequently as determined by the commissioner, a covered entity must submit a plan
to the commissioner in the form and manner prescribed by the commissioner. The plan must
include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the covered entity's obligation for the plan period as calculated in subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (2) a selection of projects from the list of eligible projects under subdivision 1, paragraph
(d), according to the following:
new text end

new text begin (i) selection must be made so that 40 percent of the obligation will directly serve
environmental justice communities; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) the total selection must include projects with budgets that annually meet or exceed
the covered entity's obligation for the period of the plan;
new text end

new text begin (3) estimated amounts of waste reduction or source reduction for each selected project,
categorized by material type;
new text end

new text begin (4) a description of how the covered entity will annually meet its obligation for each of
the three years in the plan period; and
new text end

new text begin (5) any other criteria required by the commissioner to determine the sufficiency of the
plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner may modify dates for plan submission under paragraph (a) if the
commissioner determines it is necessary to implement the Landfill Responsibility Act.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Commissioner review. new text end

new text begin (a) Upon receiving a plan under subdivision 3, the
commissioner must:
new text end

new text begin (1) notify a covered entity if a plan is incomplete, specifying the specific items that need
to be submitted to make the plan complete;
new text end

new text begin (2) giving first-come first-served preference based on when a plan is submitted, require
a covered entity to revise and resubmit a plan if the commissioner determines it necessary
to:
new text end

new text begin (i) ensure that no more than 25 percent of the total obligation of all covered entities is
allocated to a single recipient;
new text end

new text begin (ii) prevent duplicative selection of eligible projects;
new text end

new text begin (iii) prioritize fully funding individual eligible projects before selecting additional projects
for funding; or
new text end

new text begin (iv) implement the Landfill Responsibility Act and remain consistent with other state
law; and
new text end

new text begin (3) provide covered entities with plan approval, including any modifications required
under this paragraph, within 45 days after the plan is submitted under subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin (b) After receiving initial approval of a plan, a covered entity must revise and resubmit
a plan for approval or disapproval if the eligible projects change during the plan period. If
a project can no longer be completed as described, a covered entity must choose another
project to meet its obligation. The covered entity must resubmit its plan to the commissioner
if there is a substantial change in obligation or if an eligible project is unable to be performed
as described.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Project implementation. new text end

new text begin (a) After a plan is approved under subdivision 4, a
covered entity must implement the plan.
new text end

new text begin (b) After a person receives funding from a covered entity, the covered entity and the
person receiving funding must implement the plan according to the proposal submitted
under subdivision 1. If a person implementing the project is no longer able to perform the
project according to the proposal, the person must immediately notify the covered entity
and the commissioner.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Reporting requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) No later than February 1 each year, a covered
entity must submit a report to the commissioner for the preceding calendar year. The annual
report must be submitted in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner and must
include:
new text end

new text begin (1) a description of the covered entity's progress made toward objectives detailed in the
plan developed under subdivision 3, including a summary of the projects completed for the
reporting year;
new text end

new text begin (2) evidence, such as receipts, of meeting the covered entity's obligation for the previous
year;
new text end

new text begin (3) the rate charged during the preceding calendar year;
new text end

new text begin (4) proof of how at least 40 percent of the covered entity's obligation is met through
projects directly serving environmental justice communities; and
new text end

new text begin (5) any other information requested by the commissioner to determine compliance.
new text end

new text begin (b) No later than February 1 each year, a person receiving funding for a landfill
responsibility project must submit a report to the commissioner for the preceding calendar
year. The annual report must be submitted in a form and manner prescribed by the
commissioner and must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) proof of the amount of funding received and the time frame for each eligible project;
new text end

new text begin (2) the time frame for the project;
new text end

new text begin (3) a description of the amount of waste reduction or source reduction achieved by the
project during the reporting year by weight, categorized by material type;
new text end

new text begin (4) a description of how the project served environmental justice communities, if
applicable;
new text end

new text begin (5) a description of how the data was measured and the activities used to achieve the
specified waste reduction or source reduction amounts; and
new text end

new text begin (6) any other information requested by the commissioner to determine compliance.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Operating record. new text end

new text begin A covered entity must record and maintain in an operating
record all information used to determine the rate charged, including gate receipts and financial
records, for a minimum of five years.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Duty to provide information. new text end

new text begin If the commissioner requests information to
determine compliance with this section, a person must furnish to the commissioner any
information that the person may have or may reasonably obtain.
new text end

Sec. 41.

