1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 641, the delete everything amendment
1.2(H0641DE2), as follows:
1.3Page 1, delete article 1 and insert:


1.7The sums shown in the columns marked "Appropriations" are appropriated to the
1.8agencies and for the purposes specified in this article. The appropriations are from the
1.9clean water fund and are available for the fiscal years indicated for allowable activities
1.10under the Minnesota Constitution, article XI, section 15. The figures "2014" and "2015"
1.11used in this article mean that the appropriations listed under them are available for the
1.12fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, or June 30, 2015, respectively. "The first year" is fiscal
1.13year 2014. "The second year" is fiscal year 2015. "The biennium" is fiscal years 2014
1.14and 2015. The appropriations in this article are onetime.
Available for the Year
Ending June 30

Subdivision 1.Total Appropriation
1.21The amounts that may be spent for each
1.22purpose are specified in the following
Subd. 2.Availability of Appropriation
2.1Money appropriated in this article may
2.2not be spent on activities unless they are
2.3directly related to and necessary for a
2.4specific appropriation. Money appropriated
2.5in this article must be spent in accordance
2.6with Minnesota Management and Budget's
2.7Guidance to Agencies on Legacy Fund
2.8Expenditure. Notwithstanding Minnesota
2.9Statutes, section 16A.28, and unless
2.10otherwise specified in this article, fiscal year
2.112014 appropriations are available until June
2.1230, 2015, and fiscal year 2015 appropriations
2.13are available until June 30, 2016. If a project
2.14receives federal funds, the time period of
2.15the appropriation is extended to equal the
2.16availability of federal funding.

2.18(a) $350,000 the first year and $350,000 the
2.19second year are to increase monitoring for
2.20pesticides and pesticide degradates in surface
2.21water and groundwater and to use data
2.22collected to assess pesticide use practices.
2.23(b) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
2.24the second year are to increase monitoring
2.25and evaluate trends in the concentration of
2.26nitrates in groundwater in high-risk areas
2.27and regionally and to promote and evaluate
2.28regional and crop-specific nutrient best
2.29management practices. This appropriation is
2.30available until June 30, 2018.
2.31(c) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
2.32the second year are for the agriculture best
2.33management practices loan program. At
2.34least $1,300,000 each year is for transfer
3.1to an agricultural and environmental
3.2revolving account created under Minnesota
3.3Statutes, section 17.117, subdivision 5a,
3.4and is available for pass-through to local
3.5government and lenders for low-interest
3.6loans under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.717.117. Any unencumbered balance
3.8that is not used for pass-through to local
3.9governments does not cancel at the end of the
3.10first year and is available for the second year.
3.11(d) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
3.12the second year are for research, pilot
3.13projects, and technical assistance on
3.14proper implementation of best management
3.15practices and more precise information on
3.16nonpoint contributions to impaired waters.
3.17This appropriation is available until June 30,
3.19(e) $1,050,000 the first year and $1,050,000
3.20the second year are for research to quantify
3.21agricultural contributions to impaired waters
3.22and for development and evaluation of
3.23best management practices to protect and
3.24restore water resources while maintaining
3.25productivity. This appropriation is available
3.26until June 30, 2018.
3.27(f) $175,000 the first year and $75,000 the
3.28second year are for a research inventory
3.29database containing water-related research
3.30activities. Any information technology
3.31development or support or costs necessary
3.32for this research inventory database will be
3.33incorporated into the agency's service level
3.34agreement with and paid to the Office of
4.1Enterprise Technology. This appropriation is
4.2available until June 30, 2018.
4.3(g) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
4.4the second year are to implement a Minnesota
4.5agricultural water quality certification
4.6program. This appropriation is available
4.7until June 30, 2018.
4.8(h) $110,000 the first year and $110,000 the
4.9second year are to provide funding for a
4.10regional irrigation water quality specialist
4.11through the University of Minnesota
4.12Extension Service.
4.13(i) $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the
4.14second year are to develop and implement
4.15a comprehensive, up-to-date instruction
4.16system for animal waste technicians who
4.17apply manure to the ground for hire.

