STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
HOUSE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE DIVISION
Chair Hansen called the meeting to order at 8:33 A.M. on February 12, 2009 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Committee members present:
Persell, John (Vice-Chair)
Wagenius, Jean (Chair)
A quorum was present at 8:35 A.M.
Janelle Taylor, House Research, reviewed state statutes relating to environmental assessment worksheets (EAW) and environmental impact statements (EIS).
The following testified on the EAW process for the Eyota ethanol plant:
Jeffrey Broberg, President, Minnesota Trout Association
Jan Blevins, Olmsted County Concerned Citizens
Paul Wotzka, Olmsted County Concerned Citizens
Jess Richards, Biofuels Manager, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Charles Dayton, volunteer, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Representative Persell moved that the minutes for the Feb. 10 meeting be approved. The motion prevailed.
The committee adjourned at 10:01 A.M.
Jean Wagenius, Chair
Melissa Hysing, Committee Legislative Assistant