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A bill for an act
relating to state government; appropriating money for environment, natural
resources, commerce, energy, utilities, and telecommunications; appropriating
money from the environment and natural resources trust fund; modifying
provisions for taking game and fish; modifying certain licenses and restrictions
for hunting and fishing; modifying grant programs; modifying solid waste
provisions; creating accounts; modifying disposition of certain receipts;
modifying trail and surface water use provisions; modifying Mineral
Coordinating Committee and citizen oversight committees; modifying Petroleum
Tank Release Cleanup Act; modifying sunset dates; modifying environmental
review and permit requirements; modifying certain rulemaking requirements;
requiring studies and rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections
17.135; 84.033, subdivision 1; 84.035, subdivision 6; 84.925, subdivision
1; 84D.15, subdivision 2; 85.018, subdivision 5; 85.019, subdivisions 4b,
4c; 85.052, subdivision 4; 85.32, subdivision 1; 86B.106; 86B.121; 89.039,
subdivision 1; 89.21; 93.0015, subdivisions 1, 3; 97A.055, subdivision 4b, by
adding a subdivision; 97A.465, subdivision 5; 97A.502; 97B.031, subdivision 5;
97B.325; 97B.326; 97B.405; 97B.667; 103G.271, subdivision 6; 103G.301, by
adding a subdivision; 115.073; 115A.1314; 115A.1320, subdivision 1; 115C.09,
subdivision 3c; 115C.13; 116.07, subdivisions 4h, 7c; 116.0711, by adding
a subdivision; 116D.04, subdivision 2a, as amended; 116G.15, subdivision
1; 299C.40, subdivision 1; 357.021, subdivision 7; 609.66, subdivision 1h;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 84; 89; 97A; 97C;
103G; 115A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 84.02, subdivisions
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 85.013, subdivision 2b; 89.06; 89.35; 89.36; 89.37; 89.38;
89.39; 89.391; 97B.511; 97B.515, subdivision 3; 116G.15, subdivisions 2,
3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

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

ARTICLE 1

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE

Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.

The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
in this article.

2012
2013
Total
General
$
78,529,000
$
78,390,000
$
156,919,000
State Government Special
Revenue
75,000
75,000
150,000
Environmental
63,414,000
63,333,000
126,747,000
Natural Resources
90,386,000
90,998,000
181,384,000
Game and Fish
94,924,000
94,227,000
189,151,000
Remediation
10,596,000
10,596,000
21,192,000
Permanent School
200,000
200,000
400,000
Total
$
338,124,000
$
337,819,000
$
675,943,000

Sec. 2. ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS.

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 "2012" and "2013" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, or
June 30, 2013, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2012. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2013. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2012 and 2013. Appropriations for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2011, are effective the day following final enactment.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2012
2013

Sec. 3. POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
79,913,000
$
79,832,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
5,928,000
5,928,000
State Government
Special Revenue
75,000
75,000
Environmental
63,414,000
63,333,000
Remediation
10,496,000
10,496,000

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

Subd. 2.

Water

24,088,000
23,838,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
4,997,000
4,997,000
State Government
Special Revenue
75,000
75,000
Environmental
19,016,000
18,766,000

$1,842,000 the first year and $1,842,000
the second year are for the clean water
partnership program. Priority shall be
given to projects preventing impairments
and degradation of lakes, rivers, streams,
and groundwater according to Minnesota
Statutes, section 114D.20, subdivision 2,
clause (4). Any balance remaining in the first
year does not cancel and is available for the
second year.

$319,000 the first year and $319,000 the
second year are for subsurface sewage
treatment system (SSTS) administration and
grants. Of this amount, $68,000 each year
is for assistance to counties through grants
for SSTS program administration. Any
unexpended balance in the first year does not
cancel but is available in the second year.

$1,815,000 the first year and $1,815,000
the second year are for grants to counties
to administer the county feedlot program
under Minnesota Statutes, section
116.0711, subdivisions 2 and 3. Of this
amount, $150,000 each year is from the
environmental fund and is a onetime
appropriation. Money remaining after the
first year is available for the second year.

$1,063,000 the first year and $1,063,000
the second year are for assessment and
monitoring of lakes, rivers, and streams.

$740,000 the first year and $740,000 the
second year are from the environmental
fund to address the need for continued
increased activity in the areas of 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. Of this amount, $48,000 each year is for
administration of individual septic tank fees,
as provided in this article.

$250,000 the first year from the
environmental fund is for the water
management study required in this article.
Money in this appropriation may be
transferred to state agencies for their costs in
participating in the study. This is a onetime
appropriation.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on or
before June 30, 2013, as grants or contracts
for clean water partnership, SSTS's, surface
water and groundwater assessments, total
maximum daily loads, storm water, and local
basinwide water quality protection in this
subdivision are available until June 30, 2016.

Subd. 3.

Air

12,297,000
12,466,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
Environmental
12,297,000
12,466,000

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
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
116.993.

$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for a monitoring program under Minnesota
Statutes, section 116.454.

$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for monitoring ambient air for hazardous
pollutants in the metropolitan area.

Subd. 4.

Land

17,412,000
17,412,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
Environmental
6,916,000
6,916,000
Remediation
10,496,000
10,496,000

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 shall
jointly submit an annual spending plan
to the commissioner of management and
budget that maximizes the utilization of
resources and appropriately allocates the
money between the two departments. This
appropriation is available until June 20, 2013.

$3,616,000 the first year and $3,616,000 the
second year are from the petroleum tank fund
to be transferred to the remediation fund for
purposes of the leaking underground storage
tank program to protect the land.

$252,000 the first year and $252,000 the
second year are from the remediation fund to
be transferred to the Department 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.

Subd. 5.

Environmental Assistance and
Cross-Media

25,508,000
25,508,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
323,000
323,000
Environmental
25,185,000
25,185,000

$14,250,000 each year is from the
environmental fund for SCORE block grants
to counties.

$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. Any unencumbered grant and
loan balances in the first year do not cancel
but are available for grants and loans in the
second year.

$89,000 the first year and $89,000 the
second year are from the environmental fund
for duties related to harmful chemicals in
products under Minnesota Statutes, sections
116.9401 to 116.9407. Of this amount,
$57,000 each year is transferred to the
Department of Health.

$400,000 the first year and $400,000 the
second year are from the environmental
fund for the costs of implementing general
operating permits for feedlots over 1,000
animal units. This is a onetime appropriation.

$315,000 the first year and $315,000 the
second year are for electronic waste recycling
programs under Minnesota Statutes, sections
115A.1310 to 115A.1330.

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.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28, the appropriations encumbered on
or before June 30, 2013, as contracts or
grants for surface water and groundwater
assessments; 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, 2015.

Subd. 6.

Administrative Support

608,000
608,000

The commissioner shall transfer $42,000,000
from the environmental fund to the
remediation fund for the purposes of the
remediation fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 116.155, subdivision 2.

Sec. 4. NATURAL RESOURCES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
230,941,000
$
230,717,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
51,651,000
51,512,000
Natural Resources
84,066,000
84,678,000
Game and Fish
94,924,000
94,227,000
Remediation
100,000
100,000
Permanent School
200,000
200,000

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

Subd. 2.

Land and Mineral Resources
Management

8,217,000
8,219,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
2,535,000
2,535,000
Natural Resources
4,080,000
4,082,000
Game and Fish
1,402,000
1,402,000
Permanent School
200,000
200,000

$625,000 the first year and $625,000
the second year are from the mining
administration account in the natural
resources fund to cover the costs associated
with issuing mining permits.

$630,000 the first year and $630,000 the
second year are from the dedicated receipts
account in the natural resources fund to cover
the costs associated with issuing licenses for
land and water crossings and road easements.

$251,000 the first year and $251,000 the
second year are for iron ore cooperative
research. Of this amount, $200,000 each year
is from the minerals management account
in the natural resources fund. $175,000 the
first year and $175,000 the second year are
available only as matched by $1 of nonstate
money for each $1 of state money. The match
may be cash or in-kind. Any unencumbered
balance from the first year does not cancel
and is available in the second year.

$68,000 the first year and $68,000 the
second year are for minerals cooperative
environmental research, of which $34,000
the first year and $34,000 the second year are
available only as matched by $1 of nonstate
money for each $1 of state money. The
match may be cash or in-kind.

$2,696,000 the first year and $2,696,000
the second year are from the minerals
management account in the natural resources
fund for use as provided in 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.

$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year are from the state forest suspense
account in the permanent school fund to
accelerate land exchanges, land sales, and
commercial leasing of school trust lands and
to identify, evaluate, and lease construction
aggregate located on school trust lands. This
appropriation is to be used for securing
maximum long-term economic return
from the school trust lands consistent with
fiduciary responsibilities and sound natural
resources conservation and management
principles.

Subd. 3.

Ecological and Water Resources

24,123,000
24,123,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
9,338,000
9,338,000
Natural Resources
10,086,000
10,086,000
Game and Fish
4,699,000
4,699,000

$1,223,000 the first year and $1,223,000 the
second year are from the nongame wildlife
management account in the natural resources
fund for the purpose of nongame wildlife
management. 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.

$5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000 the
second year are from the water management
account in the natural resources fund for the
purposes specified in Minnesota Statutes,
section 103G.27.

$1,636,000 the first year and $1,636,000
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 (e), clause (1).

$2,892,000 the first year and $2,892,000 the
second year are from the invasive species
account in the natural resources fund and
$2,020,000 the first year and $2,020,000 the
second year are from the general fund for
management, public awareness, assessment
and monitoring research, law enforcement,
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.

$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the
second year from the heritage enhancement
account in the game and fish fund is for law
enforcement and water access inspection
to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive
species. This is a onetime appropriation.

$264,000 the first year and $264,000 the
second year are for grants for up to 50
percent of the cost of implementation of
the Red River mediation agreement. The
commissioner shall submit a report to the
chairs of the legislative committees having
primary jurisdiction over environment and
natural resources policy and finance on the
accomplishments achieved with the grants
by January 15, 2014.

$53,000 the first year and $53,000 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.

$5,000 the first year and $5,000 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.

Subd. 4.

Forest Management

33,811,000
33,686,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
19,140,000
19,140,000
Natural Resources
13,757,000
13,632,000
Game and Fish
914,000
914,000

$7,145,000 the first year and $7,145,000
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 shall 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,
identifying 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 shall be deposited into
the general fund.

$13,657,000 the first year and $13,352,000
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. Of this amount,
$2,564,000 the first year and $2,439,000 the
second year are onetime appropriations.

$582,000 the first year and $582,000 the
second year are for the Forest Resources
Council for implementation of the
Sustainable Forest Resources Act.

$100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are from the all-terrain vehicle
account in the natural resources fund to
maintain minimum-maintenance forest
roads. This is a onetime appropriation.

$650,000 the first year and $650,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and fish
fund to maintain and expand the ecological
classification system program. This is a
onetime appropriation.

Subd. 5.

Parks and Trails Management

64,408,000
64,244,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
17,339,000
17,200,000
Natural Resources
44,875,000
44,850,000
Game and Fish
2,194,000
2,194,000

$1,075,000 the first year and $1,075,000 the
second year are from the water recreation
account in the natural resources fund for
enhancing public water access facilities.

The appropriation in Laws 2003, chapter
128, article 1, section 5, subdivision 6, from
the water recreation account in the natural
resources fund for a cooperative project with
the United States Army Corps of Engineers
to develop the Mississippi Whitewater Park
is available until June 30, 2012. The project
must be designed to prevent the spread of
aquatic invasive species.

$5,981,000 the first year and $5,981,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for state trail, park, and recreation area
operations. Of this amount, $375,000 each
year is for coordinated activities with Explore
Minnesota Tourism. This appropriation is
from the revenue deposited in the natural
resources fund under Minnesota Statutes,
section 297A.94, paragraph (e), clause (2).

$8,424,000 the first year and $8,424,000
the second year are from the snowmobile
trails and enforcement account in the
natural resources fund for the snowmobile
grants-in-aid program. This additional
money may be used for new grant-in-aid
trails. Any unencumbered balance does not
cancel at the end of the first year and is
available for the second year.

$1,360,000 the first year and $1,360,000
the second year are from the natural
resources fund for the off-highway vehicle
grants-in-aid program. Of this amount,
$1,110,000 each year is from the all-terrain
vehicle account; $150,000 each year is from
the off-highway motorcycle account; and
$100,000 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.

$5,631,000 the first year and $5,631,000
the second year are from the natural
resources fund for state trail operations.
This appropriation is from the revenue
deposited in the natural resources fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (e), clause (2).

$805,000 the first year and $805,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for trail grants to local units of
government on land to be maintained for at
least 20 years for the purposes of the grants.
This appropriation is from the revenue
deposited in the natural resources fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (e), clause (4).

$200,000 from the off-highway damage
account is transferred to the all-terrain
vehicle account in the natural resources fund.

$34,000 the first year is for reimbursement
to the city of East Grand Forks for all the
city's costs incurred in meeting the city's
share of the operation and management
responsibilities of the Red River State
Recreation Area, including the costs of
operating, maintaining, and otherwise
meeting the city's responsibilities contained
in any joint management agreement for
the recreation area. This is a onetime
appropriation and is available until spent.

$100,000 the first year is for a pass-through
grant to Lake County for completion of the
Lake County Regional ATV Trail. This is a
onetime appropriation and is available until
spent.

Subd. 6.

Fish and Wildlife Management

66,781,000
65,981,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
202,000
202,000
Natural Resources
1,899,000
1,899,000
Game and Fish
64,680,000
63,880,000

$100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are from the nongame wildlife
account in the natural resources fund for gray
wolf research.

$120,000 the first year and $120,000 the
second year are from the game and fish fund
for gray wolf management.

$1,860,000 the first year and $1,860,000 the
second year are from the wildlife acquisition
surcharge account for only the purposes
specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.071 , subdivision 2a. This appropriation
is available until spent.

$8,167,000 the first year and $8,167,000
the second year are from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and
fish fund only for activities specified in
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (e), clause (1). Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94, five
percent of this appropriation may be used for
expanding hunter and angler recruitment and
retention.

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.

$875,000 the first year and $875,000 the
second year are from the trout and salmon
management account for only the purposes
specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.075 , subdivision 3.

$1,400,000 the first year and $1,400,000 the
second year are from the deer management
account for only the purposes specified
in Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.075 ,
subdivision 1, paragraph (b).

$890,000 the first year and $890,000 the
second year are from the deer and bear
management account for only the purposes
specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.075 , subdivision 1, paragraph (c).

$600,000 the first year and $600,000 the
second year are from the waterfowl habitat
improvement account for only the purposes
specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.075 , subdivision 2.

$780,000 the first year and $780,000 the
second year are from the pheasant habitat
improvement account for only the purposes
specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.075 , subdivision 4.

$254,000 the first year and $254,000 the
second year are from the wild turkey
management account for only the purposes
specified in Minnesota Statutes, section
97A.075 , subdivision 5. Of this amount,
$8,000 the first year and $8,000 the second
year are transferred from the game and fish
fund to the wild turkey management account.

$200,000 the first year is from the heritage
enhancement account in the game and
fish fund for grants to Let's Go Fishing of
Minnesota to promote opportunities for
fishing. The grants must be matched with
cash or in-kind contributions from nonstate
sources. It is a condition of acceptance of
this appropriation that Let's Go Fishing of
Minnesota must submit a work program
and annual progress reports in the form and
manner determined by the commissioner of
natural resources to the Budgetary Oversight
Committee. The work program must identify
capital expenditures and leases over $2,000
and annual reports must describe the use
of that capital equipment throughout its
useful life. None of the money provided
may be spent unless the commissioner
has approved the work program. This is a
onetime appropriation.

$202,000 the first year and $202,000 the
second year from the general fund are
for preserving, restoring, and enhancing
grassland and wetland complexes on public
or private lands.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
16A.28 , the appropriations encumbered
under contract on or before June 30, 2013, for
aquatic restoration grants and wildlife habitat
grants are available until June 30, 2014.

Subd. 7.

Enforcement

31,298,000
32,161,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
2,216,000
2,216,000
Natural Resources
8,888,000
9,648,000
Game and Fish
20,094,000
20,197,000
Remediation
100,000
100,000

$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.

$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.

$1,204,000 the first year and $1,307,000
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 (e), clause (1).

$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
administration of these grants.

$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the all-terrain vehicle
account 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:
(1) must be issued through a formal
agreement with the organization; and
(2) must not be used as a substitute for
traditional spending by the organization.
By December 15 each year, an organization
receiving a grant under this paragraph shall
report to the commissioner with details on
expenditures and outcomes from the grant.
Of this appropriation, $25,000 each year is
for administration of these grants.

Subd. 8.

Operations Support

2,303,000
2,303,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
881,000
881,000
Natural Resources
481,000
481,000
Game and Fish
941,000
941,000

$320,000 the first year and $320,000 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 Duluth Zoo. This appropriation
is from the revenue deposited to the fund
under Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (e), clause (5).

Sec. 5. BOARD OF WATER AND SOIL
RESOURCES

$
12,619,000
$
12,619,000

$3,328,000 the first year and $3,328,000 the
second year are for natural resources block
grants to local governments. 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. Grants
must be matched with a combination of local
cash or in-kind contributions. The base
grant portion related to water planning must
be matched by an amount as specified by
Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.3369.

$3,004,000 the first year and $3,004,000
the second year are for grants requested
by soil and water conservation districts for
general purposes, nonpoint engineering, and
implementation of the reinvest in Minnesota
reserve program. Upon approval of the
board, expenditures may be made from these
appropriations for supplies and services
benefiting soil and water conservation
districts. Any district requesting a grant
under this paragraph shall maintain a Web
page that publishes, at a minimum, its annual
plan, annual report, annual audit, annual
budget, including membership dues, and
meeting notices and minutes.

$1,637,000 the first year and $1,637,000
the second year are for grants to soil and
water conservation districts for cost-sharing
contracts for erosion control and water
quality management, of which at least
$677,000 each year is for establishing and
maintaining riparian vegetation buffers of
restored native prairie and restored prairie.

$95,000 the first year and $95,000 the second
year are available for county cooperative
weed management programs and to restore
native plants in selected invasive species
management sites by providing local
native seeds and plants to landowners for
implementation.

$433,000 each year is for feedlot water
quality grants for feedlots under 300 animal
units where there are impaired waters.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section
103C.501, the board may shift cost-share
funds in this section and may adjust the
technical and administrative assistance
portion of the grant funds to leverage
federal or other nonstate funds or to address
high-priority needs identified in local water
management plans.

$386,000 the first year and $386,000 the
second year are for implementation and
enforcement of the Wetland Conservation
Act.

$57,000 each year is for staff to monitor and
enforce wetland replacement, wetland bank
sites, and the Wetland Conservation Act. The
board must include in its biennial report to
the legislature information on all state and
local units of government, including special
purpose districts and impacts on wetlands in
the state.

$166,000 each year is to provide assistance
to local drainage management officials and
for the costs of the Drainage Work Group.

$84,000 the first year and $84,000 the second
year are for a grant to the Red River Basin
Commission for water quality and floodplain
management, including administration of
programs. If the appropriation in either year
is insufficient, the appropriation in the other
year is available for it.

$84,000 each year is to the Minnesota River
Board for operating expenses to measure and
report the results of projects in the 12 major
watersheds within the Minnesota River basin.

$120,000 each year is for grants to Area
II, Minnesota River Basin Projects,
for floodplain management, including
administration of programs.

The appropriations for grants in this
section are available until expended. If an
appropriation for grants in either year is
insufficient, the appropriation in the other
year is available for it.

Sec. 6. METROPOLITAN COUNCIL

$
8,705,000
$
8,705,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
3,035,000
3,035,000
Natural Resources
5,670,000
5,670,000

$3,035,000 the first year and $3,035,000
the second year are for metropolitan area
regional parks operation and maintenance
according to Minnesota Statutes, section
473.351.

$5,670,000 the first year and $5,670,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund for metropolitan area regional parks
and trails maintenance and operations. This
appropriation is from the revenue deposited
in the natural resources fund under Minnesota
Statutes, section 297A.94, paragraph (e),
clause (3).

Sec. 7. CONSERVATION CORPS
MINNESOTA

$
490,000
$
490,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
Natural Resources
490,000
490,000

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.

Sec. 8. ZOOLOGICAL BOARD

$
5,456,000
$
5,456,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
5,296,000
5,296,000
Natural Resources
160,000
160,000

$160,000 the first year and $160,000 the
second year are from the natural resources
fund from the revenue deposited under
Minnesota Statutes, section 297A.94,
paragraph (e), clause (5).

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 17.135, is amended to read:


17.135 FARM DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE.

(a) A permit is not required from a state agency, except under sections 88.16,
88.17, and 88.22 for a person who owns or operates land used for farming that buries, or
burns and buries, :

(1) solid waste generated from the person's household or as part of the person's
farming operation if the burying is done ; or

(2) concrete or reinforcing bar from a building or structure located on the land
used for farming.

Items in clauses (1) and (2) must be buried in a nuisance-free, pollution-free, and
aesthetic manner on the land used for farming. This The exception in clause (1) does not
apply if regularly scheduled pickup of solid waste is reasonably available at the person's
farm, as determined by resolution of the county board of the county where the person's
farm is located.

(b) This The exemption in paragraph (a), clause (1), does not apply to burning tires
or plastics, except plastic baling twine, or to burning or burial of the following materials:

(1) household hazardous waste as defined in section 115A.96, subdivision 1;

(2) appliances, including but not limited to, major appliances as defined in section
115A.03, subdivision 17a;

(3) household batteries;

(4) used motor oil; and

(5) lead acid batteries from motor vehicles.

(c) An owner of land used for farming who buries material under the authority of
paragraph (a), clause (2), shall record, with the county recorder or registrar of titles of
the county in which the land is located, an affidavit containing a legal description of
the property and a map drawn from available information showing the boundary of the
property and the location of concrete or reinforcing bar buried on the property. The county
recorder or registrar of titles must record an affidavit presented under this paragraph in a
manner that ensures its disclosure in the ordinary course of a title search of the subject
property.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 84.033, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Acquisition; designation.

The commissioner of natural resources
may acquire by gift, lease, easement, exchange, or purchase, in the manner prescribed
under chapter 117, in the name of the state, lands or any interest in lands suitable and
desirable for establishing and maintaining scientific and natural areas. The commissioner
shall designate any land so acquired as a scientific and natural area by written order
published in the State Register and shall administer any land so acquired and designated as
provided by section 86A.05. Designations of scientific and natural areas are exempt from
the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 84.035, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Management plans.

The commissioner shall develop in consultation with
the affected local government unit a management plan for each peatland scientific and
natural area designated under section 84.036 in a manner prescribed by section 86A.09 .

The management plan shall address recreational trails. In those peatland scientific
and natural areas where no corridor of disturbance was used as a recreational trail on or
before January 1, 1992, the plan may permit only one corridor of disturbance, in each
peatland scientific and natural area, to be used as a recreational motorized trail.

Sec. 12.

[84.68] FORESTS FOR THE FUTURE CONSERVATION EASEMENT
ACCOUNT.

Subdivision 1.

Account established; sources.

The forests for the future
conservation easement account is created in the natural resources fund in the state treasury.
The following revenue shall be deposited in the account:

(1) contributions to the account or specified for any purposes of the account;

(2) financial contributions required under section 84.66, subdivision 11, or other
applicable law; and

(3) money appropriated or transferred for the purposes described in subdivision 2.

Interest earned on money in the account accrues to the account.

Subd. 2.

Appropriation; purposes of account.

Four percent of the balance on July
1 in the forests for the future conservation easement account is annually appropriated
to the commissioner of natural resources and may be spent only to cover the costs of
managing forests for the future conservation easements held by the Department of Natural
Resources, including costs incurred from monitoring, landowner contracts, record keeping,
processing landowner notices, requests for approval or amendments, and enforcement.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 13.

[84.8035] NONRESIDENT OFF-ROAD VEHICLE STATE TRAIL PASS.

Subdivision 1.

Pass required; fee.

(a) A nonresident may not operate an off-road
vehicle on a state or grant-in-aid off-road vehicle trail unless the vehicle displays a
nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass sticker issued according to this section.
The pass must be viewable by a peace officer, a conservation officer, or an employee
designated under section 84.0835.

(b) The fee for an annual pass is $20. The pass is valid from January 1 through
December 31. The fee for a three-year pass is $30. The commissioner of natural resources
shall issue a pass upon application and payment of the fee. Fees collected under this
section, except for the issuing fee for licensing agents, shall be deposited in the state
treasury and credited to the off-road vehicle account in the natural resources fund and,
except for the electronic licensing system commission established by the commissioner
under section 84.027, subdivision 15, must be used for grants-in-aid to counties and
municipalities for off-road vehicle organizations to construct and maintain off-road
vehicle trails and use areas.

(c) A nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass is not required for:

(1) an off-road vehicle that is owned and used by the United States, another state,
or a political subdivision thereof that is exempt from registration under section 84.798,
subdivision 2;

(2) a person operating an off-road vehicle only on the portion of a trail that is owned
by the person or the person's spouse, child, or parent; or

(3) a nonresident operating an off-road vehicle that is registered according to section
84.798.

Subd. 2.

License agents.

The commissioner shall appoint agents to issue and
sell nonresident off-road vehicle state trail passes. The commissioner may revoke the
appointment of an agent at any time. The commissioner may adopt additional rules as
provided in section 97A.485, subdivision 11. An agent shall observe all rules adopted
by the commissioner for accounting and handling of passes pursuant to section 97A.485,
subdivision 11
. An agent shall promptly deposit and remit all money received from the
sale of the passes, exclusive of the issuing fee, to the commissioner.

Subd. 3.

Issuance of passes.

The commissioner and agents shall issue and sell
nonresident off-road vehicle state trail passes. The commissioner shall also make the
passes available through the electronic licensing system established under section 84.027,
subdivision 15.

Subd. 4.

Agent's fee.

In addition to the fee for a pass, an issuing fee of $1 per pass
shall be charged. The issuing fee may be retained by the seller of the pass. Issuing fees for
passes issued by the commissioner shall be deposited in the off-road vehicle account in the
natural resources fund and retained for the operation of the electronic licensing system.

Subd. 5.

Duplicate passes.

The commissioner and agents shall issue a duplicate
pass to persons whose pass is lost or destroyed using the process established under section
97A.405, subdivision 3, and rules adopted thereunder. The fee for a duplicate nonresident
off-road vehicle state trail pass is $4, with an issuing fee of 50 cents.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 84.925, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Program established.

(a) The commissioner shall establish a
comprehensive all-terrain vehicle environmental and safety education and training
program, including the preparation and dissemination of vehicle information and safety
advice to the public, the training of all-terrain vehicle operators, and the issuance of
all-terrain vehicle safety certificates to vehicle operators over the age of 12 years who
successfully complete the all-terrain vehicle environmental and safety education and
training course.

(b) For the purpose of administering the program and to defray a portion of the
expenses of training and certifying vehicle operators, the commissioner shall collect a fee
of $15 from each person who receives the training. The commissioner shall collect a fee,
to include a $1 issuing fee for licensing agents, for issuing a duplicate all-terrain vehicle
safety certificate. The commissioner shall establish the fee for a duplicate all-terrain
vehicle safety certificate
both fees in a manner that neither significantly overrecovers
nor underrecovers costs, including overhead costs, involved in providing the service
services. The fees are not subject to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section
14.386 does not apply. The fees may be established by the commissioner notwithstanding
section 16A.1283
. Fee proceeds, except for the issuing fee for licensing agents under this
subdivision, shall be deposited in the all-terrain vehicle account in the natural resources
fund and the amount thereof, except for the electronic licensing system commission
established by the commissioner under section 84.027, subdivision 15, and issuing fees
collected by the commissioner, is appropriated annually to the Enforcement Division of
the Department of Natural Resources for the administration of the programs
. In addition
to the fee established by the commissioner, instructors may charge each person up to the
established fee amount for class materials and expenses.

(c) The commissioner shall cooperate with private organizations and associations,
private and public corporations, and local governmental units in furtherance of the
program established under this section. School districts may cooperate with the
commissioner and volunteer instructors to provide space for the classroom portion of the
training. The commissioner shall consult with the commissioner of public safety in regard
to training program subject matter and performance testing that leads to the certification
of vehicle operators. By June 30, 2003, The commissioner shall incorporate a riding
component in the safety education and training program.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 84D.15, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Receipts.

Money received from surcharges on watercraft licenses under
section 86B.415, subdivision 7, and civil penalties under section 84D.13 shall be deposited
in the invasive species account. Each year, the commissioner of management and budget
shall transfer from the game and fish fund to the invasive species account, the annual
surcharge collected on nonresident fishing licenses under section 97A.475, subdivision
7
, paragraph (b). In fiscal years 2010 and 2011 Each fiscal year, the commissioner of
management and budget shall transfer $725,000 $1,000,000 from the water recreation
account under section 86B.706 to the invasive species account.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 85.018, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Motorized vehicle trails restricted.

(a) From December 1 to April 1 in
any year no use of a motorized vehicle other than a snowmobile, unless authorized by
permit, lease, or easement, shall be permitted on a trail designated for use by snowmobiles.

(b) From December 1 to April 1 in any year No use of a motorized vehicle other
than an all-terrain or off-road vehicle and an off-highway motorcycle, unless authorized
by permit, lease, or easement, shall be permitted on a trail designated for use by all-terrain
vehicles, off-road vehicles, or both, and off-highway motorcycles.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 85.019, subdivision 4b, is amended to read:


Subd. 4b.

Regional trails.

The commissioner shall administer a program to
provide grants to units of government for acquisition and betterment of public land and
improvements needed for trails outside the metropolitan area deemed to be of regional
significance according to criteria published by the commissioner. Recipients must provide
a nonstate cash match of at least one-half 25 percent of total eligible project costs. If
land used for the trails is not in full public ownership, then the recipients must prove it
is dedicated to the purposes of the grants for at least 20 years. The commissioner shall
make payment to a unit of government upon receiving documentation of reimbursable
expenditures. A unit of government may enter into a lease or management agreement
for the trail, subject to section 16A.695.

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 85.019, subdivision 4c, is amended to read:


Subd. 4c.

Trail connections.

The commissioner shall administer a program to
provide grants to units of government for acquisition and betterment of public land and
improvements needed for trails that connect communities, trails, and parks and thereby
increase the effective length of trail experiences. Recipients must provide a nonstate cash
match of at least one-half 25 percent of total eligible project costs. If land used for the
trails is not in full public ownership, then the recipients must prove it is dedicated to the
purposes of the grants for at least 20 years. The commissioner shall make payment to a
unit of government upon receiving documentation of reimbursable expenditures. A unit
of government may enter into a lease or management agreement for the trail, subject
to section 16A.695.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 85.052, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Deposit of fees.

(a) Fees paid for providing contracted products and
services within a state park, state recreation area, or wayside, and for special state park
uses under this section shall be deposited in the natural resources fund and credited to a
state parks account.

(b) Gross receipts derived from sales, rentals, or leases of natural resources within
state parks, recreation areas, and waysides, other than those on trust fund lands, must be
deposited in the state treasury and credited to the state parks working capital account.
The appropriation under section 85.22 for revenue deposited in this section is limited to
$25,000 per fiscal year.

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the gross receipts from the sale of stockpile
materials, aggregate, or other earth materials from the Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle
Recreation Area shall be deposited in the dedicated accounts in the natural resources fund
from which the purchase of the stockpile material was made.

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 85.32, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Areas marked.

The commissioner of natural resources is authorized
in cooperation with local units of government and private individuals and groups when
feasible to mark state water trails on the Little Fork, Big Fork, Minnesota, St. Croix,
Snake, Mississippi, Red Lake, Cannon, Straight, Des Moines, Crow Wing, St. Louis, Pine,
Rum, Kettle, Cloquet, Root, Zumbro, Pomme de Terre within Swift County, Watonwan,
Cottonwood, Whitewater, Chippewa from Benson in Swift County to Montevideo in
Chippewa County, Long Prairie, Red River of the North, Sauk, Otter Tail, Redwood,
Blue Earth, Cedar, and Crow Rivers which have historic and scenic values and to mark
appropriately points of interest, portages, camp sites, and all dams, rapids, waterfalls,
whirlpools, and other serious hazards which are dangerous to canoe, kayak, and watercraft
travelers.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 86B.106, is amended to read:


86B.106 BARRING VEHICLES FROM UNSAFE ICE.

(a) Whenever ice conditions on a body of water deteriorate to such an extent that
there is substantial danger to persons using motorized vehicles, including snowmobiles
and all-terrain vehicles, the sheriff of the county where the body of water is located may
prohibit or restrict the use of motorized vehicles on all or a portion of the body of water. If
the body of water is located in more than one county, all counties involved must coordinate
any prohibitions or restrictions that are imposed. A county sheriff acting under this section
shall, as soon as practicable, post all common access sites and publicize the prohibitions or
restrictions. The commissioner must be notified immediately and may review and suspend
any restrictions imposed. Restrictions may be lifted as soon as conditions warrant.

(b) A person may not operate a motorized vehicle in violation of a prohibition
or restriction imposed under this section.

(c) This section does not apply to a person who:

(1) is a member of a sanctioned circuit watercross association and can provide
proof of membership;

(2) operates a snowmobile with a silenced exhaust and is practicing for a sanctioned
event; and

(3) receives written permission from a conservation officer who must set the date,
time, and location of the practice.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 86B.121, is amended to read:


86B.121 RACES, COMPETITIONS, AND EXHIBITIONS.

(a) A person may not hold or sponsor any scheduled or public race, regatta,
tournament or other competition or exhibition, snowmobile watercross event or practice
session,
or trial race on water or ice, whether or not involving watercraft, without first
having obtained a written permit from the sheriff of the county where the event is to
originate.

(b) The sheriff, in the permit, may exempt watercraft from any of the provisions
of this chapter relating to the licensing, operation, and equipment of watercraft while
participating in the event authorized.

(c) The county's issuance of a permit under this section does not make the county
liable for any injury occurring at the event.

Sec. 23.

[89.0385] FOREST MANAGEMENT INVESTMENT ACCOUNT;
COST CERTIFICATION.

(a) After each fiscal year, the commissioner shall certify the total costs incurred for
forest management, forest improvement, and road improvement on state-managed lands
during that year. The commissioner shall distribute forest management receipts credited to
various accounts according to this section.

(b) The amount of the certified costs incurred for forest management activities
on state lands shall be transferred from the account where receipts are deposited to the
forest management investment account in the natural resources fund, except for those
costs certified under section 16A.125. Transfers in a fiscal year cannot exceed receipts
credited to the account.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 89.039, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Account established; sources.

The forest management investment
account is created in the natural resources fund in the state treasury and money in the
account may be spent only for the purposes provided in subdivision 2. The following
revenue shall be deposited in the forest management investment account:

(1) timber sales receipts transferred from the consolidated conservation areas
account as provided in section 84A.51, subdivision 2;

(2) timber sales receipts from forest lands as provided in section 89.035;

(3) money transferred from the forest suspense account according to section
16A.125, subdivision 5; and

(4) interest accruing from investment of the account. ; and

(5) money transferred from other accounts according to section 89.0385.

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 89.21, is amended to read:


89.21 CAMPGROUNDS, ESTABLISHMENT AND FEES.

(a) The commissioner is authorized to establish and develop state forest
campgrounds and may establish minimum standards not inconsistent with the laws of the
state for the care and use of such campgrounds and charge fees for such uses as specified
by the commissioner of natural resources.

(b) Notwithstanding section 16A.1283, the commissioner shall, by written order,
establish fees providing for the use of state forest campgrounds. The fees are not subject
to the rulemaking provisions of chapter 14 and section 14.386 does not apply.

(c) All fees shall be deposited in the general fund an account in the natural resources
fund
.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 93.0015, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment; membership.

The Mineral Coordinating Committee
is established to plan for diversified mineral development. The Mineral Coordinating
Committee consists of:

(1) the commissioner of natural resources;

(2) the deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency;

(3) the director of United Steelworkers of America, District 11, or the director's
designee;

(4) (3) the commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation;

(5) (4) the director of the Minnesota Geological Survey;

(6) (5) the dean of the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology;

(7) (6) the director of the Natural Resources Research Institute; and

(8) three (7) four individuals appointed by the governor for a four-year term, one
each representing the iron ore and taconite, nonferrous metallic minerals, and industrial
minerals industries within the state and one representing labor.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 93.0015, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Expiration.

Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, or other law to
the contrary, the committee expires June 30, 2011 2016.

Sec. 28.

[97A.052] PEACE OFFICER TRAINING ACCOUNT.

Subdivision 1.

Account established; sources.

The peace officer training account is
created in the game and fish fund in the state treasury. Revenue from the portion of the
surcharges assessed to criminal and traffic offenders in section 357.021, subdivision 7,
clause (1), shall be deposited in the account. Money in the account may be spent only
for the purposes provided in subdivision 2.

Subd. 2.

Purposes of account.

Money in the peace officer training account
may only be spent by the commissioner for peace officer training for employees of the
Department of Natural Resources who are licensed under sections 626.84 to 626.863
to enforce game and fish laws.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.055, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


Subd. 2b.

Certified costs.

Money for the certified costs under section 89.0385
is transferred annually for reimbursement of certified costs on state lands acquired by
purchase or gift for game and fish purposes.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.055, subdivision 4b, is amended to read:


Subd. 4b.

Citizen oversight subcommittees committees.

(a) The commissioner
shall appoint subcommittees committees of affected persons to review the reports
prepared under subdivision 4; review the proposed work plans and budgets for the coming
year; propose changes in policies, activities, and revenue enhancements or reductions;
review other relevant information; and make recommendations to the legislature and
the commissioner for improvements in the management and use of money in the game
and fish fund.

(b) The commissioner shall appoint the following subcommittees committees, each
comprised of at least three ten affected persons:

(1) a Fisheries Operations Subcommittee Oversight Committee to review fisheries
funding, excluding including activities related to trout and salmon stamp and walleye
stamp funding; and

(2) a Wildlife Operations Subcommittee Oversight Committee to review wildlife
funding, excluding including activities related to migratory waterfowl, pheasant, and wild
turkey management funding and excluding review of the amounts available under section
97A.075, subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c); .

(3) a Big Game Subcommittee to review the report required in subdivision 4,
paragraph (a), clause (2);

(4) an Ecological Resources Subcommittee to review ecological services funding;

(5) a subcommittee to review game and fish fund funding of enforcement and
operations support;

(6) a subcommittee to review the trout and salmon stamp report and address funding
issues related to trout and salmon;

(7) a subcommittee to review the report on the migratory waterfowl stamp and
address funding issues related to migratory waterfowl;

(8) a subcommittee to review the report on the pheasant stamp and address funding
issues related to pheasants;

(9) a subcommittee to review the report on the wild turkey management account and
address funding issues related to wild turkeys; and

(10) a subcommittee to review the walleye stamp and address funding issues related
to walleye stocking.

(c) The chairs of each of the subcommittees Fisheries Oversight Committee and the
Wildlife Oversight Committee, and four additional members from each committee,
shall
form a Budgetary Oversight Committee to coordinate the integration of the subcommittee
fisheries and wildlife oversight committee
reports into an annual report to the legislature;
recommend changes on a broad level in policies, activities, and revenue enhancements or
reductions; and provide a forum to address issues that transcend the subcommittees; and
submit a report for any subcommittee that fails to submit its report in a timely manner

fisheries and wildlife oversight committees
.

(d) The Budgetary Oversight Committee shall develop recommendations for a
biennial budget plan and report for expenditures on game and fish activities. By August 15
of each even-numbered year, the committee shall submit the budget plan recommendations
to the commissioner and to the senate and house of representatives committees with
jurisdiction over natural resources finance.

(e) Each subcommittee shall choose its own chair, except that The chairs of the
Fisheries Oversight Committee and the Wildlife Oversight Committee shall be chosen
by their respective committees.
The chair of the Budgetary Oversight Committee shall
be appointed by the commissioner and may not be the chair of any of the subcommittees
either of the other oversight committees
.

(f) The Budgetary Oversight Committee must make recommendations to the
commissioner and to the senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction
over natural resources finance for outcome goals from expenditures.

(g) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, or other law to the contrary, the
Fisheries Oversight Committee, the Wildlife Oversight Committee, and
the Budgetary
Oversight Committee and subcommittees do not expire until June 30, 2010 2015.

Sec. 31.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.465, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Preference to service members.

(a) For purposes of this subdivision:

(1) "qualified service member or veteran" means a Minnesota resident who:

(i) is currently serving, or has served at any time during the past 24 months, in active
service as a member of the United States armed forces, including the National Guard or
other military reserves;

(ii) has received a Purple Heart medal for qualifying military service, as shown by
official military records; or

(iii) has a service-connected disability rated at 100 percent as defined by the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs
; and

(2) "active service" means service defined under section 190.05, subdivision 5b or 5c.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, chapter 97B or 97C, or
administrative rules, the commissioner may shall give first preference to qualified service
members or veterans in any drawing or lottery involving the selection of applicants for
hunting or fishing licenses, permits, and special permits. This subdivision does not
apply to licenses or permits for taking moose, elk, or prairie chickens. Actions of the
commissioner under this subdivision are not rules under the Administrative Procedure Act
and section 14.386 does not apply.

Sec. 32.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97A.502, is amended to read:


97A.502 DEER KILLED BY MOTOR VEHICLES.

(a) Deer killed by a motor vehicle on a public road must be removed by the road
authority, as defined by section 160.02, subdivision 25 , unless the driver of the motor
vehicle is allowed to possess the deer under paragraph (b)
. The commissioner of natural
resources must provide to all road authorities standard forms for statistical purposes and
the tracking of wild animals.

(b) The driver of a motor vehicle that has collided with and killed a deer on a public
road has priority for a possession permit for the entire deer if the facts indicate that the
deer was not taken illegally.

Sec. 33.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97B.031, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Scopes; visually impaired hunters on muzzleloaders.

(a)
Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the commissioner may issue a special
permit, without a fee, to
A person may use a muzzleloader with a scope to take deer
during the muzzleloader season to a person who obtains the required licenses and who has
a visual impairment. The scope may not have magnification capabilities
.

(b) The visual impairment must be to the extent that the applicant is unable
to identify targets and the rifle sights at the same time without a scope. The visual
impairment and specific conditions must be established by medical evidence verified in
writing by a licensed physician, ophthalmologist, or optometrist. The commissioner
may request additional information from the physician if needed to verify the applicant's
eligibility for the permit.

(c) A permit issued under this subdivision may be valid for up to five years, based
on the permanence of the visual impairment as determined by the licensed physician,
ophthalmologist, or optometrist.

(d) The permit must be in the immediate possession of the permittee when hunting
under the special permit.

(e) The commissioner may deny, modify, suspend, or revoke a permit issued under
this subdivision for cause, including a violation of the game and fish laws or rules.

(f) A person who knowingly makes a false application or assists another in making
a false application for a permit under this subdivision is guilty of a misdemeanor. A
physician, ophthalmologist, or optometrist who fraudulently certifies to the commissioner
that a person is visually impaired as described in this subdivision is guilty of a
misdemeanor.

Sec. 34.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97B.325, is amended to read:


97B.325 DEER STAND RESTRICTIONS.

A person may not take deer from a constructed platform or other structure that is
located within the right-of-way of an improved public highway or is higher than 16 feet
above the ground. The height restriction does not apply to a portable stand that is chained,
belted, clamped, or tied with rope
.

Sec. 35.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97B.326, is amended to read:


97B.326 STANDS AND BLINDS ON PUBLIC LANDS.

(a) Any unoccupied permanent stand or blind on public land is public and not the
property of the person who constructed it.

(b) Portable deer stands may be erected on wildlife management areas the day prior
to use and left unattended from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise.
The portable deer stand must not do any permanent damage. Spikes or nails driven into
trees are prohibited on portable deer stands allowed under this paragraph, but screwing or
clamping devices are allowed. A portable deer stand that is left unattended on wildlife
management areas between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise
must have the "MDNR#" license identification number issued to the person who erected
the stand legibly displayed on the portable deer stand. A person may not have more than
one unattended portable deer stand erected on wildlife management areas and marked
with the person's "MDNR#" license identification number. A portable deer stand erected
on a wildlife management area does not grant the person erecting it an exclusive right to
use the area. An unoccupied portable stand that is in compliance with this paragraph is
not public and is the property of the person who erected it.

Sec. 36.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97B.405, is amended to read:


97B.405 COMMISSIONER MAY LIMIT NUMBER OF BEAR HUNTERS.

(a) The commissioner may limit the number of persons that may hunt bear in an
area, if it is necessary to prevent an overharvest or improve the distribution of hunters.
The commissioner may establish, by rule, a method, including a drawing, to impartially
select the hunters for an area. The commissioner shall give preference to hunters that have
previously applied and have not been selected.

(b) In the case of a drawing, the commissioner shall allow a person to apply for a
permit in more than one area at the same time and rank the person's choice of area.

(c) A person selected through a drawing must purchase a license by the Friday
closest to July 31. Any remaining available licenses not purchased shall be issued
beginning the following Wednesday to those who applied unsuccessfully. Any remaining
available licenses not purchased by unsuccessful applicants may then be issued the
following week beginning on Wednesday to any eligible person as prescribed by the
commissioner on a first-come, first-served basis.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 37.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 97B.667, is amended to read:


97B.667 REMOVAL OF BEAVERS, BEAVER DAMS, AND LODGES BY
ROAD AUTHORITIES.

When a drainage watercourse is impaired by a beaver dam and the water damages
or threatens to damage a public road, the road authority, as defined in section 160.02,
subdivision 25
, may remove the impairment and any associated beaver lodge within 300
feet of the road. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the road authority may kill or
arrange to have killed by any lawful means a beaver associated with the lodge. Before
killing or arranging to kill a beaver under this section, the road authority must contact a
conservation officer for a special beaver permit. The conservation officer must issue the
permit for any beaver subject to this section. A road authority that kills or arranges to
have killed a beaver under this section must notify a conservation officer or the officer's
designee as specified in the permit within ten days after the animal is killed. A road
authority may, after consultation with the Wildlife Division and the Board of Water and
Soil Resources, implement a local beaver control program designed to reduce the number
of incidents of beaver interfering with or damaging a public road. The local control
program may include the offering of a bounty for the lawful taking of beaver.

Sec. 38.

[97C.007] NORTHERN PIKE EXPERIMENTAL AND SPECIAL
MANAGEMENT WATERS.

The combined number of lakes designated for northern pike under sections 97C.001
and 97C.005 may not exceed 90 at one time. Until August 1, 2021, the designated lakes
must be selected from the lakes identified in rules adopted under sections 97C.001 and
97C.005 with northern pike slot limits effective on January 1, 2011. A designation under
this section must continue for at least ten years, at which time the commissioner shall
determine, based on scientific studies, whether the designation should be discontinued.

Sec. 39.

[103G.27] WATER MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT.

Subdivision 1.

Account established; sources.

The water management account
is created in the natural resources fund in the state treasury. Revenues collected from
permit application fees, water use fees, field inspection fees, penalties, and other receipts
according to sections 103G.271 and 103G.301 shall be deposited in the account. Interest
earned on money in the account accrues to the account.

Subd. 2.

Purposes of account.

Money in the water management account may be
spent only for the costs associated with administering this chapter.

Sec. 40.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103G.271, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Water use permit processing fee.

(a) Except as described in paragraphs
(b) to (f), a water use permit processing fee must be prescribed by the commissioner in
accordance with the schedule of fees in this subdivision for each water use permit in force
at any time during the year. Fees collected under this paragraph are credited to the water
management account in the natural resources fund.
The schedule is as follows, with the
stated fee in each clause applied to the total amount appropriated:

(1) $140 for amounts not exceeding 50,000,000 gallons per year;

(2) $3.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 50,000,000 gallons but less
than 100,000,000 gallons per year;

(3) $4 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 100,000,000 gallons but less
than 150,000,000 gallons per year;

(4) $4.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 150,000,000 gallons but
less than 200,000,000 gallons per year;

(5) $5 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 200,000,000 gallons but less
than 250,000,000 gallons per year;

(6) $5.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 250,000,000 gallons but
less than 300,000,000 gallons per year;

(7) $6 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 300,000,000 gallons but less
than 350,000,000 gallons per year;

(8) $6.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 350,000,000 gallons but
less than 400,000,000 gallons per year;

(9) $7 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 400,000,000 gallons but less
than 450,000,000 gallons per year;

(10) $7.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 450,000,000 gallons but
less than 500,000,000 gallons per year; and

(11) $8 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 500,000,000 gallons per year.

(b) For once-through cooling systems, a water use processing fee must be prescribed
by the commissioner in accordance with the following schedule of fees for each water use
permit in force at any time during the year:

(1) for nonprofit corporations and school districts, $200 per 1,000,000 gallons; and

(2) for all other users, $420 per 1,000,000 gallons.

(c) The fee is payable based on the amount of water appropriated during the year
and, except as provided in paragraph (f), the minimum fee is $100.

(d) For water use processing fees other than once-through cooling systems:

(1) the fee for a city of the first class may not exceed $250,000 per year;

(2) the fee for other entities for any permitted use may not exceed:

(i) $60,000 per year for an entity holding three or fewer permits;

(ii) $90,000 per year for an entity holding four or five permits; or

(iii) $300,000 per year for an entity holding more than five permits;

(3) the fee for agricultural irrigation may not exceed $750 per year;

(4) the fee for a municipality that furnishes electric service and cogenerates steam
for home heating may not exceed $10,000 for its permit for water use related to the
cogeneration of electricity and steam; and

(5) no fee is required for a project involving the appropriation of surface water to
prevent flood damage or to remove flood waters during a period of flooding, as determined
by the commissioner.

(e) Failure to pay the fee is sufficient cause for revoking a permit. A penalty of two
percent per month calculated from the original due date must be imposed on the unpaid
balance of fees remaining 30 days after the sending of a second notice of fees due. A fee
may not be imposed on an agency, as defined in section 16B.01, subdivision 2, or federal
governmental agency holding a water appropriation permit.

(f) The minimum water use processing fee for a permit issued for irrigation of
agricultural land is $20 for years in which:

(1) there is no appropriation of water under the permit; or

(2) the permit is suspended for more than seven consecutive days between May 1
and October 1.

(g) A surcharge of $30 per million gallons in addition to the fee prescribed in
paragraph (a) shall be applied to the volume of water used in each of the months of June,
July, and August that exceeds the volume of water used in January for municipal water
use, irrigation of golf courses, and landscape irrigation. The surcharge for municipalities
with more than one permit shall be determined based on the total appropriations from all
permits that supply a common distribution system.

Sec. 41.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 103G.301, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


Subd. 8.

Deposit of fees.

Fees collected under this section must be credited to the
water management account in the natural resources fund.

Sec. 42.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 115.073, is amended to read:


115.073 ENFORCEMENT FUNDING.

Except as provided in section 115C.05, all one-half of the money recovered by the
state under this chapter and chapters 115A and 116, including civil penalties and money
paid under an agreement, stipulation, or settlement, excluding money paid for past due
fees or taxes, must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the environmental
fund. The remaining amount collected shall be deposited in the general fund.

Sec. 43.

[115A.033] LIVESTOCK MORTALITIES.

Notwithstanding any other law, the executive director of the Board of Animal Health
is responsible for the regulation and oversight of livestock mortality disposal.

Sec. 44.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 115A.1314, is amended to read:


115A.1314 MANUFACTURER'S REGISTRATION FEE; CREATION OF
ACCOUNT
.

Subdivision 1.

Registration fee.

(a) Each manufacturer who registers under section
115A.1312 must, by September 1, 2007, and each year thereafter, pay to the commissioner
of revenue an annual registration fee. The commissioner of revenue must deposit the
fee in the account established in subdivision 2 state treasury and credit the fee to the
environmental fund
.

(b) The registration fee for the initial program year during which a manufacturer's
video display devices are sold to households is $5,000. Each year thereafter,
The
registration fee is equal to a base fee of $2,500, plus a variable recycling fee calculated
according to the formula:

((A x B) - (C + D)) x E, where:

(1) A = the number of pounds of a manufacturer's video display devices sold to
households during the previous program year, as reported to the department under section
115A.1316, subdivision 1;

(2) B = the proportion of sales of video display devices required to be recycled, set at
0.6 for the first program year and 0.8 for the second program year and every year thereafter;

(3) C = the number of pounds of covered electronic devices recycled by a
manufacturer from households during the previous program year, as reported to the
department under section 115A.1316, subdivision 1;

(4) D = the number of recycling credits a manufacturer elects to use to calculate the
variable recycling fee, as reported to the department under section 115A.1316, subdivision
1; and

(5) E = the estimated per-pound cost of recycling, initially set at $0.50 per pound for
manufacturers who recycle less than 50 percent of the product (A x B); $0.40 per pound
for manufacturers who recycle at least 50 percent but less than 90 percent of the product
(A x B); and $0.30 per pound for manufacturers who recycle at least 90 percent but less
than 100 percent of the product (A x B).

(c) If, as specified in paragraph (b), the term C - (A x B) equals a positive number of
pounds, that amount is defined as the manufacturer's recycling credits. A manufacturer
may retain recycling credits to be added, in whole or in part, to the actual value of C, as
reported under section 115A.1316, subdivision 2, during any succeeding program year,
provided that no more than 25 percent of a manufacturer's obligation (A x B) for any
program year may be met with recycling credits generated in a prior program year. A
manufacturer may sell any portion or all of its recycling credits to another manufacturer, at
a price negotiated by the parties, who may use the credits in the same manner.

(d) For the purpose of calculating a manufacturer's variable recycling fee under
paragraph (b), the weight of covered electronic devices collected from households located
outside the 11-county metropolitan area, as defined in subdivision 2, paragraph (c), is
calculated at 1.5 times their actual weight.

(e) The registration fee for the initial program year and the base registration fee
thereafter for a manufacturer who produces fewer than 100 video display devices for sale
annually to households is $1,250.

Subd. 2.

Creation of account; appropriations Use of registration fees.

(a) The
electronic waste account is established in the environmental fund. The commissioner of
revenue must deposit receipts from the fee established in subdivision 1 in the account.
Any interest earned on the account must be credited to the account. Money from other
sources may be credited to the account. Beginning in the second program year and
continuing each program year thereafter, as of the last day of each program year, the
commissioner shall determine the total amount of the variable fees that were collected. To
the extent that the total fees collected by the commissioner in connection with this section
exceed the amount the commissioner determines necessary to operate the program for the
new program year, the commissioner shall refund on a pro rata basis, to all manufacturers
who paid any fees for the previous program year, the amount of fees collected by the
commissioner in excess of the amount necessary to operate the program for the new
program year. No individual refund is required of amounts of $100 or less for a fiscal
year. Manufacturers who report collections less than 50 percent of their obligation for
the previous program year are not eligible for a refund.

(b) Until June 30, 2011, money in the account is annually appropriated to the
Pollution Control Agency:
(a) Registration fees may be used by the commissioner for:

(1) for the purpose of implementing sections 115A.1312 to 115A.1330, including
transfer to the commissioner of revenue to carry out the department's duties under
section 115A.1320, subdivision 2, and transfer to the commissioner of administration for
responsibilities under section 115A.1324; and

(2) to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency to be distributed on
a competitive basis through contracts with
grants to counties outside the 11-county
metropolitan area, as defined in paragraph (c) (b), and with to private entities that collect
for recycling covered electronic devices in counties outside the 11-county metropolitan
area, where the collection and recycling is consistent with the respective county's solid
waste plan, for the purpose of carrying out the activities under sections 115A.1312 to
115A.1330. In awarding competitive grants under this clause, the commissioner must
give preference to counties and private entities that are working cooperatively with
manufacturers to help them meet their recycling obligations under section 115A.1318,
subdivision 1
.

(c) (b) The 11-county metropolitan area consists of the counties of Anoka, Carver,
Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright.

Sec. 45.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 115A.1320, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:


Subdivision 1.

Duties of the agency.

(a) The agency shall administer sections
115A.1310 to 115A.1330.

(b) The agency shall establish procedures for:

(1) receipt and maintenance of the registration statements and certifications filed
with the agency under section 115A.1312; and

(2) making the statements and certifications easily available to manufacturers,
retailers, and members of the public.

(c) The agency shall annually review the value of the following variables that are
part of the formula used to calculate a manufacturer's annual registration fee under section
115A.1314, subdivision 1:

(1) the proportion of sales of video display devices sold to households that
manufacturers are required to recycle;

(2) the estimated per-pound price of recycling covered electronic devices sold to
households;

(3) the base registration fee; and

(4) the multiplier established for the weight of covered electronic devices collected
in section 115A.1314, subdivision 1, paragraph (d). If the agency determines that any of
these values must be changed in order to improve the efficiency or effectiveness of the
activities regulated under sections 115A.1312 to 115A.1330 or if the revenues in the
account exceed the amount that the agency determines is necessary
, the agency shall
submit recommended changes and the reasons for them to the chairs of the senate and
house of representatives committees with jurisdiction over solid waste policy.

(d) By January 15 each year, beginning in 2008, the agency shall calculate estimated
sales of video display devices sold to households by each manufacturer during the
preceding program year, based on national sales data, and forward the estimates to the
department.

(e) The agency shall manage the account established in section 115A.1314,
subdivision 2. If the revenues in the account exceed the amount that the agency determines
is necessary for efficient and effective administration of the program, including any
amount for contingencies, the agency must recommend to the legislature that the base
registration fee, the proportion of sales of video display devices required to be recycled,
or the estimated per pound cost of recycling established under section 115A.1314,
subdivision 1, paragraph (b), or any combination thereof, be lowered in order to reduce
revenues collected in the subsequent program year by the estimated amount of the excess.

(f) (e) On or before December 1, 2010, and each year thereafter, the agency shall
provide a report to the governor and the legislature on the implementation of sections
115A.1310 to 115A.1330. For each program year, the report must discuss the total weight
of covered electronic devices recycled and a summary of information in the reports
submitted by manufacturers and recyclers under section 115A.1316. The report must
also discuss the various collection programs used by manufacturers to collect covered
electronic devices; information regarding covered electronic devices that are being
collected by persons other than registered manufacturers, collectors, and recyclers; and
information about covered electronic devices, if any, being disposed of in landfills in
this state. The report must include a description of enforcement actions under sections
115A.1310 to 115A.1330. The agency may include in its report other information received
by the agency regarding the implementation of sections 115A.1312 to 115A.1330.

(g) (f) The agency shall promote public participation in the activities regulated under
sections 115A.1312 to 115A.1330 through public education and outreach efforts.

(h) (g) The agency shall enforce sections 115A.1310 to 115A.1330 in the manner
provided by sections 115.071, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6; and 116.072, except for those
provisions enforced by the department, as provided in subdivision 2. The agency may
revoke a registration of a collector or recycler found to have violated sections 115A.1310
to 115A.1330.

(i) (h) The agency shall facilitate communication between counties, collection and
recycling centers, and manufacturers to ensure that manufacturers are aware of video
display devices available for recycling.

(j) (i) The agency shall develop a form retailers must use to report information to
manufacturers under section 115A.1318 and post it on the agency's Web site.

(k) (j) The agency shall post on its Web site the contact information provided by
each manufacturer under section 115A.1318, paragraph (e).

Sec. 46.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116.07, subdivision 4h, is amended to read:


Subd. 4h.

Financial responsibility rules.

(a) The agency shall adopt rules requiring
the operator or owner of a solid waste disposal facility to submit to the agency proof
of the operator's or owner's financial capability to provide reasonable and necessary
response during the operating life of the facility and for 30 years after closure for a mixed
municipal solid waste disposal facility or for a minimum of 20 years after closure, as
determined by agency rules, for any other solid waste disposal facility, and to provide for
the closure of the facility and postclosure care required under agency rules. Proof of
financial responsibility is required of the operator or owner of a facility receiving an
original permit or a permit for expansion after adoption of the rules. Within 180 days of
the effective date of the rules or by July 1, 1987, whichever is later, proof of financial
responsibility is required of an operator or owner of a facility with a remaining capacity of
more than five years or 500,000 cubic yards that is in operation at the time the rules are
adopted. Compliance with the rules and the requirements of paragraph (b) is a condition
of obtaining or retaining a permit to operate the facility.

(b) A municipality, as defined in section 475.51, subdivision 2, including a sanitary
district, that owns or operates a solid waste disposal facility that was in operation on May
15, 1989, may meet its financial responsibility for all or a portion of the contingency
action portion of the reasonable and necessary response costs at the facility by pledging its
full faith and credit to meet its responsibility.

The pledge must be made in accordance with the requirements in chapter 475 for
issuing bonds of the municipality, and the following additional requirements:

(1) The governing body of the municipality shall enact an ordinance that clearly
accepts responsibility for the costs of contingency action at the facility and that reserves,
during the operating life of the facility and for the time period required in paragraph (a)
after closure, a portion of the debt limit of the municipality, as established under section
475.53 or other law, that is equal to the total contingency action costs.

(2) The municipality shall require that all collectors that haul to the facility
implement a plan for reducing solid waste by using volume-based pricing, recycling
incentives, or other means.

(3) When a municipality opts to meet a portion of its financial responsibility by
relying on its authority to issue bonds, it shall also begin setting aside in a dedicated
long-term care trust fund money that will cover a portion of the potential contingency
action costs at the facility, the amount to be determined by the agency for each facility
based on at least the amount of waste deposited in the disposal facility each year, and the
likelihood and potential timing of conditions arising at the facility that will necessitate
response action. The agency may not require a municipality to set aside more than five
percent of the total cost in a single year.

(4) A municipality shall have and consistently maintain an investment grade bond
rating as a condition of using bonding authority to meet financial responsibility under
this section.

(5) The municipality shall file with the commissioner of revenue its consent to have
the amount of its contingency action costs deducted from state aid payments otherwise
due the municipality and paid instead to the remediation fund created in section 116.155,
if the municipality fails to conduct the contingency action at the facility when ordered
by the agency. If the agency notifies the commissioner that the municipality has failed to
conduct contingency action when ordered by the agency, the commissioner shall deduct
the amounts indicated by the agency from the state aids in accordance with the consent
filed with the commissioner.

(6) The municipality shall file with the agency written proof that it has complied
with the requirements of paragraph (b).

(c) The method for proving financial responsibility under paragraph (b) may not be
applied to a new solid waste disposal facility or to expansion of an existing facility, unless
the expansion is a vertical expansion. Vertical expansions of qualifying existing facilities
cannot be permitted for a duration of longer than three years.

(d) The commissioner shall consult with the commissioner of management and
budget for guidance on the forms of financial assurance that are acceptable for private
owners and public owners, and in carrying out a periodic review of the adequacy of
financial assurance for solid waste disposal facilities. Financial assurance rules shall
allow financial mechanisms to public owners of solid waste disposal facilities that are
appropriate to their status as subdivisions of the state.

(e) Persons who wish the agency to consider unique financial assurance mechanisms
to meet their obligations under this subdivision and subdivisions 4f and 4g must reimburse
the agency for the costs of consultant services needed to complete a review to determine
the appropriateness of the proposed mechanism. The reimbursement shall be in addition
to any other fees imposed by law. Reimbursements accepted by the agency are deposited
in the miscellaneous special revenue fund and appropriated to the agency for the cost to
review the financial assurance mechanism.

Sec. 47.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116.07, subdivision 7c, is amended to read:


Subd. 7c.

NPDES feedlot permitting requirements.

(a) The agency must issue
national pollutant discharge elimination system permits for feedlots with 1,000 animal
units or more and that meet the definition of a "concentrated animal feeding operation" in
Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, section 122.23,
only as required by federal law. The
issuance of national pollutant discharge elimination system permits for feedlots must be
based on the following:

(1) a permit for a newly constructed or expanded animal feedlot that is identified as a
priority by the commissioner, using criteria established under paragraph (d) in effect on
January 1, 2010
, must be issued as an individual permit;

(2) after January 1, 2001, an existing feedlot that is identified as a priority by the
commissioner, using criteria established under paragraph (e) in effect on January 1, 2010,
must be issued as an individual permit; and

(3) the agency must issue a general national pollutant discharge elimination system
permit, if required, for animal feedlots that are not identified under clause (1) or (2).

(b) Prior to the issuance of a general national pollutant discharge elimination system
permit for a category of animal feedlot facility permittees, the agency must hold at least
one public hearing on the permit issuance.

(c) To the extent practicable, the agency must include a public notice and comment
period for an individual national pollutant discharge elimination system permit concurrent
with any public notice and comment for:

(1) the purpose of environmental review of the same facility under chapter 116D; or

(2) the purpose of obtaining a conditional use permit from a local unit of government
where the local government unit is the responsible governmental unit for purposes of
environmental review under chapter 116D.

(d) The commissioner, in consultation with the Feedlot and Manure Management
Advisory Committee, created under section 17.136, and other interested parties must
develop criteria for determining whether an individual national pollutant discharge
elimination system permit is required under paragraph (a), clause (1). The criteria must
be based on proximity to waters of the state, facility design, and other site-specific
environmental factors.
The agency shall issue a general operation permit for a feedlot
with a capacity greater than 1,000 animal units that is not required by federal law to
obtain a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit. A feedlot operator must
complete an application for the operating permit, on forms provided by the commissioner,
containing the following:

(1) the names and addresses of the owners and the signature of at least one of the
owners;

(2) the legal name and business address of the facility, if different than the owner;

(3) the location of the facility by county, township, section, and quarter section;

(4) a list of all animal types and the maximum number of animals of each animal
type that can be confined within each lot, building, or area at the animal feedlot;

(5) a list of all existing and proposed manure storage areas;

(6) the total number of animal units that the facilities listed in clauses (4) and (5) will
be capable of holding after completing construction or expansion;

(7) the soil type or texture and depth to saturated soils at the facility as identified
in the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Survey Manual or a site-specific
soils investigation;

(8) an aerial photograph showing the location of all wells, buildings, surface tile
intakes, lakes, rivers, and watercourses within 1,000 feet of the proposed facility;

(9) the number of acres available for land application of manure;

(10) a manure management plan that meets the requirements in rules of the agency;
and

(11) if applicable, a description of all conditions that make the facility a pollution
hazard and a description of the corrective and protective measures proposed to correct
the pollution hazard.

(e) The commissioner, in consultation with the Feedlot and Manure Management
Advisory Committee, created under section 17.136, and other interested parties must
develop criteria for determining whether an individual national pollutant discharge
elimination system permit is required for an existing animal feedlot, under paragraph (a),
clause (2). The criteria must be based on violations and other compliance problems at the
facility
If federal law requires a feedlot to have a national pollutant discharge elimination
system permit, the commissioner shall issue a joint state disposal system and national
pollutant discharge elimination system permit for the feedlot
.

(f) The commissioner, in consultation with the Feedlot and Manure Management
Advisory Committee, created under section 17.136, and other interested parties must
develop criteria for determining when an individual national pollutant discharge
elimination system permit is transferred from individual to general permit status
If a
feedlot is required to have a federal new construction storm water permit and a national
pollutant discharge elimination system permit, the commissioner shall incorporate that
permit into a state disposal system permit or national pollutant discharge elimination
system permit required under this section
.

(g) Notwithstanding the provisions in paragraph (a), until January 1, 2001, the
commissioner may issue an individual national pollutant discharge elimination system
permit for an animal feedlot. After the general permit is issued and the criteria under
paragraphs (d) and (e) are developed, individual permits issued pursuant to this paragraph
that do not fit the criteria for an individual permit under the applicable provisions of
paragraph (d) or (e) must be transferred to general permit status
A feedlot owner may
choose to apply for a national pollutant discharge elimination system permit even if the
feedlot is not required by federal law to have a national pollutant discharge elimination
system permit
.

(h) The commissioner, in consultation with the Feedlot and Manure Management
Advisory Committee, created under section 17.136, and other interested parties must
develop criteria for determining which feedlots are required to apply for and obtain a
national pollutant discharge elimination system permit and which feedlots are required to
apply for and obtain a state disposal system permit based upon the actual or potential to
discharge.

Sec. 48.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116.0711, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


Subd. 4.

Animal unit determinations.

When making a determination on a permit
or taking any other regulatory action for a feedlot permit, the commissioner shall use the
maximum number of animal units actually confined at an animal feedlot instead of the
feedlot's estimated maximum capacity for animal unit confinement.

Sec. 49.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116D.04, subdivision 2a, as amended by
Laws 2011, chapter 4, section 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 2a.

When prepared.

Where there is potential for significant environmental
effects resulting from any major governmental action, the action shall be preceded by a
detailed environmental impact statement prepared by the responsible governmental unit.
The environmental impact statement shall be an analytical rather than an encyclopedic
document which describes the proposed action in detail, analyzes its significant
environmental impacts, discusses appropriate alternatives to the proposed action and
their impacts, and explores methods by which adverse environmental impacts of an
action could be mitigated. The environmental impact statement shall also analyze those
economic, employment and sociological effects that cannot be avoided should the action
be implemented. To ensure its use in the decision-making process, the environmental
impact statement shall be prepared as early as practical in the formulation of an action.
No mandatory environmental impact statement may be required for an ethanol plant,
as defined in section 41A.09, subdivision 2a, paragraph (b), that produces less than
125,000,000 gallons of ethanol annually and is located outside of the seven-county
metropolitan area.

(a) The board shall by rule establish categories of actions for which environmental
impact statements and for which environmental assessment worksheets shall be prepared
as well as categories of actions for which no environmental review is required under this
section. A mandatory environmental assessment worksheet shall not be required for the
construction or expansion of an ethanol plant, as defined in section 41A.09, subdivision
2a, paragraph (b), based on the capacity of the new or expanded facility to produce
ethanol, but must be required if the ethanol facility meets or exceeds thresholds of other
categories of actions for which environmental assessment worksheets must be prepared.

(b) The responsible governmental unit shall promptly publish notice of the
completion of an environmental assessment worksheet in a manner to be determined by
the board and shall provide copies of the environmental assessment worksheet to the board
and its member agencies. Comments on the need for an environmental impact statement
may be submitted to the responsible governmental unit during a 30-day period following
publication of the notice that an environmental assessment worksheet has been completed.
The responsible governmental unit's decision on the need for an environmental impact
statement shall be based on the environmental assessment worksheet and the comments
received during the comment period, and shall be made within 15 days after the close of
the comment period. The board's chair may extend the 15-day period by not more than 15
additional days upon the request of the responsible governmental unit.

(c) An environmental assessment worksheet shall also be prepared for a proposed
action whenever material evidence accompanying a petition by not less than 25
individuals, submitted before the proposed project has received final approval by the
appropriate governmental units, demonstrates that, because of the nature or location of a
proposed action, there may be potential for significant environmental effects. Petitions
requesting the preparation of an environmental assessment worksheet shall be submitted to
the board. The chair of the board shall determine the appropriate responsible governmental
unit and forward the petition to it. A decision on the need for an environmental assessment
worksheet shall be made by the responsible governmental unit within 15 days after the
petition is received by the responsible governmental unit. The board's chair may extend
the 15-day period by not more than 15 additional days upon request of the responsible
governmental unit.

(d) Except in an environmentally sensitive location where Minnesota Rules, part
4410.4300, subpart 29, item B, applies, the proposed action is exempt from environmental
review under this chapter and rules of the board, if:

(1) the proposed action is:

(i) an animal feedlot facility with a capacity of less than 1,000 animal units; or

(ii) an expansion of an existing animal feedlot facility with a total cumulative
capacity of less than 1,000 animal units;

(2) the application for the animal feedlot facility includes a written commitment by
the proposer to design, construct, and operate the facility in full compliance with Pollution
Control Agency feedlot rules; and

(3) the county board holds a public meeting for citizen input at least ten business
days prior to the Pollution Control Agency or county issuing a feedlot permit for the
animal feedlot facility unless another public meeting for citizen input has been held with
regard to the feedlot facility to be permitted. The exemption in this paragraph is in
addition to other exemptions provided under other law and rules of the board.

(e) The board may, prior to final approval of a proposed project, require preparation
of an environmental assessment worksheet by a responsible governmental unit selected
by the board for any action where environmental review under this section has not been
specifically provided for by rule or otherwise initiated.

(f) An early and open process shall be utilized to limit the scope of the environmental
impact statement to a discussion of those impacts, which, because of the nature or location
of the project, have the potential for significant environmental effects. The same process
shall be utilized to determine the form, content and level of detail of the statement as well
as the alternatives which are appropriate for consideration in the statement. In addition,
the permits which will be required for the proposed action shall be identified during the
scoping process. Further, the process shall identify those permits for which information
will be developed concurrently with the environmental impact statement. The board
shall provide in its rules for the expeditious completion of the scoping process. The
determinations reached in the process shall be incorporated into the order requiring the
preparation of an environmental impact statement.

(g) The responsible governmental unit shall, to the extent practicable, avoid
duplication and ensure coordination between state and federal environmental review
and between environmental review and environmental permitting. Whenever practical,
information needed by a governmental unit for making final decisions on permits or
other actions required for a proposed project shall be developed in conjunction with the
preparation of an environmental impact statement.

(h) An environmental impact statement shall be prepared and its adequacy
determined within 280 days after notice of its preparation unless the time is extended by
consent of the parties or by the governor for good cause. The responsible governmental
unit shall determine the adequacy of an environmental impact statement, unless within 60
days after notice is published that an environmental impact statement will be prepared,
the board chooses to determine the adequacy of an environmental impact statement. If an
environmental impact statement is found to be inadequate, the responsible governmental
unit shall have 60 days to prepare an adequate environmental impact statement.

(i) The proposer of a specific action may include in the information submitted to the
responsible governmental unit a preliminary draft environmental impact statement under
this section on that action for review, modification, and determination of completeness and
adequacy by the responsible governmental unit. A preliminary draft environmental impact
statement prepared by the project proposer and submitted to the responsible governmental
unit shall identify or include as an appendix all studies and other sources of information
used to substantiate the analysis contained in the preliminary draft environmental impact
statement. The responsible governmental unit shall require additional studies, if needed,
and obtain from the project proposer all additional studies and information necessary for
the responsible governmental unit to perform its responsibility to review, modify, and
determine the completeness and adequacy of the environmental impact statement.

Sec. 50.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116G.15, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment; purpose Designation.

The federal Mississippi
National River and Recreation Area established pursuant to United States Code, title
16, section 460zz-2(k), is designated an area of critical concern in accordance with this
chapter. The purpose of the designation is to:

(1) protect and preserve the Mississippi River and adjacent lands that the legislature
finds to be unique and valuable state and regional resources for the benefit of the health,
safety, and welfare of the citizens of the state, region, and nation;

(2) prevent and mitigate irreversible damages to these state, regional, and natural
resources;

(3) preserve and enhance the natural, aesthetic, cultural, and historical values of the
Mississippi River and adjacent lands for public use and benefit;

(4) protect and preserve the Mississippi River as an essential element in the national,
state, and regional transportation, sewer and water, and recreational systems; and

(5) protect and preserve the biological and ecological functions of the Mississippi
River corridor.

Sec. 51.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 299C.40, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The definitions in this subdivision apply to this
section.

(b) "CIBRS" means the Comprehensive Incident-Based Reporting System, located
in the Department of Public Safety and managed by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
A reference in this section to "CIBRS" includes the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

(c) "Law enforcement agency" means a Minnesota municipal police department,
the Metropolitan Transit Police, the Metropolitan Airports Police, the University of
Minnesota Police Department, the Department of Corrections Fugitive Apprehension Unit,
a Minnesota county sheriff's department, the Enforcement Division of the Department of
Natural Resources,
the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, or the Minnesota State Patrol.

Sec. 52.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 357.021, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Disbursement of surcharges by commissioner of management and
budget.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), the commissioner of
management and budget shall disburse surcharges received under subdivision 6 and
section 97A.065, subdivision 2, as follows:

(1) one percent shall be credited to the peace officer training account in the game
and fish fund to provide peace officer training for employees of the Department of Natural
Resources who are licensed under sections 626.84 to 626.863, and who possess peace
officer authority for the purpose of enforcing game and fish laws;

(2) 39 percent shall be credited to the peace officers training account in the special
revenue fund; and

(3) 60 percent shall be credited to the general fund.

(b) The commissioner of management and budget shall credit $3 of each surcharge
received under subdivision 6 and section 97A.065, subdivision 2, to the general fund.

(c) In addition to any amounts credited under paragraph (a), the commissioner of
management and budget shall credit $47 of each surcharge received under subdivision 6
and section 97A.065, subdivision 2, and the $12 parking surcharge, to the general fund.

(d) If the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners authorizes imposition of the
additional $1 surcharge provided for in subdivision 6, paragraph (a), the court administrator
in the Second Judicial District shall transmit the surcharge to the commissioner of
management and budget. The $1 special surcharge is deposited in a Ramsey County
surcharge account in the special revenue fund and amounts in the account are appropriated
to the trial courts for the administration of the petty misdemeanor diversion program
operated by the Second Judicial District Ramsey County Violations Bureau.

Sec. 53.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 609.66, subdivision 1h, is amended to read:


Subd. 1h.

Silencers; authorized for law enforcement and wildlife control
purposes.

(a) Notwithstanding subdivision 1a, paragraph (a), clause (1), licensed peace
officers may use devices designed to silence or muffle the discharge of a firearm for
tactical emergency response operations. Tactical emergency response operations include
execution of high risk search and arrest warrants, incidents of terrorism, hostage rescue,
and any other tactical deployments involving high risk circumstances. The chief law
enforcement officer of a law enforcement agency that has the need to use silencing devices
must establish and enforce a written policy governing the use of the devices.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision 1a, paragraph (a), clause (1), until July 1, 2011,
an enforcement officer, as defined in section 97A.015, subdivision 18, a wildlife area
manager, an employee designated under section 84.0835, or a person acting under contract
with the commissioner of natural resources, at specific times and locations that are
authorized by the commissioner of natural resources may use devices designed to silence
or muffle the discharge of a firearm for wildlife control operations that require stealth.
If the commissioner determines that the use of silencing devices is necessary under this
paragraph, the commissioner must:

(1) establish and enforce a written policy governing the use, possession, and
transportation of the devices; .

(2) limit the number of the silencing devices maintained by the Department of
Natural Resources to no more than ten; and

(3) keep direct custody and control of the devices when the devices are not
specifically authorized for use.

Sec. 54. COON RAPIDS DAM COMMISSION.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

(a) The Coon Rapids Dam Commission is
established to perform the duties specified in subdivision 2.

(b) The commission consists of 14 voting members:

(1) two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the
house, with one member from the minority caucus;

(2) two members of the senate, appointed by the Subcommittee on Committees of
the Committee on Rules and Administration, with one member from the minority caucus;

(3) the commissioner of natural resources or the commissioner's designee;

(4) two representatives of Three Rivers Park District, appointed by the Three Rivers
Park District Board of Commissioners;

(5) one representative each from the counties of Anoka and Hennepin, appointed
by the respective county boards;

(6) one representative each from the cities of Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, and
Coon Rapids, appointed by the respective mayors; and

(7) one representative from the Metropolitan Council, appointed by the council chair.

(c) The commission shall elect a chair from among its members.

(d) Members of the commission shall serve a term ending February 1, 2012.

(e) The Three Rivers Park District shall provide the commission with office space
and staff and administrative services.

(f) Commission members shall serve without compensation.

Subd. 2.

Duties.

The commission shall, by February 1, 2012, develop and present to
the legislature and the governor an analysis and recommendations for future governance,
use of the dam for control of invasive species, and financing of the Coon Rapids Dam.
The commission shall present its findings to the house of representatives and senate
committees having jurisdiction over natural resources and energy policy.

Subd. 3.

Expiration.

This section expires upon presentation of the commission's
analysis and recommendations according to subdivision 2.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 55. COORDINATION OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN PHOSPHORUS
STANDARD; LAKE PEPIN.

The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency shall coordinate with the
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in establishing a phosphorus standard for
Lake Pepin and shall advocate implementation of a phosphorus standard that considers
nutrient impacts on algal growth applicable during the June to September growing season
only. If necessary, the commissioner may engage in a conference with the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources according to section 103 of the Clean Water Act, United
States Code, title 33, section 1253, to resolve any discrepancies in the states' respective
standards.

Sec. 56. TERRY MCGAUGHEY MEMORIAL BRIDGE.

The commissioner of natural resources shall designate the Paul Bunyan Trail bridge
that crosses Excelsior Road in Baxter as the Terry McGaughey Memorial Bridge. The
commissioner shall place signs with the designation on both ends of the bridge.

Sec. 57. MISSISSIPPI RIVER MANAGEMENT PLAN.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Rules, part 6105.0870, subpart 7, development in the
area commonly known as the historic village of Dayton shall conform to the general
development standards of Minnesota Rules, parts 6120.2600 to 6120.3900, except
that marinas shall not be allowed and the provisions and administrative procedures of
Minnesota Rules, parts 6105.0010 to 6105.0070 and 6105.0150 to 6105.0250, shall still
apply.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 58. RULEMAKING.

The rulemaking authority granted under Minnesota Statutes, section 116G.15,
subdivision 7, is explicitly repealed by this act and any rulemaking to effectuate the
purpose of Laws 2009, chapter 172, article 2, section 27, commenced by the commissioner
of natural resources under that authority or any other authority is void and must cease on
the effective date of this section.

Sec. 59. RULEMAKING; SPEARING ON CASS LAKE.

The commissioner of natural resources shall amend Minnesota Rules, part
6264.0400, subpart 69, to allow a person to take fish by spearing on Cass Lake. The
commissioner may use the good cause exemption under Minnesota Statutes, section
14.388, to adopt rules under this section, and Minnesota Statutes, section 14.386, does not
apply except as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388.

Sec. 60. STATE TREE NURSERY CLOSURE; SALE OF LAND; ACCOUNT
BALANCE TRANSFER.

(a) By July 1, 2011, the commissioner of natural resources shall discontinue the tree
nursery operations at the Baudora State Nursery and the General C.C. Andrews State
Nursery.

(b) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 89.021, as soon as practicable after
discontinuing tree nursery operations, the commissioner shall sell the land containing the
state tree nurseries. After the sale of the land, the land shall be eliminated from the state
forest as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 89.01, subdivision 5a. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 94.16, all proceeds from the sale of the land shall be
transferred to the general fund.

(c) The commissioner shall sell all of the assets of the state tree nurseries, including
nursery stock, seed inventory, and equipment, other than motor vehicles, and deposit
the proceeds as follows:

(1) the first $1,000,000 shall be deposited in the forest management investment
account under Minnesota Statutes, section 89.039; and

(2) the remainder shall be deposited in the general fund.

(d) On June 30, 2011, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer
the unobligated balance in the forestry nursery account to the general fund.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 61. WATER RULEMAKING MORATORIUM.

(a) For purposes of this section, "agency" means the Pollution Control Agency,
Department of Natural Resources, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Environmental
Quality Board, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Health.

(b) Unless required by federal law or rule, no agency shall adopt rules related to
water quality or water resource protection during the two-year period beginning July 1,
2011, and ending June 30, 2013.

(c) Unless the rule is being challenged, this section does not apply to:

(1) proposed rules listed in a notice of intent to adopt rules published under
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14, before July 1, 2011;

(2) rules required by law for which rulemaking was to begin by January 15, 2010;

(3) emergency rules authorized by statute;

(4) rules adopted or amended under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.386; and

(5) rules proposed under Minnesota Statutes, section 14.388, subject to approval
of the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Sec. 62. EVALUATION REQUIRED.

(a) The Department of Administration shall evaluate state and local water-related
programs, policies, and permits to make recommendations for cost savings, increased
productivity, and the elimination of duplication among public agencies.

(b) The evaluation must:

(1) identify current rules relating to surface and groundwater, including those related
to storm water, residential, industrial, and agricultural use, shorelands, floodplains, wild
and scenic rivers, wetlands, feedlots, and subsurface sewage treatment systems, and for
each rule specify:

(i) the statutory authority;

(ii) intended outcomes;

(iii) the cost to state and local government and the private sector; and

(iv) the relationship of the rule to other local, state, and federal rules;

(2) assess the pros and cons of alternative approaches to implementing water-related
programs, policies, and permits, including local, state, and regional-based approaches;

(3) identify inconsistencies and redundancy between local, state, and federal rules;

(4) identify means to coordinate rulemaking and implementation so as to achieve
intended outcomes more effectively and efficiently;

(5) identify a rule assessment and evaluation process for determining whether each
identified rule should be continued or repealed;

(6) rely on scientific, peer-reviewed data, including the studies of the National
Academy of Sciences;

(7) evaluate current responsibilities of the Pollution Control Agency, Department of
Natural Resources, Board of Water and Soil Resources, Environmental Quality Board,
Department of Agriculture, and Department of Health for developing and implementing
water-related programs, policies, and permits and make recommendations for reallocating
responsibilities among the agencies; and

(8) assess the current role of the clean water fund in supporting water-related
programs and policies and make recommendations for allocating resources among the
agencies that collaborate and partner in spending the clean water fund consistent with
the other recommendations of the study.

(c) The commissioner of administration must submit the study results and make
recommendations to agencies listed under paragraph (a) and to the chairs and ranking
minority party members of the senate and house of representatives committees having
primary jurisdiction over environment and natural resources policy and finance no later
than January 15, 2012.

Sec. 63. WILD RICE RULEMAKING AND RESEARCH.

(a) Within 30 days of the effective date of this section, the commissioner of the
Pollution Control Agency shall initiate a process to amend Minnesota Rules, chapter
7050, which may be accomplished through a rulemaking already in progress, related to
the water quality standards contained in Minnesota Rules, chapter 7050, establishing a
standard for sulfates for Class 4 waters. The Pollution Control Agency shall take the
actions necessary to ensure that the revised standards are effective not later than December
30, 2012. The amended rule shall:

(1) establish a water quality standard for sulfates for waters containing natural beds
of wild rice, as well as for irrigation waters used for the production of wild rice; and

(2) designate each body of water, or specific portion thereof, to which the wild rice
water quality standard applies and the specific times of year during which the standard
applies.

(b) "Waters containing natural beds of wild rice" means waters where significant
quantities of wild rice occur naturally. Before designating waters containing natural beds
of wild rice as waters subject to a standard, the commissioner of the Pollution Control
Agency shall establish criteria for the waters after consultation with the Department of
Natural Resources, Minnesota Indian tribes, and other interested parties and after public
notice and comment. The criteria shall include, but not be limited to, documented history
of wild rice harvests, minimum acreage, and wild rice density. Waters where individual
wild rice plants or isolated, sparse stands of wild rice exist shall not be designated as
subject to the standard.

(c) Within 30 days of the effective date of this section, the commissioner of
the Pollution Control Agency must create an advisory group to provide input to the
commissioner on a protocol for scientific research to assess the impacts of sulfates and
other substances on the growth of wild rice, review research results, and provide other
advice on the development of future rule amendments to protect wild rice. The group must
include representatives of tribal governments, municipal wastewater treatment facilities,
industrial dischargers, wild rice harvesters, and wild rice research experts.

(d) After receiving the advice of the advisory group under paragraph (c), consultation
with the commissioner of natural resources, and review of all available scientific
research on water quality and other environmental impacts on the growth of wild rice,
the commissioner shall adopt and implement a wild rice research plan using the money
appropriated to contract with appropriate scientific experts. The commissioner shall
periodically review the results of the research with the commissioner of natural resources
and the advisory group.

(e) Upon completion of the research referenced in paragraph (d), the commissioner
shall initiate a process to amend agency rules to revise water quality standards related to
the protection of wild rice to be consistent with the results of the research.

(f) Until the rule amendment described in paragraph (e) is complete, in any permit
issued for the discharge of wastewater, the Pollution Control Agency may require only
that the permittee monitor sulfate concentrations in discharges and, if appropriate based
on site-specific conditions, implement a sulfate minimization plan to avoid or minimize
sulfate concentrations during periods when wild rice may be susceptible to damage,
but shall not require expenditures for design and implementation of sulfate treatment
technologies. Upon completion of the rule amendment processes described in paragraph
(e), the Pollution Control Agency shall provide permittees a reasonable period of time to
comply with the amended standards.

(g) By December 15, 2011, the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency
shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the environment and
natural resources committees of the house of representatives and senate on the status
of implementation of this section. The report must include an estimated timeline for
completion of the wild rice research plan and initiation and completion of the formal
rulemaking process under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 14.

(h) Until the rule amendment described in paragraph (e) is finally adopted, the
agency shall suspend the standard for sulfate for Class 4 waters.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Sec. 64. REPEALER.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 84.02, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8;
85.013, subdivision 2b; 89.06; 89.35; 89.36; 89.37; 89.38; 89.39; 89.391; 97B.511;
97B.515, subdivision 3; and 116G.15, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7,
are repealed.

ARTICLE 2

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCE TRUST
FUND APPROPRIATIONS

Section 1. MINNESOTA RESOURCES APPROPRIATIONS.

The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
environment and natural resources trust fund, or another named fund, and are available for
the fiscal years indicated for each purpose. The figures "2012" and "2013" used in this
article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year
ending June 30, 2012, or June 30, 2013, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2012.
"The second year" is fiscal year 2013. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2012 and 2013. The
appropriations in this article are onetime.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2012
2013

Sec. 2. MINNESOTA RESOURCES

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
26,062,000
$
25,311,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
Environment and
natural resources
trust fund
25,312,000
25,311,000
State land and
water conservation
account (LAWCON)
750,000
-0-

Appropriations are available for two
years beginning July 1, 2011, unless
otherwise stated in the appropriation. Any
unencumbered balance remaining in the first
year does not cancel and is available for the
second year.

Subd. 2.

Definitions

(a) "Trust fund" means the Minnesota
environment and natural resources trust fund
referred to in Minnesota Statutes, section
116P.02, subdivision 6.

(b) "State land and water conservation
account (LAWCON)" means the state land
and water conservation account in the natural
resources fund referred to in Minnesota
Statutes, section 116P.14.

Subd. 3.

Natural Resource Data and
Information

3,853,000
5,354,000

(a) Minnesota County Biological Survey

$1,125,000 the first year and $1,125,000
the second year are from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources
for continuation of the Minnesota county
biological survey to provide a foundation
for conserving biological diversity by
systematically collecting, interpreting,
and delivering data on plant and animal
distribution and ecology, native plant
communities, and functional landscapes.

(b) County Geologic Atlases for
Sustainable Water Management

$900,000 the first year and $900,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
accelerate the production of county geologic
atlases to provide information essential to
sustainable management of ground water
resources by defining aquifer boundaries
and the connection of aquifers to the land
surface and surface water resources. Of
this appropriation, $600,000 each year is
to the Board of Regents of the University
of Minnesota for the Geologic Survey and
$300,000 each year is to the commissioner
of natural resources. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2015, by which
time the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(c) Completion of Statewide Digital Soil
Survey

$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
the Board of Water and Soil Resources
to accelerate the completion of county
soil survey mapping and Web-based data
delivery. The soil surveys must be done on a
cost-share basis with local and federal funds.

(d) Updating National Wetlands Inventory
for Minnesota - Phase III

$1,500,000 the second year is from the trust
fund to the commissioner of natural resources
to continue the update of wetland inventory
maps for Minnesota. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2015, by which
time the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(e) Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas - Phase
III

$71,000 the first year and $71,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the National Audubon
Society. The atlas must be available for
downloading on the Internet free of charge.
This appropriation is available until June
30, 2015, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(f) Determining Causes of Mortality in
Moose Populations

$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
the commissioner of natural resources to
determine specific causes of moose mortality
and population decline in Minnesota and
to develop specific management actions to
prevent further population decline. This
appropriation is available until June 30,
2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(g) Prairie Management for Wildlife and
Bioenergy - Phase II

$300,000 the first year and $300,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota to research and evaluate methods
of managing diverse working prairies for
wildlife and renewable bioenergy production.
This appropriation is available until June
30, 2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(h) Evaluation of Biomass Harvesting
Impacts on Minnesota's Forests

$175,000 the first year and $175,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota to assess the impacts biomass
harvests for energy have on soil nutrients,
native forest vegetation, invasive species
spread, and long-term tree productivity within
Minnesota's forests. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2014, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(i) Information System for Wildlife and
Aquatic Management Areas

$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources to develop
an information system to facilitate improved
management of wildlife and fish habitat and
facilities. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2014, by which time the
project must be completed and final products
delivered.

(j) Strengthening Natural Resource
Management with LiDAR Training

$90,000 the first year and $90,000 the second
year are from the trust fund to the Board of
Regents of the University of Minnesota to
provide workshops and Web-based training
and information on the use of LiDAR
elevation data in planning for and managing
natural resources.

(k) Measuring Conservation Practice
Outcomes

$170,000 the first year and $170,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
the Board of Water and Soil Resources
to improve measurement of impacts of
conservation practices through refinement
of existing and development of new
pollution estimators and by providing local
government training.

(l) Conservation-Based Approach for
Assessing Public Drainage Benefits

$75,000 the first year and $75,000 the second
year are from the trust fund to the Board
of Water and Soil Resources to develop an
alternative framework to assess drainage
benefits on public systems to enhance water
conservation. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2014, by which time the
project must be completed and final products
delivered.

(m) Mississippi River Central Minnesota
Conservation Planning

$87,000 the first year and $88,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Stearns County Soil and
Water Conservation District to develop
and adopt river protection strategies in
cooperation with local jurisdictions in
the communities of the 26 miles of the
Mississippi River between Benton and
Stearns Counties. This appropriation must
be matched by $175,000 of nonstate cash or
qualifying in-kind funds.

(n) Saint Croix Basin Conservation
Planning and Protection

$60,000 the first year and $60,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
the commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with the St. Croix River
Association to develop an interagency plan
to identify and prioritize critical areas for
project implementation to improve watershed
health. This appropriation must be matched
by $200,000 of nonstate cash or qualifying
in-kind funds. Up to $10,000 may be retained
by the Department of Natural Resources at
the request of the St. Croix River Association
to provide technical and mapping assistance.
This appropriation is available until June
30, 2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

Subd. 4.

Land, Habitat, and Recreation

15,993,000
13,404,000
Summary by Fund
Environment and
natural resources
trust fund
15,243,000
13,404,000
State land and
water conservation
account (LAWCON)
750,000
-0-

(a) State Park and Recreation Area
Operations

$2,421,000 the first year and $579,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for state
park and recreation area operations.

(b) State Parks and Trails Land
Acquisition

$1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
state trails and critical parcels within the
statutory boundaries of state parks. State
park land acquired with this appropriation
must be sufficiently improved to meet at
least minimum management standards, as
determined by the commissioner of natural
resources. A list of proposed acquisitions
must be provided as part of the required work
program. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2014, by which time the
project must be completed and final products
delivered.

(c) Metropolitan Regional Park System
Acquisition

$1,125,000 the first year and $1,125,000
the second year are from the trust fund to
the Metropolitan Council for grants for the
acquisition of lands within the approved park
unit boundaries of the metropolitan regional
park system. This appropriation may not
be used for the purchase of residential
structures. A list of proposed fee title and
easement acquisitions must be provided as
part of the required work program. This
appropriation must be matched by at least
40 percent of nonstate money and must be
committed by December 31, 2011, or the
appropriation cancels. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2014, at which
time the project must be completed and final
products delivered, unless an earlier date is
specified in the work program.

(d) Regional Park, Trail, and Connection
Acquisition and Development Grants

$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources to provide
matching grants to local units of government
for acquisition and development of regional
parks, regional trails, and trail connections.
The local match required for a grant to
acquire a regional park or regional outdoor
recreation area is two dollars of nonstate
money for each three dollars of state money.
This appropriation is available until June
30, 2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(e) Scientific and Natural Area Acquisition
and Restoration

$1,640,000 the first year and $1,640,000
the second year are from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources
to acquire lands with high-quality native
plant communities and rare features to be
established as scientific and natural areas
as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 5, restore parts of
scientific and natural areas, and provide
technical assistance and outreach. A list
of proposed acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required work program.
Land acquired with this appropriation
must be sufficiently improved to meet at
least minimum management standards, as
determined by the commissioner of natural
resources. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2014, by which time the
project must be completed and final products
delivered.

(f) LaSalle Lake State Recreation Area
Acquisition

$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are from the trust fund to
the commissioner of natural resources for
an agreement with The Trust for Public
Land to acquire approximately 190 acres
to be designated as a state recreation area
as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
86A.05, subdivision 3, on LaSalle Lake
adjacent to the upper Mississippi River. If
this acquisition is not completed by July
15, 2012, then the appropriation is available
to the Department of Natural Resources
for other state park and recreation area
acquisitions on the priority list. Up to
$10,000 may be retained by the Department
of Natural Resources at the request of
The Trust for Public Land for transaction
costs, associated professional services, and
restoration needs.

(g) Minnesota River Valley Green
Corridor Scientific and Natural Area
Acquisition

$1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
the second year are from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with the Redwood Area
Communities Foundation to acquire lands
with high-quality native plant communities
and rare features to be established as scientific
and natural areas as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 86A.05, subdivision 5. A list
of proposed acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required work program.
Land acquired with this appropriation
must be sufficiently improved to meet at
least minimum management standards, as
determined by the commissioner of natural
resources. Up to $54,000 may be retained by
the Department of Natural Resources at the
request of the Redwood Area Communities
Foundation for transaction costs, associated
professional services, and restoration needs.
This appropriation is available until June
30, 2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(h) Native Prairie Stewardship and Native
Prairie Bank Acquisition

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources to acquire
native prairie bank easements, prepare
baseline property assessments, restore and
enhance native prairie sites, and provide
technical assistance to landowners. This
appropriation is available until June 30,
2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(i) Metropolitan Conservation Corridors
(MeCC) - Phase VI

$1,737,000 the first year and $1,738,000
the second year are from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources
for the acceleration of agency programs
and cooperative agreements. Of this
appropriation, $150,000 the first year
and $150,000 the second year are to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agency programs and $3,175,000 is for the
agreements as follows: $100,000 the first
year and $100,000 the second year with
Friends of the Mississippi River; $517,000
the first year and $518,000 the second year
with Dakota County; $200,000 the first year
and $200,000 the second year with Great
River Greening; $220,000 the first year and
$220,000 the second year with Minnesota
Land Trust; $300,000 the first year and
$300,000 the second year with Minnesota
Valley National Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc.;
and $250,000 the first year and $250,000
the second year with The Trust for Public
Land for planning, restoring, and protecting
priority natural areas in the metropolitan area,
as defined under Minnesota Statutes, section
473.121, subdivision 2, and portions of the
surrounding counties, through contracted
services, technical assistance, conservation
easements, and fee title acquisition. Land
acquired with this appropriation must
be sufficiently improved to meet at least
minimum management standards, as
determined by the commissioner of natural
resources. Expenditures are limited to the
identified project corridor areas as defined
in the work program. This appropriation
may not be used for the purchase of
habitable residential structures, unless
expressly approved in the work program. All
conservation easements must be perpetual
and have a natural resource management
plan. Any land acquired in fee title by the
commissioner of natural resources with
money from this appropriation must be
designated as an outdoor recreation unit
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.07.
The commissioner may similarly designate
any lands acquired in less than fee title. A
list of proposed restorations and fee title
and easement acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required work program. An
entity that acquires a conservation easement
with appropriations from the trust fund
must have a long-term stewardship plan
for the easement and a fund established for
monitoring and enforcing the agreement.
Money appropriated from the trust fund for
easement acquisition may be used to establish
a monitoring, management, and enforcement
fund as approved in the work program. An
annual financial report is required for any
monitoring, management, and enforcement
fund established, including expenditures
from the fund. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2014, by which time the
project must be completed and final products
delivered.

(j) Habitat Conservation Partnership
(HCP) - Phase VII

$1,737,000 the first year and $1,738,000
the second year are from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources
for the acceleration of agency programs
and cooperative agreements. Of this
appropriation, $125,000 the first year
and $125,000 the second year are to the
commissioner of natural resources for
agency programs and $3,225,000 is for
agreements as follows: $637,000 the first
year and $638,000 the second year with
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.; $38,000 the first year
and $37,000 the second year with Friends
of Detroit Lakes Wetland Management
District; $25,000 the first year and $25,000
the second year with Leech Lake Band of
Ojibwe; $225,000 the first year and $225,000
the second year with Minnesota Land Trust;
$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the
second year with Minnesota Valley National
Wildlife Refuge Trust, Inc.; $242,000 the
first year and $243,000 the second year
with Pheasants Forever, Inc.; and $245,000
the first year and $245,000 the second year
with The Trust for Public Land to plan,
restore, and acquire fragmented landscape
corridors that connect areas of quality habitat
to sustain fish, wildlife, and plants. The
United States Department of Agriculture,
Natural Resources Conservation Service,
is an authorized cooperating partner in the
appropriation. Expenditures are limited to
the project corridor areas as defined in the
work program. Land acquired with this
appropriation must be sufficiently improved
to meet at least minimum habitat and facility
management standards, as determined by
the commissioner of natural resources.
This appropriation may not be used for the
purchase of habitable residential structures,
unless expressly approved in the work
program. All conservation easements must
be perpetual and have a natural resource
management plan. Any land acquired in fee
title by the commissioner of natural resources
with money from this appropriation must
be designated as an outdoor recreation unit
under Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.07.
The commissioner may similarly designate
any lands acquired in less than fee title. A
list of proposed restorations and fee title
and easement acquisitions must be provided
as part of the required work program. An
entity who acquires a conservation easement
with appropriations from the trust fund
must have a long-term stewardship plan
for the easement and a fund established for
monitoring and enforcing the agreement.
Money appropriated from the trust fund for
easement acquisition may be used to establish
a monitoring, management, and enforcement
fund as approved in the work program. An
annual financial report is required for any
monitoring, management, and enforcement
fund established, including expenditures
from the fund. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2014, by which time the
project must be completed and final products
delivered.

(k) Natural and Scenic Area Acquisition
Grants

$500,000 the first year and $500,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources to provide
matching grants to local governments for
acquisition of natural and scenic areas, as
provided in Minnesota Statutes, section
85.019, subdivision 4a. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2014, by which
time the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(l) Acceleration of Minnesota Conservation
Assistance

$313,000 the first year and $312,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
Board of Water and Soil Resources to provide
grants to soil and water conservation districts
to provide technical assistance to secure
enrollment and retention of private lands in
federal and state programs for conservation.

(m) Conservation Easement Stewardship
and Enforcement Program - Phase II

$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
the commissioner of natural resources to
accelerate the implementation of the Phase
I Conservation Easement Stewardship Plan
being developed with an appropriation
from Laws 2008, chapter 367, section 2,
subdivision 5, paragraph (h).

(n) Recovery of At-Risk Native Prairie
Species

$73,000 the first year and $74,000 the second
year are from the trust fund to the Board of
Water and Soil Resources for an agreement
with the Martin County Soil and Water
Conservation District to collect, propagate,
and plant declining, at-risk native species
on protected habitat and to enhance private
market sources for local ecotype native seed.
This appropriation is available until June
30, 2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(o) Understanding Threats, Genetic
Diversity, and Conservation Options for
Wild Rice

$97,000 the first year and $98,000 the second
year are from the trust fund to the Board
of Regents of the University of Minnesota
to research the genetic diversity of wild
rice population throughout Minnesota for
use in related conservation and restoration
efforts. This appropriation is contingent upon
demonstration of review and cooperation
with the Native American tribal nations
in Minnesota. Equipment purchased with
this appropriation must be available for
future publicly funded projects at no charge
except for typical operating expenses. This
appropriation is available until June 30,
2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(p) Southeast Minnesota Stream
Restoration

$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Trout Unlimited to restore at
least four miles of riparian corridor for trout
and nongame species in southeast Minnesota
and increase local capacities to implement
stream restoration through training and
technical assistance. This appropriation is
available until June 30, 2014, by which time
the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(q) Restoration Strategies for Ditched
Peatland Scientific and Natural Areas

$100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources to evaluate
the hydrology and habitat of the Winter Road
Lake peatland watershed protection area to
determine the effects of ditch abandonment
and examine the potential for restoration
of patterned peatlands. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2014, by which
time the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(r) Northeast Minnesota White Cedar
Plant Community Restoration

$125,000 for the first year and $125,000
the second year are from the trust fund to
the Board of Water and Soil Resources to
assess the decline of northern white cedar
plant communities in northeast Minnesota,
prioritize cedar sites for restoration, and
provide cedar restoration training to local
units of government.

(s) Land and Water Conservation Account
(LAWCON) Federal Reimbursement

$750,000 is from the state land and water
conservation account (LAWCON) in the
natural resources fund to the commissioner of
natural resources for priorities established by
the commissioner for eligible state projects
and administrative and planning activities
consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section
116P.14, and the federal Land and Water
Conservation Fund Act. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2014, by which
time the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

Subd. 5.

Water Resources

778,000
779,000

(a) Itasca County Sensitive Lakeshore
Identification

$80,000 the first year and $80,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Itasca County Soil and Water
Conservation District to identify sensitive
lakeshore and restorable shoreline in Itasca
County. Up to $130,000 may be retained by
the Department of Natural Resources at the
request of Itasca County to provide technical
assistance.

(b) Trout Stream Springshed Mapping in
Southeast Minnesota - Phase III

$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
continue to identify and delineate water
supply areas and springsheds for springs
serving as cold water sources for trout
streams and to assess the impacts from
development and water appropriations. Of
this appropriation, $140,000 each year is to
the Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota and $110,000 each year is to the
commissioner of natural resources.

(c) Mississippi River Water Quality
Assessment

$278,000 the first year and $279,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota to assess water quality in the
Mississippi River using DNA sequencing
approaches and chemical analyses. The
assessments shall be incorporated into
a Web-based educational tool for use
in classrooms and public exhibits. This
appropriation is available until June 30,
2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(d) Zumbro River Watershed Restoration
Prioritization

$75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with the Zumbro Watershed
Partnership, Inc. to identify sources of
erosion and runoff in the Zumbro River
Watershed in order to prioritize restoration
and protection projects.

(e) Assessment of Minnesota River
Antibiotic Concentrations

$95,000 the first year and $95,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources for an
agreement with Saint Thomas University
in cooperation with Gustavus Adolphus
College and the University of Minnesota
to measure antibiotic concentrations and
antibiotic resistance levels at sites on the
Minnesota River.

Subd. 6.

Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive
Species

550,000
549,000

(a) Improved Detection of Harmful
Microbes in Ballast Water

$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota for the University of Minnesota
Duluth to identify and analyze potentially
harmful bacteria transported into Lake
Superior through ship ballast water
discharge. This appropriation is available
until June 30, 2014, by which time the
project must be completed and final products
delivered.

(b) Emerald Ash Borer Biocontrol
Research and Implementation

$250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of agriculture to assess a
biocontrol method for suppressing emerald
ash borers by testing bioagent winter survival
potential, developing release and monitoring
methods, and piloting implementation
of emerald ash borer biocontrol. This
appropriation is available until June 30,
2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(c) Emerald Ash Borer Landscape
Management Impacts

$115,000 the first year and $114,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
Board of Regents of the University of
Minnesota to research impacts of insecticides
used for managing emerald ash borers on
other insects and birds. This appropriation
is available until June 30, 2014, by which
time the project must be completed and final
products delivered.

(d) Evaluation of Switchgrass as Biofuel
Crop

$60,000 the first year and $60,000 the second
year are from the trust fund to the Minnesota
State Colleges and Universities System for
Central Lakes College in cooperation with
the University of Minnesota to determine
the invasion risk of selectively bred
native grasses for biofuel production and
develop strategies to minimize the invasion
potential and impacts on biodiversity. This
appropriation is available until June 30,
2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

Subd. 7.

Renewable Energy and Air Quality

75,000
75,000

Supporting Community-Driven
Sustainable Bioenergy Projects

$75,000 the first year and $75,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Dovetail Partners,
Inc., in cooperation with the University of
Minnesota to assess feasibility, impacts,
and management needs of community-scale
forest bioenergy systems through pilot
studies in Ely and Cook County and to
disseminate findings to inform related efforts
in other communities.

Subd. 8.

Environmental Education

123,000
123,000

Youth-Led Renewable Energy and
Energy Conservation in West Central and
Southwest Minnesota

$123,000 the first year and $123,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
the commissioner of natural resources
for an agreement with Prairie Woods
Environmental Learning Center to initiate
youth-led renewable energy and conservation
projects in over thirty communities in west
central and southwest Minnesota.

Subd. 9.

Emerging Issues

4,121,000
4,461,000

(a) Minnesota Conservation Apprentice
Academy

$100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
the Board of Water and Soil Resources
in cooperation with Conservation Corps
Minnesota to train and mentor future
conservation professionals by providing
apprenticeship service opportunities to
soil and water conservation districts. This
appropriation is available until June 30,
2014, by which time the project must be
completed and the final products delivered.

(b) Wild Rice Standards

$1,000,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of the Pollution Control
Agency for a wild rice standards study.

(c) Chronic Wasting Disease and Animal
Health

$600,000 the first year and $600,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
commissioner of natural resources to address
chronic wasting disease and accelerate
wildlife health programs.

(d) Aquatic Invasive Species

$1,979,000 the first year and $3,761,000
the second year are from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources
to accelerate aquatic invasive species
programs, including the development
and implementation of best management
practices for public water access facilities
to implement aquatic invasive species
prevention strategies.

(e) Coon Rapids Dam

$442,000 the first year is from the trust fund
to the commissioner of natural resources to
design the Coon Rapids Dam to function as a
barrier to invasive fish.

Subd. 10.

Administration and Contract
Management

569,000
566,000

(a) Legislative-Citizen Commission on
Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)

$456,000 the first year and $456,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to the
LCCMR for administration as provided
in Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.09,
subdivision 5.

(b) Contract Management

$110,000 the first year and $110,000 the
second year are from the trust fund to
the Legislative-Citizen Commission on
Minnesota Resources to contract with the
commissioner of natural resources for
expenses incurred for contract fiscal services
for the agreements specified in this section.
The contract management services must
be done on a reimbursement basis. This
appropriation is available until June 30,
2014, by which time the project must be
completed and final products delivered.

(c) LCC Web Site

$3,000 in the first year is to the Legislative
Coordinating Commission for the Web site
required in Minnesota Statutes, section
3.303, subdivision 10.

Subd. 11.

Availability of Appropriations

Money appropriated in this section may
not be spent on activities unless they are
directly related to the specific appropriation
and are specified in the approved work
program. Money appropriated in this section
must not be spent on indirect costs or other
institutional overhead charges. Unless
otherwise provided, the amounts in this
section are available until June 30, 2013,
when projects must be completed and final
products delivered. For acquisition of real
property, the amounts in this section are
available until June 30, 2014, if a binding
contract is entered into by June 30, 2013,
and closed not later than June 30, 2014. If
a project receives a federal grant, the time
period of the appropriation is extended to
equal the federal grant period.

Subd. 12.

Data Availability Requirements

Data collected by the projects funded under
this section must conform to guidelines and
standards adopted by the Office of Enterprise
Technology. Spatial data also must conform
to additional guidelines and standards
designed to support data coordination and
distribution that have been published by the
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office.
Descriptions of spatial data must be prepared
as specified in the state's geographic metadata
guideline and must be submitted to the
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office.
All data must be accessible and free to the
public unless made private under the Data
Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, chapter
13.

To the extent practicable, summary data and
results of projects funded under this section
should be readily accessible on the Internet
and identified as an environment and natural
resources trust fund project.

Subd. 13.

