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Mineral Coordinating Committee
Also known as:
Minerals Coordinating Committee
Minnesota Minerals Coordinating Committee
Active dates:1987 -
Function: The Minerals Coordinating Committee (MCC) is responsible for the management and coordination of Minnesota's Mineral Diversification Program Projects.
The Mineral Diversification Program was created by the Minnesota Legislature in 1987, "To provide for the diversification of the State's mineral economy through long term support of mineral exploration, development, production, and commercialization".
The Mineral Coordinating Committee was reviewed by the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy (LCPFP) in 2013 as part of their biennial duty required by Minn. Stat. 3.885 Subd. 11. The LCPFP's 2013 Recommendations called for keeping the committee.
Per Minn. Stat. 93.0015 the committee expires June 30, 2016.
The Mineral Coordinating Committee consists of:
(1) the commissioner of natural resources;
(2) the deputy commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency;
(3) the director of United Steelworkers of America, District 11, or the director's designee;
(4) the commissioner of Iron Range resources and rehabilitation;
(5) the director of the Minnesota Geological Survey;
(6) the dean of the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology;
(7) the director of the Natural Resources Research Institute; and
(8) Four individuals appointed by the governor for a four-year term, one each representing the iron ore and taconite, nonferrous metallic minerals, and industrial minerals industries within the state.
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