new text begin [115A.404] LANDFILL RESPONSIBILITY ASSESSMENT.
new text end

new text begin (a) By January 1 each year, a covered entity must pay to the commissioner an assessment
fee according to this section. The commissioner must deposit the fee in the state treasury
and credit the fee to the environmental fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) The annual assessment fee is calculated for each covered entity according to the
formula:
new text end

new text begin X = A * (B/C)
new text end

new text begin Where:
new text end

new text begin X is the assessment fee owed by each covered entity
new text end

new text begin A is the anticipated total annual cost to the agency to administer and implement the
Landfill Responsibility Act for the following year, as determined by the commissioner
new text end

new text begin B is the total amount of solid waste, measured in tons, disposed of in a covered entity's
applicable area or applicable areas according to the covered entity's most recent annual
report
new text end

new text begin C is the total amount of solid waste, measured in tons, disposed of in the applicable areas
at all covered entities according to the covered entities' most recent annual reports
new text end

Sec. 42.

new text begin [115A.405] WASTE COMPOSITION STUDY.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Waste composition study. new text end

new text begin By January 1 each year, the commissioner
must conduct a waste composition study at covered entities. When identifying facilities for
waste composition studies, the commissioner must rotate the covered entities and each
covered entity must allow the commissioner to perform a waste composition study at least
once every three years.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Access. new text end

new text begin The commissioner or commissioner's designee, upon presentation of
credentials, may enter upon any public or private property to take any action authorized by
this section. The covered entity must provide access to pertinent books and records and
provide reasonable accommodations for a waste composition study to be completed
accurately and safely.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Data compilation. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must annually compile and summarize
the waste composition data. The commissioner must make the summary information available
to the public.
new text end

Sec. 43.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115A.565, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Grant program established.

The commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end make
competitive grants to political subdivisions new text beginor federally recognized tribes new text endto establish curbside
recycling or composting, increase recycling or composting, reduce the amount of recyclable
materials entering disposal facilities, or reduce the costs associated with hauling waste by
locating collection sites as close as possible to the site where the waste is generated. To be
eligible for grants under this section, a political subdivision new text beginor federally recognized tribe
new text end must be located outside the seven-county metropolitan area and a city must have a population
of less than 45,000.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115B.421, is amended to read:


115B.421 CLOSED LANDFILL INVESTMENT FUND.

new text begin (a) new text endThe closed landfill investment fund is established in the state treasury. The fund
consists of money credited to the fund, and interest and other earnings on money in the
fund. Beginning July 1, 2003, funds must be deposited as described in section 115B.445.
The fund shall be managed to maximize long-term gain through the State Board of
Investment. Money in the fund new text beginis appropriated to the commissioner and new text endmay be spent deleted text beginby
the commissioner
deleted text end after fiscal year 2020 in accordance with sections 115B.39 to 115B.444.

new text begin (b) The commissioner of management and budget must allocate the amounts available
in any biennium to the commissioner for the purposes provided in sections 115B.39 to
115B.444 based on work plans submitted by the commissioner and may adjust the allocations
if the commissioner submits revised work plans. The commissioner must submit copies of
the work plans to the chairs of the senate and house of representatives committees and
divisions having jurisdiction over environment policy and finance. The commissioner may
submit one work plan for the landfill cleanup program covering all funding sources to meet
the work plan requirements under section 116.155 and this section.
new text end

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6a. new text end

new text begin Commissioner. new text end

new text begin "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Minnesota
Pollution Control Agency.
new text end

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6b. new text end

new text begin Community of color. new text end

new text begin "Community of color" means a geographically distinct
population with a substantial number of individuals who identify as Black, African American,
Hispanic, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, or any other nonwhite race.
new text end

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6c. new text end

new text begin Cumulative impacts. new text end

new text begin "Cumulative impacts" means the potential public health
and environmental impacts from combined pollutant exposures and risks, incorporating the
context of community vulnerabilities, assessed from publicly accessible data based on the
past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future levels, emissions, and discharges affecting
the geographical area.
new text end

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 10a. new text end

new text begin Environmental justice. new text end

new text begin "Environmental justice" means that communities
of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities have a healthy environment
and are treated fairly when environmental statutes, rules, and policies are developed, adopted,
implemented, and enforced.
new text end

