Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality

Appropriations Subcommittee


The committee chairs have scheduled the following meeting:


                                    DATE:       Tuesday, February 6, 2018

                                    TIME:       8:00 a.m.

                                    PLACE:     Room 210, Senate Building




Sen. David P. Hinkins, Chair

Rep. Stewart E. Barlow, Chair

Rep. Scott H. Chew, House Vice Chair


                  Sen. Jim Dabakis                                               Rep. Carl R. Albrecht

                  Sen. Margaret Dayton                                       Rep. Kay J. Christofferson

                  Sen. Don L. Ipson                                             Rep. Susan Duckworth

                  Sen. Peter C. Knudson                                      Rep. Stephen G. Handy

                  Sen. Ralph Okerlund                                         Rep. Karen Kwan

                  Sen. Evan J. Vickers                                          Rep. Michael E. Noel

                                                                                          Rep. Lee B. Perry

                                                                                          Rep. Douglas V. Sagers

                                                                                          Rep. Keven J. Stratton

                                                                                          Rep. Christine F. Watkins



Staff:          Ivan D. Djambov, Fiscal Analyst                       Alex Wilson, Fiscal Analyst

                                                                                          Katiemarie Harmon, Secretary



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Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality

Appropriations Subcommittee

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 8:00 a.m.


Please note: This subcommittee will only consider requests for funding that are accompanied by an itemized budget with specific timeframes and performance measures, which should be submitted to the Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst at least 24 hours prior to the presentation of the request.  All appropriations will be made to state agencies, which must follow state procurement laws and use competitive bids, requests for proposal, or sole source determination.


1.     8:00 a.m.       Approval of Minutes

2.     8:05 a.m.       RFA - Air Quality Science for Solutions - Rep. Barlow, Rep. Redd

3.     8:12 a.m.       RFA - Freight Switcher Emissions Mitigation - Rep. Handy

4.     8:19 a.m.       RFA - Air Quality FTE: Technical Analysis Scientist - Rep. Handy

5.     8:26 a.m.       RFA - Air Quality FTE: Stack Test Auditor - Rep. Handy

6.     8:33 a.m.       RFA - Legal Defense Fund - Sen. Van Tassell

7.     8:40 a.m.       RFA - Sage Grouse State Plan - Sen. Van Tassell

8.     8:47 a.m.       RFA - HB 169 - Fiscal Note - Rep. Knotwell

9.     8:54 a.m.       RFA - PLPCO - NGO - Funding - Rep. Noel

10.  9:01 a.m.       RFA - Watershed Restoration Initiative - Rep. Noel

11.  9:08 a.m.        RFA - Technology for improving efficiencies in DEQ Waste Management - Rep. Perry

12.  9:15 a.m.       RFA - Bear Lake Recreation Improvements - Rep. Perry

13.  9:22 a.m.       RFA - Foundation for Integrated Resource Management (F.I.R.M.) - Sen. Knudson

14.  9:29 a.m.       RFA - Mobile Monitoring Data Collection - Sen. Escamilla

15.  9:36 a.m.       Public Lands Policy Coordination Office Requests

16.  9:45 a.m.       DEQ Requests

17.  10:15 a.m.      Parks and Recreation Requests

18.  10:40 a.m.      Water Resources Requests

19.  10:45 a.m.      Wildlife Resources Requests

20.  10:50 a.m.      Other Business