Listed below are upcoming ACRRA Board meetings. The ACRRA Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. in Conference Room OLF-B555, Minnesota Department of Agriculture Building, 625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Pursuant to Minn. Stat. 18E.05 Subd. 3. "The board must receive a completed application at least 30 days before a board meeting in order for a request for reimbursement or payment to be considered at that meeting." To help ensure your application is "complete," submit 30 days prior to the deadline (60 days prior to the ACRRA Board meeting). Regular ACRRA Board meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of every third month. A scheduled meeting may be canceled due to insufficient funds in the account or insufficient business.
Changes to scheduled meetings will be announced on the ACRRA website
If you would like to be placed on the ACRRA Board mailing/email lists, please get in touch with ACRRA Program Staff at 651-201-6138.
|ACRRA Board Meeting||Deadline for Submittal of Complete Applications||Recommended Submittal Date to Assure Applications are Complete by the 30-day Deadline.|
|August 16, 2023*||July 17, 2023||June 20, 2023|
|November 15, 2023*||October 16, 2023||September 18, 2023|
|January 17, 2024||December 18, 2023||November 17, 2023|
|April 17, 2024||March 15, 2024||February 16, 2024|
*All previously scheduled 2023 meeting dates have been changed.
These meetings will be posted here. They are not posted in the State Register.
August 16, 2023 ACRRA Board Meeting
The next ACRRA Board meeting will be held in person at the MDA office in St. Paul (address listed above), but we will also provide a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person.
The virtual option for the meeting will be held through Teams.
Join on your computer, mobile app or room device
Meeting ID: 284 989 761 828
Join with a video conferencing device
Video Conference ID: 117 248 104 7
Or call in (audio only)
+1 651-395-7448,,41082224# United States, St. Paul
Phone Conference ID: 410 822 24#
August 16, 2023 Public Hearing
The Agricultural Chemical Response and Reimbursement Account (ACRRA) was created to reimburse persons for costs incurred in cleaning up agricultural chemical (pesticide and fertilizer) incidents. The account is funded by annual surcharges assessed on pesticide and fertilizer manufacturers, distributors, applicators, and dealers. The surcharge rate has changed throughout the years of the program. ACRRA surcharges were increased in January of 2023. This was due to the ACRRA fund balance nearing the fund minimum and the projection that there would be influx of sites seeking reimbursement for the additional $200,000 that was made available to them beginning January 1, 2023. Since that time, the amount of applications received was less than projected and the amount of revenue was more than expected.
The MDA has a statutory responsibility to maintain the ACRRA fund balance between $2,000,000 and $6,500,000. The balance is projected to rise above the new maximum balance of 6.5 million dollars during 2024 based on the estimated expenditures and revenue trends unless surcharge rates decrease. The MDA will conduct a public hearing to take comments about a proposal to increase surcharge rates. If these changes are approved by the Commissioner, they would take effect beginning January of 2024. A public hearing was held on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 to discuss the potential decrease of rates. Public comment will still be accepted via email; please submit to Jennie.Andryski@state.mn.us.