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    Laws of Minnesota 1993 

                        CHAPTER 172-S.F.No. 1570 
           An act relating to the organization and operation of 
          state government; appropriating money for 
          environmental, natural resource, and agricultural 
          purposes; transferring responsibilities to the 
          commissioner of natural resources; continuing the 
          citizen's council on Voyageurs national park; 
          establishing the Cuyuna country state recreation area; 
          modifying provisions relating to timber sales; 
          providing for crop protection assistance; establishing 
          a grant program to determine how to manage motor 
          vehicle shredder residue; imposing a solid waste 
          assessment; modifying the hazardous waste generator 
          tax; establishing a hazardous waste generator loan 
          program; expanding the number of facilities subject to 
          pollution prevention requirements; requiring reports 
          relating to toxic air contaminants; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1992, sections 17.59, subdivision 5; 17A.11; 
          18B.05, subdivision 2; 18C.131; 21.115; 21.92; 25.39, 
          subdivision 4; 27.07, subdivision 6; 32.394, 
          subdivision 9; 41A.09, subdivisions 1 and 3; 84.027, 
          by adding a subdivision; 84B.11, subdivision 1; 
          85.045, subdivision 2; 85.22, subdivision 2a; 86A.04; 
          86A.05, subdivisions 2 and 3; 86A.08, subdivision 1; 
          88.79, subdivision 2; 90.031, subdivision 4; 90.041, 
          by adding a subdivision; 90.101, subdivision 1; 
          90.121; 90.201, by adding a subdivision; 92.46, 
          subdivision 1; 94.165; 97A.055, subdivision 1, and by 
          adding a subdivision; 97A.071, subdivision 2; 97A.075, 
          subdivision 1; 97A.441, by adding a subdivision; 
          97A.475, subdivision 12; 97C.355, subdivision 2; 
          115A.90, by adding a subdivision; 115A.908, 
          subdivisions 2 and 3; 115A.96, subdivisions 3 and 4; 
          115B.22, by adding subdivisions; 115B.24, subdivision 
          6; 115B.42, subdivision 2; 115D.07, subdivision 1; 
          115D.10; 115D.12, subdivision 2; 116.07, by adding a 
          subdivision; 116J.401; 116P.10; 297A.45, by adding a 
          subdivision; 299K.08, by adding subdivisions; and 
          473.351, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law 
          in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 85; 97A; 115A; 115B; 
          and 115D; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 
          115B.21; 115B.22; 115B.23; 115B.24; and 116J.406. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
Section 1.  [ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES; APPROPRIATIONS.] 
    The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
appropriated from the general fund, or another fund named, to 
the agencies and for the purposes specified in this act, to be 
available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  The 
figures "1993," "1994," and "1995," where used in this act, mean 
that the appropriation or appropriations listed under them are 
available for the year ending June 30, 1993, June 30, 1994, or 
June 30, 1995, respectively.  

                             SUMMARY BY FUND
                          1994          1995           TOTAL
General $            $147,433,000   $143,836,000   $291,269,000
Environmental          29,568,000     30,028,000     59,596,000
Metro Landfill 
Contingency Trust         797,000        797,000      1,594,000
Special Revenue        10,316,000     10,351,000     20,667,000
Natural Resources      18,066,000     17,547,000     35,613,000
Game and Fish          52,110,000     53,201,000    105,311,000
Permanent School 
Trust                     374,000        104,000        478,000
Minnesota Resources    14,662,000                    14,662,000
Environmental Trust    24,600,000                    24,600,000
Oil Overcharge          2,012,000                     2,012,000
TOTAL                 299,938,000    255,864,000    555,802,000
                                           APPROPRIATIONS 
                                       Available for the Year 
                                           Ending June 30 
                                          1994         1995 
Sec. 2.  POLLUTION CONTROL    
AGENCY  
Subdivision 1.  Total           
Appropriation                         38,888,000     37,140,000
              Summary by Fund
General               9,230,000     6,822,000
Environmental        28,006,000    28,666,000
Metro Landfill 
Contingency             797,000       797,000
Special Revenue         855,000       855,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Water Pollution Control 
     7,865,000      5,418,000
              Summary by Fund
General               5,873,000     3,426,000
Environmental         1,992,000     1,992,000
 $1,946,000 the first year is for grants 
to local units of government for the 
clean water partnership program.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year of the 
biennium. 
 $500,000 the first year is appropriated 
for Minnesota's contribution to the 
Great Lakes Protection Fund.  This is 
the final payment of a $1,500,000 
obligation. * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "$500,000" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
 General fund money appropriated for the 
nonpoint source pollution Minnesota 
River project must be matched by 
federal dollars. 
Subd. 3.  Air Pollution Control 
     6,222,000      6,398,000
              Summary by Fund
Environmental         5,367,000     5,543,000
Special Revenue         855,000       855,000
Subd. 4.  Groundwater and Solid Waste
Pollution Control 
    13,137,000     13,329,000
              Summary by Fund
Environmental        12,348,000    12,540,000
Metro Landfill 
Contingency             789,000       789,000
 All money in the environmental 
response, compensation, and compliance 
account in the environmental fund not 
otherwise appropriated is appropriated 
to the commissioners of the pollution 
control agency and the department of 
agriculture for purposes of Minnesota 
Statutes, section 115B.20, subdivision 
2, clauses (1), (2), (3), (4), (11), 
(12), and (13).  At the beginning of 
each fiscal year, the two commissioners 
shall jointly submit an annual spending 
plan to the commissioner of finance 
that maximizes the utilization of 
resources and appropriately allocates 
the money between the two agencies.  
This appropriation is available until 
June 30, 1995. 
 $3,800,000 the first year and 
$4,000,000 the second year is from the 
landfill cleanup account in the 
environmental fund for the purposes 
specified in Minnesota Statutes, 
section 115B.42.  This appropriation 
may be used for staff costs related to 
response actions at landfills under 
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115B.  
 All money in the metropolitan landfill 
abatement account in the environmental 
fund not otherwise appropriated is 
appropriated to the pollution control 
agency for payment to the metropolitan 
council and may be used by the council 
for the purposes of Minnesota Statutes, 
section 473.844.  The council shall 
report to the legislative commission on 
waste management its budget and work 
program for spending this appropriation.
 The commissioner of the pollution 
control agency shall evaluate the 
feasibility of using a 900 telephone 
number as a means of ensuring that the 
agency recovers its costs for the 
property transfer program under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 115B.17, 
subdivision 14. 
 Any unencumbered balance from the 
metropolitan landfill contingency 
action trust fund remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
Subd. 5.  Hazardous Waste Pollution
Control 
     4,988,000      5,027,000
              Summary by Fund
General               1,595,000     1,634,000
Environmental         3,393,000     3,393,000
 $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
the second year is from the 
environmental fund for the purposes of 
the hazardous waste generator loan 
program established in section 115B.223.
 The commissioner of the pollution 
control agency shall evaluate the 
feasibility of using a 900 telephone 
number as a means of ensuring that the 
agency recovers its costs of providing 
assistance under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 115C.03, subdivision 9. 
Subd. 6.  Regional Support 
        52,000         52,000
This appropriation is from the 
environmental fund. 
Subd. 7.  General Support 
     6,624,000      6,916,000
              Summary by Fund
General               1,762,000     1,762,000
Environmental         4,854,000     5,146,000
Metro Landfill
Contingency               8,000         8,000
 (a) The following amounts are 
appropriated for Phase I of an 
environmental computer compliance 
management system: 
General                 400,000       400,000
Environmental         1,309,000     1,599,000
 From the environmental fund, $381,000 
the first year and $420,000 the second 
year are appropriated from the agency's 
indirect cost account; $350,000 the 
first year is appropriated from the 
balance in the hazardous waste fee 
account; $200,000 the first year is 
appropriated from the balance in the 
low level radiation fee account; 
$790,000 the second year is 
appropriated from the unexpended 
balance in the motor vehicle transfer 
fee account; and $378,000 the first 
year and $389,000 are appropriated 
proportionately from all salary 
accounts in the environmental fund. 
 The project must be coordinated to 
access department of natural resources 
computer information.  The commissioner 
must report on the project to the house 
ways and means and senate finance 
committee by July 1, 1995. 
 (b) $150,000 is appropriated in each of 
fiscal years 1994 and 1995 to the 
commissioner of the pollution control 
agency from the motor vehicle transfer 
account in the environmental fund for 
the purpose of making grants for 
development of management alternatives 
for shredder residue under article 2, 
section 29.  The unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year does not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year and any amount of this 
appropriation not used to make grants 
under article 2, section 29 reverts to 
the motor vehicle transfer account on 
June 30, 1995. 
 (c) $140,000 is appropriated to the 
commissioner of the pollution control 
agency from the motor vehicle transfer 
account in the environmental fund for 
the purpose of studying management of 
shredder residue from motor vehicles, 
appliances, and other sources of 
recyclable steel and administering the 
grants authorized under article 2, 
section 29. 
 (d) None of the money appropriated in 
paragraphs (b) and (c) may be spent 
unless the legislative commission on 
waste management has approved a work 
program prepared by the commissioner of 
the pollution control agency.  
Sec. 3.  OFFICE OF WASTE MANAGEMENT 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                         20,229,000     20,214,000
              Summary by Fund
General              19,139,000    19,124,000
Environmental         1,090,000     1,090,000
 Notwithstanding any other law to the 
contrary, any outstanding obligations 
that may be held in St. Louis county 
for grants and loans issued to the 
county for construction or operation of 
the Babbitt waste tire facility under 
Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 
116M.07; Minnesota Statutes, section 
115A.54, subdivision 2a; or 298.22; 
shall be suspended until June 30, 1995. 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following sections. 
Subd. 2.  Business Assistance
     2,960,000      2,819,000 
              Summary by Fund
General               1,870,000     1,729,000
Environmental         1,090,000     1,090,000
 $1,327,000 the first year and 
$1,332,000 the second year are for 
grants for market development, source 
reduction, and pollution prevention.  
Of these amounts, $103,000 the first 
year and $190,000 the second year from 
the environmental fund, and $47,000 the 
first year and $50,000 the second year 
from the general fund, are for 
pollution prevention grants.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
 $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year are from the 
environmental fund for payment of a 
grant to the Minnesota technical 
assistance program and for pollution 
prevention assistance. 
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
chapter 115A, money from this 
appropriation may, at the discretion of 
the director, be used for demonstration 
or pilot programs for farm animal waste 
management techniques or facilities.  
This money may not be used for these 
programs unless the director has 
notified the chairs of the legislative 
committees or divisions with 
jurisdiction over appropriations for 
environmental and natural resources 
activities. 
Subd. 3.   Citizen Outreach
       696,000        696,000 
Subd. 4.  Local Government Assistance
    15,437,000     15,556,000 
 $14,008,000 the first year and 
$14,008,000 the second year are for the 
SCORE block grants to counties. 
Subd. 5.  Research and Policy Development
       324,000        324,000 
Subd. 6.  Administrative Assistance
       812,000        819,000 
Sec. 4.  ZOOLOGICAL BOARD 
Subdivision 1.  Total
Appropriation                          5,048,000      5,051,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation are specified in the 
following subdivisions. 
Subd. 2.  Biological Programs
       755,000        651,000 
Subd. 3.  Enterprise Program
        92,000         94,000 
Subd. 4.  Operations
     4,201,000      4,306,000 
Sec. 5.  NATURAL RESOURCES 
Subdivision 1.  Total  
Appropriation                        151,154,000    151,192,000
              Summary by Fund
General              80,604,000    80,340,000
Game and Fish        52,110,000    53,201,000 
Natural Resources    18,066,000    17,547,000 
Permanent School        374,000       104,000 
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
 Any unencumbered balances remaining in 
the first year from appropriations made 
in this section for organizational 
realignment do not cancel, but are 
available for the second year. 
Subd. 2.  Mineral Resources Management
     4,751,000      4,714,000
 $311,000 the first year and $311,000 
the second year are for iron ore 
cooperative research, of which $225,000 
the first year and $225,000 the second 
year are available only as matched by 
$1 of nonstate money for each $1 of 
state money.  Any unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year does not 
cancel but is available for the second 
year. 
 $375,000 the first year and $375,000 
the second year are for mineral 
diversification.  Any unencumbered 
balance remaining in the first year 
does not cancel but is available for 
the second year.  The commissioner is 
authorized one position in the 
unclassified service for minerals 
diversification.  
 The commissioner of natural resources, 
before adopting amendments to the 
mineland reclamation rules governing 
permits to mine for taconite and iron 
ore mining operations, shall study how 
to effectively implement the financial 
assurance requirements of Minnesota 
Statutes, section 93.49.  The 
commissioner, by June 30, 1994, shall 
submit a report to the legislature 
containing: 
 (1) an analysis of the types of 
financial assurance used for mineland 
reclamation, including the 
availability, strengths, and weaknesses 
of the different types; 
 (2) an analysis of the feasibility of 
establishing financial assurance pools; 
and 
 (3) recommendations for procedures to 
phase financial assurance requirements 
in over a period of years for ferrous 
mine operations. 
 The commissioner shall solicit and 
receive advice from the ferrous mining 
industry, environmental organizations, 
the state investment board, the Iron 
Range Resources and Rehabilitation 
Board, and the Minnesota pollution 
control agency. 
 $30,000 the first year and $45,000 the 
second year are for minerals 
cooperative environmental research, of 
which $20,000 the first year and 
$35,000 the second year are available 
only as matched by $1 of nonstate money 
for each $1 of state money.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for the second year. 
 $20,000 is appropriated in 1994 for a 
project to be completed in cooperation 
with the Iron Range Resources and 
Rehabilitation Board and the department 
of trade and economic development 
utilizing available information on iron 
product production in Minnesota, steel 
production using the newest mini mill 
technology and steel market projections 
to produce a report on the feasibility 
of locating a steel mill in northern 
Minnesota.  This report is to be 
completed by March 31, 1994. 
Subd. 3.  Water Resources Management
     7,985,000      7,747,000
              Summary by Fund
General               7,884,000     7,643,000
Natural Resources       101,000       104,000
$35,000 the first year is for 
reimbursement of the cost of emergency 
flood damage repairs to the dike on the 
Root river in Hokah township, section 
32.  The commissioner of natural 
resources shall pursue any federal 
funds that might be available for this 
project. 
 $180,000 is for payment of a grant to 
the metropolitan council for 
development of a mathematical, 
state-of-the-art groundwater model for 
the seven-county metropolitan area.  
The funds are available for the 
biennium ending June 30, 1995.  This 
appropriation is available only if 
matched by $150,000 from nonstate 
sources. * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "$180,000" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
 $40,000 is appropriated in 1994 for 
bank stabilization on the Middle 
River-Snake River Watershed.  The money 
must be matched by nonstate funds.  
Subd. 4.  Forest Management 
    27,200,000     26,805,000
              Summary by Fund
General              26,546,000    26,130,000
Game and Fish           321,000       331,000
Natural Resources       333,000       344,000
 $735,000 the first year and $735,000 
the second year are for presuppression 
and suppression costs of emergency fire 
fighting.  If the appropriation for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  If these 
appropriations are insufficient to 
cover all costs of suppression, the 
amount necessary to pay for emergency 
firefighting expenses during the 
biennium is appropriated from the 
general fund.  
 $114,000 the first year and $114,000 
the second year are for transfer to the 
board of water and soil resources for 
grants to soil and water conservation 
districts for cost-sharing with 
landowners in the state forest 
improvement program.  This 
appropriation is not subject to any 
budget reductions made in the 
agency.  * (The preceding paragraph 
beginning "$114,000" was vetoed by the 
governor.) 
 The commissioner of natural resources 
shall continue the oak regeneration 
technical assistance program described 
in Laws 1991, chapter 254, article 1, 
section 14, subdivision 7, paragraph 
(e). 
Subd. 5.  Parks and Recreation 
Management 
    22,239,000     22,974,000
              Summary by Fund
General              21,631,000    22,345,000
Natural Resources       608,000       629,000
 $608,000 the first year and $629,000 
the second year are from the water 
recreation account in the natural 
resources fund for state park 
development projects.  If the 
appropriation in either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
 $2,238,000 the first year and 
$2,238,000 the second year are for 
payment of a grant to the metropolitan 
council for metropolitan area regional 
parks maintenance and operation. 
 The commissioner of natural resources 
shall study the management and 
operational costs of the state park 
system and evaluate alternative funding 
approaches for the system.  Results of 
the study must be reported to the 
legislature by July 1, 1994, and must 
include a review of the size, type, and 
number of units within the system; 
alternative management strategies and 
organizational structures; revenue 
generating alternatives; potential 
stable funding sources; and potential 
alternatives for reducing costs and 
improving self-sufficiency. 
Any increase in general fund 
appropriations for state parks for each 
year of the biennium ending June 30, 
1995, above the amount appropriated for 
fiscal year 1993 must be used only for 
state park field operations. 
 $5,000 is appropriated in 1994 for the 
development and completion of the 
management plan for the Cuyuna Country 
State Recreational Area. 
 The commissioner of natural resources 
may not operate a work training program 
for unemployed and underemployed 
individuals during the biennium ending 
June 30, 1995, unless the terms and 
conditions of employment of such 
individuals have been negotiated with 
the exclusive bargaining 
representatives of employees pursuant 
to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 179A. 
