Committee on Environment and Energy Tuesday, March 19, 2013 12 Noon, Room 107, Capitol Minutes Present: Senator John

Marty - Chair, Senator John A. Hoffman - Vice Chair, Senator Michelle R. Benson, Senator David M. Brown, Senator D. Scott Dibble, Senator Chris A. Eaton, Senator Foung Hawj, Senator Lyle Koenen, Senator David J. Osmek, Senator Julie A. Rosen, Senator Bev Scalze, Senator Matt Schmit, Senator Katie Sieben, Senator Bill Weber Absent: No Members Absent Senator John Marty called the meeting to order at 12:09 pm. S.F. 1092: Senator Saxhaug: Fugitive emissions rule modification. Testifiers: 1. Michael Twite, Environmental Manager, Magnetation, Inc. 2. Catherine Neuschler, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Senator Saxhaug moved the A-2 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED Senator Koenen moved that S.F. 1092, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government. MOTION PREVAILED. S.F. 1040: Senator Hawj: Gas utility infrastructure cost recovery modifications. Testifiers: 1. Rick Evans, Xcel Energy, Director of Government Affairs, Xcel Energy Senator Hawj moved the A-1 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED Senator Hawj moved that S.F. 1040, as amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

MOTION PREVAILED. S.F. 883: Senator Hoffman: Public utility transmission costs recovery regulation; transmission projects advance determination of prudence requirement. Testifiers: 1. Rick Evans, Xcel Energy Senator Hoffman moved the A-1 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED Senator Hoffman moved that S.F. 883, as amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. MOTION PREVAILED. S.F. 1104: Senator Koenen: Public utility emission reduction projects cost recovery. Testifiers: 1. Loren Laugtug, Otter Tail Power Company Senator Koenen moved the A-1 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED Senator Koenen moved that S.F. 1104, as amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. MOTION PREVAILED. S.F. 1011: Senator Dibble: Clean energy resources teams activities funding requirement. Testifiers: 1. Diana McKeown, Metro CERT Director 2. Lissa Pawlisch, Statewide CERT Director Senator Dibble moved that S.F. 1011, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 1135: Senator Dibble: Energy conservation and savings policy goals expansion. Testifiers: 1. Sheldon Strom, President, Center for Energy and Environment 2. Cindy Jepsen, Evergreen Energy Senator Dibble moved the A-1 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED Senator Dibble moved that S.F. 1135, be recommended to pass. MOTION PREVAILED. S.F. 1121: Senator Dibble: Local government energy improvement program term definitions modifications. Testifiers: 1. Lynn Hinkle, Minnesota Solar Energy Association Senator Dibble moved that S.F. 1121, be recommended to pass. MOTION PREVAILED. S.F. 248: Senator Bonoff: Narrow-leaved cattail mechanical control rulemaking requirement. Testifiers: 1. Peter Davis, President of Shaver's Lake Preservation Association 2. Dirk Peterson, Department of Natural Resources Senator Rosen moved the A-2 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED Senator Rosen moved that S.F. 248, be recommended to pass. MOTION PREVAILED. S.F. 1021: Senator Tomassoni: Greater Minnesota parks and trails commission creation and appropriation.

Testifiers: 1. Al Lieffort, Chair, Greater MN Regional Parks and Trails Coalition and Douglas County Parks Director 2. Dan Larson Senator Koenen moved the A-3 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED Senator Scalze moved the A-1 amendment. Senator Scalze withdrew the A-1 amendment. Senator Koenen moved that S.F. 1021, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government. MOTION PREVAILED. S.F. 613: Senator Scalze: Public facilities authority provisions modifications; wastewater treatment projects total maximum daily load grants reorganization; small community wastewater treatment grant requirements modification. Testifiers: 1. Jeff Freeman, Executive Director, Minnesota Public Facilities Authority Senator Scalze moved that S.F. 613, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. MOTION PREVAILED. Committee recessed at 2:20 pm. Committee reconvened at 6:37 pm. S.F. 796: Senator Schmit: Miscellaneous natural resources department (DNR) provisions modification. Testifiers: 1. Kathy Doncarlos, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources 2. Kim Dimmick, Hastings 3. Scott Slocum, White Bear Lake 4. Jody McIlrath, Chair, Save Our Bluffs, Goodhue County 5. Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Senator Schmitt moved the Fish and Game Subcommittee report. MOTION PREVAILED Senator Schmitt moved the A-4 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED Senator Schmitt moved the A-8 amendment, orally amending lines 1.7, 1.11, 1.22, and 1.28 to remove "(222)" from each line. Testifiers: 1. John Lenczewski,Trout Unlimited 2. Jess Richards, DNR MOTION PREVAILED Senator Dibble moved the A-5 amendment. 1. Debra Pilger, Minneapolis Park and Rec Board 2. Ed Boggess, DNR MOTION PREVAILED Senator Brown moved the A-7 amendment. Senator Brown withdrew the A-7 amendment. Senator Schmit moved that S.F. 796, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government. MOTION PREVAILED. S.F. 1018: Senator Schmit: Silica sand and nonmetallic minerals mining model standards and criteria development requirement. Senator Schmitt moved the A-1 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED 1. Peder Larson 2. Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce 3. Jody McAlrath Senator Schmitt moved to delete sentence beginning on line 3.28 and ending on line 3.31.

MOTION PREVAILED Senator Schmit moved that S.F. 1018, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government. MOTION PREVAILED. S.F. 901: Senator Marty: An author's amendment will be presented and discussed. Mark up will happen in committee on Thursday, 3/21. Discussion only. The meeting was adjourned at 8:57 pm.

Senator John Marty, Chair

Taina Maki, Legislative Assistant

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