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Budget Summary FY2014

Department of Conservation and Recreation
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013





FISCAL YEAR 2014 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2014
Conference
FY2014
Vetoes
FY2014
Overrides
FY2014
GAA
Department of Conservation and Recreation Administration 4,273 0 0 4,273
Watershed Management Program 1,010 0 0 1,010
Stormwater Management 405 0 0 405
DCR Seasonals 12,652 0 0 12,652
Office of Dam Safety 355 0 0 355
State Parks and Recreation 42,555 -570 570 42,555
Department of Conservation and Recreation Retained Revenue 14,142 0 0 14,142
State House Park Rangers 1,438 0 0 1,438
Streetlighting 3,000 0 0 3,000
TOTAL    79,830 -570 570 79,830 0  

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account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION 90,132,214
Direct Appropriations
2800-0100 Department of Conservation and Recreation Administration
For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, 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, that no funds shall be expended from this item for personnel overtime costs
4,273,069
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 pursuant to the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments pursuant to chapter 616 of the acts of 1957; 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 implement 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
405,042
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 2013 shall continue to receive such benefits in fiscal year 2014 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; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made from this item other than for the purposes identified in this item; 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
12,651,578
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, 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 annual reports pursuant to section 64 of chapter 21 of the General Laws
355,263
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: (a) to operate all of the division's parks, 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; (b) to oversee rinks; and (c) 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 2014 as were open in fiscal year 2013; 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 not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control; 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; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the expansion of programs at Thayer Recreational Field in the town of Lancaster; 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 $300,000 shall be expended for sand harvesting or the purchase of sand to renourish Salisbury Beach State Reservation; provided further, that no less than $75,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and improvement of the Felllsmere Pond Reservoir in the City of Malden; provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town playground at the Clyde F. Brown Elementary School in Millis; provided further, that $20,000 shall be expended for a safety grant for the town of Franklin; 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 $750,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the development of a facility for the enjoyment of the public in Sacramone Park in the city of Everett
42,554,957
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
1,438,041
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
3,000,000

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Retained Revenues
2810-2041 Department of Conservation and Recreation Retained Revenue
For the department of conservation and recreation, which may expend not more than $14,141,673 from revenue collected by the department including, but not limited to, revenues collected from: (a) campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program; (b) fees, permits, leases, rentals, concessions and all other contracts; (c) 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 highway division in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities; (d) skating rink fees and rentals; (e) Ponkapoag golf course fees and rentals; (f) Leo J. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (g) activities authorized under 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: (i) the operation and expenses of the department; (ii) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (iii) the operation and maintenance of the department's telecommunications system; (iv) the operation and maintenance of the department's skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (v) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (vi) 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 first priority to general public skating and then to an entity which qualifies 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 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 shall continue to review the revenue collection process to maximize revenue generation under current laws and regulations; provided further, that the department shall develop a plan to provide free or reduced admission to veterans at facilities under its control; provided further, that upon creation of the plan, the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the plan including, but not limited to, any cost implications of the plan and its long-term effect on the department's ability to support the operations of its facilities; provided further, that the plan shall be submitted not later than June 30, 2014; and provided further, that the department shall not implement the plan prior to legislative action
14,141,673

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 10,302,368
2800-9707 National Flood Insurance Program - FEMA Community Assistance
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Flood Insurance Program - FEMA Community Assistance Program
184,000
2800-9710 Map Modernization Implementation Year 5 - FEMA
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FEMA Cooperating Technical Partnership for Map Modernization Implementation Year 5
90,621
2800-9724 Dam Safety 2013 - FEMA
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FEMA National Dam Safety Program
145,967
2820-9702 Rural Community Fire Protection
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Community Fire Protection
60,000
2820-9704 Wildlife Incentives Habitat Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
10,600
2820-9705 Identifying and Eradicating the Asian Longhorned Beetle
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Agreements for the Identification and Eradication of Invasive Species
5,560,000
2820-9706 Agreement to Help Landowners Forestland
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NCRS Agreement to Help Landowners Forestland
75,000
2821-9705 Shade Tree and Forest Health
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Urban and Community Forestry and Shade Tree Management
384,371
2821-9708 Urban Community Forest Tornado Recovery
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Urban Community Forest Tornado Recovery
356,921
2821-9709 Forestry Planning
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forestry Stewardship and Planning
441,267
2821-9711 Rural Fire Prevention and Control
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Fire Prevention and Control
570,767
2821-9713 Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Managemnt
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Management
292,192
2821-9715 Creating Buy Local Model - Stewardship Redesign
For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, Creating Buy-Local Model, Stewardship Re-Design
154,054
2821-9716 Emergency Forest Restoration Program Funding
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Emergency Forest Restoration Program
75,000
2821-9726 US Forest Service Forest Health Management
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US Forest Service Forest Health Management
118,896
2840-9709 Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research
536,408
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
230,031
2850-9701 Recreational Trails Grant Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Recreational Trails Program
947,900
2850-9702 Transportation and Community Preservation for Mount Greylock
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Transportation and Community Preservation for Mount Greylock
68,373

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