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Budget Summary FY2013

Department of Conservation and Recreation
Data Current as of:  7/7/2012





FISCAL YEAR 2013 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2013
Conference
FY2013
Vetoes
FY2013
GAA
Department of Conservation and Recreation Administration 3,800 0 3,800
Watershed Management Program 1,010 0 1,010
Stormwater Management 398 0 398
DCR Seasonals 12,457 0 12,457
Office of Dam Safety 354 0 354
State Parks and Recreation 41,409 -550 40,859
Department of Conservation and Recreation Retained Revenue 14,142 0 14,142
State House Park Rangers 1,366 0 1,366
Streetlighting 3,060 0 3,060
TOTAL    77,996 -550 77,446

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account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION 95,610,420
Direct Appropriations
2800-0100 Department of Conservation and Recreation Administration
For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of state police to provide police coverage on department of conservation and recreation properties and parkways; provided further, that the department of state police shall reimburse the department of conservation and recreation for costs incurred by the department of state police including, but not limited to, vehicle maintenance and repairs, the operation of department of state police buildings and other related costs; provided further, that notwithstanding section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the department shall establish or renegotiate fees, licenses, permits, rents and leases and adjust or develop other revenue sources to fund the maintenance, operation and administration of the department; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae; and provided further, funds may be expended for the Schooner Ernestina in New Bedford
3,800,459
2800-0101 Watershed Management Program
For the watershed management program to operate and maintain reservoirs, watershed lands and related infrastructure of the department of conservation and recreation and the office of water resources in the department; provided, that the amount of the payment shall be charged to the General Fund and shall not be included in the amount of the annual determination of fiscal year charges to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority assessed to the authority under the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments pursuant to chapter 616 of the acts of 1957, as amended by section 89 of chapter 801 of the acts of 1963; and provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments pursuant to chapter 307 of the acts of 1987 for the use of certain land
1,010,223
2800-0401 Stormwater Management
For a program to provide stormwater management for all properties and roadways under the care, custody and control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the department shall implement a stormwater management program in compliance with federal and state stormwater management requirements; provided further, that the department shall inventory all stormwater infrastructure, assess its stormwater practices, analyze long-term capital and operational needs and develop a stormwater management plan to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements; and provided further, that in order to protect public safety and to protect water resources for water supply, recreational and ecosystem uses, the department shall immediately implement interim stormwater management practices including, but not limited to, street sweeping, inspection and cleaning of catch basins and emergency repairs to roadway drainage
397,738
2800-0501 DCR Seasonals
For the operation of the beaches, pools and spray pools under the control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the seasonal hires of the department's parks, beaches, pools and spray pools shall be paid from this item; provided further, that all beaches, pools and spray pools shall remain open and staffed from Memorial Day through Labor Day; provided further, that the beaches, pools and spray pools shall be fully maintained; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for year-round seasonal employees; provided further, that seasonal employees who are hired before the second Sunday preceding Memorial Day, whose employment continues beyond the Saturday following Labor Day and who received health insurance benefits in fiscal year 2012 shall continue to receive such benefits in fiscal year 2013 during the period of their seasonal employment; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30, or beginning not earlier than September 1 and ending not later than April 30; and provided further, that notwithstanding said section 1 of said chapter 31, seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 8 months within a 12-month period
12,456,552
2800-0700 Office of Dam Safety
For the office of dam safety; provided, that the department shall, in collaboration with the department of environmental protection and the department of fish and game, establish and maintain a comprehensive inventory of all dams and develop a coordinated permitting and regulatory approach to dam removal for stream restoration and public safety; and provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 3, 2012, that shall include, but not be limited to the following: (i) the number of dam inspections scheduled for fiscal year 2013; and (ii) the number of dams in need of repair or replacement
354,153
2810-0100 State Parks and Recreation
For the operation of the division of state parks and recreation; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used: (i) to operate all of the division's parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under the care, custody and control of the division, flood control activities of the division, reservations, campgrounds, beaches and pools; (ii) for the oversight of rinks; and (iii) to protect and manage the division's lands and natural resources, including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; provided further, that the same properties shall be open in fiscal year 2013 as were open in fiscal year 2012; provided further, that the crossing guards located at department of conservation and recreation intersections shall continue to perform the duties where state police previously performed such duties; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the rinks under the control of the department shall remain open and staffed for the full rink season; provided further, that the department may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for the purposes of item 2800-9004 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Gardner Heritage State Park in the city of Gardner; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the development and maintenance of a pedestrian river walk in the city of Lowell along route 110; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for open space improvements in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and improvement of the Fellsmere Pond Reservoir in the city of Malden; provided further that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Let's Row Boston program administered by Community Rowing, Inc. of the city of Boston; and provided further, that not less than $525,000 shall be expended for the hiring, training and salaries of new full-time district patrolmen and truckmen under the bureau of forest fire control
40,859,387
2820-0101 State House Park Rangers
For the costs associated with the department's park rangers specific to the security of the state house; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall only be expended for the costs of security and park rangers at the state house
1,366,171
2820-2000 Streetlighting
For the operation of street lighting and the expenses of maintaining the parkways of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the department of conservation and recreation shall take all measures to further ensure that said department's street lighting efforts are efficient and cost effective; and provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for a pilot program utilizing low energy street lighting in the town of Natick
3,060,000

