Listed below are upcoming ACRRA Board meetings. The ACRRA Board will meet at 9:30a.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 if there is 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 contact 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
February 15*, 2023 January 16, 2023 December 17, 2022
April 19, 2023 March 20, 2023 February 17, 2023
July 19, 2023 June 20, 2023 May 19, 2023
October 18, 2023 September 18, 2023 August 18, 2023

*The January 18, 2023, meeting has now changed to February 15, 2023.

These meetings will be posted here. They are not posted in the State Register.

October 19, 2022 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 2022 from levels that had been set in 2018. This was due to the ACRRA fund balance was nearing the fund minimum. Since that time, the legislature has increased the maximum reimbursement amount per site and has also changed the fund balance requirements to remain within $2,000,000 and $6,500,000. These changes were not part of the projections when the last increase was made.

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 drop below the new minimum balance of two million dollars during 2023 based on the estimated expenditures and revenue trends unless surcharge rates increase. 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 2023.

The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 immediately following the regularly scheduled 9:30 a.m. ACRRA Board meeting. The meeting will be held in room B555 at 625 Robert Street N in St. Paul. If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to submit a comment, please send an email with the comment to: