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LCCMR 2015 Biennial Report

Biennial Report to the Legislature, M.S. 116P.09, Subd. 7
January 15, 2015


Complete Biennial Report

Introduction

Table of Contents

Biennial Report Overview

I.
Strategic Plan
 "a copy of the current strategic plan;"
 A. Six Year Strategic Plan
 B. Request for Proposal Funding Priorities for M.L. 2013 and M.L. 2014

II.
Projects Funded Preceding Biennium
 "a description of each project receiving money from the trust fund during the preceding biennium;"
 Project Abstracts for Laws 2013 and 2014

III.
Completed Research Projects
 "a summary of any research project completed in the preceding biennium;"
Project Abstracts (Laws 2013 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 and 2008) of all projects completed between January 1, 2013 - January 1, 2015, including research.

IV.
Agency Implementation
 "recommendations to implement successful projects and programs into a state agency's standard operations;"

V.
Recommendations
 "to the extent known by the commission, descriptions of the projects anticipated to be supported by the trust fund during the next biennium;"
FY2014 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Recommendations - Overview and Spreadsheet

VI.
Revenues and Distributions
 "the source and amount of all revenues collected and distributed by the commission, including all administrative and other expenses;"
- Dollars Available from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
- Appropriations from Revenue Sources
- Appropriations for LCMR and LCCMR Administrative Expenses

VII.
Assets and Liabilities
 "a description of the assets and liabilities of the trust fund;"
- Historical Market Value of the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
- 2013 State Board of Investments Annual Report - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
- 2014 State Board of Investments Annual Report - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund

VIII.  
Findings to Legislature
 "any findings or recommendations that are deemed proper to assist the legislature in formulating legislation;"

- Update M.S. 116P Peer Review for Research Projects

IX.
Gifts and Donations
 "a list of all gifts and donations with a value over $1,000;"

X.
Environmental Spending Comparisons
 "a comparison of the amounts spent by the state for environment and natural resources activities through the most recent fiscal year; and"

XI.
Compliance Audit
 "a copy of the most recent compliance audit."

APPENDIX A
 - Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Constitutional Language amended 11/3/98
 - M.S. 116P, The Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (Trust Fund)
 - M.S. 116Q.02, Great Lakes Protection Account
 - Section 4.071, Subdivision 2 Oil Overcharge

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