Subd. 6.  Trails and Waterways 
    11,039,000     10,726,000
              Summary by Fund
General               1,125,000     1,163,000
Game and Fish           836,000       859,000
Natural Resources     9,078,000     8,704,000
 $2,249,000 the first year and 
$2,249,000 the second year are from the 
snowmobile trails and enforcement 
account in the natural resources fund 
for snowmobile grants-in-aid. 
 $250,000 the first year and $250,000 
the second year are from the water 
recreation account in the natural 
resources fund for a safe harbor 
program on Lake Superior.  Any 
unencumbered balance at the end of the 
first year does not cancel and is 
available for the second year.  
Subd. 7.  Fish and Wildlife Management
    36,613,000     37,537,000
              Summary by Fund
General               2,496,000     2,460,000
Game and Fish        32,339,000    33,234,000
Natural Resources     1,778,000     1,843,000
 $874,000 the first year and $874,000 
the second year are appropriated from 
the game and fish fund for payments to 
counties in lieu of taxes on acquired 
wildlife lands and are not subject to 
transfer. 
 $984,000 the first year and $1,020,000 
the second year are from the nongame 
wildlife management account in the 
natural resources fund for the purpose 
of nongame wildlife management.  Any 
unencumbered balance remaining in the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available the second year.  The 
commissioner of natural resources shall 
submit to the legislature by January 
15, 1994, a budget request to spend any 
excess receipts from the nongame 
checkoff. 
 $1,310,000 the first year and 
$1,310,000 the second year are for the 
reinvest in Minnesota programs of game 
and fish, critical habitat, and 
wetlands established under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 84.95, subdivision 
2.  Any unencumbered balance for the 
first year does not cancel but is 
available for use the second year. 
 $810,000 the first year and $2,618,000 
the second year are from the fish 
management intensification account and 
$1,440,000 the first year is from the 
game and fish fund for only the 
purposes specified in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 97A.065, subdivision 
3. 
 $1,342,000 the first year and 
$1,342,000 the second year are from the 
wildlife acquisition account for only 
the purposes specified in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 97A.071, subdivision 
3.  Of these amounts, $540,000 the 
first year and $360,000 the second year 
are for acquisition, $360,000 the first 
year and $540,000 the second year are 
for development, and $120,000 each year 
is for ditch assessments.  $322,000 
each year is for development work 
performed by participants in youth 
programs. 
 $975,000 the first year and $1,041,000 
the second year are from the deer 
habitat improvement account, and 
$225,000 the first year and $159,000 
the second year are from the game and 
fish fund, for only the purposes 
specified in Minnesota Statutes, 
section 97A.075, subdivision 1, 
paragraph (b). 
 $424,000 the first year and $424,000 
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). 
 $130,000 the first year and $130,000 
the second year are from the game and 
fish fund for deer and bear management 
to include emergency deer feeding.  If 
the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available.  
 $222,000 the first year and $485,000 
the second year are from the waterfowl 
habitat improvement account, and 
$486,000 the first year and $224,000 
the second year are from the game and 
fish fund, for only the purposes 
specified in Minnesota Statutes, 
section 97A.075, subdivision 2. 
 $531,000 the first year and $531,000 
the second year are from the trout 
stream management account for only the 
purposes specified in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
3. 
 $605,000 the first year and $605,000 
the second year are from the pheasant 
habitat improvement account for only 
the purposes specified in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 97A.075, subdivision 
4. 
 $390,000 the first year and $370,000 
the second year are from the game and 
fish fund for activities relating to 
reduction and prevention of property 
damage by wildlife.  Of these amounts, 
$110,000 and two full-time equivalent 
positions each year is for technical 
assistance, $95,000 and two full-time 
equivalent positions each year is for 
continued development of the geographic 
information system for wildlife 
management, and $100,000 each year is 
for emergency damage abatement 
materials. 
 The commissioner shall report to the 
house environment and natural resource 
finance and the senate environment and 
natural resource committee on the 
activities and budgeting of the deer 
population management program by 
February 15, 1994. 
 $44,000 is appropriated in 1994 for the 
construction of barrier reefs on the 
west traverse bay of the Lake of the 
Woods, for fish habitat improvement. 
 $8,000 is appropriated in 1994 for 
construction of an interpretive display 
in the Thief Lake WMA.  
The department of natural resources 
shall establish a task force to examine 
the feasibility of creating an urban 
trout fishing site in St. Paul.  
Potential sites shall include, but not 
be limited to, Swede Hollow, the 
historic Trout Brook, or a route from 
near downtown to the department of 
natural resources metro fish hatchery.  
The task force shall include 
representatives of the city of St. 
Paul, the office of tourism, the 
Minnesota chapter of Trout Unlimited, 
the University of Minnesota, and other 
interested parties.  A report shall be 
presented to the house and senate 
committees on environment and natural 
resources by February 15, 1994.  
Subd. 8.  Enforcement 
    15,930,000     16,121,000
              Summary by Fund
General               2,945,000     2,916,000
Game and Fish        10,386,000    10,556,000
Natural Resources     2,599,000     2,649,000
 $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. 
 $80,000 the first year and $50,000 the 
second year are for costs related to 
the 1837 Treaty with the Chippewa. 
 The commissioner shall study the county 
sheriff's water patrol grant funding, 
including but not limited to the aid 
formula and county level activities, 
and make recommendations for any needed 
legislation.  The commissioner shall 
report to the house environment and 
natural resources finance and senate 
environment and natural resources 
committees by January 15, 1994. 
Subd. 9.  Operations Support
    25,397,000     24,568,000
              Summary by Fund
General              13,226,000    12,969,000
Game and Fish         8,228,000     8,221,000
Natural Resources     3,569,000     3,274,000
Permanent School        374,000       104,000
 $95,000 the first year and $95,000 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 its 
jurisdiction.  
 $17,000 the first year and $17,000 the 
second year are for payment to the 
Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to 
implement its portion of the 
comprehensive plan for the upper 
Mississippi.  
 The commissioner of natural resources 
shall have the authority to contract 
with and make grants to nonprofit 
agencies to carry out the purposes, 
plans, and programs of the office of 
youth programs, Minnesota conservation 
corps. 
The commissioner of natural resources 
shall complete a study of the payment 
in lieu of taxes program.  The 
commissioner shall compare the amount 
of payments that would be made under an 
ad valorem system to the current 
payments to counties.  The findings of 
the study must be reported by January 
15, 1994, to the environment and 
natural resources and finance 
committees of the senate and the 
environment and natural resources and 
ways and means committees of the house 
of representatives. 
 $286,000 the first year and $104,000 
the second year are from the lakeshore 
sales account in the permanent school 
fund for land sale costs under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 92.67, 
subdivision 3.  $88,000 the first year 
is from the permanent school fund 
suspense account, and must be repaid to 
the suspense account from closing costs 
collected at the August 1993 lease 
sale.  Any unencumbered balance 
remaining in the first year does not 
cancel and is available for the second 
year. 
 The commissioner of natural resources 
shall prepare a report on the support 
service costs incurred by each 
department program by fund.  The report 
must include a history of these costs 
for the past four years and measures 
the department has taken to reduce and 
manage these costs.  The report must be 
submitted to the senate environment and 
natural resources finance division and 
the house of representatives committee 
on environment and natural resources 
finance by December 31, 1993. 
The appropriation in Laws 1991, chapter 
254, article 1, section 5, subdivision 
9, from the land acquisition account is 
available until expended. 
 $100,000 is appropriated in 1994 to the 
commissioner of natural resources for 
transfer to the environment quality 
board.  The money is to be used for the 
coordination of the preparation of a 
strategic plan for Minnesota's 
environment based on sustainable human 
and economic development.  
The department of natural resources, 
with the cooperation of other state 
agencies, shall identify state 
employees who are potentially eligible 
for approval as certified ecologists 
under guidelines of the Ecological 
Society of America.  Employees shall be 
eligible for reimbursement in 
accordance with personnel regulations 
for expenses directly related to 
becoming certified ecologists.  
Subd. 10.  Deficiency Appropriations
 $240,000 is appropriated to the 
commissioner of the department of 
natural resources.  Of this amount, 
$120,000 is from the permanent school 
fund suspense account and is to be 
added to the appropriation in, and used 
for the purposes of Laws 1991, chapter 
254, article 1, section 5, subdivision 
9, and $120,000 is to pay legal costs 
of litigation and settlement of 
disputes relating to the 1837 Treaty.  
The amounts appropriated are for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1993. 
Sec. 6.  BOARD OF WATER AND 
SOIL RESOURCES                        11,874,000     12,126,000
 $5,003,000 the first year and 
$5,353,000 the second year are for 
natural resources block grants to local 
governments.  Of this amount, $50,000 
in each year is for a grant to the 
north shore management board.  
 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 that would be 
raised by a levy under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 103B.3369.  
 $1,599,000 the first year and 
$1,599,000 the second year are for 
grants to soil and water conservation 
districts for general purposes and for 
implementation of the RIM conservation 
reserve program.  Upon approval of the 
board, expenditures may be made from 
these appropriations for supplies and 
services benefiting soil and water 
conservation districts. 
 $2,220,000 the first year and 
$2,120,000 the second year are for 
grants to soil and water conservation 
districts for cost-sharing contracts 
for erosion control and water quality 
management.  This appropriation is 
available until expended. 
 Any unencumbered balance in the board's 
program of grants to soil and water 
conservation districts and counties 
does not cancel at the end of the first 
year and is available for the second 
year for the same grant program. 
 Funds may not be used by the board for 
providing assistance for individual 
on-site household waste treatment 
systems. 
 $189,000 the first year and $189,000 
the second year are for grants to 
watershed districts and other local 
units of government in the southern 
Minnesota river basin study area 2 for 
flood plain management. 
Sec. 7.  AGRICULTURE 
Subdivision 1.  Total 
Appropriation                         23,669,000     22,572,000
              Summary by Fund
General              13,936,000    12,804,000
Environmental           272,000       272,000
Special Revenue       9,461,000     9,496,000
 The amounts that may be spent from this 
appropriation for each program are 
specified in the following subdivisions.
Subd. 2.  Protection Service 
    15,709,000     15,744,000
              Summary by Fund
General               6,159,000     6,159,000
Environmental           272,000       272,000
Special Revenue       9,278,000     9,313,000
 $272,000 the first year and $272,000 
the second year are from the 
environmental response, compensation, 
and compliance account in the 
environmental fund. 
 $4,500,000 the first year and 
$4,500,000 the second year are 
appropriated from the pesticide 
regulatory account established under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 18B.05 for 
administration and enforcement of 
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18B. 
 The commissioner shall continue to 
operate a tractor and machinery safety 
training program for youth. 
 The unexpended balance appropriated for 
farm safety projects and programs at 
the discretion of the commissioner in 
Laws 1991, chapter 254, article 1, 
section 7, subdivision 5, does not 
cancel and is reappropriated to the 
commissioner for the biennium ending 
June 30, 1995, to carry out farm safety 
projects and programs.  These funds can 
be used in either year of the biennium. 
 $650,000 the first year and $650,000 
the second year are appropriated from 
the fertilizer inspection account 
established under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 18C.131 for administration and 
enforcement of Minnesota Statutes, 
chapter 18C. 
 $400,000 the first year and $400,000 
the second year are appropriated from 
the seed potato inspection fund 
established under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 21.115 for administration and 
enforcement of Minnesota Statutes, 
sections 21.111 to 21.122. 
 $600,000 the first year and $600,000 
the second year are appropriated from 
the seed inspection fund established 
under Minnesota Statutes, section 21.92 
for administration and enforcement of 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 21.80 to 
21.92. 
 $650,000 the first year and $650,000 
the second year are appropriated from 
the commercial feed inspection account 
established under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 25.39, subdivision 4 for 
administration and enforcement of 
Minnesota Statutes, sections 25.35 to 
25.44. 
$620,000 the first year and $620,000 
the second year are appropriated from 
the fruit and vegetables inspection 
account established under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 27.07, subdivision 6 
for administration and enforcement of 
Minnesota Statutes, section 27.07. 
 $1,563,000 the first year and 
$1,598,000 the second year are 
appropriated from the dairy services 
account established under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 32.394, subdivision 
9, for the purpose of dairy services 
under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 32. 
 $295,000 the first year and $295,000 
the second year are appropriated from 
the livestock weighing fund established 
under Minnesota Statutes, section 
17A.11 for the purpose of livestock 
weighing costs under Minnesota 
Statutes, chapter 17A. 
Subd. 3.  Promotion and Marketing 
     2,142,000      1,142,000
               Summary by Fund
General              1,959,000      959,000
Special Revenue        183,000      183,000
 Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
section 41A.09, subdivision 3, the 
total payments from the ethanol 
development account to all producers 
may not exceed $15,800,000 for the 
biennium ending June 30, 1995.  In 
fiscal year 1994, the commissioner 
shall first reimburse producers up to 
$981,024 for eligible, unpaid claims 
accumulated through June 30, 1993. 
$1,000,000 is appropriated in 1994 for 
use by the rural finance authority for 
purposes of assisting in the finance of 
ethanol production facilities in 
Minnesota.  Any amount of this 
appropriation that remains unencumbered 
at the end of any biennium does not 
revert to the general fund but remains 
available as a revolving account.  
$100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year are for ethanol 
promotion and public education. 
 $100,000 the first year and $100,000 
the second year must be spent for the 
WIC coupon program. 
 $45,000 is appropriated in each year 
for a project to expand agriculture 
opportunities for the Hmong and other 
Southeast Asian farmers by expansion of 
the existing market base and to target 
new wholesale and retail markets.  The 
money may also be used to expand the 
wholesale and retail market for other 
groups involved in direct marketing 
efforts such as alternative meat and 
food products.  The department must 
report on the project to the finance 
committees by January 15, 1995. 
 $71,000 the first year and $71,000 the 
second year are for transfer to the 
Minnesota grown matching account and 
may be used as grants for Minnesota 
grown promotion under Minnesota 
Statutes, section 17.109. 
 $183,000 the first year and $183,000 
the second year are from the 
commodities research and promotion 
account in the special revenue fund. 
Subd. 4.  Administration and 
Financial Service 
     5,818,000      5,686,000
 $1,200,000 from the balance in the 
special account created in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 41.61, shall be 
transferred to the general fund by June 
30, 1994.  
 $389,000 the first year and $389,000 
the second year are for family farm 
security interest payment adjustments.  
If the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it.  No new 
loans may be approved in fiscal year 
1994 or 1995.  
 $199,000 the first year and $199,000 
the second year are to manage the 
family farm advocacy program. 
 $80,000 the first year and $80,000 the 
second year are for grants to farmers 
for demonstration projects involving 
sustainable agriculture.  If a project 
cost is more than $25,000, the amount 
above $25,000 must be cost-shared at a 
state-applicant ratio of one to one.  
Priorities must be given for projects 
involving multiple parties.  Up to 
$20,000 each year may be used for 
dissemination of information about the 
demonstration grant projects.  If the 
appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other is available. 
 $70,000 the first year and $70,000 the 
second year are for the Northern Crops 
Institute.  These appropriations may be 
spent to purchase equipment and are 
available until spent.  
 $150,000 the first year and $150,000 
the second year are for grants to 
agriculture information centers.  The 
grants are only available on a match 
basis.  The funds may be released at 
the rate of two state dollars for each 
$1 of matching nonstate money that is 
raised.  Any appropriated amounts not 
matched by April 1 of each year are 
available for other purposes within the 
department. 
 $45,000 the first year and $45,000 the 
second year are for payment of claims 
relating to livestock damaged by 
endangered animal species and 
agricultural crops damaged by elk.  If 
the appropriation for either year is 
insufficient, the appropriation for the 
other year is available for it. 
 $80,000 the first year and $80,000 the 
second year are for the seaway port 
authority of Duluth. 
 $19,000 the first year and $19,000 the 
second year is for a grant to the 
Minnesota livestock breeder's 
association. 
Money from this appropriation may, at 
the discretion of the commissioner, be 
used for demonstration or pilot 
programs for farm animal waste 
management techniques or facilities.  
This money may not be used for these 
programs unless the commissioner has 
notified the chairs of the legislative 
committees or divisions with 
jurisdiction over appropriations for 
environmental and natural resources 
activities. 
 The unencumbered balance on June 1, 
1993, of amounts authorized under Laws 
1992, chapter 513, article 2, section 
6, subdivision 5, for legal challenges 
to discriminatory aspects of the 
federal milk market order system are 
transferred to the supreme court for 
the same purposes. 
Sec. 8.  BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH        2,071,000      2,071,000
 This appropriation includes $25,000 the 
first year and $25,000 the second year 
for payment of indemnities.  If the 
appropriation for indemnities for 
either year is insufficient, the 
appropriation for the other year is 
available for it.  Indemnities of less 
than $1 must not be paid.  
 $200,000 the first year and $200,000 
the second year are for an integrated 
pseudorabies control and research 
program.  The board of animal health 
must consult with the pseudorabies 
advisory council about how this money 
should be spent.  The appropriation is 
available only as matched, dollar for 
dollar, by money from nonstate sources. 
Sec. 9.  MINNESOTA-WISCONSIN
BOUNDARY AREA COMMISSION                 129,000        130,000
 This appropriation is only available to 
the extent it is matched by an equal 
amount from the state of Wisconsin. 
Sec. 10.  CITIZEN'S COUNCIL ON 
VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK                  72,000         72,000*
    * (The appropriation of $72,000 for the year ending June 
30, 1995, was vetoed by the governor.) 