Project Requirements

(a) As a condition of accepting an
appropriation under this section, any agency
or entity receiving an appropriation or a
party to an agreement from an appropriation
must comply with paragraphs (b) to (k) and
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116P, and must
submit a work program and semiannual
progress reports in the form determined
by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on
Minnesota Resources for any project funded
in whole or in part with funds from the
appropriation.

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

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

(d) Except as otherwise provided in this
section, all restoration and enhancement
projects funded with money appropriated in
this section must be on land permanently
protected by a conservation easement or
public ownership or in public waters as
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
103G.005, subdivision 15.

(e) A recipient of money from an
appropriation under this section must
give consideration to contracting with
Conservation Corps Minnesota or its
successor for contract restoration and
enhancement services.

(f) All conservation easements acquired with
money appropriated under this section must:

(1) be perpetual;

(2) specify the parties to an easement in the
easement;

(3) specify all of the provisions of an
agreement that are perpetual;

(4) be sent to the Office of the
Legislative-Citizen Commission on
Minnesota Resources in an electronic format;

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

(6) include requirements in the easement
document to address specific water quality
protection activities such as keeping water
on the landscape, reducing nutrient and
contaminant loading, protecting groundwater,
and not permitting artificial hydrological
modifications.

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

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

(i) To the extent an appropriation is used to
acquire an interest in real property, a recipient
of an appropriation under this section must
provide to the Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources and
the commissioner of management and budget
an analysis of increased operations and
maintenance costs likely to be incurred by
public entities as a result of the acquisition
and how these costs are to be paid.

(j) To ensure public accountability for the
use of public funds, a recipient of money
appropriated under this section must provide
to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on
Minnesota Resources documentation of the
selection process used to identify parcels
acquired and provide documentation of all
related transaction costs, including but not
limited to appraisals, legal fees, recording
fees, commissions, other similar costs,
and donations. This information must be
provided for all parties involved in the
transaction. The recipient must also report
to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on
Minnesota Resources any difference between
the acquisition amount paid to the seller
and the state-certified or state-reviewed
appraisal, if a state-certified or state-reviewed
appraisal was conducted. Acquisition data
such as appraisals may remain private
during negotiations but must ultimately
be made public according to Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 13. The Legislative-Citizen
Commission on Minnesota Resources shall
review the requirement in this paragraph
and provide a recommendation on whether
to continue or modify the requirement in
future years. The commission may waive
the application of this paragraph for specific
projects.

(k) A recipient of an appropriation from
the trust fund under this section must
acknowledge financial support from the
Minnesota environment and natural resources
trust fund in project publications, signage,
and other public communications and
outreach related to work completed using the
appropriation. Acknowledgment may occur,
as appropriate, through use of the trust fund
logo or inclusion of language attributing
support from the trust fund.

Subd. 14.

Payment Conditions and Capital
Equipment Expenditures

All agreements, grants, or contracts referred
to in this section must be administered on
a reimbursement basis unless otherwise
provided in this section. Notwithstanding
Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.41,
expenditures made on or after July 1,
2011, or the date the work program is
approved, whichever is later, are eligible for
reimbursement unless otherwise provided
in this section. Periodic payment must
be made upon receiving documentation
that the deliverable items articulated in
the approved work program have been
achieved, including partial achievements
as evidenced by approved progress reports.
Reasonable amounts may be advanced to
projects to accommodate cash flow needs or
match federal money. The advances must
be approved as part of the work program.
No expenditures for capital equipment are
allowed unless expressly authorized in the
project work program.

Subd. 15.

Purchase of Recycled and Recyclable
Materials

A political subdivision, public or private
corporation, or other entity that receives an
appropriation under this section must use the
appropriation in compliance with Minnesota
Statutes, section 16B.121, regarding
purchase of recycled, repairable, and durable
materials; and Minnesota Statutes, section
16B.122, regarding purchase and use of
paper stock and printing.

Subd. 16.

Energy Conservation and
Sustainable Building Guidelines

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

Subd. 17.

Accessibility

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

Subd. 18.

Carryforward

(a) The availability of the appropriation for
the following projects is extended to June
30, 2012:

(1) Laws 2008, chapter 367, section
2, subdivision 4, paragraph (f), Native
Shoreland Buffer Incentives Program;

(2) Laws 2008, chapter 367, section 2,
subdivision 4, paragraph (g), Southeast
Minnesota Stream Restoration Projects;

(3) Laws 2009, chapter 143, section 2,
subdivision 4, paragraph (a), State Park
Acquisition;

(4) Laws 2009, chapter 143, section 2,
subdivision 4, paragraph (b), State Trail
Acquisition;

(5) Laws 2009, chapter 143, section 2,
subdivision 6, paragraph (c), Improving
Emerging Fish Disease Surveillance in
Minnesota; and

(6) Laws 2009, chapter 143, section 2,
subdivision 8, paragraph (a), Contract
Management.

(b) The availability of the appropriation for
the following project is extended to June 30,
2013:

(1) Laws 2010, chapter 362, section 2,
subdivision 8, paragraph (f), Expanding
Outdoor Classrooms at Minnesota Schools;
and

(2) Laws 2010, chapter 362, section 2,
subdivision 8, paragraph (g), Integrating
Environmental and Outdoor Education in
Grades 7-12.

Subd. 19.

Easement Monitoring and
Enforcement Requirements

Money appropriated under this section and
adjustments made under subdivision 20 for
easement monitoring and enforcement may
be spent only on activities included in an
easement monitoring and enforcement plan
contained within the work program. Money
received for monitoring and enforcement,
including earnings on the money received,
shall be kept in a monitoring and enforcement
fund held by the organization and dedicated
to monitoring and enforcing conservation
easements within Minnesota. Within 120
days after the close of the entity's fiscal
year, an entity receiving appropriations
for easement monitoring and enforcement
must provide an annual financial report
to the Legislative-Citizen Commission
on Minnesota Resources on the easement
monitoring and enforcement fund as specified
in the work program. Money appropriated
under this section for monitoring and
enforcement of easements and earnings on
the money appropriated shall revert to the
state if: (1) the easement transfers to the
state; (2) the holder of the easement fails to
file an annual report and then fails to cure
that default within 30 days of notification
of the default by the state; or (3) the holder
of the easement fails to comply with the
terms of the monitoring and enforcement
plan contained within the work program and
fails to cure that default within 90 days of
notification of the default by the state.

Subd. 20.

Appropriations Adjustment

(a) Metropolitan Conservation Corridors

(1) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2003, chapter 128, article 1, section 9,
subdivision 5, paragraph (b), $48,000 is for
deposit in a monitoring and enforcement
account as authorized in subdivision 19.

(2) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2005, First Special Session, chapter 1, article
2, section 11, subdivision 5, paragraph
(b), $49,000 is for deposit in a monitoring
and enforcement account as authorized in
subdivision 19.

(3) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2007, chapter 30, section 2, subdivision
4, paragraph (c), $59,000 is for deposit in
a monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

(4) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2008, chapter 367, section 2, subdivision
3, paragraph (a), $42,000 is for deposit in
a monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

(5) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2009, chapter 143, section 2, subdivision
4, paragraph (f), $80,000 is for deposit in
a monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

(6) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2010, chapter 362, section 2, subdivision
4, paragraph (g), $10,000 is for deposit in
a monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

(b) Habitat Conservation Partnership

(1) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2001, First Special Session chapter 2, section
14, subdivision 4, paragraph (e), $288,000 is
for deposit in a monitoring and enforcement
account as authorized in subdivision 19.

(2) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2003, chapter 128, article 1, section 9,
subdivision 5, paragraph (a), up to $78,000 is
for deposit in a monitoring and enforcement
account as authorized in subdivision 19.

(3) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2005, First Special Session chapter 1, section
11, subdivision 5, paragraph (a), $55,000 is
for deposit in a monitoring and enforcement
account as authorized in subdivision 19.

(4) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2007, chapter 30, section 2, subdivision 4,
paragraph (b), $123,000 is for deposit in
a monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

(5) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2008, chapter 367, section 2, subdivision
3, paragraph (c), $120,000 is for deposit in
a monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

(6) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2009, chapter 143, section 2, subdivision
4, paragraph (e), $60,000 is for deposit in
a monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

(7) Of the amount appropriated in Laws
2010, chapter 362, section 2, subdivision
4, paragraph (f), $30,000 is for deposit in
a monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

(c) Preserving the Avon Hills Landscape

Of the amount appropriated in Laws 2008,
chapter 367, section 2, subdivision 3,
paragraph (d), $120,000 is for deposit in
a monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

(d) New Models for Land-Use Planning

Of the amount appropriated in Laws 1997,
chapter 216, section 15, subdivision 9,
paragraph (d), up to $33,000 is for deposit
in a monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

(e) Conservation-Based Development
Program

Of the amount appropriated in Laws 1999,
chapter 231, section 16, subdivision 8,
paragraph (e), $5,000 is for deposit in a
monitoring and enforcement account as
authorized in subdivision 19.

ARTICLE 3

COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION FINANCE

Section 1. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE APPROPRIATIONS.

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 "2012" and "2013" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, or
June 30, 2013, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2012. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2013. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2012 and 2013. Appropriations for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2011, are effective the day following final enactment.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2012
2013

Sec. 2. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
18,577,000
$
18,585,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
16,774,000
16,782,000
Petroleum Cleanup
1,052,000
1,052,000
Workers'
Compensation
751,000
751,000

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

Subd. 2.

Financial Institutions

7,124,000
7,128,000

$350,000 each year is for additional financial
examination services. The commissioner
may issue contracts for these services.

Subd. 3.

Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup
Board

1,052,000
1,052,000

This appropriation is from the petroleum
tank release cleanup fund.

Subd. 4.

Administrative Services

3,486,000
3,486,000

The commissioner may redirect up to
$761,000 in fiscal year 2012 and $761,000 in
fiscal year 2013 of the general fund reduction
in this subdivision to other subdivisions
of this section. The commissioner shall
report by February 1, 2012, to the chairs
of the legislative committees having
primary jurisdiction over the Department of
Commerce's operating budget regarding any
redirection authorized in this subdivision.

$375,000 each year is for additional
compliance efforts with unclaimed property.
The commissioner may issue contracts for
these services.

Subd. 5.

Market Assurance

6,915,000
6,919,000
Appropriations by Fund
General
6,164,000
6,168,000
Workers'
Compensation
751,000
751,000

Sec. 3. TRANSFERS IN

(a) For the purposes of this section,
"commissioner" means the commissioner of
management and budget.

(b) By June 30, 2013, the commissioner shall
transfer $3,550,000 from the special revenue
fund to the general fund. The transfers must
be from the following accounts within the
special revenue fund:

(1) $650,000 from the Department of
Commerce license technology surcharge
account established in Minnesota Statutes,
section 45.24;

(2) $950,000 from the insurance fraud
prevention account established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 45.0135;

(3) $1,500,000 from the automobile theft
prevention account established in Minnesota
Statutes, section 168A.40; and

(4) $450,000 from the real estate education,
research, and recovery fund established in
Minnesota Statutes, section 82.86.

Sec. 4. TRANSFER; ASSIGNED RISK PLAN

(a) By June 30, 2012, the commissioner
of management and budget shall transfer
$11,338,000 in assets of the workers'
compensation assigned risk plan created
under Minnesota Statutes, section 79.252, to
the general fund.

(b) By June 30, 2013, the commissioner
of management and budget shall transfer
$11,300,000 in assets of the workers'
compensation assigned risk plan created
under Minnesota Statutes, section 79.252, to
the general fund.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 115C.09, subdivision 3c, is amended to read:


Subd. 3c.

Release at refineries and tank facilities not eligible for reimbursement.

(a) Reimbursement may not be made under this chapter for costs associated with a release:

(1) from a tank located at a petroleum refinery; or

(2) from a tank facility, including a pipeline terminal, with more than 1,000,000
gallons of total petroleum storage capacity at the tank facility.

(b) Paragraph (a), clause (2), does not apply to reimbursement for costs associated
with a release from a tank facility:

(1) owned or operated by a person engaged in the business of mining iron ore or
taconite;

(2) owned by a political subdivision, a housing and redevelopment authority, an
economic development authority, or a port authority that acquired the tank facility prior
to May 23, 1989; or

(3) owned by a person:

(i) who acquired the tank facility prior to May 23, 1989;

(ii) who did not use the tank facility for the bulk storage of petroleum; and

(iii) who is not affiliated with the party who used the tank facility for the bulk
storage of petroleum. ; or

(4) that is not a petroleum refinery or pipeline terminal and is owned by a person
engaged in the business of storing used oil primarily for sales to end users.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 115C.13, is amended to read:


115C.13 REPEALER.

Sections 115C.01, 115C.02, 115C.021, 115C.03, 115C.04, 115C.045, 115C.05,
115C.06, 115C.065, 115C.07, 115C.08, 115C.09, 115C.093, 115C.094, 115C.10, 115C.11,
115C.111, 115C.112, 115C.113, 115C.12, and 115C.13, are repealed effective June 30,
2012
2017.

ARTICLE 4

ENERGY, UTILITIES, AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS FINANCE

Section 1. SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS.

The amounts shown in this section summarize direct appropriations, by fund, made
in this act.

2012
2013
Total
General
$
10,447,000
$
10,447,000
$
20,894,000
Telecommunications Access
Minnesota
700,000
700,000
1,400,000
Total
$
11,147,000
$
11,147,000
$
22,294,000

Sec. 2. ENERGY FINANCE APPROPRIATIONS.

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 "2012" and "2013" used in this article mean that the
appropriations listed under them are available for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012, or
June 30, 2013, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal year 2012. "The second year" is fiscal
year 2013. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2012 and 2013. Appropriations for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 2011, are effective the day following final enactment.

APPROPRIATIONS
Available for the Year
Ending June 30
2012
2013

Sec. 3. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Subdivision 1.

Total Appropriation

$
4,965,000
$
4,965,000
Appropriations by Fund
2012
2013
General
4,265,000
4,265,000
Telecommunications
Access Minnesota
700,000
700,000

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

Subd. 2.

Telecommunications

1,010,000
1,010,000

Subd. 3.

Office of Energy Security

3,255,000
3,255,000

Subd. 4.

Telecommunications Access
Minnesota

700,000
700,000

(a) The appropriations in this subdivision
are from the telecommunications access
Minnesota fund.

(b) $300,000 the first year and $300,000
the second year are for transfer to the
commissioner of human services to
supplement the ongoing operational expenses
of the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind,
and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans. This
appropriation is from the telecommunication
access Minnesota fund, and is added to the
commission's base.

(c) In addition to the appropriation
authorized in Minnesota Statutes, section
237.52, $400,000 the first year and $400,000
the second year are onetime appropriations
for the following purposes:

(1) $230,000 each year is to the Office of
Enterprise Technology for coordinating
technology accessibility and usability;

(2) $20,000 each year is to the Commission
of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing
Minnesotans to provide information on their
Web site in American Sign Language and to
provide technical assistance to state agencies;
and

(3) $150,000 each year is to the Legislative
Coordinating Commission to provide
captioning of live streaming of legislative
activity on the commission's Web site and
for a consolidated access fund for other state
agencies.

Sec. 4. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

$
6,182,000
$
6,182,000

Sec. 5. TRANSFERS IN

(a) The commissioner of management and
budget shall transfer $500,000 the first year
and $500,000 the second year to the general
fund from the telephone assistance program
established in Minnesota Statutes, section
237.69.

(b) The remaining balance in the second year
of the appropriation in Laws 2007, chapter
57, article 2, section 3, subdivision 6, for
biogas recovery facilities, estimated to be
$420,000, is canceled to the general fund.

(c) The remaining balance of the
appropriation in Laws 2007, chapter 57,
article 2, section 3, subdivision 6, clause
(7), as amended by Laws 2008, chapter 340,
section 5, for the Greenhouse Gas Advisory
Group, estimated to be $7,000, is canceled to
the general fund.

(d) $1,100,000 in the second year is
transferred from the telecommunications
access Minnesota fund established in
Minnesota Statutes, section 237.52, to the
general fund.

(e) In the first year, the remaining balance of
the appropriation in Laws 2007, chapter 57,
article 2, section 3, subdivision 6, clause (5),
for the hydrogen roadmap project, estimated
to be $280,000, is canceled to the general
fund.

(f) The remaining balance of the
appropriation in Laws 2008, chapter 363,
article 6, section 3, subdivision 4, for
renewable grants, estimated to be $368,000,
is canceled to the general fund.

(g) The remaining balance of the
appropriation in Laws 2008, chapter 363,
article 6, section 3, subdivision 4, for the
green economy projects, estimated to be
$59,000, is canceled to the general fund.

(h) The remaining balance of the
appropriation in Laws 2007, chapter 57,
article 2, section 3, subdivision 6, clause
(4), for automotive technology projects,
estimated to be $22,000, is canceled to the
general fund.

(i) The remaining balance of the appropriation
in Laws 2009, chapter 37, article 2, section
13, paragraph (b), clauses (1) and (2), for
renewable energy and energy efficiency
projects, estimated to be $600,000, is
canceled to the general fund.

Sec. 6. COMMUNITY ENERGY ACTIVITIES; ASSESSMENT AND GRANT.

The commissioner of commerce shall grant $500,000 in the fiscal year ending June
30, 2012, from assessments made under Minnesota Statutes, section 216B.241, subdivision
1e, for the purpose of community energy technical assistance and outreach on renewable
energy and energy efficiency as described in Minnesota Statutes, section 216C.385.

