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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 223-H.F.No. 654 
           An act relating to metropolitan government; providing 
          for the composition of the metropolitan airports 
          commission; requiring plans and reports on noise, 
          capacity, and other matters at Minneapolis-St. Paul 
          International Airport; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1986, sections 473.604, subdivision 1; 473.612; and 
          473.621, subdivision 1a.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.604, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  The following persons and their respective 
successors shall constitute the members and governing body of 
the corporation, namely commission consists of: 
    (1) All of the members and commissioners in office January 
1, 1973, for the remainder of the terms for which they were 
appointed or otherwise selected, respectively; 
    (2) The mayor of each of the cities, or a qualified voter 
appointed by the mayor, for the term of office as mayor; 
    (3) A member of the council of each of the cities, 
appointed by the council for a term of four years commencing in 
July, 1977; 
    (4) A member of the park board of Minneapolis appointed by 
that board and a second member of the council of St. Paul, 
appointed by it, each for a term of two years commencing in 
July, 1979; 
    (5) One additional resident of each city, who does not hold 
any office under the state or any of its political subdivisions 
except that of notary public, herein termed a "citizen 
commissioner," such member in St. Paul to be appointed by the 
mayor, with the approval of the council, and in Minneapolis by 
the council, with the approval of the mayor; each for a term of 
two years commencing in July, 1979; 
    (6) Six additional members, each appointed by the governor 
on a nonpartisan basis, and each holding no other office under 
the state or any of its political subdivisions except that of 
notary public; for terms and with residence qualifications as 
follows: 
    (a) (1) A resident of the area of the counties of 
Washington and Ramsey, outside of St. Paul, for a four-year term 
commencing in July, 1974, and a successor for a term ending July 
1, 1981; 
    (2) A resident of the county of Anoka, for a four-year term 
commencing in July, 1974, and a successor for a term ending July 
1, 1981; 
    (3) Three residents of the area of the counties of Carver, 
Scott and Hennepin, outside Minneapolis, for a two-year term 
commencing in July, 1974, and their successors for a term ending 
July 1, 1981; 
    (4) A resident of the county of Dakota, for a four-year 
term commencing in July, 1974, and a successor for a term ending 
July 1, 1981; 
    (b) As successors to all members referred to in paragraphs 
(2) to (6)(a), whose terms will expire in July, 1981, 
     (2) a number of members appointed from precincts equal or 
nearest to but not exceeding half the number of districts which 
are provided by law for the selection of members of the 
metropolitan council in section 473.123.  Each member shall be a 
resident of the precinct represented.  The members shall be 
appointed by the governor as follows:  a number as near as 
possible to one-fourth, for a term of one year; a similar number 
for a term of two years; a similar number for a term of three 
years; and a similar number for a term of four years, all of 
which terms shall commence on July 1, 1981.  The successors of 
each member shall be appointed for four-year terms commencing in 
July of each fourth year after the expiration of the original 
term; and 
    (7) One member (3) a chair appointed by the governor of the 
state, who shall be chair of the corporation, appointed for a 
term coterminous with that of the governor of four years.  The 
chair may be removed at the pleasure of the governor.  
     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.612, is 
amended to read: 
    473.612 [NOISE ABATEMENT PLAN.] 
    (a) By December 31, 1981 the commission shall submit to the 
legislature a noise abatement plan for the Minneapolis-St. Paul 
International Airport, containing annual programmatic goals, 
numerical goals, and objectives until December 31, 1989, for 
reduction of aircraft noise within the metropolitan area.  The 
plan shall also contain, but not be limited to, documentation of 
annual change in the maximum hourly noise levels, such as 
defined by Minnesota pollution control agency rules, Minnesota 
Rules, chapter 7010, based on the typically worst noise 
condition on an hourly basis received in residential areas 
representing the noise-impacted region of the metropolitan 
area.  The pollution control agency shall participate in the 
selection and review of the monitoring of such residential areas.
    (b) By December 31, 1982, and each year thereafter until 
December 31, 1989, the commission shall submit to the 
legislature and the pollution control agency a draft report 
detailing the accomplishment of programmatic goals and 
objectives and the annual change in noise levels as outlined in 
the above noise abatement plan.  By December 31, 1984, and each 
year thereafter until December 31, 1989, the commission shall 
submit to the legislature a report which includes any comments 
provided by the pollution control agency and the commission's 
response to the comments.  In addition, the commission shall 
provide as part of the annual reports its best estimate, in the 
form of numerical goals, of noise abatement to be achieved by 
December 31, 1989, in residential areas representing the 
noise-impacted region of the metropolitan area.  The goals shall 
be updated annually. 
    (c) In the December 31, 1987, report, the commission shall 
describe and document the percentage reduction in average daily 
noise energy, produced cumulatively by all the operations of all 
air carrier aircraft serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul 
International Airport, from the level existing in August 1986. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 473.621, 
subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 1a.  [RELATIONSHIP TO LEGISLATURE.] The commission 
shall be held accountable to the legislature in its activities, 
plans, policies, and programs.  It shall report each session to 
appropriate committees of the legislature as to its activities, 
plans, policies, and programs and shall make other reports and 
recommendations which the legislature or its committees deem 
appropriate.  The commission shall adopt a long-term 
comprehensive plan for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International 
Airport.  The plan must describe, in the degree of detail that 
the commission deems appropriate for at least a prospective 
ten-year period, the following: 
    (1) aviation demand; 
    (2) airport capacity, including environmental, runway, 
terminal, and other factors relevant to capacity; 
    (3) a plan and financial estimates for physical development;
    (4) airport operational characteristics; 
    (5) compatibility with the capacity of metropolitan and 
local physical facility systems; 
    (6) environmental effects; and 
    (7) the effect on the neighboring communities. 
The plan must be submitted to the legislature by December 31, 
1988, and be updated at least every five years thereafter.  The 
plan is subject to sections 473.165 and 473.611. 
    Sec. 4.  [ANALYSIS OF AIRPORT CAPACITY.] 
    By December 31, 1988, the metropolitan council shall submit 
to the legislature an analysis of the physical and environmental 
capacity of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.  The 
analysis must cover at least a prospective 30-year period.  The 
analysis must assess: 
    (1) the cost and long term benefit of various capacity 
enhancements, like runway and other construction at the airport, 
fuller use of reliever airports, and improvements in air traffic 
control; and 
    (2) the effect of various capacity enhancements on the 
physical and environmental capacity of the airport, the 
neighboring communities, and the airport's potential economic 
and transportation function and benefit. 
    Sec. 5.  [APPLICATION.] 
    Sections 1 to 4 apply in the counties of Anoka, Carver, 
Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. 
    Approved May 26, 1987