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116.06, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 10b. new text end

new text begin Environmental justice area of concern. new text end

new text begin "Environmental justice area of
concern" means a census tract or tracts:
new text end

new text begin (1) wherein at least 40 percent of people reported income less than 200 percent of the
federal poverty level;
new text end

new text begin (2) wherein at least 45 percent of the people identify as people of color in the most recent
data from the United States Census Bureau; or
new text end

new text begin (3) that are in Indian Country, as defined in United States Code, title 18, section 1151.
new text end

Sec. 50.

new text begin [116.065] ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AREAS OF CONCERN.
new text end

new text begin (a) When a new facility or a proposed expansion of an existing facility is located in an
environmental justice area of concern, the owner or operator of the facility must conduct
an analysis of the cumulative impacts that the facility or expansion would cause or contribute
to in the environmental justice area of concern.
new text end

new text begin (b) An owner or operator of a facility or project that requires a state permit under chapters
115 to 116 and that is located in an environmental justice area of concern must hold at least
one public meeting in the area of concern before the commissioner issues or denies a permit.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner may require a permitted facility located in an environmental justice
area of concern to hold in-person meetings with neighbors to share information and discuss
community concerns. The commissioner may set the number and frequency of required
meetings as permit conditions.
new text end

new text begin (d) The commissioner may deny permits in an environmental justice area of concern if
the commissioner finds that a new facility that requires a permit from the agency would
cause or contribute to adverse cumulative impacts. The commissioner may consider other
compelling public interests in the decision to issue permits according to this section.
new text end

new text begin (e) The commissioner must adopt rules according to chapter 14 to implement this section.
new text end

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116.07, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Pollution Control Agency; exercise of powers.

In exercising all deleted text beginitsdeleted text end powersnew text begin,
the commissioner of
new text end the Pollution Control Agency deleted text beginshall give due consideration todeleted text endnew text begin must:
new text end

new text begin (1) consider new text endthe establishment, maintenance, operation and expansion of business,
commerce, trade, industry, traffic, and other economic factors and other material matters
affecting the feasibility and practicability of any proposed action, including, but not limited
to, the burden on a municipality of any tax which may result therefrom, and deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end take
or provide for such action as may be reasonable, feasible, and practical under the
circumstancesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) to the extent reasonable, feasible, and practical under the circumstances:
new text end

new text begin (i) ensure that actions or programs that have a direct, indirect, or cumulative impact on
environmental justice areas of concern incorporate community-focused practices and
procedures in agency processes, including communication, outreach, engagement, and
education to enhance meaningful, timely, and transparent community access;
new text end

new text begin (ii) collaborate with other state agencies to identify, develop, and implement means to
eliminate and reverse environmental and health inequities and disparities;
new text end

new text begin (iii) promote the utility and availability of environmental data and analysis for
environmental justice areas of concern, other agencies, federally recognized tribal
governments, and the public;
new text end

new text begin (iv) encourage coordination and collaboration with residents of environmental justice
areas of concern to address environmental and health inequities and disparities; and
new text end

new text begin (v) ensure environmental justice values are represented to the agency from a
commissioner-appointed environmental justice advisory committee that is composed of
diverse members and that is developed and operated in a manner open to the public and in
accordance with the duties described in the bylaws and charter adopted and maintained by
the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116.07, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Orders; investigations.

The deleted text beginagency shall havedeleted text endnew text begin commissioner hasnew text end the following
powers and duties for deleted text beginthe enforcement ofdeleted text endnew text begin enforcingnew text end any provision of this chapter and chapter
114C, relating to air contamination or waste:

(1) to adopt, issue, reissue, modify, deny, revoke, new text beginreopen, new text endenter into or enforce reasonable
orders, schedules of compliance and stipulation agreements;

(2) to require the owner or operator of any emission facility, air contaminant treatment
facility, potential air contaminant storage facility, or any system or facility related to the
storage, collection, transportation, processing, or disposal of waste to establish and maintain
records; to make reports; to install, use, and maintain monitoring equipment or methods;
and to make tests, including testing for odor where a nuisance may exist, in accordance with
methods, at locations, at intervals, and in a manner as the agency shall prescribe; and to
provide other information as the agency may reasonably require;