account description amount
Retained Revenues
2810-2041 Department of Conservation and Recreation Retained Revenue
For the department of conservation and recreation, which may not expend more than $14,141,673 from revenue collected by the department including, but not limited to, revenues collected from: (i) campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program; (ii) permits, leases, concessions and all other contracts; (iii) telecommunications system user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation and as received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the division of highways, the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel Project, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities; (iv) skating rink fees and rentals; (v) Ponkapoag golf course fees and rentals; (vi) Leo J. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized pursuant to section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $17,677,091, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for the following purposes: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department's skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. Martin golf course at an amount not less than $824,790; provided further, that nothing in this item shall impair or diminish the rights of access and utilization of all current users of the telecommunications system under agreements previously entered into; provided further, that this item may be reimbursed by political subdivisions of the commonwealth and private entities for direct and indirect costs expended by the department to maintain the telecommunications system; provided further, that when assigning time for the use of its skating rinks, the department shall give priority to general public skating, and then to those which qualify under applicable state and federal law as a nonprofit organization or as a public school; provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that no expenditures made in advance of the receipts shall be permitted to exceed 75 per cent of the amount of revenues projected by the first quarterly statement required by section 1B; provided further, that the comptroller shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at the time subsequent quarterly statements are published of the variance between actual and projected receipts in each such quarter and the implications of that variance for expenditures made; provided further, that the department may devise a plan to provide free or reduced admission to facilities under its control to veterans utilizing funds from this item and the department shall present this plan to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 3, 2012; and provided further, that the department shall continue to review revenue collection processes to maximize revenue generation under current laws and regulations
14,141,673

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 18,164,064
2800-9707 National Flood Insurance Program - FEMA Community Assistance Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Flood Insurance Program - FEMA Community Assistance Program
184,000
2800-9710 FEMA Cooperating Technical Partnership program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FEMA Cooperating Technical Partnership program
104,000
2800-9726 National Dam Safety Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Dam Safety Grants
151,894
2800-9729 US Department of Education - Rec-Connect Grant
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US Department of Education Rec-Connect Grant
35,398
2820-9702 Volunteer Fire Assistance - Rural Communities
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Volunteer Fire Assistance - Rural Communities
81,249
2820-9704 National Resource Conservation - Wildlife Incentives Habitat Incentives Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Resource Conservation Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
8,203
2820-9705 Animal and Plant Health Inspections
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Animal and Plant Health Inspections
11,000,000
2820-9706 NCRS Agree Help Landowners Forestland
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NCRS Agree Help Landowners Forestland
70,000
2821-9705 USDA Forest Service - Urban and Community Forestry
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, USDA Forest Service - Urban and Community Forestry
508,002
2821-9708 Urban Community Forest Tornado Recovery
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Urban Community Forest Tornado Recovery
10,000
2821-9709 Forest Stewardship and Forest Legacy Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forest Stewardship and Forest Legacy Grants
1,282,602
2821-9711 State Fire Assistance Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Fire Assistance Grants
553,936
2821-9713 Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Management in Southeastern Massachusetts
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Management in Southeastern Massachusetts
205,613
2821-9715 Forest Stewardship Re-Design Grant
For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, Forest Stewardship Re-Design Grant
197,611
2821-9726 Forest Health Management - US Forest Service
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forest Health Management - US Forest Service
104,465
2830-9731 USFWS - Coastal Wetlands Conservation
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, USFWS - Coastal Wetlands Conservation
500,000
2840-9709 Operations and Management Grant for Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Operations and Management Grant for Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve
788,780
2840-9712 2011 NOAA Grant for Facility Renovations at Waquoit Bay
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, 2011 NOAA Grant for Facility Renovations at Waquoit Bay
734,675
2850-9701 Recreational Trails Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Recreational Trails Program
1,373,210
2850-9702 Mt Greylock TCSP for O&M Manual & Interpretive Improvements
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mount Greylock TCSP for O&M Manual & Interpretive Improvements
270,426

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