4.19(a) $9,000,000 the first year and $9,000,000
4.20the second year are for the total maximum
4.21daily load grant program under Minnesota
4.22Statutes, section 446A.073. This
4.23appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
4.24(b) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
4.25the second year are for small community
4.26wastewater treatment grants and loans under
4.27Minnesota Statues, section 446A.075. This
4.28appropriation is available until June 30, 2018.
4.29(c) If there are any uncommitted funds at
4.30the end of each fiscal year under paragraph
4.31(a) or (b), the Public Facilities Authority
4.32may transfer the remaining funds to eligible
4.33projects under any of the programs listed
5.1in this section based on their priority rank
5.2on the Pollution Control Agency's project
5.3priority list.

5.5(a) $7,500,000 the first year and $7,500,000
5.6the second year are for completion of 20
5.7percent of the needed statewide assessments
5.8of surface water quality and trends. Of this
5.9amount, $500,000 each year is to monitor
5.10and assess contaminants of emerging concern
5.11in groundwater and surface water
5.12(b) $9,400,000 the first year and $9,400,000
5.13the second year are to develop watershed
5.14restoration and protection strategies
5.15(WRAPS), which include total maximum
5.16daily load (TMDL) studies and TMDL
5.17implementation plans for waters listed on
5.18the Unites States Environmental Protection
5.19Agency approved impaired waters list in
5.20accordance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter
5.21114D. The agency shall complete an average
5.22of ten percent of the TMDLs each year over
5.23the biennium.
5.24(c) $1,125,000 the first year and $1,125,000
5.25the second year are for groundwater
5.26assessment, including enhancing the
5.27ambient monitoring network, modeling,
5.28and continuing to monitor for and assess
5.29contaminants of emerging concern.
5.30(d) $750,000 the first year and $750,000
5.31the second year are for water quality
5.32improvements in the lower St. Louis River
5.33and Duluth harbor. This appropriation must
6.1be matched at a rate of 65 percent nonstate
6.2money to 35 percent state money.
6.3(e) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
6.4the second year are for the clean water
6.5partnership program to provide grants
6.6to protect and improve the basins and
6.7watersheds of the state and provide financial
6.8and technical assistance to study waters
6.9with nonpoint source pollution problems.
6.10Priority shall be given to projects preventing
6.11impairments and degradation of lakes, rivers,
6.12streams, and groundwater in accordance
6.13with Minnesota Statutes, section 114D.20,
6.14subdivision 2, clause (4). Any balance
6.15remaining in the first year does not cancel
6.16and is available for the second year.
6.17(f) $275,000 the first year and $275,000 the
6.18second year are for storm water research and
6.20(g) $1,150,000 the first year and $1,150,000
6.21the second year are for TMDL research and
6.22database development.
6.23(h) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
6.24the second year are to initiate development of
6.25a multiagency watershed database reporting
6.27(i) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
6.28the second year are for national pollutant
6.29discharge elimination system wastewater and
6.30storm water TMDL implementation efforts.
6.31(j) $375,000 the first year and $375,000
6.32the second year are for identification of
6.33application options for water standards.
7.1(k) $2,700,000 the first year and $2,700,000
7.2the second year are to protect groundwater
7.3or prevent groundwater degradation by
7.4enhancing the county-level delivery system
7.5for subsurface sewage treatment systems
7.6(SSTS) to support activities necessary to
7.7implement Minnesota Statutes, sections
7.8115.55 and 115.56. The commissioner shall
7.9consult with the SSTS Implementation and
7.10Enforcement Task Force in developing a
7.11distribution allocation for the county base
7.13(l) $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the
7.14second year are to support activities of the
7.15Clean Water Council according to Minnesota
7.16Statutes, section 114D.30, subdivision 1.
7.17(m) Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes,
7.18section 16A.28, the appropriations
7.19encumbered on or before June 30, 2015,
7.20as grants or contracts in this section are
7.21available until June 30, 2018.