(3) to conduct investigations, issue notices, public and otherwise, and order hearings as
it may deem necessary or advisable for the discharge of its duties under this chapter and
chapter 114C, including but not limited to the issuance of permits; and to authorize any
member, employee, or agent appointed by it to conduct the investigations and issue the
noticesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (4) to require parties who enter into a negotiated agreement to settle an enforcement
matter with the agency to reimburse the agency according to this clause for oversight costs
that are incurred by the agency and associated with implementing the negotiated agreement.
The agency may recover oversight costs exceeding $25,000. Oversight costs include
personnel and direct costs associated with inspections, sampling, monitoring, modeling,
risk assessment, permit writing, engineering review, economic analysis and review, and
other record or document review. Only oversight costs incurred after executing the negotiated
agreement are covered by this clause. The agency's legal and litigation costs are not covered
by this clause. The commissioner has discretion as to whether to apply this clause in cases
where the agency is using schedules of compliance to bring a class of regulated parties into
compliance. Reimbursement amounts are appropriated to the commissioner.
new text end

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 9a. new text end

new text begin Stipulation agreements. new text end

new text begin In exercising enforcement powers over a term of a
stipulation agreement when a party asserts a good cause or force majeure claim for an
extension of time to comply with a stipulated term, the commissioner must not grant the
extension if the assertion is based solely on increased costs.
new text end

Sec. 54.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 9b. new text end

new text begin Compliance when required permit not obtained. new text end

new text begin The commissioner may
require a person or facility that fails to obtain a required permit to comply with any terms
of a permit that would have been issued had the person or facility obtained a permit, including
but not limited to reporting, monitoring, controlling pollutant discharge, and creating and
implementing operations and maintenance plans. The person or facility is subject to liability
and penalties, including criminal liability, for failing to operate in compliance with a permit
not obtained beginning at the time a permit should have been obtained.
new text end

Sec. 55.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 116.11, is amended to read:


116.11 EMERGENCY POWERS.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Imminent and substantial danger. new text end

If there is imminent and substantial
danger to the health and welfare of the people of the state, or of any of them, as a result of
the pollution of air, land, or water, the deleted text beginagencydeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end may by emergency order direct
the immediate discontinuance or abatement of the pollution without notice and without a
hearing or at the request of the deleted text beginagencydeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end, the attorney general may bring an
action in the name of the state in the appropriate district court for a temporary restraining
order to immediately abate or prevent the pollution. The deleted text beginagencydeleted text endnew text begin commissioner'snew text end order or
temporary restraining order deleted text beginshall remaindeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end effective until notice, hearing, and determination
pursuant to other provisions of law, or, in the interim, as otherwise ordered. A final order
of the deleted text beginagencydeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end in these cases deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end appealable in accordance with chapter
14.

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Other acts of concern. new text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner may exercise the authority under
paragraph (b) when the commissioner has evidence of a pattern of behavior that includes
any of the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) falsification of records;
new text end

new text begin (2) a history of noncompliance with schedules of compliance or terms of a stipulation
agreement;
new text end

new text begin (3) chronic or substantial permit violations; or
new text end

new text begin (4) operating with or without a permit where there is evidence of danger to the health
or welfare of the people of the state or evidence of environmental harm.
new text end

new text begin (b) When the commissioner has evidence of a pattern of behavior specified in paragraph
(a), then regardless of the presence of imminent and substantial danger, the commissioner
may investigate and may:
new text end

new text begin (1) exercise emergency powers according to subdivision 1;
new text end

new text begin (2) suspend or revoke a permit;
new text end

new text begin (3) issue an order to cease operation or activities;
new text end

new text begin (4) require financial assurances;
new text end

new text begin (5) reopen and modify a permit to require additional terms;
new text end

new text begin (6) require additional agency oversight; or
new text end

new text begin (7) pursue other actions deemed necessary to abate pollution and protect human health.
new text end

Sec. 56.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 168.1295, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements and procedures.

(a) The commissioner shall
issue state parks and trails plates to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, recreational vehicle, one-ton pickup
truck, or motorcycle;

(2) pays a fee in the amount specified for special plates under section 168.12, subdivision
5
;

(3) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;

(4) pays the fees required under this chapter;

(5) contributes a minimum of deleted text begin$60deleted text endnew text begin $70new text end annually to the state parks and trails donation
account established in section 85.056; and

(6) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles and
licensing of drivers.

(b) The state parks and trails plate application must indicate that the contribution specified
under paragraph (a), clause (5), is a minimum contribution to receive the plate and that the
applicant may make an additional contribution to the account.

(c) State parks and trails plates may be personalized according to section 168.12,
subdivision 2a.

Sec. 57.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 325E.046, is amended to read:


325E.046 STANDARDS FOR LABELING deleted text beginPLASTICdeleted text end BAGSnew text begin, FOOD OR
BEVERAGE PRODUCTS, AND PACKAGING
new text end.