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7.33 7.34 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 8.10 8.11 8.12 8.13 8.14 8.15 8.16 8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20 8.21 8.22 8.23 8.24 8.25 8.26 8.27 8.28 8.29 8.30 8.31 8.32 8.33 8.34 8.35 8.36 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.9 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.9 11.10 11.11 11.12 11.13 11.14 11.15 11.16 11.17 11.18 11.19 11.20 11.21 11.22 11.23 11.24 11.25 11.26 11.27 11.28 11.29 11.30 11.31 11.32 11.33 11.34 11.35 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 12.8 12.9 12.10 12.11 12.12 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.16 12.17 12.18 12.19 12.20 12.21 12.22 12.23 12.24 12.25 12.26 12.27 12.28 12.29 12.30 12.31 12.32 12.33 12.34 12.35 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 13.10 13.11 13.12 13.13 13.14 13.15 13.16 13.17 13.18 13.19 13.20 13.21 13.22 13.23 13.24 13.25 13.26 13.27 13.28 13.29 13.30 13.31 13.32 13.33 13.34 13.35 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 14.6 14.7 14.8 14.9 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 14.14 14.15 14.16 14.17 14.18 14.19 14.20 14.21 14.22 14.23 14.24 14.25 14.26 14.27 14.28 14.29 14.30 14.31 14.32 14.33 14.34 14.35 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 15.9 15.10 15.11 15.12 15.13 15.14 15.15 15.16 15.17 15.18 15.19 15.20 15.21 15.22 15.23 15.24 15.25 15.26 15.27 15.28 15.29 15.30 15.31 15.32 15.33 15.34 15.35 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 16.9 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 17.8 17.9 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 17.19 17.20 17.21 17.22 17.23 17.24 17.25 17.26 17.27 17.28 17.29 17.30 17.31 17.32 17.33 17.34 17.35 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 18.8 18.9 18.10 18.11 18.12 18.13 18.14 18.15 18.16 18.17 18.18 18.19 18.20 18.21 18.22 18.23 18.24 18.25 18.26 18.27 18.28 18.29 18.30 18.31 18.32 18.33 18.34 18.35 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 19.9 19.10 19.11 19.12 19.13 19.14 19.15 19.16 19.17 19.18 19.19 19.20 19.21 19.22 19.23 19.24 19.25 19.26 19.27 19.28 19.29 19.30 19.31 19.32 19.33 19.34 19.35 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 20.7 20.8 20.9 20.10 20.11 20.12 20.13 20.14 20.15 20.16 20.17 20.18 20.19 20.20 20.21 20.22 20.23
20.24 20.25 20.26 20.27 20.28 20.29 20.30 20.31 20.32 20.33 20.34 20.35 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 21.5 21.6 21.7 21.8 21.9 21.10 21.11 21.12 21.13 21.14 21.15 21.16 21.17 21.18 21.19 21.20 21.21 21.22 21.23 21.24 21.25 21.26 21.27 21.28 21.29 21.30 21.31 21.32 21.33 21.34 21.35 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 22.6 22.7 22.8 22.9 22.10 22.11 22.12 22.13 22.14 22.15 22.16 22.17 22.18 22.19 22.20 22.21 22.22 22.23 22.24 22.25 22.26 22.27 22.28 22.29 22.30 22.31 22.32 22.33 22.34 22.35 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 23.5 23.6 23.7 23.8 23.9 23.10 23.11
23.12 23.13 23.14 23.15 23.16 23.17 23.18 23.19 23.20 23.21 23.22 23.23 23.24 23.25 23.26 23.27 23.28 23.29
23.30 23.31 23.32 23.33 23.34 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5
24.6 24.7 24.8 24.9 24.10 24.11 24.12 24.13 24.14 24.15
24.16 24.17 24.18 24.19 24.20 24.21 24.22 24.23 24.24 24.25 24.26 24.27 24.28 24.29 24.30 24.31 24.32 24.33 24.34 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 25.5 25.6 25.7 25.8 25.9 25.10 25.11
25.12 25.13 25.14 25.15 25.16 25.17 25.18 25.19 25.20
25.21 25.22 25.23 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28
25.29 25.30 25.31 25.32 25.33 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 26.10 26.11
26.12
26.13 26.14 26.15 26.16 26.17 26.18 26.19 26.20 26.21 26.22 26.23 26.24 26.25 26.26 26.27 26.28 26.29 26.30 26.31 26.32 26.33 27.1 27.2 27.3 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.7 27.8 27.9 27.10 27.11 27.12 27.13 27.14 27.15 27.16 27.17 27.18 27.19 27.20 27.21
27.22 27.23 27.24 27.25 27.26 27.27 27.28 27.29 27.30 27.31 27.32 27.33 27.34 27.35 28.1 28.2 28.3 28.4 28.5 28.6 28.7 28.8 28.9 28.10 28.11 28.12 28.13 28.14 28.15 28.16 28.17 28.18 28.19
28.20 28.21 28.22 28.23 28.24 28.25 28.26 28.27 28.28
28.29 28.30 28.31 28.32 28.33 28.34 29.1 29.2
29.3 29.4 29.5 29.6 29.7 29.8 29.9 29.10 29.11 29.12 29.13
29.14 29.15 29.16 29.17 29.18 29.19 29.20 29.21 29.22 29.23 29.24
29.25 29.26 29.27 29.28 29.29 29.30 29.31 29.32 30.1 30.2 30.3 30.4 30.5 30.6
30.7 30.8 30.9 30.10 30.11 30.12 30.13 30.14 30.15 30.16 30.17 30.18
30.19 30.20 30.21 30.22 30.23 30.24 30.25 30.26 30.27 30.28 30.29 30.30 30.31 30.32 30.33 30.34 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4
31.5 31.6 31.7 31.8 31.9 31.10 31.11 31.12 31.13 31.14 31.15 31.16
31.17 31.18 31.19 31.20 31.21 31.22 31.23 31.24 31.25 31.26 31.27
31.28
31.29 31.30 31.31 32.1 32.2 32.3 32.4 32.5 32.6 32.7 32.8 32.9
32.10 32.11 32.12 32.13 32.14 32.15 32.16 32.17 32.18 32.19 32.20
32.21 32.22 32.23 32.24 32.25 32.26 32.27 32.28 32.29 32.30 32.31 32.32 33.1 33.2 33.3
33.4 33.5 33.6
33.7 33.8 33.9 33.10 33.11 33.12 33.13 33.14 33.15 33.16
33.17
33.18 33.19 33.20 33.21 33.22
33.23 33.24 33.25 33.26 33.27 33.28 33.29 33.30 33.31 33.32 34.1 34.2 34.3 34.4 34.5 34.6 34.7 34.8 34.9 34.10 34.11 34.12 34.13 34.14 34.15 34.16 34.17 34.18 34.19 34.20 34.21 34.22 34.23 34.24 34.25 34.26 34.27 34.28 34.29 34.30 34.31 34.32 34.33 34.34 34.35 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 35.5 35.6 35.7 35.8 35.9 35.10 35.11
35.12 35.13 35.14 35.15 35.16 35.17 35.18 35.19 35.20 35.21 35.22 35.23 35.24 35.25 35.26 35.27 35.28 35.29
35.30 35.31 35.32 35.33 35.34 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 36.5
36.6 36.7 36.8 36.9 36.10 36.11 36.12 36.13 36.14 36.15 36.16 36.17 36.18 36.19 36.20 36.21 36.22 36.23 36.24 36.25 36.26 36.27 36.28 36.29
36.30 36.31 36.32 36.33 37.1 37.2
37.3 37.4 37.5 37.6 37.7 37.8 37.9 37.10 37.11 37.12 37.13 37.14 37.15 37.16 37.17 37.18 37.19
37.20 37.21 37.22 37.23 37.24 37.25 37.26 37.27 37.28 37.29 37.30 37.31 37.32 37.33 37.34
38.1
38.2 38.3 38.4 38.5 38.6 38.7 38.8 38.9 38.10 38.11 38.12 38.13 38.14 38.15 38.16 38.17 38.18
38.19 38.20 38.21 38.22 38.23 38.24 38.25 38.26
38.27 38.28 38.29 38.30 38.31 38.32 39.1 39.2
39.3 39.4 39.5 39.6 39.7 39.8 39.9 39.10 39.11 39.12 39.13 39.14 39.15 39.16 39.17 39.18 39.19 39.20 39.21 39.22 39.23 39.24 39.25 39.26 39.27 39.28 39.29 39.30 39.31 39.32 39.33 39.34 40.1 40.2 40.3 40.4 40.5 40.6 40.7 40.8 40.9 40.10 40.11 40.12 40.13 40.14 40.15 40.16 40.17 40.18 40.19 40.20 40.21 40.22 40.23 40.24 40.25 40.26 40.27 40.28 40.29 40.30 40.31
40.32 40.33 40.34 40.35
41.1 41.2 41.3 41.4 41.5 41.6 41.7
41.8 41.9 41.10
41.11 41.12 41.13 41.14 41.15 41.16 41.17 41.18 41.19 41.20 41.21 41.22 41.23 41.24 41.25 41.26 41.27 41.28 41.29 41.30 41.31 41.32 41.33 41.34 42.1 42.2 42.3 42.4 42.5 42.6 42.7 42.8 42.9 42.10 42.11 42.12 42.13 42.14 42.15 42.16 42.17 42.18 42.19 42.20 42.21 42.22 42.23 42.24 42.25 42.26 42.27 42.28 42.29 42.30 42.31 42.32 42.33 42.34 42.35 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 43.9 43.10 43.11 43.12 43.13 43.14 43.15 43.16 43.17 43.18
43.19 43.20 43.21 43.22 43.23 43.24 43.25 43.26 43.27 43.28 43.29 43.30 43.31 43.32 43.33 43.34 43.35 44.1 44.2 44.3 44.4 44.5 44.6 44.7 44.8 44.9 44.10 44.11 44.12 44.13 44.14 44.15 44.16 44.17 44.18 44.19 44.20 44.21 44.22 44.23 44.24 44.25 44.26 44.27 44.28 44.29 44.30 44.31 44.32 44.33 44.34 44.35 44.36 45.1 45.2 45.3 45.4 45.5 45.6 45.7 45.8 45.9
45.10 45.11 45.12 45.13 45.14 45.15 45.16 45.17 45.18 45.19 45.20 45.21 45.22 45.23 45.24 45.25 45.26 45.27 45.28 45.29 45.30 45.31 45.32 45.33 45.34 46.1 46.2 46.3 46.4 46.5 46.6 46.7 46.8 46.9 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 46.18 46.19 46.20 46.21 46.22 46.23 46.24 46.25 46.26 46.27 46.28 46.29 46.30 46.31 46.32 46.33 46.34 46.35 46.36 47.1 47.2 47.3 47.4 47.5 47.6 47.7
47.8 47.9 47.10 47.11 47.12 47.13 47.14 47.15 47.16 47.17 47.18 47.19 47.20 47.21 47.22 47.23 47.24 47.25 47.26 47.27 47.28 47.29 47.30 47.31 47.32 47.33 47.34 47.35 48.1 48.2 48.3 48.4 48.5 48.6 48.7 48.8 48.9 48.10 48.11 48.12 48.13 48.14 48.15 48.16 48.17 48.18 48.19 48.20 48.21 48.22 48.23 48.24 48.25 48.26 48.27 48.28 48.29 48.30 48.31 48.32 48.33 48.34 48.35 49.1 49.2 49.3 49.4 49.5 49.6 49.7 49.8 49.9 49.10 49.11 49.12 49.13 49.14 49.15 49.16 49.17 49.18 49.19 49.20 49.21 49.22 49.23
49.24 49.25 49.26 49.27 49.28 49.29
49.30 49.31 49.32 49.33 49.34 50.1 50.2 50.3 50.4 50.5 50.6 50.7 50.8 50.9 50.10 50.11 50.12 50.13 50.14 50.15 50.16 50.17 50.18 50.19 50.20 50.21 50.22 50.23 50.24 50.25 50.26 50.27 50.28 50.29 50.30 50.31 50.32 50.33 50.34 50.35 50.36 51.1 51.2 51.3 51.4 51.5 51.6 51.7 51.8 51.9 51.10 51.11 51.12 51.13 51.14 51.15 51.16 51.17 51.18 51.19 51.20 51.21 51.22 51.23 51.24 51.25 51.26 51.27 51.28 51.29 51.30 51.31 51.32 51.33 51.34 51.35 52.1 52.2 52.3 52.4 52.5 52.6 52.7 52.8 52.9 52.10 52.11 52.12 52.13 52.14 52.15 52.16 52.17 52.18 52.19 52.20 52.21 52.22 52.23 52.24 52.25 52.26 52.27
52.28 52.29 52.30 52.31 52.32 52.33 52.34 52.35 53.1 53.2 53.3 53.4 53.5 53.6 53.7 53.8
53.9 53.10 53.11 53.12 53.13 53.14 53.15 53.16 53.17 53.18 53.19
53.20 53.21 53.22 53.23 53.24 53.25 53.26 53.27 53.28 53.29 53.30 53.31 53.32 53.33 54.1 54.2 54.3 54.4 54.5 54.6 54.7 54.8 54.9 54.10
54.11 54.12 54.13 54.14 54.15 54.16 54.17 54.18 54.19 54.20 54.21 54.22 54.23 54.24 54.25 54.26 54.27 54.28 54.29 54.30 54.31 54.32 54.33
54.34 55.1 55.2 55.3 55.4 55.5 55.6 55.7 55.8 55.9 55.10 55.11 55.12 55.13 55.14 55.15 55.16 55.17 55.18 55.19 55.20 55.21 55.22 55.23 55.24 55.25 55.26 55.27
55.28
55.29 55.30 55.31 55.32 55.33 55.34 55.35 56.1 56.2 56.3
56.4 56.5 56.6 56.7
56.8 56.9 56.10 56.11 56.12 56.13 56.14
56.15
56.16 56.17 56.18 56.19 56.20 56.21
56.22 56.23 56.24 56.25 56.26 56.27
56.28 56.29 57.1 57.2 57.3 57.4 57.5 57.6 57.7 57.8 57.9 57.10 57.11 57.12 57.13 57.14 57.15 57.16 57.17
57.18
57.19 57.20 57.21 57.22 57.23 57.24 57.25 57.26 57.27 57.28 57.29 57.30 57.31 57.32 57.33
57.34 58.1 58.2 58.3 58.4 58.5 58.6 58.7 58.8 58.9 58.10 58.11 58.12 58.13 58.14 58.15 58.16 58.17 58.18 58.19 58.20 58.21 58.22 58.23 58.24 58.25 58.26 58.27 58.28 58.29 58.30 58.31 58.32 58.33 58.34 58.35
59.1 59.2 59.3 59.4 59.5 59.6 59.7 59.8 59.9 59.10 59.11 59.12 59.13 59.14 59.15 59.16 59.17 59.18 59.19 59.20 59.21 59.22 59.23 59.24 59.25 59.26 59.27 59.28 59.29 59.30 59.31 59.32 59.33 59.34 59.35 59.36 60.1 60.2 60.3 60.4 60.5 60.6 60.7 60.8 60.9 60.10 60.11 60.12 60.13 60.14 60.15 60.16 60.17 60.18 60.19 60.20
60.21
60.22 60.23 60.24 60.25
60.26 60.27 60.28
60.29 60.30 60.31 60.32 60.33 60.34 61.1 61.2 61.3 61.4 61.5 61.6 61.7
61.8 61.9 61.10 61.11 61.12 61.13 61.14 61.15 61.16 61.17 61.18 61.19 61.20 61.21 61.22 61.23 61.24 61.25 61.26 61.27 61.28 61.29 61.30 61.31 61.32 61.33 61.34 61.35 61.36 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 62.8 62.9 62.10 62.11 62.12 62.13 62.14 62.15 62.16 62.17 62.18 62.19 62.20 62.21 62.22 62.23 62.24 62.25 62.26 62.27 62.28 62.29 62.30 62.31 62.32 62.33 62.34 62.35 63.1 63.2 63.3 63.4 63.5 63.6 63.7 63.8 63.9 63.10 63.11 63.12 63.13 63.14 63.15 63.16 63.17 63.18 63.19 63.20 63.21 63.22 63.23 63.24 63.25 63.26 63.27 63.28 63.29 63.30 63.31 63.32 63.33 63.34 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 64.7 64.8 64.9 64.10 64.11 64.12 64.13 64.14 64.15 64.16 64.17 64.18 64.19 64.20 64.21 64.22 64.23 64.24 64.25 64.26 64.27 64.28 64.29 64.30 64.31 64.32 64.33 64.34 64.35 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 65.10 65.11 65.12 65.13 65.14 65.15 65.16 65.17 65.18 65.19 65.20 65.21 65.22 65.23 65.24 65.25 65.26 65.27 65.28 65.29 65.30 65.31 65.32 65.33 65.34 66.1 66.2 66.3 66.4 66.5 66.6 66.7 66.8 66.9 66.10 66.11 66.12 66.13 66.14 66.15 66.16 66.17 66.18 66.19 66.20 66.21 66.22 66.23 66.24 66.25 66.26 66.27 66.28 66.29 66.30 66.31 66.32 66.33 66.34 66.35 66.36 67.1 67.2 67.3 67.4 67.5 67.6 67.7 67.8 67.9 67.10 67.11 67.12 67.13 67.14 67.15 67.16 67.17 67.18 67.19 67.20 67.21 67.22 67.23 67.24 67.25 67.26 67.27 67.28 67.29 67.30 67.31 67.32 67.33 67.34 67.35 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 68.7 68.8 68.9 68.10 68.11 68.12 68.13 68.14 68.15 68.16 68.17 68.18 68.19 68.20 68.21 68.22 68.23 68.24 68.25 68.26 68.27 68.28 68.29 68.30 68.31 68.32 68.33 68.34 68.35 69.1 69.2 69.3 69.4 69.5 69.6 69.7 69.8 69.9 69.10 69.11 69.12 69.13 69.14 69.15 69.16 69.17 69.18 69.19 69.20 69.21 69.22 69.23 69.24 69.25 69.26 69.27 69.28 69.29 69.30 69.31 69.32 69.33 69.34 70.1 70.2 70.3 70.4 70.5 70.6 70.7 70.8 70.9 70.10 70.11 70.12 70.13 70.14 70.15 70.16 70.17 70.18 70.19 70.20 70.21 70.22 70.23 70.24 70.25 70.26 70.27 70.28 70.29 70.30 70.31 70.32 70.33 70.34 70.35 71.1 71.2 71.3 71.4 71.5 71.6 71.7 71.8 71.9 71.10 71.11 71.12 71.13 71.14 71.15 71.16 71.17 71.18 71.19 71.20 71.21 71.22 71.23 71.24 71.25 71.26 71.27 71.28 71.29 71.30 71.31 71.32 71.33 71.34 71.35 71.36 72.1 72.2 72.3 72.4 72.5 72.6 72.7 72.8 72.9 72.10 72.11 72.12 72.13 72.14 72.15 72.16 72.17 72.18 72.19 72.20 72.21 72.22 72.23 72.24 72.25 72.26 72.27 72.28 72.29 72.30 72.31 72.32 72.33 72.34 72.35 73.1 73.2 73.3 73.4 73.5 73.6 73.7 73.8 73.9 73.10 73.11 73.12 73.13 73.14 73.15 73.16 73.17 73.18 73.19 73.20 73.21 73.22 73.23 73.24 73.25 73.26 73.27 73.28 73.29 73.30 73.31 73.32 73.33 73.34 73.35 73.36 74.1 74.2 74.3 74.4 74.5 74.6 74.7 74.8 74.9 74.10 74.11 74.12 74.13 74.14 74.15 74.16 74.17 74.18 74.19 74.20 74.21 74.22 74.23 74.24 74.25 74.26 74.27 74.28 74.29 74.30 74.31 74.32 74.33 74.34 74.35 75.1 75.2 75.3 75.4 75.5 75.6 75.7 75.8 75.9 75.10 75.11 75.12 75.13 75.14 75.15 75.16 75.17 75.18 75.19 75.20 75.21 75.22 75.23 75.24 75.25 75.26 75.27 75.28 75.29 75.30 75.31 75.32 75.33 75.34 75.35 76.1 76.2 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