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Wednesday, September 13, 2017  
9:00 a.m.  
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Joint Meeting: - Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources-
Chair: Jeff Broberg
9:00 a.m.
Room 5 State Office Building

1. Approve the minutes for June 21, 2017

2. Members report potential conflicts of interest regarding today’s business
MS 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.

3. Recommendation from Commission subgroup regarding appointment of Director

4. LCCMR Business Items
LCCMR Member requested information
Response from BWSR on administrative expenses from State Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) funding, LCCMR staff Public Facilities Authority (PFA) Wastewater Systems Information, LCCMR staff
Update on 2017 Final Reports for ENRTF ending June 30, 2017

5. Update on LCCMR process related to M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, Sec. 2, Subd. 19
Subd. 19. Fiscal Year 2019 Recommendations
a) “For fiscal year 2019, the commission shall consider recommending loans from the corpus of the trust fund to statutory and home rule charter cities and towns with a population less than 5,000 as provided in the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 14. The commission shall work with the Public Facilities Authority in developing its recommendations. The commission shall include in its recommendations an analysis of using trust fund allocations for grants to the same cities and towns, including any necessary statutory changes.”
Discussion LCCMR past appropriations for research on wastewater, drinking water and other water contamination
Legislative Water Commission 2017 wastewater review schedule

6. Overview ENRTF Investment Earnings - State Board of Investment (SBI), Mansco Perry

7. Discuss 2018 Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Proposals (FY2019) received and overview of the selection process for presentation
Additional Proposal Materials received
Select proposals received in response to the 2018 Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund for further consideration and presentations to the LCCMR on September 26, 27, 28 and October 3, 4, and 5 (as needed)


8. Review LCCMR 2017 calendar for proposal review process and allocations

9. Other business (as needed) Next steps in the process
Next meeting:
2018 Proposal Presentations schedule: Sept. 26, 27, 28, and Oct. 3, 4, and 5
Allocations schedule: Oct. 17-18 or Oct. 24-25

10. Adjourn

Future Business

M.L. 2017, Chp. 96, ENRTF work plan approval
Appropriations needing LCCMR review prior to work plan approval due to being added by Legislature – to be called in for presentations at later date to be determined.
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)
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)

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