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LCCMR Agenda June 7, 2017

LCCMR Meeting Agenda for June 7, 2017

For printable version of LCCMR Agenda for June 7, 2017 click "here". Members List (pdf file)


Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)

Agenda - REVISED 6/6/2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
State Office Building, Room 5
St. Paul, MN 55155

Chair: Co-Vice Chair, Sen. Tomassoni


 

 

 

 

 
9:00 a.m. 1. Approve the minutes for February 14, 2017

  2. Members report potential conflicts of interest regarding today's business
M.S. 116P.09, Subd. 6, Conflict of Interest. A commission member, technical advisory committee member, a peer review panelist, or an employee of the commission may not participate in or vote on a decision of the commission, technical advisory committee, or peer review panel relating to an organization in which the member, panelist, or employee has either a direct or indirect personal financial interest. While serving on the commission, technical advisory committee, or peer review panel, or being an employee of the commission, a person shall avoid any potential conflict of interest.

9:15 a.m. 3. LCCMR Business Items
    Review Procedures of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR)
    Update on LCCMR Grants Management System
    Update on 2017 Final Reports for ENRTF ending June 30, 2017
    Update 2018 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) Proposals received
    Review LCCMR 2017 calendar
    2017 Legislative Session Report
      o S.F. 550 4th Engrossment the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) Bill - M.L. 2017, Chp. 96
      o Discussion of Legislative additions and reductions - a more detailed discussion will follow
      o Review of other legislative action of interest

10:00 a.m. 4. Begin overview of Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) by Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR)

10:30 a.m. 5. Begin overview on wastewater system needs by Public Facilities Authority (PFA) and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

11:00 a.m. 6. Overview of M.S. 84.95 Reinvest in Minnesota Resources Fund - Spreadsheet

11:15 a.m. 7. M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 10 "Emerging Issues Account" (balance remaining is $622,000) - Requests for funding:
- Emerging Issues Account needs a supermajority of 12 members to approve
A. "Palmer Amaranth Detection and Eradication", MN Dept. of Agriculture, Monika Chandler, $222,100
B. "Deer Movement Related to Potential CWD Prion Transmission", MN DNR, Chris Janelle, $350,000

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. 8. Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) - U of MN, Dr. Robert Venette, Director
M.L. 2014, Chp. 312, Art. 12, Sec. 8 and M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 8, Subd. 06a
- Present recent allocation process and research initiatives - 11 projects totaling $4,649,420
- LCCMR staff are authorized to approve sub-project work plans of M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Art. 2, Sec. 6a "Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center", per conditions of the LCCMR's approval of the overall work plan for M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Art. 2, Sec. 6a on 6/25/2015

1:30 p.m. 9. Consider request from Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) to fund capital equipment ($35,000) for M.L. 2015, Chp. 76, Sec. 2, Subd. 06a "MITPPC #9: Dispersal Characteristics of Gypsy Moth Larvae to Improve the Effectiveness of Quarantines", U of MN, Brian Aukema - Dr. Rob Venette, U of MN, MITTPC

1:45 p.m. 10. Minnesota's Aquatic and Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) - U of MN, Dr. Nick Phelps, Director
M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 06a
- Present recent allocation process and research initiatives - 6 projects totaling $1,225,000
- LCCMR staff are authorized to approve sub-project work plans of M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 06a - 'Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center", per conditions of the LCCMR's approval of the overall work plan for M.L. 2013, Chp. 52, Sec. 2, Subd. 06a on 6/25/2013

2:15 p.m. 11. M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, ENRTF work plan approval - Consent Spreadsheet
    M.L. 2017 ENRTF work plan approval and action. Proposed work plans, as available, can be viewed at http://www.lccmr.leg.mn
    A. Appropriations with no changes from LCCMR recommendation - Staff recommend consent approval. Approval M.L.2017 ENRTF work plans - Consent agenda spreadsheet with consent recommendations and specific project requirements needing LCCMR action with approval.
59 Appropriations - Spreadsheet Lines 1 to 61
Criteria for Consent Agenda: No legislative changes, identified staff issues or proposed changes from the proposal.
      o Any member may designate any work program for hearing, thus removing it from Consent Agenda. Approval will then be scheduled for a later date.
    B. Appropriation needing LCCMR review due to Legislative changes from LCCMR recommendation - Consent criteria not met. Staff recommended LCCMR work plan review (not on consent agenda).
1 Appropriation - Spreadsheet Lines 62 to 64
    C. Appropriations needing LCCMR review due to Legislative changes from LCCMR recommendation - Appropriations Reduced by Legislature - Consent criteria not met. Staff recommended LCCMR work plan review (not on consent agenda).
3 Appropriations - Spreadsheet Lines 66, 68 and 69 - ready for approval
1 Appropriation - Spreadsheet Line 67 - no work plan received at reduced amount - see DNR letter (pending)
    Discussion, work plan presentations, and approval of appropriations reduced in the legislative session
      o M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 03a "County Geologic Atlases - Continuation, Minnesota Geological Survey", $2,000,000
      o M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 05b "Increasing Diversity in Environmental Careers", MN DNR, $487,000
      o M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 09b "Scientific and Natural Areas Acquisition and Restoration, Citizen Science, and Engagement", MN DNR, $2,500,000
      o M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 09e "Native Prairie Stewardship and Prairie Bank Easement Acquisition", MN DNR, $2,675,000
    D. Appropriations needing LCCMR review prior to approval due to being added by Legislature - to be called in for presentations at later date to be determined.
2 Appropriations - Spreadsheet Lines 71 to 73
      o M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 03n "Pollinator Research and Outreach", U of MN , $500,000 (FY18 - $411,000 and FY19 - $89,000)
      o M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 08l "Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)", BWSR, $13,500,000 (FY17 - $2,729,000; FY18 - $5,771,000; and FY19 - $5,000,000)
4:30 p.m. 12. Other business
- Next scheduled LCCMR meeting date or Site Visit - June 21-22, 2017
- Update on the Site Visits

4:45 p.m. 13. Adjourn

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