 The council shall have an executive 
committee composed of the legislative 
members and the chair.  The executive 
committee shall act on matters of 
personnel, out-of-state trips by 
members of the council, and nonroutine 
monetary issues. 
Sec. 11.  SCIENCE MUSEUM 
OF MINNESOTA                           1,114,000      1,108,000
 $6,000 is appropriated for a project to 
study the creation of a freshwater 
aquarium on the Mississippi river in 
downtown St. Paul.  The project will 
look at displaying and interpreting the 
aquatic life and surrounding cultures 
of the great river of the world.  The 
science museum will work with groups 
including but not limited to the 
department of natural resources, 
Minnesota tourism office, University of 
Minnesota, city of St. Paul, the 
Minnesota alliance for geographic 
education, and other interested 
parties.  A report must be submitted to 
the appropriate finance committees of 
the house and senate by February 1, 
1994.  This appropriation is contingent 
upon securing matching funds.  
Sec. 12.  MINNESOTA ACADEMY 
OF SCIENCE                                36,000         36,000
Sec. 13.  MINNESOTA HORTICULTURAL 
SOCIETY                                   72,000         72,000
Sec. 14.  MINNESOTA RESOURCES 
Subdivision 1.  Total
Appropriation                         41,274,000 
              Summary by Fund
Minnesota Future
Resources Fund       14,662,000 
Minnesota 
Environment and 
Natural Resources 
Trust Fund           24,600,000 
 Of this appropriation $10,298,000 is 
for trust fund acceleration. 
Oil Overcharge 
Money in the Special 
Revenue Fund          2,012,000 
The appropriations in this section are 
available until June 30, 1995. 
 In this section: 
 (a) "Future resources fund" means the 
Minnesota future resources fund 
referred to in Minnesota Statutes, 
section 116P.13. 
 (b) "Trust fund" means the Minnesota 
environment and natural resources trust 
fund referred to in Minnesota Statutes, 
section 116P.02, subdivision 6. 
(c) "Trust fund acceleration" means the 
Minnesota environment and natural 
resources trust fund to be expended 
only for capital investments in parks 
and trails referred to in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 116P.11, paragraph 
(b), clause (3). 
 (d) "Oil overcharge money" means the 
money referred to in Minnesota 
Statutes, section 4.071, subdivision 2. 
Subd. 2.  Legislative Commission 
on Minnesota Resources                   695,000  
$425,000 of this appropriation is from 
the future resources fund and $270,000 
is from the trust fund pursuant to 
Minnesota Statutes, section 116P.09, 
subdivision 5. 
For the biennium ending June 30, 1995, 
the commission shall monitor the 
programs in this section; assess the 
status of the state's natural 
resources; convene a state resource 
congress; establish priorities for, 
request, review, and recommend programs 
for the 1995-1997 biennium from the 
future resources fund, environment and 
natural resources trust fund, and oil 
overcharge money, and for support of 
the citizen advisory committee 
activities. 
Subd. 3.  Agriculture 
(a) Biological Control of Plant 
and Animal Pests                         880,000 
This appropriation is from the oil 
overcharge money to the commissioner of 
administration for transfer to the 
commissioner of agriculture to develop, 
test, and implement biological control 
agents to reduce the use of 
petroleum-based chemicals.  A grant 
request to supplement this 
appropriation must be submitted to the 
United States Department of Agriculture 
and the results reported to the 
legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources. 
(b) Cover Crops in a Corn and 
Soybean Rotation                         150,000 
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
agriculture for a contract with the 
University of Minnesota for the 
development of economic management 
strategies of cover crops for corn and 
soybean rotations to reduce soil 
erosion, nitrate leaching, and 
pesticide use. 
(c) Increasing Utilization of 
Federal Cost Share Feedlot Funds         480,000 
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
agriculture to provide technical 
assistance for the rehabilitation of 
priority feedlots with water quality 
concerns. 
(d) Demonstration of Production
Scale Waste Collection in 
Aquaculture                              100,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
the pollution control agency for a 
contract with Minnesota aquafarms to 
evaluate operational efficiencies of a 
fish waste collection system and to 
evaluate the potential for the waste 
collection system to meet state water 
quality requirements. 
(e) Reinvest in Minnesota - 
Conservation Reserve Easements           823,000
 $500,000 of this appropriation is from 
the trust fund and $323,000 of this 
appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the board of water 
and soil resources to accelerate the 
RIM program to acquire perpetual 
conservation easements on marginal 
agricultural lands.  Up to $165,000 may 
be used to implement conservation 
practices on the easements.  None of 
this appropriation may be used for 
administrative costs. 
(f) Alternative Aquaculture 
Methods                                  230,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
agriculture to develop and evaluate 
alternative methods of raising fish, 
focusing on water conservation through 
waste removal, and collection involving 
recirculating aquaculture systems.  
Grant requests to supplement this 
appropriation must be submitted to the 
United States Department of Agriculture 
and the national Sea Grant program and 
the results reported to the legislative 
commission on Minnesota resources. 
(g) Minnesota Aquaculture 
Development Program                      230,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
agriculture to conduct a grant program 
for the evaluation and development of 
environmentally sound aquaculture 
systems. 
(h) Managing Agricultural 
Environments of North-Central 
Minnesota Sandy Soils                    480,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
agriculture for a contract with the 
University of Minnesota to develop 
improved management strategies for 
water, nitrogen, and herbicide use on 
sandy soils in north central Minnesota. 
(i) Nutrient Availability 
From Land-Applied Manure                 280,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
agriculture for a contract with the 
University of Minnesota to determine 
nutrient availability from 
manure/soil/crop systems to improve 
manure utilization by crops, reduce 
environmental impacts on water 
resources, and provide best management 
practices (BMPs) to guide manure 
management decisions. 
(j) Effective Manure Management
in Conservation Tillage Systems
for Karst Areas                          500,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
agriculture for a contract with the 
University of Minnesota to investigate 
factors that influence losses of 
contaminants to surface and 
groundwater.  The emphasis will be on 
soil, crop residue, and manure 
management to maximize crop recovery of 
nitrogen and minimize losses to surface 
and groundwater. 
(k) Nutrient Recycling 
Through Plants and Animals               260,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
agriculture for a contract with the 
University of Minnesota to improve 
techniques to predict nitrogen 
mineralization from manure and soil 
organic matter in west central 
Minnesota. 
(l) Developing Soil Specific 
Nitrogen Management as a Best
Management Practice (BMP)                294,000
 This appropriation is from the oil 
overcharge money to the commissioner of 
administration for transfer to the 
commissioner of agriculture for 
development of new soil specific, 
variable rate nitrogen applications 
that will increase operating efficiency 
and reduce applied nitrogen without 
reducing yield. 
Subd. 4.  Energy 
(a) Reducing Energy and CO2              230,000
 This appropriation is from the oil 
overcharge money to the commissioner of 
administration for a contract with the 
center for energy and urban environment 
to develop a comprehensive action plan 
that will focus on energy efficiency, 
alternative energy, and fuel switching 
through an assessment of opportunities 
for the reduction of CO2 and other 
greenhouse gases. 
(b) Photovoltaic Demonstration Project   230,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
public service for a grant to the St. 
Paul school district for purchase and 
installation of a photovoltaic 
demonstration system at the Battle 
Creek environmental magnet school. 
(c) Operational Implications 
of Alternate Transit Bus Fuels            78,000
 This appropriation is from the oil 
overcharge money to the commissioner of 
administration for a contract with the 
metropolitan transit commission to test 
alternate bus fuels to evaluate their 
potential for reduced fuel consumption 
and increased operational efficiency. 
(d) The Bus, Bike, or Car 
Pool (B-BOP) Challenge                   150,000
 This appropriation is from the oil 
overcharge money to the commissioner of 
administration for a contract with the 
center for energy and urban environment 
to reduce energy use by the delivery of 
an employer-based program that cost 
effectively reduces the use of single 
occupant vehicles by commuters who 
pledge to B-BOP or telecommute 
regularly during the summer. 
(e) Tree and Grass Production 
for Ethanol                              380,000
 This appropriation is from the oil 
overcharge money to the commissioner of 
administration for a contract with the 
agricultural utilization research 
institute to implement a program to 
supply biomass feedstock derived from 
trees and grass to a national renewable 
energy laboratory (NREL), United States 
Department of Energy Engineering 
Development facility for converting 
biomass to ethanol and thermochemical 
fuels.  This appropriation is 
contingent on a NREL agreement by 
January 1, 1994, to purchase biomass. 
Subd. 5.  Forestry 
(a) Development of Tree 
Seed Orchard Complex                      80,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for production of 
genetically improved forest tree seed. 
(b) Como Park Replanting Program          93,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the metropolitan council for a subgrant 
to the city of St. Paul to replant 
areas in Como Park that have lost trees 
due to disease, age, or other causes. 
(c) Reforestation in Ramsey
County Parks and Open Space               50,000 
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
Ramsey county to accelerate the 
reforestation program in Ramsey county 
regional and county parks to replace 
trees lost to storm damage, drought, 
and disease and begin establishment of 
new plantings.  None of this 
appropriation is to be used for 
administration. 
(d) Developing Quality 
Hardwood Forests                         210,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the University of Minnesota to conduct 
research on the effects of different 
canopy gap sizes and site preparation 
methods on natural hardwood 
regeneration. 
Subd. 6.  General 
(a) Minnesota County Biological
Survey - Continuation                    900,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to continue the Minnesota 
county biological survey of systematic 
collection ($432,000) and management of 
data on the distribution of rare 
plants, animals, and natural habitats 
($288,000) and to provide for 
distribution and integration of rare 
features information ($180,000). 
(b) Minnesota's Forest-Bird 
Diversity Initiative - Continuation      500,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to monitor forest songbird 
populations and to utilize geographic 
information system tools to correlate 
forest bird populations with dynamics 
of the forest landscape. 
(c) Description and Evaluation
of Minnesota Old Growth Forests -
Continuation                             250,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources to accelerate the 
evaluation of old growth candidate 
stands ($90,000), develop detailed 
descriptions of old growth forest types 
($110,000), and determine habitat 
relations of forest fungi in old growth 
forests ($50,000) for completion of the 
implementation of the department of 
natural resources old growth guidelines.
(d) Mississippi Headwaters River
Inquiry and Education Project             75,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the Mississippi headwaters board to 
provide for the investigation of river 
corridor biology, hydrology, and 
cultural issues, training of local 
government officials, and public 
education on river protection 
strategies. 
(e) Anadromous Fish Monitoring           137,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for biologic 
monitoring to improve the management of 
the steelhead population on the north 
shore of Lake Superior. 
(f) Land and Water Conservation 
Fund Administration                       80,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for administration of 
the federal land and water conservation 
program and other contract 
administration activities assigned to 
the commissioner in this section. 
Subd. 7.  Information/Education 
(a) Quantify Pesticide and 
Fertilizer Runoff from Golf Courses       49,000 
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
the pollution control agency for a 
contract with suburban Hennepin 
Regional Park district for a study of 
the quantity of pesticide and 
fertilizer runoff water from golf 
courses and an assessment of the impact 
of these contaminants on downstream 
waterbodies.  This appropriation must 
be matched by $49,000 of nonstate funds.
(b) Developing Multi-Use 
Urban Green Space                        220,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the Minneapolis park and recreation 
board to develop city tax forfeited 
lands into neighborhood gardens, 
orchards, alternative landscape 
demonstration areas, and tree nurseries.
(c) K-12 Prairie Wetland Field
Study Program - Ecology Bus              270,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
education for a contract with Heron 
Lake Environmental Learning Center, 
Inc., to purchase, equip, and operate 
an ecology bus to deliver an 
interdisciplinary K-12 school 
environmental education program in 
southwest Minnesota.  This 
appropriation is contingent on the 
learning center employing a specialist 
to guide student and teacher 
participation in the ecology bus. 
(d) The On-Line Museum:  
Computer and Interactive Video           260,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of education 
for a contract with the science museum 
of Minnesota to create an interactive 
video data base of selected cultural 
and natural history collections as a 
prototype for a unique learning 
experience in environmental education 
for museum visitors and school children.
(e) Environmental Education 
Outreach Program                         215,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
education for a contract with 
metropolitan waste control commission 
(MWCC) to develop a multidisciplinary 
environmental science and math 
curriculum for grades K-12 and 
team-taught by private sector 
volunteers, teachers, and MWCC 
volunteer staff.  A grant request to 
supplement this appropriation must be 
submitted to the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency and the 
results reported to the legislative 
commission on Minnesota resources.  
This appropriation must be matched by 
an equal amount of nonstate funds. 
(f) Summer Youth History Program         100,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the Minnesota state 
historical society to provide summer 
employment for high school students of 
at least 50 percent minority or 
disadvantaged at historic sites. 
(g) The Ecology of Minnesota - 
Book                                      51,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the University of 
Minnesota for a grant to the university 
press to assist in the preparation and 
production of a book presenting a 
comprehensive overview of Minnesota's 
natural environment. 
(h) Green Street: An Urban
Environmental Awareness Project          550,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of education 
for a contract with the science museum 
of Minnesota to develop a 
comprehensive, coordinated urban 
environmental education project, which 
will be a core exhibit and outreach 
program focused on revealing the links 
between modern lifestyles and major 
environmental issues. 
(i) Minnehaha Park Environmental 
Interpretive Center                      300,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources for a contract with the 
metropolitan council for a subgrant to 
the Minneapolis park and recreation 
board to adaptively reuse the 
Longfellow house in Minnehaha Park as 
an urban interpretive center.  This 
appropriation must be matched by 
$37,000 from the Minneapolis park and 
recreation board.  
(j) Nicollet Conservation Club 
Swan Lake Interpretive Room               18,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the Nicollet conservation club to equip 
a Swan Lake interpretive center at the 
Nicollet conservation club.  Facilities 
will be open for use by local school 
groups and state agencies for 
interpretive programs and meetings at 
no charge.  This appropriation must be 
matched by an equal amount of nonstate 
funds.  
(k) Project City Camp:  
Experiential Urban Environmental 
Education                                130,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
education for a contract with Pillsbury 
Neighborhood Services, Inc., to 
implement Project City Camp, to help 
inner city poor and minority youth and 
adults understand the urban environment 
and its impact on human development. 
(l) Granite Quarry Park and 
Interpretive Center Planning              50,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
Stearns county to study the features of 
the quarry sites and plan for the 
development of an interpretive and 
recreational regional park.  This 
appropriation must be matched by 
$50,000 of nonstate funds. 
(m) Expanded Crosby Farm Park
Nature Program                            91,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
education for a contract with the city 
of St. Paul to accelerate the nature 
study program established at Crosby 
Farm Park utilizing the Como zoo, Como 
conservatory, and Crosby Farm Nature 
Park. 
(n) Multiple-Use Forest 
Management Learning Kit                   15,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
education for a contract with Deep 
Portage environmental learning center 
to develop a multiple use forest 
management learning kit.  This 
appropriation must be matched by $5,500 
of nonstate funds. 
(o) An Outdoor Classroom to 
Improve Rural Environmental 
Education                                 60,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
education for a contract with the 
Faribault County Environmental Learning 
Center, Inc., in cooperation with area 
4-H, communities and schools, for an 
outdoor classroom project using native 
Minnesota vegetation, to train 
instructors, educate youth and 
community members, and evaluate changes 
in environmental awareness. 
Subd. 8.  Land 
(a) Base Maps for 1990s - 
Continuation                             710,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of 
administration to provide the state 
share of a 50/50 match program with the 
United States Geological Survey to 
continue statewide coverage of 
orthophoto maps, update mapping for the 
state major urban areas, and plan for 
future cooperative mapping and air 
photos programs. 
(b) Rural County Use of National 
Aerial Photography Program Flight         90,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
administration for a contract with 
Houston county to evaluate the quality 
of digital planimetric map products and 
the effectiveness of national aerial 
photography program products in meeting 
the needs of Houston county users and 
to assist other counties in the future 
use of the products.  This project must 
comply with the data compatibility 
requirements set forth in subdivision 
14. 
(c) Recreational Resource 
Planning in the Metro Mississippi 
Corridor                                 175,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the University of Minnesota to 
investigate the potential for enhancing 
and enriching the recreational 
opportunities along the Mississippi 
river in the metropolitan corridors of 
the Mississippi National River and 
Recreation Area (MNRRA).  This 
appropriation must be matched by 
$25,000 of nonstate funds. 
Subd. 9.  Minerals 
Mitigating Concrete 
Aggregate Problems in Minnesota          179,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
transportation for a contract with the 
University of Minnesota to study means 
of mitigating concrete aggregate 
problems in southern Minnesota. 
Subd. 10.  Recreation 
 The appropriations in items (a) to (l) 
are for trust fund acceleration. 
(a) State Park Betterment              3,000,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to develop, improve, and 
rehabilitate state park facilities to 
meet growing user demand as well as 
prevent further deterioration of 
outstanding historically significant 
structures. 
(b) Americans With Disabilities
Act:  Retrofitting Regional Parks        220,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources for a contract with the 
metropolitan council to make subgrants 
to regional park implementing agencies 
to retrofit existing facilities to meet 
federal Americans with Disabilities Act 
(ADA) requirements. 
(c) Trail Linkages, Metropolitan
Regional Network                       2,327,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources for a contract with the 
metropolitan council to make subgrants 
to acquire and improve regional trails 
which link existing and planned 
regional, local, and state parks and 
trails. 