7.24(a) $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000
7.25the second year are for stream flow
7.27(b) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000
7.28the second year are for lake Index of
7.29Biological Integrity (IBI) assessments.
7.30(c) $135,000 the first year and $135,000
7.31the second year are for assessing mercury
7.32contamination of fish, including monitoring
7.33to track the status of waters impaired by
8.1mercury and mercury reduction efforts over
8.3(d) $1,850,000 the first year and $1,850,000
8.4the second year are for developing targeted,
8.5science-based watershed restoration and
8.6protection strategies.
8.7(e) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
8.8the second year are for water supply planning,
8.9aquifer protection, and monitoring activities.
8.10(f) $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000
8.11the second year are for technical assistance
8.12to support local implementation of nonpoint
8.13source restoration and protection activities,
8.14including water quality protection in forested
8.16(g) $675,000 the first year and $675,000 the
8.17second year are for applied research and tools,
8.18including watershed hydrologic modeling;
8.19maintaining and updating spatial data for
8.20watershed boundaries, streams, and water
8.21bodies and integrating high-resolution digital
8.22elevation data; assessing effectiveness of
8.23forestry best management practices for water
8.24quality; and developing a biomonitoring
8.26(h) $550,000 the first year and $550,000
8.27the second year are for developing county
8.28geologic atlases.