Subdivision 1.

deleted text begin"deleted text endBiodegradabledeleted text begin"deleted text end label.

A deleted text beginmanufacturer, distributor, or wholesalerdeleted text endnew text begin personnew text end
may not new text beginsell or new text endoffer for sale in this state a deleted text beginplastic bagdeleted text endnew text begin covered productnew text end labeled
"biodegradable," "degradable," new text begin"decomposable," new text endor any form of those terms, or in any way
imply that the deleted text beginbagdeleted text endnew text begin covered productnew text end will deleted text beginchemically decompose into innocuous elements in
a reasonably short period of time in a landfill, composting, or other terrestrial environment
unless a scientifically based standard for biodegradability is developed and the bags are
certified as meeting the standard.
deleted text endnew text begin break down, fragment, degrade, biodegrade, or decompose
in a landfill or other environment, unless an ASTM standard specification is adopted for
the term claimed and the specification is approved by the legislature.
new text end

Subd. 2.

deleted text begin"deleted text endCompostabledeleted text begin"deleted text end label.

new text begin(a) new text endA deleted text beginmanufacturer, distributor, or wholesalerdeleted text endnew text begin personnew text end
may not new text beginsell or new text endoffer for sale in this state a deleted text beginplastic bagdeleted text endnew text begin covered productnew text end labeled "compostable"
unless, at the time of salenew text begin or offer for salenew text end, the deleted text beginbagdeleted text endnew text begin covered product:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end meets the ASTM Standard Specification for deleted text beginCompostabledeleted text endnew text begin Labeling ofnew text end Plastics
new text begin Designed to be Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities new text end(D6400)deleted text begin. Each
bag must be labeled to reflect that it meets the standard. For purposes of this subdivision,
"ASTM" has the meaning given in section 296A.01, subdivision 6.
deleted text endnew text begin or its successor or the
ASTM Standard Specification for Labeling of End Items that Incorporate Plastics and
Polymers as Coatings or Additives with Paper and Other Substrates Designed to be
Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities (D6868) or its successor, and
the covered product is labeled to reflect that it meets the specification;
new text end

new text begin (2) is comprised of only wood without any coatings or additives; or
new text end

new text begin (3) is comprised of only paper without any coatings or additives.
new text end

new text begin (b) A covered product labeled "compostable" and meeting the criteria under paragraph
(a) must be clearly and prominently labeled on the product, or on the product's smallest unit
of sale, to reflect that it is intended for an industrial or commercial compost facility. The
label required under this paragraph must be in legible text size and font.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Certification of compostable products. new text end

new text begin Beginning January 1, 2023, a person
may not sell or offer for sale a covered product labeled as "compostable" unless the person
obtains certification that the product meets the requirements of subdivision 2 from an entity
that:
new text end

new text begin (1) is a nonprofit corporation;
new text end

new text begin (2) as its primary focus of operation, promotes the production, use, and appropriate end
of life for materials and products that are designed to fully biodegrade in specific biologically
active environments such as industrial composting; and
new text end

new text begin (3) is technically capable of and willing to perform analysis necessary to determine a
product's compliance with subdivision 2.
new text end

Subd. 3.

Enforcement; civil penalty; injunctive relief.

(a) A deleted text beginmanufacturer, distributor,
or wholesaler
deleted text endnew text begin personnew text end who violates deleted text beginsubdivision 1 or 2deleted text endnew text begin this sectionnew text end is subject to a civil new text beginor
administrative
new text endpenalty of $100 for each prepackaged saleable unit new text beginsold or new text endoffered for sale
up to a maximum of $5,000 and may be enjoined from those violations.

(b) The attorney general may bring an action in the name of the state in a court of
competent jurisdiction for recovery of civil penalties or for injunctive relief as provided in
this subdivision. The attorney general may accept an assurance of discontinuance of acts
in violation of deleted text beginsubdivision 1 or 2deleted text endnew text begin this sectionnew text end in the manner provided in section 8.31,
subdivision 2b
.

new text begin (c) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency may enforce this section under
sections 115.071 and 116.072.
new text end

new text begin (d) When requested by the attorney general or the commissioner of the Pollution Control
Agency, a person selling or offering for sale a covered product labeled as compostable must
furnish to the attorney general or the commissioner any information that the person may
have or may reasonably obtain that is relevant to show compliance with this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. 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 them:
new text end

new text begin (1) "ASTM" has the meaning given in section 296A.01, subdivision 6;
new text end

new text begin (2) "covered product" means a bag, food or beverage product, or packaging;
new text end

new text begin (3) "food or beverage product" means a product that is used to wrap, package, contain,
serve, store, prepare, or consume a food or beverage, such as plates, bowls, cups, lids, trays,
straws, utensils, and hinged or lidded containers; and
new text end

new text begin (4) "packaging" has the meaning given in section 115A.03, subdivision 22b.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2022.
new text end