(d) Initiate Gateway Segment of 
the Willard Munger State Trail into
Downtown St. Paul                        254,000
 Of this appropriation, $200,000 is from 
the trust fund and $54,000 is from the 
future resources fund to the 
commissioner of natural resources for 
acquisition and development of the 
trail right-of-way of the gateway 
segment of the Willard Munger state 
trail into downtown St. Paul.  This 
appropriation is for acquisition and 
development only and must be done in 
cooperation with the city of St. Paul. 
(e) Birch Lake Regional 
Bikeway/Walkway                          450,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources for a contract with the 
metropolitan council for a subgrant to 
Ramsey county which shall cooperate 
with the city of White Bear Lake to 
develop a bikeway/walkway linking trunk 
highway 96 regional bikeway with 
Tamarack nature center and business 
centers, and a trailside interpretive 
program.  This appropriation is 
contingent on this facility being 
designated part of the metropolitan 
regional park and open space system. 
(f) Cedar Lake Trail Development         610,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources for a contract with the 
metropolitan council for a subgrant to 
the Minneapolis park and recreation 
board to plan and construct Cedar Lake 
recreational and nonmotorized commuter 
trail from Highway 100 to downtown 
Minneapolis intersecting with the chain 
of lakes. This appropriation must be 
matched by $200,000 of nonstate funds.  
This appropriation is contingent on 
this facility being designated part of 
the metropolitan regional park and open 
space system. 
(g) State Trail Development            2,327,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to start development of the 
Paul Bunyan state trail, the 
development of an abandoned railroad 
grade located between Barnum and 
Carlton, and provide for the 
acquisition and development of a trail 
connection from Harmony to the Root 
river state trail. 
(h) Shingle Creek Trail Improvement      130,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources for a contract with the 
metropolitan council for a subgrant to 
the Minneapolis park and recreation 
board to develop the Shingle Creek 
trail connection between Minneapolis 
and Hennepin county regional trail. 
(i) Lilydale/Harriet Island 
Regional Park Trail                      246,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources for a contract with the 
metropolitan council for a contract 
with the city of St. Paul to plan and 
construct a pedestrian bicycle trail in 
the Lilydale/Harriet Island Regional 
Park. 
(j) Como Park East Lakeshore 
Reclamation                              163,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources for a contract with the 
metropolitan council for a subgrant to 
the city of St. Paul to provide site 
improvements for reclamation and 
restoration of severely eroded areas on 
east lakeshore in Como Park. 
(k) Acquisition of Palace 
Restaurant Site on Mississippi 
River                                    325,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources for a contract with the 
metropolitan council for a subgrant to 
the Minneapolis park and recreation 
board to acquire the Palace Restaurant 
property located on the east bank of 
the Mississippi for open space and 
recreational opportunities.  This 
appropriation is contingent on this 
facility being designated part of the 
metropolitan regional park and open 
space system. 
(l) Access to Lakes and Rivers - 
Continuation                           1,000,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to accelerate access to lakes 
and rivers statewide.  $500,000 is for 
boat access to lakes and rivers and 
$500,000 is for shoreline access and 
fishing piers statewide. 
(m) Saint Louis River Land 
Acquisition                            1,000,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to acquire and protect 
undeveloped lands known for their 
resource and recreation values located 
along the Saint Louis, Cloquet, and 
Whiteface rivers.  Up to $50,000 of 
this appropriation may be used as a 
grant to the Saint Louis river board 
for the implementation of the Saint 
Louis river management plan.  
(n) Lake Minnetonka Water 
Access Acquisition                       944,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources to acquire land for a 
water access site on Maxwell and 
Crystal Bays in Lake Minnetonka. 
(o) Lake Superior Safe Harbors - 
Continuation                           1,000,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources to acquire a site not 
to exceed 25 acres and construct a Lake 
Superior safe harbor site at Silver Bay 
in cooperation with the north shore 
management board.  This appropriation 
is contingent on additional funding 
being requested from the IRRRB, the 
United States Army Corps of Engineers 
and other federal/local sources as 
described in the north shore harbors 
plan. 
(p) Cooperative Trails Grant 
Program                                  800,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a grant program 
to assist in the acquisition and 
development of local connections to 
planned and existing state trails and 
other public recreation facilities.  
(q) Agassiz Recreational 
Trails (ART)                             650,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
Agassiz Recreational Trail Joint Powers 
Board to plan, purchase, and develop 
Agassiz recreational trails and improve 
up to five local parks. 
(r) Mesabi Trail Acquisition, 
Planning and Development                 700,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the St. Louis and Lake county regional 
rail authority to plan and begin 
acquiring and developing a 132-mile 
multipurpose trail linking the Mesabi 
iron range between Grand Rapids and 
Ely.  This appropriation must be 
matched by $350,000 cash from IRRRB or 
nonstate funds. 
(s) Recreational Programming: 
Inclusiveness for Persons with 
Disabilities                             160,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
education for a contract with Vinland 
National Center to provide staff 
training and consultation, targeted 
outreach and resource education, to 
enhance the inclusiveness, 
accessibility, and utilization of 
existing recreational programs by 
persons with disabilities. 
(t) Enhanced Recreational 
Opportunities for Southeast 
Asian Ethnic Communities                 300,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources to provide community 
education, develop bilingual 
communication exchanges, and cultural 
and sensitivity training with community 
members and natural resource 
professionals. 
(u) Urban Community Gardening 
Program                                  110,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the Sustainable Resources center to 
provide technical assistance and 
information to neighborhood based 
groups, special populations, and 
municipalities for community gardening, 
including the rehabilitation of urban 
open space. 
(v) National Register Grants 
Program                                  165,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the Minnesota state 
historical society to assist in the 
preservation of outstanding historical 
properties such as Pickwick Mill 
(1854-58), Sibley County Courthouse 
(1879), Wendelin Grimm Farmstead 
(1876), and Tugboat Edna G (1896), and 
other emergency needs of properties of 
national or statewide historic 
significance. 
(w) Historical Research and 
Planning for Traverse Des Sioux           68,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the Minnesota state 
historical society to research and 
develop a master plan for Traverse des 
Sioux, a historic site owned by the 
Minnesota historical society and 
located in Nicollet county. 
(x) Peninsula Point Two Rivers 
Historical Park                          435,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the city of Anoka to develop Peninsula 
Point Two Rivers Historical Park 
located at the confluence of the Rum 
and Mississippi rivers. 
 Subd. 11.  Water 
(a) Minnesota River 
Implementation - Continuation          1,100,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of the 
pollution control agency to accelerate 
the adoption of best management 
practices (BMPs) and to accelerate 
related state and local implementation 
activities for the Minnesota river 
basin. 
(b) Local River Planning - 
Continuation                             480,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for contracts of up 
to two-thirds of the cost to counties 
or groups of counties acting pursuant 
to a joint powers agreement, to develop 
comprehensive plans for the management 
and protection of rivers in northern 
and central Minnesota.  The 
commissioner of natural resources shall 
include in the work plan for review and 
approval by the legislative commission 
on Minnesota resources a proposed list 
of rivers and a planning process 
developed by the consensus of the 
affected counties.  All plans must meet 
or exceed the requirements of state 
shoreland and floodplain laws.  Up to 
$100,000 is available for 
administration and technical assistance.
(c) Mercury Reduction in Fish - 
Continuation                             200,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of the 
pollution control agency for a contract 
with the University of Minnesota to 
complete pilot studies testing mercury 
reduction in fish for Minnesota 
waters.  Grant requests to supplement 
this appropriation must be submitted to 
the United States Environmental 
Protection Agency and the results 
reported to the legislative commission 
on Minnesota resources. 
(d) Stream Flow Protection               280,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources to collect stream 
habitat data (width, depth, velocity, 
substrate, water elevation) in up to 39 
watersheds to develop community-based 
flows that protect stream resources. 
This project must comply with the data 
compatibility requirements set forth in 
subdivision 15. 
(e) The South Central Minnesota 
Groundwater Contamination 
Susceptibility Project - 
Continuation                             290,000
This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
Mankato state university to couple 
surface hydrology, subsurface geology, 
and hydrogeology for environmental 
analysis to assess present 
environmental conditions, establish 
benchmarks, and develop regional 
priorities for south central 
Minnesota.  This project must comply 
with the data compatibility 
requirements set forth in subdivision 
14. 
(f) White Bear Lake Levels 
Feasibility Study                        228,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources to install additional 
observation wells at White Bear Lake 
($50,000), to study lake and 
groundwater relationships, to conduct a 
feasibility study to address lake level 
issues ($50,000), and to abandon or 
retrofit existing augmentation wells 
($128,000). 
(g) County Geologic Atlases 
and Regional Hydrogeologic  
Assessments - Continuation               850,000
 $425,000 is from the trust fund to the 
University of Minnesota, Minnesota 
geologic survey, and $425,000 is from 
the trust fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources to expand production 
of county geologic atlases and regional 
hydrogeologic assessments.  This 
project must comply with the data 
compatibility requirements set forth in 
subdivision 14. 
(h) Septic System Replacement for 
Water Related Tourism Businesses         500,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
trade and economic development to 
provide matching grants of up to 
$10,000 to resorts and related tourism 
businesses located on lakes and rivers 
for replacement of failing or 
nonconforming septic systems.  
Businesses that begin replacement of 
failing or nonconforming septic systems 
after the effective date of this act 
are eligible for these grants. 
(i) Optical Brighteners:
Indicators of Sewage 
Contamination of Groundwaters            157,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
the pollution control agency for a 
contract with Dakota county to study 
the correlation of optical brighteners 
present in domestic sewage from 
detergent use with nonagricultural 
nitrogen as interferences with atrazine 
detection. 
 Subd. 12.  Wildlife, Fisheries, Plants 
(a) Reinvest in Minnesota - 
Critical Habitat Match, Scientific 
and Natural Area, Wildlife, and 
Prairie Acquisition                    4,000,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to accelerate the reinvest in 
Minnesota program.  $2,600,000 is to 
protect and improve critical fish, 
wildlife, and native plant habitat 
through critical habitat match; 
$1,000,000 is to acquire land for 
scientific and natural areas; $300,000 
is to acquire North American waterfowl 
management plan projects; and $100,000 
is to acquire prairie bank easements to 
protect native prairie on private lands.
(b) Reinvest in Minnesota -  
Wildlife Habitat Stewardship and 
Property Development                     900,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to accelerate the reinvest in 
Minnesota program, to develop state 
land, to protect wildlife and native 
plant populations, restore native plant 
communities, and enhance wildlife 
habitat. 
(c) Reinvest in Minnesota - 
Statewide Fisheries Habitat 
Development                              687,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to accelerate the reinvest in 
Minnesota program through the 
development of trout, walleye, and 
smallmouth bass habitat in streams, 
removal of the Flandrau dam on the 
Cottonwood river to allow migration of 
fish, and the installation of aeration 
systems on winterkill-prone lakes. 
(d) Establishment of Critical 
Winter Habitat Areas on 
Intensively Farmed Land                  100,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
Pheasants Forever, Inc., to acquire and 
establish areas of critical winter 
habitat for wildlife on farmland in 
Scott county.  This appropriation must 
be matched by $60,000 nonstate funds. 
(e) Wild Turkey Hunting 
Safety/Education                          39,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the wild turkey federation to develop a 
program to promote safety in the sport 
of wild turkey hunting, to minimize 
accidents, and improve hunter/landowner 
relationships. 
(f) Niemackl Watershed Restoration       500,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for the restoration 
of the Niemackl watershed by 
improvement of water quality, flood 
reduction, fish and wildlife habitat, 
and recreation through citizen 
participation with federal, state, and 
local governments, and nongovernment 
agencies.  $200,000 is available to 
begin the project and the remaining 
$300,000 is contingent on a match of 
$300,000 of nonstate funds. 
(g) Deer Critical Habitat 
Survey - Koochiching County               75,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources in cooperation with 
Koochiching county to conduct an 
intensive survey of deer winter cover 
in Koochiching county to identify 
critical habitat for deer for improved 
timber management and for deer 
population management.  This 
appropriation must be matched by $5,000 
of nonstate funds. 
(h) Reinvest in Minnesota - 
Fisheries Acquisition for Angler 
Access and Habitat Development           300,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to accelerate the reinvest in 
Minnesota program.  $50,000 is for 
trout stream easements; $50,000 is for 
warm water stream easements; and 
$200,000 is for aquatic management 
areas acquisition. 
(i) Establishing Goose Nesting 
Sites in Northern Minnesota and 
Relocation of Giant Canada Goslings       21,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
Geese International, Inc., to 
manufacture and place 160 permanent 
goose nesting sites in the Squaw Lake 
and Baudette areas and to purchase a 
four-wheel drive vehicle capable of 
towing a trailer for 400 goslings.  
This appropriation must be matched by 
$31,890 from Geese International, Inc. 
(j) Prairie Ecosystem Restoration 
in the Minneapolis Park System            60,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the Minneapolis park and recreation 
board to restore and rehabilitate the 
remnant, secondary, and introduced 
prairie tracts in the Minneapolis park 
system.  This appropriation must be 
matched by $60,000 from nonstate funds. 
(k) Theodore Wirth Park Tamarack 
Bog Preservation Project                  40,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the People for Minneapolis Parks fund 
in cooperation with the Minneapolis 
park and recreation board to restore 
the Theodore Wirth park tamarack bog, 
improve the access trail, construct a 
boardwalk, and develop and install 
self-guided interpretive signage. 
(l) Biological Control of 
Eurasian Water Milfoil and
Purple Loosestrife                       400,000
 This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of natural 
resources to research biological 
control for purple loosestrife and 
Eurasian water milfoil.  The purple 
loosestrife research must be done in 
cooperation with the commissioner of 
agriculture.  $100,000 is for the 
propagation, release, and evaluation of 
insects for purple loosestrife control; 
$50,000 is for the development of 
mycoherbicides to control purple 
loosestrife; $200,000 is for evaluation 
of biocontrol agents for Eurasian water 
milfoil fungi and insects; and $50,000 
is to research the biology of Eurasian 
water milfoil.  The $250,000 for 
Eurasian water milfoil must be matched 
by $200,000 of nonstate funds. 
(m) Replacement of Eurasian 
Water Milfoil with Native Minnesota 
Plants                                    40,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the White Bear Lake conservation 
district to research the replanting of 
areas treated for Eurasian water 
milfoil with native aquatic plants. 
(n) Integrated Control of
Purple Loosestrife                        90,000
 This appropriation is from the future 
resources fund to the commissioner of 
agriculture in cooperation with the 
commissioner of natural resources to 
accelerate evaluation of integrated 
biological control agents for purple 
loosestrife infestations in Houston, 
Hennepin, Wabasha, and Goodhue counties.
(o) Ecological Impacts of 
Releasing Genetically Engineered 
Fishes                                   175,000
This appropriation is from the trust 
fund to the commissioner of agriculture 
in cooperation with the commissioner of 
natural resources for a contract with 
the University of Minnesota to assess 
impacts of the release of genetically 
engineered fish on Minnesota's game 
fish and aquatic ecosystems and 
formulate recommendations to reduce 
detrimental impacts through measurement 
of bioenergetic and behavioral traits. 
Subd. 13.  MFRF Contingent Account 
 If cancellations or increased revenue, 
or both, create an excess balance in 
the future resources fund, up to 
$600,000 for the biennium is 
appropriated from the fund for 
acquisition or development of state 
land or other projects that are part of 
a natural resources acceleration 
activity, when deemed to be of an 
emergency or critical nature.  This 
appropriation is also available for 
projects initiated by the legislative 
commission on Minnesota resources that 
are found to be proper in order for the 
commission to carry out its legislative 
charge. 
 This appropriation is not available 
until the legislative commission on 
Minnesota resources has made a 
recommendation to the legislative 
advisory commission regarding each 
expenditure from the account.  The 
legislative advisory commission must 
then hold a meeting and provide its 
recommendation on each item, which may 
be spent only with the approval of the 
governor. 
Subd. 14.  Data Compatibility
Requirements
 During the biennium ending June 30, 
1995, the data collected by the 
projects funded under this section that 
have common value for natural resource 
planning and management must conform to 
information architecture as defined in 
guidelines and standards adopted by the 
information policy office.  Data review 
committees may be established to 
develop or comment on plans for data 
integration and distribution and shall 
submit semiannual status reports to the 
legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources on their findings.  In 
addition, the data must be provided to 
and integrated with the Minnesota land 
management information center's 
geographic data bases with the 
integration costs borne by the activity 
receiving funding under this section. 
Subd. 15.  Work Program
 It is a condition of acceptance of the 
appropriations in this section that any 
agency or entity receiving the 
appropriation must submit a work 
program and semiannual progress reports 
in the form determined by the 
legislative commission on Minnesota 
resources.  None of the money provided 
may be spent unless the commission has 
approved the pertinent work program. 
Subd. 16.  Temporary Positions
 Persons employed by a state agency and 
paid by an appropriation in this 
section are in the unclassified civil 
service, and their continued employment 
is contingent upon the availability of 
money from the appropriation.  The 
positions are in addition to any other 
approved complement for the agency.  
Part-time employment of persons is 
authorized. 
Subd. 17.  Match Requirements    
 Appropriations in this section that 
must be matched and for which the match 
has not been committed by January 1, 
1994, must be canceled.  
Subd. 18.  Purchase of Recycled 
and Recyclable Materials 
 A political subdivision, public or 
private corporation, or other entity 
that receives an appropriation in this 
section must use the appropriation in 
compliance with Minnesota Statutes, 
sections 16B.121 to 16B.125, regarding 
the purchase of recycled, repairable, 
and durable materials, the purchase of 
uncoated paper stock, and the use of 
soy-based ink, the same as if it were a 
state agency. 
Subd. 19.  Carryforward
 The appropriation in Laws 1991, chapter 
254, article 1, section 14, subdivision 
7, paragraph (e), Private Forest 
Management Oak Regeneration, is 
available until December 31, 1993. 
Sec. 15.  AGRICULTURAL UTILIZATION
RESEARCH INSTITUTE                    3,958,000      3,930,000
 $28,000 the first year is appropriated 
from the general fund for a grant to 
the southwest regional development 
commission to pay for the planning and 
final system design for connecting four 
rural water systems to the federal 
Lewis and Clark Rural Water System.  
Any funds not spent in the first year 
may be spent in the second year. 
Sec. 16.  PUBLIC FACILITIES AUTHORITY  $150,000       $150,000
$150,000 the first year and $150,000 
the second year are for the individual 
on-site treatment program under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 116.18, 
subdivision 3c.  In awarding grants, 
the public facilities authority shall 
give priority to projects within the 
Minnesota river watershed. 
 The commissioner of the pollution 
control agency shall report to the 
legislative committees on environment 
and natural resources by December 15, 
1993, on the advisability and 
feasibility of expanding the individual 
on-site treatment systems program under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 116.18, 
subdivision 3c, to include areas 
outside municipalities.  The report 
must include an assessment of 
alternative means of providing 
assistance to individuals for on-site 
treatment systems. 
Sec. 17.  COMMERCE                      200,000  
This appropriation is from the landfill 
cleanup account in the environmental 
fund for development of the insurance 
buyout formula under section 88. 
    Sec. 18.  [TRANSFERS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL PROCEDURE.] If the appropriation 
in this act to an agency in the executive branch is specified by 
program, the agency may transfer unencumbered balances among the 
programs specified in that section after getting the approval of 
the commissioner of finance.  The commissioner shall not approve 
a transfer unless the commissioner believes that it will carry 
out the intent of the legislature.  The transfer must be 
reported immediately to the committee on finance of the senate 
and the committee on ways and means of the house of 
representatives.  If the appropriation in this act to an agency 
in the executive branch is specified by activity, the agency may 
transfer unencumbered balances among the activities specified in 
that section using the same procedure as for transfers among 
programs. 
    Subd. 2.  [TRANSFER PROHIBITED.] If an amount is specified 
in this act for an item within an activity, that amount must not 
be transferred or used for any other purpose. 
    Sec. 19.  [INFORMATION POLICY OFFICE (IPO) APPROVAL.] 
    Appropriations for information systems shall not be 
allotted until the commissioner of the agency certifies to the 
commissioner of finance that all IPO project requirements have 
been met or will be met.  If the appropriation for either year 
is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is 
available. 
    Sec. 20.  [TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES TO COMMISSIONER OF 
NATURAL RESOURCES.] 
    The responsibilities of the commissioner of trade and 
economic development relating to conservation and recreation 
grants under Minnesota Statutes, sections 116J.401, clause (5), 
and 116J.406, are transferred to the commissioner of natural 
resources under Minnesota Statutes, section 15.039. 
    Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 17.59, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [COMMODITIES RESEARCH AND PROMOTION ACCOUNT.] All 
fees collected by the department under sections 17.51 to 17.69 
and any other fees and income received by the department in the 
administration of these statutes shall be deposited in a 
separate account known as the commodity research and promotion 
account in the special revenue fund.  These funds shall be 
appropriated to the department for the purpose of defraying the 
expenses of administering and enforcing the sections listed in 
this subdivision. 
    Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 17A.11, is 
amended to read: 
    17A.11 [FEES FOR LIVESTOCK WEIGHING.] 
    The commissioner shall prescribe the fee necessary to cover 
the cost of state weighing, to be assessed and collected from 
the seller in the manner the commissioner may prescribe.  The 
fee assessed must be the same, and the manner of collection of 
the fee must be uniform at all facilities.  At any location 
where state weighing is performed in accordance with this 
chapter and the total annual fees collected are insufficient to 
pay the cost of the weighing, the annual deficit shall be 
assessed and collected in the manner the commissioner may 
prescribe.  Additional money arising from the weighing of 
animals by the commissioner, which has been collected and 
retained by any person, shall be paid on demand to the 
commissioner.  All money collected by the commissioner shall be 
deposited in the state treasury and credited to the livestock 
weighing fund, and shall be paid out only on the order of the 
commissioner and the state's warrant. 
    Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 18B.05, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [ANNUAL APPROPRIATION EXPENDITURES.] Subject to 
appropriation by the legislature, money in the account, 
including the amount of interest attributable to money in the 
account and any money appropriated for the purposes of this 
chapter, is annually appropriated to may be used by the 
commissioner for the administration and enforcement of this 
chapter. 
    Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 18C.131, is 
amended to read: 
    18C.131 [FERTILIZER INSPECTION ACCOUNT.] 
    A fertilizer inspection account is established in the state 
treasury.  The fees collected under this chapter and interest 
attributable to money in the account must be deposited in the 
state treasury and credited to the fertilizer inspection 
account.  Money in that account, including interest earned and 
money appropriated for the purposes of this chapter, is annually 
appropriated to the commissioner for the administration of this 
chapter.  
    Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 21.115, is 
amended to read: 
    21.115 [FEES; SEED POTATO INSPECTION FUND.] 
    The commissioner shall fix the fees for all inspections and 
certifications in such amounts as from time to time may be found 
necessary to pay the expenses of carrying out and enforcing the 
purposes of sections 21.111 to 21.122, with a reasonable 
reserve, and shall require the same to be paid before such 
inspections or certifications are made.  All moneys collected as 
fees or as penalties for violations of any of the provisions of 
such sections shall be paid into the state treasury and therein 
credited to the seed potato inspection fund of the commissioner, 
which fund is hereby created and appropriated for carrying out 
the purposes of such sections.  Interest, if any, received on 
deposits of these moneys shall be credited to such fund, and 
there shall be paid into this fund any sum provided by the 
legislature for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of 
such sections.  
    Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 21.92, is 
amended to read: 
    21.92 [SEED INSPECTION FUND.] 
    There is established in the state treasury an account known 
as the seed inspection fund.  Fees and penalties collected by 
the commissioner under sections 21.80 to 21.92 and interest 
attributable to money in the account shall be deposited into 
this account.  The rates at which the fees are charged may be 
adjusted pursuant to section 16A.128.  Money in this account, 
including interest earned and any appropriations made by the 
legislature for the purposes of sections 21.80 to 21.92, is 
annually appropriated to the commissioner for the administration 
and enforcement of sections 21.80 to 21.92.  
    Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 25.39, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [COMMERCIAL FEED INSPECTION ACCOUNT.] A 
commercial feed inspection account is established in the state 
treasury.  Fees and penalties collected under sections 25.35 to 
25.44 and interest attributable to money in the account must be 
deposited in the state treasury and credited to the commercial 
feed inspection account.  Money in that account, including 
interest earned and money appropriated for the enforcement and 
administration of sections 25.35 to 25.44, is annually 
appropriated to the commissioner for the administration and 
enforcement of sections 25.35 to 25.44. 
    Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 27.07, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS; FEES; ACCOUNT.] The 
commissioner may collect fees as provided for in cooperative 
agreements between the commissioner and the United States 
Department of Agriculture for the inspection of fresh fruits, 
vegetables, and other products.  The fees and interest 
attributable to money in the account must be deposited in the 
state treasury and credited to a fruit and vegetables inspection 
account.  The money in the account, including interest earned, 
is appropriated to the commissioner to carry out the cooperative 
agreements. 
    Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 32.394, 
subdivision 9, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 9.  [PAYMENTS; REFUNDS; DISPOSITION.] Fees are 
payable by a processor or marketing organization by July 1 of 
each year for Grade A, and by January 1 of each year for 
manufacturing grade, and if not paid within 30 days of the due 
date, the service must be discontinued, and permission to market 
manufacturing grade or Grade A milk or milk products or use the 
Grade A label must be withdrawn.  A processor may terminate 
payment and service without loss of the Grade A label if written 
notice of that intention is given prior to the due date of the 
payment of an assessment and if the continuous inspection of the 
plant is assumed by a city whose milk control ordinance is 
substantially equivalent to Minnesota law and rule and is 
enforced with equal effectiveness.  If a farm discontinues the 
production of milk within six months of the billing date, a 
request for a refund based on inspection services not received 
may be made by the processor or by the marketing organization on 
behalf of its patrons.  This request must be made in writing by 
July 1 for manufacturing grade, or by December 31 for Grade A, 
and on approval by the commissioner refunds must be made to the 
processor or marketing organization.  
    The fees for services performed by the activities of this 
section must be deposited in the state treasury and constitute a 
separate account to be known as the milk inspection service 
account, which is hereby created, set aside, and appropriated as 
a revolving fund to be used to help to defray the cost of 
administration, refunds and expenses of the preliminary and 
continuous milk inspection services and is in addition to and 
not in substitution for the sums appropriated or otherwise made 
available for this purpose to the department of agriculture. 
    Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 41A.09, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPROPRIATION.] A sum sufficient to make 
the payments required by this section is annually appropriated 
from the general fund to the commissioner of revenue agriculture 
and all money so appropriated is available until expended. 
    Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 41A.09, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [PAYMENTS FROM ACCOUNT.] The commissioner of 
revenue agriculture shall make cash payments from the account to 
producers of ethanol or wet alcohol located in the state.  These 
payments shall apply only to ethanol or wet alcohol fermented in 
the state.  The amount of the payment for each producer's annual 
production shall be as follows: 
    (a) For each gallon of ethanol produced on or before June 
30, 2000, 20 cents per gallon. 
    (b) For each gallon produced of wet alcohol on or before 
June 30, 2000, a payment in cents per gallon calculated by the 
formula "alcohol purity in percent divided by five," and rounded 
to the nearest cent per gallon, but not less than 11 cents per 
gallon.  The producer payment for wet alcohol under this section 
may be paid to either the original producer of wet alcohol or 
the secondary processor, at the option of the original producer, 
but not to both. 
    (c) The total payments from the account to all producers 
during the period beginning July 1, 1991, and ending June 30, 
1993 may not exceed $8,550,000.  This amount may be paid in 
either fiscal year of the biennium.  Total payments from the 
account to any producer in each fiscal year may not exceed 
$3,000,000. 
    (d) The total payments from the account to all producers 
may not exceed $10,000,000 in any fiscal year during the period 
beginning July 1, 1993, and ending June 30, 2000.  Total 
payments from the account to any producer in any fiscal year may 
not exceed $3,000,000. 
      By the last day of October, January, April, and July, each 
producer shall file a claim for payment for production during 
the preceding three calendar months.  The volume of production 
must be verified by a certified financial audit performed by an 
independent certified public accountant using generally accepted 
accounting procedures. 
      Payments shall be made November 15, February 15, May 15, 
and August 15.  
    Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 84.027, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 11.  [FEDERAL CONSERVATION GRANTS.] The commissioner 
of natural resources shall receive and administer grants under 
the land and water conservation grant program authorized by 
Congress in the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965, as 
amended. 
    Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 84B.11, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  The governor shall appoint, except for the 
legislative members, a citizen's council on Voyageurs National 
Park, consisting of 17 members as follows: 
    Four residents of Koochiching county; 
    Four residents of St. Louis county; 
    Five residents of the state at large from outside 
Koochiching and St. Louis counties; 
    Two members of the state senate to be appointed by the 
committee on committees; 
    Two members of the state house of representatives to be 
appointed by the speaker of the house. 
    The governor shall designate one of the appointees to serve 
as chair and the committee may elect such other officers as it 
deems necessary.  Members shall be appointed so as to represent 
differing viewpoints and interest groups on the facilities 
included in and around the park.  Legislator members shall serve 
for the term of the legislative office to which they were 
elected.  The terms, compensation and removal of nonlegislator 
members, and expiration of the council shall be as provided in 
section 15.059.  Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, 
the council shall continue to exist.  
    Sec. 34.  [CUYUNA COUNTRY STATE RECREATION AREA.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [85.013] [Subd. 5c.] [CUYUNA COUNTRY STATE 
RECREATION AREA.] Cuyuna country state recreation area is 
established in Crow Wing county. 
    Subd. 2.  [ACQUISITION.] The commissioner of natural 
resources is authorized to acquire by gift or purchase the lands 
for Cuyuna country state recreation area.  The commissioner must 
manage the area for multiple recreational use, including 
allowance of hunting, and provide for limited timber harvesting. 
    Subd. 3.  [MINING.] The commissioner shall recognize the 
possibility that mining may be conducted in the future within 
the Cuyuna country state recreation area, and that use of 
portions of the surface estate and control of the flowage of 
water may be necessary for future mining operations. 
    Subd. 4.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] (a) A local area advisory 
committee is established to provide direction on the 
establishment, planning, development, and operation of the 
Cuyuna country state recreation area. 
    (b) Membership on the advisory committee shall include: 
    (1) a representative of the Cuyuna range mineland 
recreation area joint powers board; 
    (2) a representative of the Croft Mine historical park 
joint powers board; 
    (3) a designee of the Cuyuna range mineland reclamation 
committee who has worked as a miner in the local area; 
    (4) a representative of the Crow Wing county board; 
    (5) a state representative appointed by the speaker of the 
house of representatives; 
    (6) a state senator appointed by the senate committee on 
committees; 
    (7) a representative of the Brainerd regional office of the 
department of natural resources; 
    (8) a designee of the Iron Range resources and 
rehabilitation board; 
    (9) a designee of the local business community selected by 
the area chambers of commerce; 
    (10) a designee of the local environmental community 
selected by the Cuyuna country conservation club; 
    (11) a designee of a local education organization selected 
by the school board; and 
    (12) a designee of the local tourism community selected by 
the Cuyuna country tourism group. 
    (c) The advisory committee shall elect its own chair and 
meetings shall be at the call of the chair. 
    (d) The advisory committee shall serve as volunteers and 
accept no per diem. 
    Subd. 5.  [MANAGEMENT PLAN.] The commissioner and local 
area advisory committee must cooperatively develop a 
comprehensive management plan that provides for multiple use 
recreation, protection of natural resources, allowance of 
hunting, snowmobiling, horse trails and forest management, 
interpretation of cultural and historic resources, land 
acquisition needs, fee structure, and road and facility 
development.  The completed management plan shall serve as the 
master plan for purposes of Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.09. 
    Subd. 6.  [BOUNDARIES.] The following described lands are 
located within the boundaries of Cuyuna country state recreation 
area: 
    That part of Crow Wing county, Minnesota, lying within: 
Section 1, Township 46 North, Range 29 West. 
    EXCEPT that part of the Northwest Quarter lying west of the 
easterly right-of-way line of the Soo Line Railroad. 
    EXCEPT the South Half of the Southeast Quarter. 
    EXCEPT that part of the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 lying east of 
the easterly line of the Croft Mine Tract. 
The Southeast Quarter of Section 2, Township 46 North, Range 29 
West. 
All of Sections 3 and 4, Township 46 North, Range 29 West. 
    EXCEPT Government Lot 2, Section 4, Township 46, Range 29. 
That part of Section 5, Township 46 North, Range 29 West, lying 
southeasterly of the existing Township Road running through said 
Section 5. 
Section 8, Township 46 North, Range 29 West. 
    EXCEPT the Southwest Quarter. 
    EXCEPT the South Half of the Northwest Quarter. 
    EXCEPT that part of the North Half of the Northwest 
Quarter, lying west of an existing Township Road thereof. 
All of Section 9, Township 46 North, Range 29 West. 
Section 10, Township 46 North, Range 29 West. 
    EXCEPT the East Half of the Southeast Quarter. 
    EXCEPT the SW1/4 of the SE1/4. 
    EXCEPT the SE1/4 of the SW1/4 thereof. 
Section 11, Township 46 North, Range 29 West. 
    EXCEPT the South Half. 
    EXCEPT the South Half of the Northeast Quarter. 
    EXCEPT the SE1/4 of the NW1/4. 
    EXCEPT the North Half of the North Half of the Northwest 
Quarter. 
    EXCEPT that part of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 lying 
southeasterly of the easterly right-of-way line of the railroad 
thereof. 
That part of Section 16, Township 46 North, Range 29 West, lying 
northwest of Black Hoof Lake. 
Section 19, Township 46 North, Range 29 West. 
    EXCEPT that part of the Southeast Quarter, lying southerly 
of the northerly right-of-way line of an existing Township Road. 
That part of Section 34, Township 47 North, Range 29 West, 
bounded as follows: 
On the North by the southerly right-of-way line of County 
State-Aid Highway No. 30. 
On the West by the easterly right-of-way line of County 
State-Aid Highway No. 34. 
On the East by the east line of said Section 34. 
On the South by the south line of said Section 34. 
That part of Section 33, Township 47 North, Range 29 West, lying 
southeasterly of the easterly right-of-way line of County 
State-Aid Highway No. 34. 
     Subject to easements of record for the following County 
Roads.  An easement for C.S.A.H. No. 31 right-of-way purposes 
over, under and across the east line of said Section 1, also 
C.S.A.H. No. 30 easement for right-of-way purposes over, under 
and across the West Half of the Northwest Quarter and the 
Section line between said Sections 2 and 3, Township 46 North, 
Range 29 West and the Section line between Sections 34 and 35, 
Township 47 North, Range 29 West, also for County Road No. 128 
right-of-way purposes over, under and across the Section line 
between said Sections 16 and 17 and between Sections 8 and 17, 
also C.S.A.H. No. 34 right-of-way purposes over, under and 
across the Section line between said Sections 4 of Township 46 
North, Range 29 West and Section 33 of Township 47 North, Range 
29 West; subject to an easement of record for State Highway No. 
6 right-of-way purposes over, under and across the East Half of 
the Southwest Quarter of said Section 1 and the Section line 
between said Sections 1 and 2; subject to any other easements, 
reservations and restrictions of record; subject to an easement 
for City of Ironton Street right-of-way purposes over, under and 
across the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 in Section 11, Township 46 North, 
Range 29 West, according to the recorded plat thereof. 
    Subject to easements of record for the following state 
roads, all Trunk Highway 6 and Trunk Highway 210 rights-of-way, 
in fee or easement, in the described land are exempted. 
    Subd. 7.  [FEE.] Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
section 85.053, subdivision 2, no fee may be charged by the 
commissioner for use of the Cuyuna country state recreation area 
before May 1, 1994. 
    Subd. 8.  [ADOPT-A-RECREATION AREA.] The commissioner must 
utilize Minnesota Statutes, section 85.045, as much as possible 
in development and operation of the Cuyuna country state 
recreation area. 
    Sec. 35.  [85.019] [GRANTS-IN-AID FOR RECREATIONAL 
BETTERMENT.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) For purposes of this 
section, the terms in this subdivision have the meanings given, 
except as otherwise expressly provided or indicated by the 
context. 
    (b) "Athletic courts" means special surface area and 
supporting equipment or structures, such as nets, hoops, and 
walls, that can be used for active games that have definite 
boundaries and are played on a marked surface, limited to 
basketball, volleyball, handball, and tennis. 
    (c) "Metropolitan council" and "metropolitan area" have the 
meanings given in section 473.121. 
    (d) "Unit of government" means a county, city and home rule 
charter city, town, school district, public post-secondary 
educational institution, special park district, or an elected 
park and recreation board having control over parks, parkways, 
playgrounds, and trees in a city of the first class. 
    Subd. 2.  [GRANTS FOR PARKS AND TRAILS.] The commissioner 
shall administer a program to provide grants to units of 
government located within standard metropolitan statistical 
areas, as designated by the United States Office of Management 
and Budget, but outside of the metropolitan area defined in 
section 473.121.  The grants shall be for acquisition and 
betterment by units of government of public land and 
improvements needed for parks, trails, conservatories, zoos, and 
other special use facilities having recreational significance 
for the entire population of the particular standard 
metropolitan statistical area.  Appropriations made for this 
purpose shall be expended with the approval of the governor 
after consultation with the legislative advisory commission.  
The legislative commission on Minnesota resources shall make 
recommendations to the legislative advisory commission regarding 
the expenditures.  The local contribution required shall be not 
less than ten percent.  The program shall be administered so as 
to ensure the maximum possible use of available federal money. 
    Subd. 3.  [GRANTS FOR TRAILS IN LOCAL PARKS.] The 
commissioner shall administer a program to provide grants to 
units of government for the betterment of public land and 
improvements needed for recreational trails in parks owned and 
operated by units of government.  A grant shall not exceed 40 
percent of the costs of the betterment of the trail.  To be 
eligible for a grant, a unit of government must provide at least 
ten percent of the cost of the betterment of the trail. 
    Subd. 4.  [GRANTS FOR LOCAL OUTDOOR ATHLETIC COURTS.] The 
commissioner shall administer a program to provide grants to 
units of government for the betterment of public land and 
improvements needed for local athletic courts.  A grant may not 
exceed 50 percent of the costs of the betterment of the athletic 
court.  To be eligible for a grant, a unit of government must 
provide at least 50 percent of the costs of the betterment of 
the athletic court.  In making grants the commissioner shall 
consider, among other factors, evidence of cooperation between 
units of government, local need and available financial 
resources, and court locations that encourage maximum use, 
patronage, and availability. 
    Subd. 5.  [POWERS; RULES.] The commissioner has all powers 
necessary and convenient to establish programs for recreational 
betterment grants-in-aid for parks, trails, and athletic courts 
under this section, including the authority to adopt rules for 
the program under chapter 14. 
    Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 85.045, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [PURPOSE.] The purpose of the program is to 
encourage business and civic groups or individuals to assist, on 
a volunteer basis, in improving and maintaining state parks, 
state recreation areas, monuments, historic sites, and trails.  
    Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 85.22, 
subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2a.  [RECEIPTS, APPROPRIATION.] All receipts derived 
from the rental or sale of state park items and operation of 
Douglas Lodge shall be deposited in the state treasury and be 
credited to the state parks working capital account.  Receipts 
and expenses from Douglas Lodge shall be tracked separately 
within the account.  Money in the account is annually 
appropriated for the purchase and payment of expenses 
attributable to items for resale or rental and operation of 
Douglas Lodge.  Any excess receipts in this account are annually 
appropriated for state park management and interpretive programs.
    Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 86A.04, is 
amended to read: 
    86A.04 [COMPOSITION OF SYSTEM.] 
    The outdoor recreation system shall consist of all natural 
state parks; recreational state parks recreation areas; state 
trails established pursuant to sections 84.029, subdivision 2, 
and 85.015; state scientific and natural areas; state wilderness 
areas; state forests; state wildlife management areas; state 
water access sites, which include all lands and facilities 
established by the commissioner of natural resources or the 
commissioner of transportation to provide public access to 
water; state wild, scenic, and recreational rivers; state 
historic sites; and state rest areas, which include all 
facilities established by the commissioner of transportation for 
the safety, rest, comfort and use of the highway traveler, and 
shall include all existing facilities designated as rest areas 
and waysides by the commissioner of transportation.  Each 
individual natural state park, recreational state park 
recreation area, and so forth is called a "unit." 
    Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 86A.05, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [NATURAL STATE PARK; PURPOSE; RESOURCE AND SITE 
QUALIFICATIONS; ADMINISTRATION.] (a) A natural state park shall 
be established to protect and perpetuate extensive areas of the 
state possessing those resources which illustrate and exemplify 
Minnesota's natural phenomena and to provide for the use, 
enjoyment, and understanding of such resources without 
impairment for the enjoyment and recreation of future 
generations. 
    (b) No unit shall be authorized as a natural state park 
unless its proposed location substantially satisfies the 
following criteria: 
    (1) Exemplifies the natural characteristics of the major 
landscape regions of the state, as shown by accepted 
classifications, in an essentially unspoiled or restored 
condition or in a condition that will permit restoration in the 
foreseeable future; or contains essentially unspoiled natural 
resources of sufficient extent and importance to meaningfully 
contribute to the broad illustration of the state's natural 
phenomena; and 
    (2) Contains natural resources, sufficiently diverse and 
interesting to attract people from throughout the state; and 
    (3) Is sufficiently large to permit protection of the plant 
and animal life and other natural resources which give the park 
its qualities and provide for a broad range of opportunities for 
human enjoyment of these qualities.  
    (c) Natural State parks shall be administered by the 
commissioner of natural resources in a manner which is 
consistent with the purposes of this subdivision to preserve, 
perpetuate, and interpret natural features that existed in the 
area of the park prior to settlement and other significant 
natural, scenic, scientific, or historic features that are 
present.  Management shall seek to maintain a balance among the 
plant and animal life of the park and to reestablish desirable 
plants and animals that were formerly indigenous to the park 
area but are now missing.  Programs to interpret the natural 
features of the park shall be provided.  Outdoor recreation 
activities to utilize the natural features of the park that can 
be accommodated without material disturbance of the natural 
features of the park or the introduction of undue artificiality 
into the natural scene may be permitted.  Park use shall be 
primarily for aesthetic, cultural, and educational purposes, and 
shall not be designed to accommodate all forms or unlimited 
volumes of recreational use.  Physical development shall be 
limited to those facilities necessary to complement the natural 
features and the values being preserved.  
    Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 86A.05, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [RECREATIONAL STATE PARK RECREATION AREA; 
PURPOSE; RESOURCE AND SITE QUALIFICATIONS; ADMINISTRATION.] (a) 
A recreational state park recreation area shall be established 
to provide a broad selection of outdoor recreation opportunities 
in a natural setting which may be used by large numbers of 
people.  
    (b) No unit shall be authorized as a recreational state 
park recreation area unless its proposed location substantially 
satisfies the following criteria: 
    (1) Contains natural or artificial resources which provide 
outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities that will attract 
visitors from beyond the local area; 
    (2) Contains resources which permit intensive recreational 
use by large numbers of people; and 
    (3) May be located in areas which have serious deficiencies 
in public outdoor recreation facilities, provided that 
recreational state parks recreation areas should not be provided 
in lieu of municipal, county, or regional facilities.  
    (c) Recreational State parks recreation areas shall be 
administered by the commissioner of natural resources in a 
manner which is consistent with the purposes of this subdivision 
primarily to provide as broad a selection of opportunities for 
outdoor recreation as is consistent with maintaining a pleasing 
natural environment.  Scenic, historic, scientific, scarce, or 
disappearing resources within recreational state parks 
recreation areas shall be recommended for authorization as 
historic sites or designated scientific and natural areas 
pursuant to section 86A.08 to preserve and protect them.  
Physical development shall enhance and promote the use and 
enjoyment of the natural recreational resources of the area.  
    Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 86A.08, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [SECONDARY AUTHORIZATION; WHEN PERMITTED.] 
A unit of the outdoor recreation system may be authorized wholly 
or partially within the boundaries of another unit only when the 
authorization is consistent with the purposes and objectives of 
the respective units and only in the instances permitted below: 
    (a) The following units may be authorized wholly or 
partially within a natural state park:  historic site, 
scientific and natural area, wilderness area, wild, scenic, and 
recreational river, trail, rest area, and water access site. 
    (b) The following units may be authorized wholly or 
partially within a recreational state park recreation area:  
historic site, scientific and natural area, wild, scenic, and 
recreational river, trail, rest area, and water access site. 
    (c) The following units may be authorized wholly or 
partially within a state forest:  natural state park, 
recreational state park recreation area, historic site, wildlife 
management area, scientific and natural area, wilderness area, 
wild, scenic, and recreational river, trail, rest area, and 
water access site. 
    (d) The following units may be authorized wholly or 
partially within a state historic site:  wild, scenic, and 
recreational river, trail, rest area, and water access site. 
    (e) The following units may be authorized wholly or 
partially within a state wildlife management area:  state water 
access site. 
    (f) The following units may be authorized wholly or 
partially within a state wild, scenic, or recreational river:  
natural state park, historic site, scientific and natural area, 
wilderness area, trail, rest area, and water access site. 
    (g) The following units may be authorized wholly or 
partially within a state rest area:  historic site, trail, wild, 
scenic, and recreational river, and water access site. 
    Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 88.79, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [CHARGE FOR SERVICE; RECEIPTS TO GENERAL SPECIAL 
REVENUE FUND.] The commissioner of natural resources may charge 
the owner receiving such services such sums as the commissioner 
shall determine to be fair and reasonable.  The charges must 
account for differences in the value of timber.  The receipts 
from such services shall be credited to the general special 
revenue fund and are annually appropriated to the commissioner 
for the purposes specified in subdivision 1.  
    Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 90.031, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  The executive council may formulate and 
establish, from time to time, rules it deems advisable for the 
transaction of timber business of the state, including approval 
of the sale of timber on any tract in a lot exceeding 
$20,000 $50,000 when the sale is in the best interests of the 
state, and may abrogate, modify, or suspend rules at its 
pleasure.  
    Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 90.041, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 6.  The commissioner may sell at public auction 
timber that has been damaged by fire, windstorm, flood, or other 
natural cause on notice that the commissioner considers 
reasonable when there is a high risk that the salvage value of 
the timber would be lost. 
    Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 90.101, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    90.101 [TIMBER SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION, MAXIMUM LOTS OF 
$20,000 $50,000.] 
    Subdivision 1.  The commissioner may sell the timber on any 
tract of state land in lots not exceeding $20,000 $50,000 in 
appraised value and may determine the number of sections or 
fractional sections of land to be covered by any one permit 
issued to the purchaser of timber on state lands, or in any one 
contract or other instrument relating thereto.  No timber shall 
be sold, except (1) to the highest bidder at public auction, or 
(2) if unsold at public auction the commissioner may offer the 
timber for private sale for a period of no more than 90 days 
after the public auction to any person who pays the appraised 
value for the timber.  The minimum price shall be the appraised 
value as fixed by the report of the state appraiser.  All sales 
shall be held in the county in which the tract is located.  In 
adjoining counties, sales may not be held less than two hours 
apart. 
    Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 90.121, is 
amended to read: 
     90.121 [INTERMEDIATE AUCTION SALES; MAXIMUM LOTS OF 
$7,000 $15,000.] 
     The commissioner may sell the timber on any tract of state 
land in lots not exceeding $7,000 $15,000 in appraised value, in 
the same manner as timber sold at public auction under section 
90.101, and related laws, subject to the following special 
exceptions and limitations:  
     (1) sales shall be at the forest office or other public 
facility most accessible to potential bidders or close to where 
the tract is located; 
     (2) the commissioner's list describing the tract, quantity 
of timber, and appraised price shall be compiled not less than 
30 days before the date of sale and a copy of the list posted 
not less than 30 days before the date of the sale; 
     (3) notice of the sale shall be published once, not less 
than one week before the date of the sale; 
     (4) no bidder may be awarded more than 25 percent of the 
total tracts offered at the first round of bidding unless fewer 
than four tracts are offered, in which case not more than one 
tract shall be awarded to one bidder.  Any tract not sold shall 
be available for a period of 90 days for purchase by persons 
eligible under this section at the appraised value; 
     (5) the bond or deposit required pursuant to section 90.161 
or 90.173 shall be given or deposited before any cutting begins 
or not later than nine months after the date of sale, whichever 
is earlier; 
     (6) in lieu of the placing of the marks M I N on cut 
products as prescribed under section 90.151, subdivision 2, all 
landings of cut products shall be legibly marked with the name 
of the permit holder and the assigned permit number; 
     (7) no person may hold more than six permits issued under 
this section and no sale may be made to a person holding six 
permits which are still in effect or to a person having more 
than 20 employees; 
     (8) the permit may not exceed one year in duration; 
     (9) if the purchaser for good and sufficient reason is 
unable to cut the timber within the one year permit period, the 
commissioner may grant one extension for a period of up to one 
year from the date of expiration of the original permit without 
interest, and one additional extension of one year with interest 
at the rate in effect under section 549.09 at the time the 
extension is granted; 
    (10) if all cut timber, equipment, and buildings, are not 
removed at the end of any 120-day extension period which the 
commissioner may grant for removal, the commissioner may grant a 
second period of time not to exceed 120 days for the removal of 
cut timber, equipment, and buildings upon receipt of a request 
by the permit holder for hardship reasons only.  
    The auction sale procedure set forth in this section 
constitutes an additional alternative timber sale procedure 
available to the commissioner and is not intended to replace 
other authority possessed by the commissioner to sell timber in 
lots of $7,000 $15,000 or less. 
    Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 90.201, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  When standing timber under a valid permit is 
damaged through fire, windstorm, flood, or other natural cause, 
the commissioner may reappraise the timber and modify the 
permit.  The commissioner shall ensure that the reappraisal is 
in the best interest of the state and the trust. 
    Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 92.46, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [PUBLIC CAMPGROUNDS.] (a) The director may 
designate suitable portions of the state lands withdrawn from 
sale and not reserved, as provided in section 92.45, as 
permanent state public campgrounds.  The director may have the 
land surveyed and platted into lots of convenient size, and 
lease them for cottage and camp purposes under terms and 
conditions the director prescribes, subject to the provisions of 
this section.  
     (b) A lease may not be for a term more than 20 years.  The 
lease may allow renewal, from time to time, for additional terms 
of no longer than 20 years each.  The lease may be canceled by 
the commissioner 90 days after giving the person leasing the 
land written notice of violation of lease conditions.  The lease 
rate shall be based on the appraised value of leased land as 
determined by the commissioner of natural resources and shall be 
adjusted by the commissioner at the fifth, tenth, and 15th 
anniversary of the lease, if the appraised value has increased 
or decreased.  For leases that are renewed in 1991 and following 
years, the lease rate shall be five percent of the appraised 
value of the leased land.  The appraised value shall be the 
value of the leased land without any private improvements and 
must be comparable to similar land without any improvements 
within the same county.  The minimum appraised value that the 
commissioner assigns to the leased land must be substantially 
equal to the county assessor's estimated market value of similar 
land adjusted by the assessment/sales ratio as determined by the 
department of revenue. 
    (c) By July 1, 1986, the commissioner of natural resources 
shall adopt rules under chapter 14 to establish procedures for 
leasing land under this section.  The rules shall be subject to 
review and approval by the commissioners of revenue and 
administration prior to the initial publication pursuant to 
chapter 14 and prior to their final adoption.  The rules must 
address at least the following: 
    (1) method of appraising the property; and 
    (2) an appeal procedure for both the appraised values and 
lease rates. 
