1.1.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 3158, the delete everything amendment
1.2(H3158DE1), as follows:
1.3Page 10, after line 28, insert:

1.4    "Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 103G.271, subdivision 6, is amended to read:
1.5    Subd. 6. Water use permit processing fee. (a) Except as described in paragraphs
1.6(b) to (f) (g), a water use permit processing fee must be prescribed by the commissioner in
1.7accordance with the schedule of fees in this subdivision for each water use permit in force
1.8at any time during the year. Fees collected under this paragraph are credited to the water
1.9management account in the natural resources fund. The schedule is as follows, with the
1.10stated fee in each clause applied to the total amount appropriated:
1.11    (1) $140 for amounts not exceeding 50,000,000 gallons per year;
1.12    (2) $3.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 50,000,000 gallons but less
1.13than 100,000,000 gallons per year;
1.14    (3) $4 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 100,000,000 gallons but less
1.15than 150,000,000 gallons per year;
1.16    (4) $4.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 150,000,000 gallons but
1.17less than 200,000,000 gallons per year;
1.18    (5) $5 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 200,000,000 gallons but less
1.19than 250,000,000 gallons per year;
1.20    (6) $5.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 250,000,000 gallons but
1.21less than 300,000,000 gallons per year;
1.22    (7) $6 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 300,000,000 gallons but less
1.23than 350,000,000 gallons per year;
1.24    (8) $6.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 350,000,000 gallons but
1.25less than 400,000,000 gallons per year;
1.26    (9) $7 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 400,000,000 gallons but less
1.27than 450,000,000 gallons per year;
2.1    (10) $7.50 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 450,000,000 gallons but
2.2less than 500,000,000 gallons per year; and
2.3    (11) $8 per 1,000,000 gallons for amounts greater than 500,000,000 gallons per year.
2.4    (b) For once-through cooling systems, a water use processing fee must be prescribed
2.5by the commissioner in accordance with the following schedule of fees for each water use
2.6permit in force at any time during the year:
2.7    (1) for nonprofit corporations and school districts, $200 per 1,000,000 gallons; and
2.8    (2) for all other users, $420 per 1,000,000 gallons.
2.9    (c) The fee is payable based on the amount of water appropriated during the year
2.10and, except as provided in paragraph (f), the minimum fee is $100.
2.11    (d) For water use processing fees other than once-through cooling systems:
2.12    (1) the fee for a city of the first class may not exceed $250,000 per year;
2.13    (2) the fee for other entities for any permitted use may not exceed:
2.14    (i) $60,000 per year for an entity holding three or fewer permits;
2.15    (ii) $90,000 per year for an entity holding four or five permits; or
2.16    (iii) $300,000 per year for an entity holding more than five permits;
2.17    (3) the fee for agricultural irrigation may not exceed $750 per year;
2.18    (4) the fee for a municipality that furnishes electric service and cogenerates steam
2.19for home heating may not exceed $10,000 for its permit for water use related to the
2.20cogeneration of electricity and steam; and
2.21    (5) no fee is required for a project involving the appropriation of surface water to
2.22prevent flood damage or to remove flood waters during a period of flooding, as determined
2.23by the commissioner.
2.24    (e) Failure to pay the fee is sufficient cause for revoking a permit. A penalty of two
2.25percent per month calculated from the original due date must be imposed on the unpaid
2.26balance of fees remaining 30 days after the sending of a second notice of fees due. A fee
2.27may not be imposed on an agency, as defined in section 16B.01, subdivision 2, or federal
2.28governmental agency holding a water appropriation permit.
2.29    (f) The minimum water use processing fee for a permit issued for irrigation of
2.30agricultural land is $20 for years in which:
2.31    (1) there is no appropriation of water under the permit; or
2.32    (2) the permit is suspended for more than seven consecutive days between May 1
2.33and October 1.
2.34(g) The commissioner shall waive the water use permit fee for installations and
2.35projects that use storm water runoff or where public entities treat public waters of the
3.1state, unless the commissioner determines that the proposed use adversely affects surface
3.2water or ground water to a significant extent.
3.3    (g) (h) A surcharge of $30 per million gallons in addition to the fee prescribed in
3.4paragraph (a) shall be applied to the volume of water used in each of the months of June,
3.5July, and August that exceeds the volume of water used in January for municipal water
3.6use, irrigation of golf courses, and landscape irrigation. The surcharge for municipalities
3.7with more than one permit shall be determined based on the total appropriations from all
3.8permits that supply a common distribution system."
3.9Renumber the sections in sequence and correct the internal references
3.10Amend the title accordingly