Sec. 58. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 115.44, subdivision 9, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

ARTICLE 3

STATE LANDS

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, 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. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; CASS COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 to 94.16, the commissioner of
natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land that is described in paragraph (c).
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 Cass County and is described as: the westerly
20.00 feet of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter, Section 16, Township 139 North,
Range 30 West, Cass County, Minnesota. The Grantor, its employees and agents only,
reserves a perpetual easement for ingress and egress over and across the above described
land.
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 was returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 7. new text beginPRIVATE SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND; LAKE OF THE WOODS
COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, sections 94.09 to 94.16, the commissioner of
natural resources may sell by private sale the surplus land that is described in paragraph (c).
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 Lake of the Woods County and is described
as: a strip of land lying in Government Lot 3, Section 5, Township 163 North, Range 34
West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota; said strip of
land being 33.00 feet in width lying 16.50 feet on each side of the following described
centerline:
new text end

new text begin Commencing at the southeast corner of said Government Lot 3; thence North 00 degrees
09 minutes 28 seconds West, assumed bearing, along the east line of said Government
Lot 3, a distance of 690 feet, more or less, to the south line of that particular tract of land
deeded to the State of Minnesota according to Document No. 75286, on file and of record
in the Office of the Recorder, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota; thence South 89
degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds West, along said south line of that particular tract of
land, a distance of 200.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 09 minutes 28 seconds East,
parallel with the east line of said Government Lot 3, a distance of 40.00 feet; thence
South 89 degrees 50 minutes 32 seconds West, a distance of 16.50 feet to the point of
beginning of the centerline to be herein described; thence South 00 degrees 09 minutes
28 seconds East, parallel with the east line of said Government Lot 3, a distance of 650.5
feet, more or less, to the south line of said Government Lot 3 and said centerline there
terminating.
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 was returned to private ownership.
new text end

Sec. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. new text beginPUBLIC SALE OF SURPLUS STATE LAND BORDERING PUBLIC
WATER; WADENA COUNTY.
new text end

new text begin (a) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 92.45, the commissioner of natural
resources may sell by public sale the surplus land bordering public water that is described
in paragraph (c).
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 that may be sold is located in Wadena County and is described as: the
Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 26, Township 136 North, Range 34
West, Wadena County, Minnesota, except that part described as follows:
new text end

new text begin Beginning at the northeast corner of said Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter;
thence West 10 rods; thence South 8 rods; thence East 10 rods; thence North 8 rods to
the point of beginning and there terminating.
new text end

new text begin (d) The land borders the Redeye River. 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 returned to private ownership.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 21-02310

115.44 CLASSIFICATION OF WATERS; STANDARDS OF QUALITY AND PURITY.

Subd. 9.

Annual report.

(a) By January 15 each year, the commissioner shall post on the Pollution Control Agency's website a report on the agency's activities the previous calendar year to implement standards and classification requirements into national pollutant discharge elimination system and state disposal system permits held by municipalities. The report must include:

(1) a summary of permits issued or reissued over the previous calendar year, including any changes to permitted effluent limits due to water quality standards adopted or revised during the previous permit term;

(2) highlights of innovative approaches employed by the agency and municipalities to develop and achieve permit requirements in a cost-effective manner;

(3) a summary of standards development and water quality rulemaking activities over the previous calendar year, including economic analyses;

(4) a summary of standards development and water quality rulemaking activities anticipated for the next three years, including economic analyses;

(5) a process and timeframe for municipalities to provide input to the agency regarding their needs based on the information provided in the report; and

(6) a list of anticipated permitting initiatives in the next calendar year that may impact municipalities and the agency's plan for involving the municipalities throughout the planning and decision-making process. The plan must include opportunities for input and public comment from municipalities on rulemaking initiatives prior to preparation of a statement of need and reasonableness required under section 14.131. The commissioner must ensure the agency's plan under this clause is implemented.

(b) For the purposes of this section, "economic analyses" must include assessments of the potential costs to regulated municipalities associated with water quality standards or rules proposed by the agency.