    (d) All money received from these leases must be credited 
to the fund to which the proceeds of the land belong.  
    Notwithstanding section 16A.125 or any other law to the 
contrary, 50 percent of the money received from the lease of 
permanent school fund lands leased pursuant to this subdivision 
shall be deposited into the permanent school trust fund.  
However, in fiscal years 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 
1993, and 1994 and 1995, the this money received from the 
lease of permanent school fund lands that would otherwise be 
deposited into must be credited to the lakeshore sales account 
in the permanent school fund is hereby appropriated and, subject 
to appropriation, may be used to survey, appraise, and pay 
associated selling costs of lots as required in section 92.67, 
subdivision 3.  The money appropriated may not be used to pay 
the cost of surveying lots not scheduled for sale.  Any money 
designated for deposit in the permanent school fund that is not 
needed to survey, appraise, and pay associated selling costs of 
lots, as required in section 92.67, shall be deposited in the 
permanent school fund.  The commissioner shall add to the 
appraised value of any lot offered for sale the costs of 
surveying, appraising, and selling the lot, and shall first 
deposit into the permanent school fund an amount equal to the 
costs of surveying, appraising, and selling any lot paid out of 
the permanent school fund.  Any remaining money shall be 
deposited into any other contributing funds in proportion to the 
contribution from each fund.  In no case may the commissioner 
add to the appraised value of any lot offered for sale an amount 
more than $700 for the costs of surveying and appraising the lot.
    Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 94.165, is 
amended to read: 
    94.165 [LAND ACQUISITION ACCOUNT.] 
    There is created in the state treasury a land acquisition 
account.  Subject to appropriation by law, Money in the account 
is available appropriated to the commissioner of natural 
resources for the acquisition of natural resource lands or 
interests in lands within the outdoor recreation system 
established in chapter 86A.  The commissioner must file a report 
to the house ways and means and the senate finance committees 
and the environment and natural resources committees of the 
senate and house of representatives by October 1 of each year 
indicating all purchases and sales from this account.  
    Sec. 50.  [97A.028] [CROP PROTECTION ASSISTANCE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) The definitions in this 
subdivision apply to this section. 
    (b) "Agricultural crops" means annually seeded crops, 
legumes, fruit orchards, tree farms and nurseries, turf farms, 
and apiaries. 
    (c) "Specialty crops" means fruit orchards, vegetables, 
tree farms and nurseries, turf farms, and apiaries. 
    Subd. 2.  [TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.] The commissioner shall 
establish a statewide program to provide technical assistance to 
persons for the protection of agricultural crops from 
destruction by wild animals.  As part of the program, the 
commissioner shall develop and identify the latest and most 
effective abatement techniques; acquire appropriate 
demonstration supplies and materials required to meet 
specialized needs; train property owners, field staff, public 
land managers, extension agents, pest control operators, and 
others; provide technical manuals and brochures; and provide 
field personnel with supplies and materials for damage abatement 
demonstrations and short-term assistance and for the 
establishment of food or lure crops where appropriate. 
    Subd. 3.  [EMERGENCY DETERRENT MATERIALS ASSISTANCE.] (a) 
For the purposes of this subdivision, "cooperative damage 
management agreement" means an agreement between a landowner and 
the commissioner that establishes a program for addressing the 
problem of destruction of specialty crops by wild animals on the 
landowner's property. 
    (b) A person may apply to the commissioner for emergency 
deterrent materials assistance in controlling destruction of 
specialty crops by wild animals.  Subject to the availability of 
money appropriated for this purpose, the commissioner shall 
provide suitable deterrent materials, up to $3,000 in value per 
individual or corporation, when the commissioner determines that:
    (1) immediate action is necessary to prevent significant 
damage from continuing; and 
    (2) a cooperative damage management agreement cannot be 
implemented immediately. 
    (c) As a condition of receiving emergency deterrent 
materials assistance under this subdivision, a landowner shall 
enter into a cooperative damage management agreement with the 
commissioner.  Deterrent materials provided by the commissioner 
may include repellents, fencing materials, or other materials 
recommended in the agreement to alleviate the damage problem.  A 
landowner may not receive emergency deterrent materials 
assistance under this subdivision more than once.  A landowner 
who receives emergency deterrent materials assistance under this 
subdivision shall comply with the terms of the cooperative 
damage management agreement. 
    Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97A.055, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT; PURPOSES.] The game and 
fish fund is established as a fund in the state treasury.  The 
money in the fund is annually appropriated to the commissioner 
for the activities of the division of fish and wildlife and the 
division of enforcement.  
    Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97A.055, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [ANNUAL REPORT.] (a) By November 15 each year, 
the commissioner shall report to the legislative committees 
having jurisdiction over appropriations and the environment and 
natural resources on: 
    (1) the amount of revenue from the following and purposes 
for which expenditures were made: 
    (i) the fishing license surcharge under section 97A.475, 
subdivision 9; 
    (ii) the small game license surcharge under section 
97A.475, subdivision 4; 
    (iii) the Minnesota migratory waterfowl stamp under section 
97A.475, subdivision 5, clause (1); 
    (iv) the trout and salmon stamp under section 97A.475, 
subdivision 10; and 
    (v) the pheasant stamp under section 97A.475, subdivision 
5, clause (2); and 
    (2) the amounts available under section 97A.075, 
subdivision 1, paragraphs (b) and (c), and the purposes for 
which these amounts were spent. 
    (b) The report must include the commissioner's 
recommendations, if any, for changes in the laws relating to the 
stamps and surcharges referenced in paragraph (a).  
    Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97A.071, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [REVENUE FROM THE SMALL GAME LICENSE SURCHARGE.] 
Revenue from the small game surcharge shall be credited to the 
wildlife acquisition account and the money in the account shall 
be used by the commissioner for the purposes of this section, 
and acquisition and development of wildlife lands under section 
97A.145, in accordance with appropriations made by the 
legislature.  
    Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97A.075, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [DEER AND BEAR LICENSES.] (a) For purposes 
of this subdivision, "deer license" means a license issued under 
section 97A.475, subdivisions 2, clauses (4) and (5), and 3, 
clauses (2) and (3).  
    (b) At least $2 from each deer license shall be used for 
deer habitat improvement or deer management programs.  
    (c) At least $1 from each resident deer license and each 
resident bear license shall be used for deer and bear management 
programs, including a computerized licensing system.  
    Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97A.441, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [OWNERS OR TENANTS OF AGRICULTURAL LAND.] (a) The 
commissioner may issue, without an additional fee, a license to 
take additional deer with firearms under section 97B.301, 
subdivision 4, to a person who is an owner or tenant and lives 
on at least ten acres of agricultural land, as defined in 
section 97B.001, in an area where the commissioner has made 
these licenses available.  Landowners and tenants applying for a 
license under this subdivision must receive preference over 
other applicants for the licenses. 
    (b) Persons who obtain a license under paragraph (a) must 
allow public deer hunting on their land during that deer hunting 
season. 
    Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97A.475, 
subdivision 12, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 12.  [FISH HOUSES; NONRESIDENT.] The fee Fees for a 
fish house license licenses for a nonresident is $21.50 are:  
    (1) annual, $25; and 
    (2) seven consecutive days, $14. 
    Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 97C.355, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [LICENSE REQUIRED.] A person may not take fish 
from a dark house or fish house unless the house is licensed and 
has a metal license tag attached to the exterior as prescribed 
by the commissioner, except as provided in this subdivision.  
The commissioner must issue a metal tag that is at least two 
inches in diameter with a 3/16 inch hole in the center with a 
dark house or fish house license.  The metal tag must be stamped 
with a number to correspond with the license and the year of 
issue.  A dark house or fish house license is not required of a 
resident on boundary waters where the adjacent state does not 
charge a fee for the same activity. 
    Sec. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115A.90, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 6a.  [SHREDDER RESIDUE.] "Shredder residue" means the 
residue generated by shredding a motor vehicle, an appliance, or 
other source of recyclable steel after removing the reusable and 
recyclable materials. 
   Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115A.908, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [DEPOSIT OF REVENUE.] Revenue collected shall be 
credited to the motor vehicle transfer account in the 
environmental fund. 
    Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115A.908, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [REPEALER.] This section is repealed on December 
31, 1994 1996. 
    Sec. 61.  [115A.909] [SHREDDER RESIDUE; MANAGEMENT.] 
    The commissioner, in consultation with persons who are 
engaged in the business of shredding motor vehicles, appliances, 
and other sources of recyclable steel, shall study management of 
shredder residue.  To the extent possible under state and 
federal law, the commissioner shall encourage reduction in the 
amount of residue generated, allow beneficial use of the 
residue, and minimize costs of management and disposal.  The 
commissioner shall study all reasonably ascertainable 
alternatives for management of the residue, including use as 
cover material at solid waste disposal facilities, use in 
manufacture of refuse derived fuel, and any other resource 
recovery management technique. 
    Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115A.96, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [OTHER PARTICIPANTS.] (a) The agency may 
establish or operate all or part of the management program or 
may provide for services by contract or other agreement with 
public or private entities.  
    (b) The agency shall allow these programs to accept up to 
100 pounds of waste per year from a hazardous waste generator 
that generates 220 pounds or less of hazardous waste per month.  
    Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115A.96, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [MANAGEMENT.] Any person who establishes or 
operates all or part of a household hazardous waste management 
program shall manage collected waste in compliance with 
standards applicable to a hazardous waste generator.  If 
collected waste must be stored for a time exceeding those 
standards, the agency or other entity shall obtain the approval 
of the commissioner of the agency and shall manage the waste in 
compliance with applicable standards for the use and management 
of containers, but no facility permit is required.  Waste 
accepted under subdivision 3, paragraph (b), must be managed in 
accordance with standards applicable to the waste.  
    Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115B.22, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 1a.  [TAXES IMPOSED.] Until January 1, 2004, a 
generator of hazardous waste shall pay a tax in an amount equal 
to the greater of the applicable base tax under subdivision 2a 
or the quantity tax determined under subdivision 3a. 
    Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115B.22, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 2a.  [BASE TAX.] (a) The base tax for large quantity 
generators, as defined in rules of the agency, is $500. 
    (b) The base tax for small quantity generators, as defined 
in rules of the agency, is $200. 
    (c) The base tax for very small quantity generators, as 
defined in rules of the agency, that produce more than 100 
pounds per year of hazardous waste is $50. 
    (d) There is no base tax for very small quantity 
generators, as defined in rules of the agency, that produce 100 
pounds or less per year of hazardous waste. 
    Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115B.22, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3a.  [QUANTITY TAX.] (a) The quantity tax does not 
apply to very small quantity generators, as defined in the rules 
of the agency.  The quantity tax is determined as provided in 
paragraphs (b) to (d). 
    (b) Generators of hazardous waste managed using either of 
the following methods as defined in rules adopted under sections 
115.03, 116.07, and 116.37 shall pay taxes on the waste at the 
rate of 1.5 cents per pound of solid or 15 cents per gallon of 
liquid: 
    (1) hazardous wastes that are hazardous prior to discharge 
to a publicly owned wastewater treatment works; and 
    (2) hazardous wastes managed as a hazardous waste fuel or 
using thermal treatment. 
    (c) Generators of hazardous waste managed using any of the 
following methods as defined in rules adopted under sections 
115.03, 116.07, and 116.37 are exempt from paying taxes on the 
wastes: 
    (1) hazardous wastes that are destined for recycling, 
including waste accumulated, stored, or treated prior to 
recycling; 
    (2) hazardous waste that is destined for incineration at a 
permitted hazardous waste incineration facility in Minnesota; 
    (3) hazardous wastes that are either (i) pretreated to a 
nonhazardous state prior to discharge to a publicly owned 
treatment works, or (ii) treated to a nonhazardous state after 
treatment in an on-site treatment system, if the publicly owned 
treatment works or on-site treatment system is operated in 
accordance with a national pollution discharge elimination 
system permit, state disposal system permit, or both, issued by 
the agency; and 
    (4) hazardous wastes that are neutralized and are not 
otherwise hazardous waste after neutralizing. 
    (d) Generators of hazardous waste shall pay taxes on 
hazardous wastes managed using any other method not mentioned in 
this subdivision at the rate of three cents per pound of solid 
or 30 cents per gallon of liquid. 
    Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115B.22, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4a.  [HAZARDOUS WASTES NOT SUBJECT TO TAX.] The taxes 
imposed by this section do not apply to hazardous wastes 
generated as a result of a response action or hazardous wastes 
generated as a result of lead acid battery smelting. 
    Sec. 68.  [115B.223] [HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATOR LOAN 
PROGRAM.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [ESTABLISHMENT.] A hazardous waste 
generator revolving loan program is established to provide loans 
to small businesses for the purpose of conducting response 
actions to clean up releases of hazardous waste. 
    Subd. 2.  [RULES.] (a) The commissioner of the pollution 
control agency may adopt rules regarding practices and 
procedures including, but not limited to: 
    (1) form and procedure for loan application; 
    (2) terms for loans and loan repayment; and 
    (3) criteria for eligibility. 
    (b) The commissioner of the pollution control agency may 
adopt emergency rules under this subdivision for one year 
following the effective date of this section. 
    Subd. 3.  [ELIGIBLE BORROWER.] To be eligible for a loan 
under this section, a borrower must: 
    (1) be a generator of hazardous waste; 
    (2) have a release or suspected release of hazardous waste; 
    (3) own or operate the facility at which the release of 
hazardous waste occurred; 
    (4) have less than 50 full-time employees; 
    (5) have an after-tax profit of less than $500,000; and 
    (6) have a net worth of less than $1,000,000. 
    Subd. 4.  [LOAN APPLICATION PROCEDURE.] An eligible 
borrower may apply for a loan after the commissioner approves a 
plan for the response actions.  Loans will be awarded to 
eligible borrowers in the order that applications are received 
by the pollution control agency. 
    Subd. 5.  [LIMITATION ON LOAN OBLIGATION.] A loan made 
under this section is limited to the money available in the 
hazardous waste generator loan account. 
    Subd. 6.  [LOAN CONDITIONS.] A loan made under this section 
must include: 
    (1) an interest rate of one percent less than the prime 
rate; 
    (2) a term of payment of not more than five years; and 
    (3) an amount not less than $1,000 or exceeding $50,000. 
    Sec. 69.  [115B.224] [HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATOR LOAN 
ACCOUNT.] 
    The hazardous waste generator loan account is established 
in the environmental response, compensation, and compliance 
account for the purposes described in section 115B.223.  Money 
in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of 
the pollution control agency for the purposes of this section.  
Loan repayments must be credited to the hazardous waste 
generator loan account. 
    Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115B.24, 
subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 6.  [PAYMENT BY OUT-OF-STATE GENERATORS.] A generator 
of any hazardous waste which is generated outside of this state 
and is transported into this state for long-term containment or 
treatment as described in section 115B.22, subdivisions 2 to 5 
treatment or disposal shall pay the tax imposed by section 
115B.22 at the first point at which the hazardous wastes are 
received by a person in this state for storage, treatment or 
long-term containment treatment or disposal.  The tax shall be 
paid to the person who first receives the wastes in this state 
at the time the waste is received and shall be remitted by that 
person to the commissioner of revenue quarterly in the form and 
manner provided by the commissioner.  
    Sec. 71.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115B.42, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [EXPENDITURES.] Subject to appropriation, money 
in the account may be spent for: 
    (1) inspection of mixed municipal solid waste disposal 
facilities to: 
    (1) (i) evaluate the adequacy of final cover, slopes, 
vegetation, and erosion control; 
    (2) (ii) determine the presence and concentration of 
hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants, and 
decomposition gases; and 
    (3) (iii) determine the boundaries of fill areas; and 
    (2) response actions at mixed municipal solid waste 
disposal facilities under chapter 115B. 
    Sec. 72.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115D.07, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [REQUIREMENT TO PREPARE AND MAINTAIN A 
PLAN.] (a) Persons who operate a facility required by United 
States Code, title 42, section 11023, or section 299K.08, 
subdivision 3, to submit a toxic chemical release form shall 
prepare a toxic pollution prevention plan for that facility.  
The plan must contain the information listed in subdivision 2. 
    (b) Except as provided in paragraphs (d) and (e), for 
facilities that release less than a total of 10,000 pounds or 
more of toxic pollutants annually, the plan must be completed as 
follows: 
    (1) on or before July 1, 1991, for facilities having a 
two-digit standard industrial classification of 35 to 39; 
    (2) by January 1, 1992, for facilities having a two-digit 
standard industrial classification of 28 to 34; and 
    (3) by July 1, 1992, for all other persons required to 
prepare a plan under this subdivision. 
    (c) Except as provided in paragraphs (d) and (e), 
facilities that release less than a total of 10,000 pounds of 
toxic pollutants annually must complete their plans by July 1, 
1992. 
    (d) For the following facilities, the plan must be 
completed as follows: 
    (1) by January 1, 1995, for facilities required to report 
under section 299K.08, subdivision 3, that have a two-digit 
standard industrial classification of 01 to 50; and 
    (2) by July 1, 1995, for facilities required to report 
under section 299K.08, subdivision 3, that have a two-digit 
standard industrial classification of 51 to 99. 
    (e) For facilities that become subject to this subdivision 
after July 1, 1993, the plan must be completed by six months 
after the first submittal for the facility under United States 
Code, title 42, section 11023, or section 299K.08, subdivision 3.
