1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 2164, the first engrossment, as follows:
1.2Page 2, delete section 2
1.3Page 25, delete section 36, and insert:

1.4    "Sec. 35. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 93.2236, is amended to read:
1.6(a) The minerals management account is created as an account in the natural
1.7resources fund. Interest earned on money in the account accrues to the account. Money in
1.8the account may be spent or distributed only as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c).
1.9(b) If the balance in the minerals management account exceeds $3,000,000 on June
1.1030, the amount exceeding $3,000,000 must be distributed to the permanent school fund,
1.11and the permanent university fund, and taxing districts as provided in section 93.22,
1.12subdivision 1, paragraph (c). The amount distributed to each fund must be in the same
1.13proportion as the total mineral lease revenue received in the previous biennium from school
1.14trust lands, and university lands, and lands held by the state in trust for taxing districts.
1.15(c) Subject to appropriation by the legislature, money in the minerals management
1.16account may be spent by the commissioner of natural resources for mineral resource
1.17management and projects to enhance future mineral income and promote new mineral
1.18resource opportunities."
1.19Page 72, delete section 111, and insert:

1.21By November 15, 2012, the Environmental Quality Board shall evaluate and make
1.22recommendations to the governor and the chairs of the house of representatives and
1.23senate committees having jurisdiction over environment and natural resources on how
1.24to improve environmental review, given the changes made in Minnesota Laws 2011,
1.25chapter 4, and the recommendations contained in the Office of the Legislative Auditor's
1.26"Environmental Review and Permitting Report" dated March 2011. The evaluation and
2.1recommendations shall include a list of categories of mandatory environmental assessment
2.2worksheets and mandatory environmental impact statements, and for each mandatory
2.3category a document including:
2.4(1) intended historical purpose of the category;
2.5(2) whether projects that fall within the category are also subject to local, state,
2.6and federal permits; and
2.7(3) an analysis of whether the mandatory category should be modified, eliminated,
2.8or unchanged based on its relationship to existing permits or other federal, state, or local
2.10Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
2.11Amend the title accordingly