8.31(a) $18,000,000 the first year and
8.32$18,000,000 the second year are for grants
8.33to protect and restore surface water and
8.34drinking water; to keep water on the land; to
9.1protect, enhance, and restore water quality
9.2in lakes, rivers, and streams; and to protect
9.3groundwater and drinking water, including
9.4feedlot water quality and subsurface sewage
9.5treatment system (SSTS) projects and
9.6stream bank, stream channel, and shoreline
9.7restoration projects. The projects must be of
9.8long-lasting public benefit, include a match,
9.9and be consistent with total maximum daily
9.10load (TMDL) implementation plans or local
9.11water management plans or their equivalents.
9.12(b) $4,000,000 the first year and $4,000,000
9.13the second year are for targeted local
9.14resource protection and enhancement grants.
9.15The board shall give priority consideration
9.16to projects and practices that complement,
9.17supplement, or exceed current state standards
9.18for protection, enhancement, and restoration
9.19of water quality in lakes, rivers, and streams
9.20or that protect groundwater from degradation.
9.21(c) $900,000 the first year and $900,000 the
9.22second year are to provide state oversight
9.23and accountability, evaluate results, and
9.24measure the value of conservation program
9.25implementation by local governments,
9.26including submission to the legislature
9.27by March 1 each year an annual report
9.28prepared by the board, in consultation with
9.29the commissioners of natural resources,
9.30health, agriculture, and the Pollution Control
9.31Agency, detailing the recipients and projects
9.32funded under this section.
9.33(d) $1,700,000 the first year and $1,700,000
9.34the second year are for grants and technical
9.35assistance for the conservation drainage
10.1management program in consultation with
10.2the Drainage Work Group, created under
10.3Minnesota Statutes, section 103B.101,
10.4subdivision 13, to facilitate planning, design,
10.5and installation of conservation practices on
10.6drainage systems that will result in water
10.7quality improvements, including associated
10.8outcomes documentation and outreach to
10.9conservation decision makers. The board
10.10shall coordinate conservation practice
10.11standards with the Natural Resources
10.12Conservation Service of the United States
10.13Department of Agriculture.
10.14(e) $6,500,000 the first year and $6,500,000
10.15the second year are to purchase and restore
10.16permanent conservation easements on
10.17riparian buffers adjacent to lakes, rivers,
10.18streams, and tributaries, to keep water on the
10.19land in order to decrease sediment, pollutant,
10.20and nutrient transport; reduce hydrologic
10.21impacts to surface waters; and increase
10.22infiltration for groundwater recharge. This
10.23appropriation may be used for restoration
10.24of riparian buffers protected by easements
10.25purchased with this appropriation and for
10.26stream bank restorations when the riparian
10.27buffers have been restored.
10.28(f) $1,300,000 the first year and $1,300,000
10.29the second year are for permanent
10.30conservation easements on wellhead
10.31protection areas under Minnesota Statutes,
10.32section 103F.515, subdivision 2, paragraph
10.33(d). Priority must be placed on land that
10.34is located where the vulnerability of the
10.35drinking water supply is designated as high
10.36or very high by the commissioner of health.
11.1(g) $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000
11.2the second year are for community partners
11.3grants to local units of government for:
11.4(1) structural or vegetative management
11.5practices that reduce storm water runoff
11.6from developed or disturbed lands to reduce
11.7the movement of sediment, nutrients, and
11.8pollutants for restoration, protection, or
11.9enhancement of water quality in lakes, rivers,
11.10and streams and to protect groundwater
11.11and drinking water; and (2) installation
11.12of proven and effective water retention
11.13practices including, but not limited to, rain
11.14gardens and other vegetated infiltration
11.15basins and sediment control basins in order
11.16to keep water on the land. The projects
11.17must be of long-lasting public benefit,
11.18include a local match, and be consistent
11.19with TMDL implementation plans or local
11.20water management plans or their equivalents.
11.21Local government unit costs may be used as
11.22a match.
11.23(h) $84,000 the first year and $84,000 the
11.24second year are for a technical evaluation
11.25panel to conduct up to ten restoration
11.26evaluations under Minnesota Statutes,
11.27section 114D.50, subdivision 6.
11.28(i) The board shall contract for services
11.29with Conservation Corps Minnesota for
11.30restoration, maintenance, and other activities
11.31under this section for up to $500,000 the first
11.32year and up to $500,000 the second year.
11.33(j) The board may shift grant or cost-share
11.34funds in this section and may adjust the
11.35technical and administrative assistance
12.1portion of the funds to leverage federal or
12.2other nonstate funds or to address oversight
12.3responsibilities or high-priority needs
12.4identified in local water management plans.
12.5(k) The board shall require grantees to
12.6specify the outcomes that will be achieved
12.7by the grants prior to any grant awards.
12.8(l) The appropriations in this section are
12.9available until June 30, 2018. Returned grant
12.10funds are available until expended and shall
12.11be regranted consistent with the purposes of
12.12this section.

12.14(a) $1,170,000 the first year and $1,170,000
12.15the second year are for addressing public
12.16health concerns related to contaminants found
12.17in Minnesota drinking water for which no
12.18health-based drinking water standards exist.
12.19(b) $1,615,000 the first year and $1,615,000
12.20the second year are for protection of drinking
12.21water sources.
12.22(c) $250,000 the first year and $250,000 the
12.23second year are for cost-share assistance to
12.24public and private well owners for up to 50
12.25percent of the cost of sealing unused wells.
12.26(d) $390,000 the first year and $390,000 the
12.27second year are to update and expand the
12.28County Well Index.
12.29(e) $325,000 the first year and $325,000 the
12.30second year are for studying the occurrence
12.31and magnitude of contaminants in private
12.32wells and developing guidance to ensure that
13.1new well placement minimizes the potential
13.2for risks.
13.3(f) $105,000 the first year and $105,000 the
13.4second year are for monitoring recreational
13.5beaches on Lake Superior for pollutants that
13.6may pose a public health risk.
13.7(g) The appropriations in this section are
13.8available until June 30, 2016.

13.10$766,000 the first year and $600,000 the
13.11second year are for implementation of the
13.12master water supply plan developed under
13.13Minnesota Statutes, section 473.1565."
13.14Amend the title accordingly