    (f) Each plan must be updated every two years and must be 
maintained at the facility to which it pertains. 
    Sec. 73.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115D.10, is 
amended to read: 
    115D.10 [TOXIC POLLUTION PREVENTION EVALUATION REPORT.] 
    The director, in cooperation with the commissioner and 
commission, shall report to the environment and natural 
resources committees of the legislature annually on progress 
being made in achieving the objectives of sections 115D.01 to 
115D.12.  The report must be submitted by December 15 February 1 
of each even-numbered year, beginning in 1992. 
    Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 115D.12, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [FEES.] (a) Persons required by United States 
Code, title 42, section 11023, to submit a toxic chemical 
release form to the commission, and owners or operators of 
facilities listed in section 299K.08, subdivision 3, shall pay a 
pollution prevention fee of $150 for each toxic pollutant 
reported released plus a fee based on the total pounds of toxic 
pollutants reported as released from each facility.  Facilities 
reporting less than 25,000 pounds annually of toxic pollutants 
released per facility shall be assessed a fee of $500.  
Facilities reporting annual releases of toxic pollutants in 
excess of 25,000 pounds shall be assessed a graduated fee at the 
rate of two cents per pound of toxic pollutants reported.  
    (b) Persons who generate more than 1,000 kilograms of 
hazardous waste per month but who are not subject to the fee 
under paragraph (a) must pay a pollution prevention fee of $500 
per facility.  Hazardous waste as used in this paragraph has the 
meaning given it in section 116.06, subdivision 11, and 
Minnesota Rules, chapter 7045. 
    (c) Fees required under this subdivision must be paid to 
the director by January 1 of each year.  The fees shall be 
deposited in the state treasury and credited to the 
environmental fund.  
    Sec. 75.  [115D.14] [DEFINITIONS.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [SCOPE.] As used in sections 64 and 65, the 
terms defined in this section have the meanings given. 
    Subd. 2.  [AGENCY.] "Agency" means the pollution control 
agency. 
    Subd. 3.  [INTEGRITY OF AQUATIC OR TERRESTRIAL 
ECOSYSTEMS.] "Integrity of aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems" 
means the maintenance of mutually beneficial species of plants 
and animals and of other natural characteristics so that the 
biological viability of the ecosystem is ensured. 
    Subd. 4.  [TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANT.] "Toxic air contaminant" 
means an air contaminant that may cause or contribute to an 
increase in mortality or an increase in a chronic or an acute 
illness, or which may pose a present or potential hazard to 
human health or the integrity of aquatic or terrestrial 
ecosystems. 
    Sec. 76.  [115D.15] [REPORTS TO THE LEGISLATURE.] 
    Subdivision 1.  [INITIAL REPORT.] By January 1, 1995, the 
agency must submit to the environment and natural resources 
committees of the legislature a report that includes: 
    (1) a five-year regulatory strategy to protect the public 
health and the environment from emissions of toxic air 
contaminants; and 
    (2) a list prioritizing and categorizing facilities 
emitting toxic air contaminants. 
    Subd. 2.  [CONTINUING REPORTS.] Beginning January 1, 1997, 
and every two years thereafter, the agency shall submit to the 
legislative committees with jurisdiction over environment and 
natural resource issues a report that provides an update of the 
following: 
    (1) an analysis of the achievements, shortfalls, and 
resource needs for implementing the agency's strategy under 
subdivision 1, clause (1); 
    (2) an analysis of the data collected from the agency's 
statewide monitoring and inventory program under section 
116.454; 
    (3) an analysis of reductions in emissions of toxic air 
contaminants; and 
    (4) an updated list prioritizing and categorizing 
facilities emitting toxic air contaminants. 
    Sec. 77.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116.07, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 10.  [SOLID WASTE ASSESSMENTS.] (a) A person that 
collects mixed municipal solid waste shall collect and remit to 
the commissioner of revenue a solid waste assessment from each 
of the person's customers as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c). 
    (b) The amount of the assessment for each residential 
customer is $2 per year.  Each waste collector shall collect the 
assessment annually from each residential customer that is 
receiving waste collection service on July 1 of each year and 
shall remit the amount collected along with the collector's 
first remittance of the sales tax on solid waste collection 
services, described in section 297A.45, made after October 1 of 
each year.  Any amount of the assessment that is received by the 
waste collector after October 1 of each year must be remitted 
along with the collector's next remittance of sales tax after 
receipt of the assessment. 
    (c) The amount of the assessment for each nonresidential 
customer is 12 cents per noncompacted cubic yard of periodic 
waste collection capacity purchased by the customer.  Each waste 
collector shall collect the assessment from each nonresidential 
customer as part of each statement for payment of waste 
collection charges and shall remit the amount collected along 
with the next remittance of sales tax after receipt of the 
assessment. 
    (d) The commissioner of revenue shall redesign sales tax 
forms for solid waste collectors to accommodate payment of the 
assessment.  The commissioner of revenue shall deposit the 
amounts remitted under this subdivision in the environmental 
fund and shall credit four-sevenths of the receipts to the 
landfill cleanup account established in section 115B.42. 
    (e) For the purposes of this subdivision, a "person that 
collects mixed municipal solid waste" means each person that 
pays sales tax on solid waste collection services under section 
297A.45. 
    (f) The audit, penalty, enforcement, and administrative 
provisions applicable to taxes imposed under chapter 297A apply 
to the assessments imposed under this subdivision. 
    Sec. 78.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116J.401, is 
amended to read: 
    116J.401 [POWERS AND DUTIES.] 
    The commissioner of trade and economic development shall:  
    (1) provide regional development commissions, the 
metropolitan council, and units of local government with 
information, technical assistance, training, and advice on using 
federal and state programs; 
    (2) receive and administer the small cities community 
development block grant program authorized by Congress under the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; 
    (3) receive and administer the section 107 technical 
assistance program grants authorized by Congress under the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; 
    (4) receive and administer grants for the Minnesota jail 
resource center authorized by Congress under the Juvenile 
Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended; 
    (5) receive and administer the land and water conservation 
grant program authorized by Congress under the Land and Water 
Conservation Fund Act of 1965, as amended; 
    (6) receive and administer other state and federal grants 
and grant programs for planning, community affairs, community 
development purposes, and other state and federal programs 
assigned to the department by law or by the governor in 
accordance with section 4.07; and 
    (7) (6) receive applications for state and federal grants 
and grant programs for planning, community affairs, and 
community development purposes, and other state and federal 
programs assigned to the department by law or by the governor in 
accordance with section 4.07.  
    Sec. 79.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116P.10, is 
amended to read: 
    116P.10 [ROYALTIES, COPYRIGHTS, PATENTS.] 
    This section applies to projects supported by the trust 
fund, the Minnesota future resources fund, and the oil 
overcharge money referred to in section 4.071, subdivision 2, 
each of which is referred to in this section as a "fund."  The 
trust fund owns and shall take title to the percentage of a 
royalty, copyright, or patent resulting from a project supported 
by the trust fund equal to the percentage of the project's total 
funding provided by the trust fund.  Cash receipts resulting 
from a royalty, copyright, or patent, or the sale of the trust 
fund's rights to a royalty, copyright, or patent, must be 
credited immediately to the principal of the trust fund.  Before 
a project is included in the budget plan, the commission may 
vote to relinquish the ownership or rights to a royalty, 
copyright, or patent resulting from a project supported by 
the trust fund to the project's proposer when the amount of the 
original grant or loan, plus interest, has been repaid to 
the trust fund. 
    Sec. 80.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 297A.45, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [SEPARATE ACCOUNTING.] The commissioner shall 
account for revenue collected from public and private mixed 
municipal solid waste collection and disposal services under 
this section separately from other tax revenue collected under 
this chapter.  
    Sec. 81.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 299K.08, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3.  [TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE REPORTING.] (a) Except as 
provided in paragraph (b), in addition to facilities specified 
in the federal act, the following facilities shall comply with 
the toxic chemical release reporting requirements of section 
11023 of the federal act and United States Code, title 42, 
section 13106, to the same extent as facilities that are 
required by federal law to comply with these requirements:  
facilities having a two-digit standard industrial classification 
of 10, 40, 45, or 49; a three-digit standard industrial 
classification of 806, 807, or 822; or a four-digit standard 
industrial classification of 5161, 5162, 5169, 7384, 7389 
(solvent recovery facilities only), 8734, or 9223.  
    (b) For the facilities added in this section, the toxic 
chemical release reporting requirements of section 11023 of the 
federal act, and sections 115D.07, 115D.08, and 115D.12, do not 
apply to substances that are associated with or incidental to 
the combustion of fossil fuels or other fuels for the generation 
of electricity or the production of steam. 
    Sec. 82.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 299K.08, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [EXEMPTIONS.] (a) A person may petition the 
commission to: 
    (1) exempt all facilities having a standard industrial 
classification listed in subdivision 3, or a classification 
within one of the listed classifications, from the reporting 
requirements of subdivision 3; or 
    (2) review a previously granted exemption. 
    (b) In making a determination on a petition under paragraph 
(a), the commission shall consider: 
    (1) the reported or estimated releases and transfers from 
facilities within the affected classification; 
    (2) the quality of the data submitted; 
    (3) the extent to which facilities within the affected 
classification report no releases or transfers; 
    (4) the number of reporting facilities in the affected 
classification; 
    (5) the percentage of all releases and transfers in the 
state that are reported by facilities in the affected 
classification; 
    (6) hazards to public safety and the environment posed by 
releases and transfers from facilities in the affected 
classification; and 
    (7) other factors identified by the commission. 
    (c) The commission shall hold at least one public meeting 
to receive testimony on the petition.  The commission shall 
publish in the State Register notice of granted exemptions.  The 
commission shall report on the status of petitions and 
exemptions as part of the annual toxic release inventory report. 
    (d) A facility specified in paragraph (a) that is not 
within a classification exempted under paragraph (b) and does 
not release or transfer chemicals subject to reporting under 
section 11023 of the federal act is exempt from reporting under 
subdivision 3 if the owner or operator of the facility certifies 
in writing to the commission that there are no releases or 
transfers at the facility.  The certification must be submitted 
to the commission by the first reporting date for the facility 
under the federal act.  The facility is exempt from further 
reporting unless there is a release or transfer from the 
facility or there is a change in the facility's standard 
industrial classification.  Facilities that qualify for this 
exemption shall maintain documentation supporting the exemption 
and shall provide this documentation at the request of the 
commission.  
    Sec. 83.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 473.351, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [METROPOLITAN COUNCIL OBLIGATION.] Annually 
before August 1 the metropolitan council shall distribute grant 
money received from the commissioner of trade and economic 
development natural resources to fund the operation and 
maintenance expenditures of the implementing agencies for the 
operation and maintenance of regional park and open space 
systems.  The metropolitan council shall annually report to the 
legislature the amount distributed to each implementing agency 
and its estimate of the percentage of operation and maintenance 
expenditures paid for with operation and maintenance money. 
     Sec. 84.  [ADMINISTRATION OF EXISTING UNITS NOT AFFECTED.] 
    This act does not affect the administration, as defined in 
Minnesota Statutes, section 86A.03, subdivision 4, of state 
parks and recreation areas in existence before July 1, 1993. 
    Sec. 85.  [MODIFICATION OF TIMBER PERMITS.] 
    The commissioner may modify a timber permit covering 
standing timber that was damaged as a result of windstorms that 
occurred on September 16, 1992.  This subdivision expires June 
1, 1995. 
    Sec. 86.  [LAKE SUPERIOR DIVER ACCESS.] 
    The $20,000 appropriated by Laws 1991, chapter 254, article 
1, section 14, subdivision 3(h), for diver access at Split Rock 
Lighthouse state park may be used for diver access at other 
areas along the north shore of Lake Superior. 
    Sec. 87.  [INFORMATION POLICY OFFICE (IPO) APPROVAL.] 
    Appropriations for information systems shall not be 
allotted until the commissioner of the agency certifies to the 
commissioner of finance that all IPO project requirements have 
been met or will be met.  If the appropriation for either year 
is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is 
available. 
    Sec. 88.  [INSURANCE BUYOUT FORMULA FOR LANDFILL 
LIABILITY.] 
    The commissioner of commerce shall prepare a recommended 
formula for determining a specific amount an insurance company 
may tender to the state in lieu of payment of benefits, if any, 
under all policies issued by the company which may be claimed to 
provide coverage for damages arising out of contamination at 
permitted mixed municipal solid waste disposal facilities.  By 
November 1, 1993, the commissioner shall submit the recommended 
formula to the senate committees on environment and natural 
resources and commerce and consumer protection and the house of 
representatives committees on environment and natural resources 
and financial institutions and insurance.  The formula must take 
into account the likelihood and extent of coverage, if any, 
under the policies, and other factors determined by the 
commissioner to be relevant.  The commissioner shall also report 
on the fiscal impact of the formula on insurance companies which 
may have issued policies.  The commissioner shall consult with 
insurance industry representatives in developing the formula.  
The commissioner may contract with actuaries and other 
consultants in developing the formula.  The commissioner of the 
pollution control agency shall cooperate with the commissioner 
of commerce in developing the formula. 
    Sec. 89.  [CLAIMS OF MARSHALL COUNTY RELATING TO 
CONSOLIDATED CONSERVATION LANDS.] 
    The commissioner of natural resources shall review claims 
from Marshall county for road construction and maintenance costs 
from 1986 to 1992 that are payable under Minnesota Statutes, 
section 84A.32, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), and shall pay 
appropriate amounts from the state portion of Marshall county 
receipts.  The commissioner shall prepare a five-year projection 
of receipts available to pay the claims and report the amounts 
to the county and the legislature.  Claims for calendar year 
1993 and subsequent years must be submitted on forms provided by 
the commissioner by April 15 of the following calendar year. 
    Sec. 90.  [SHREDDER RESIDUE; GRANTS.] 
    The commissioner of the pollution control agency may make a 
grant to a person engaged in the business of shredding and 
recycling motor vehicles, appliances, and other sources of 
recyclable steel for the purposes of studying the feasibility of 
alternative methods of managing shredder residue left over after 
the reusable and recyclable materials are removed.  A person 
applying for a grant shall include in the application a list of 
the activities the person will undertake and reasonable 
estimates of the costs of those activities.  The commissioner 
shall determine the amount of the grant, not to exceed $300,000 
or 50 percent of the total cost of the studies proposed in the 
grant application, whichever is less.  
    A person receiving a grant under this section may use the 
proceeds of the grant for the costs of: 
    (1) determining and testing methods of reducing the amount 
of shredder residue and the amount of hazardous constituents in 
the residue; 
    (2) periodic testing of shredder residue for hazardous 
constituents over a limited time period to be determined by the 
commissioner, but not less than six months; 
    (3) research and development of potential beneficial uses 
of the residue, including any preprocessing methods that may be 
applied to the residue to enable it to be beneficially used; and 
   (4) any necessary testing of alternative management 
technologies to determine the environmental and economic effects 
of the technologies. 
    Sec. 91.  [STUDY; WEIGHTING HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES BY 
SEVERITY OF HAZARD.] 
    The commissioner of the pollution control agency shall 
study the feasibility and advisability of weighting hazardous 
substances by the severity of the hazards associated with the 
substances for the purposes of assessing hazardous waste 
generator fees under Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116.12, 
hazardous waste generator taxes under Minnesota Statutes 1992, 
section 115B.22, toxic pollution prevention fees under Minnesota 
Statutes 1992, section 115D.12, and any other fees paid by 
persons who use, store, transport, or treat hazardous substances 
or who generate hazardous waste or emit hazardous substances to 
the air, land, or waters of the state.  By January 15, 1994, the 
commissioner shall report the findings of the study to the 
legislative commission on waste management and to each chair and 
member of the environment and natural resources policy and 
finance committees of the legislature.  
    Sec. 92.  [SOLID WASTE FEE STUDY.] 
    The director of the office of waste management, in 
consultation with the commissioner of the pollution control 
agency, shall conduct a study of all taxes, surcharges, service 
charges, service fees, license fees, utility fees, permit fees, 
and all other taxes, surcharges, or fees imposed on solid waste 
collection, processing, or disposal by state, county, and local 
units of government.  The study shall include the rate and 
amount of each charge collected and shall include analysis of 
the use of all the money collected.  The study shall be 
completed by December 1, 1994, and shall be submitted to the 
legislative commission on waste management and the environment 
and natural resources finance committees and divisions of the 
legislature.  The study shall recommend appropriate sources of 
revenue for funding of:  
    (1) agency solid waste regulatory activities; 
    (2) solid waste management activities of local units of 
government; and 
    (3) the appropriateness of redirecting existing waste 
management fees to the cleanup of landfills.  
    Sec. 93.  [REPEALER.] 
    (a) Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 115B.21, subdivisions 
4 and 6; and 115B.22, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, are 
repealed on January 1, 1994. 
    (b) Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 116J.406, is repealed. 
    (c) Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 115B.21 to 115B.24, 
are repealed effective January 1, 2004. 
    Sec. 94.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
    Sections 5, subdivision 10; 44; 47; 85; and 86 are 
effective the day following final enactment.  Sections 43; 45; 
and 46 are effective August 1, 1993.  Sections 64 and 80 are 
effective January 1, 1994. 
    Presented to the governor May 10, 1993 
    Signed by the governor May 13, 1993, 5:25 p.m.