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Budget Summary FY2010

Department of Conservation and Recreation
Data Current as of:  1/26/2010





FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2010
Conference
FY2010
Vetoes
FY2010
GAA
October
Budget
Reductions
Department of Conservation and Recreation Administration 4,741 0 4,741 -611
Watershed Management Program 1,251 0 1,251 0
Stormwater Management 731 0 731 -590
Beach Preservation 13,135 -75 13,060 -72
Office of Dam Safety 427 0 427 -423
State Parks and Recreation 46,683 -125 46,558 -1,659
Department of Conservation and Recreation Retained Revenue 5,682 0 5,682 -368
State House Park Rangers 1,542 -250 1,292 -100
Citation Fee Park Ranger Retained Revenue 200 0 200 0
Telecommunications Leases Retained Revenue 50 0 50 0
Parkways Snow and Ice 5,760 0 5,760 0
Skating Rink Fee Retained Revenue 1,000 0 1,000 0
Ponkapoag Golf Course Retained Revenue 1,098 0 1,098 0
Leo J. Martin Golf Course Retained Revenue 825 0 825 0
TOTAL    83,126 -450 82,676 -3,824

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account description amount
DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION 116,330,554
Direct Appropriations
2800-0100 Department of Conservation and Recreation Administration
For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that said 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 said department of conservation and recreation for costs incurred by said department 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 any general or special law to the contrary, all offices and positions of the division performing construction activities for the department of conservation and recreation shall be subject to classification under sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of chapter 30 of the General Laws; 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 an annual report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means regarding fee adjustments not later than February 15, 2010; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall continue to fund a maintenance contract pursuant to item 2440-2014 of section 2 and section 29 of chapter 236 of the acts of 2002; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for personnel overtime costs; provided further, that the department of conservation and recreation shall provide the house and senate committees on ways and means with a 30 day notice before any intersubsidiary transfers or interagency service agreements and the reason for said transfer; provided further, that the amount transferred pursuant to interagency service agreements shall not increase from fiscal year 2009; and provided further, that any employee paid from this item as of August 1, 2004, that was included in the report required from said item in chapter 149 of the acts of 2004, and any employees assigned to that item after August 1, 2004, shall not be paid from any other item of appropriation
4,740,855
2800-0101 Watershed Management Program
For the watershed management program to operate and maintain reservoirs, watershed lands and related infrastructure of the department and the office of water resources in the department of conservation and recreation; 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
1,250,528
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 develop and implement a stormwater management program in compliance with federal and state stormwater management requirements; provided further, that the department shall inventory all existing stormwater infrastructure, assess its current 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
731,258
2800-0501 Beach Preservation
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 of conservation and recreation's parks, beaches, pools and spray pools 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 the department shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committee on ways and means relative to the seasonal staffing levels at all of the department's facilities, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the number of seasonal employees assigned to each facility; (b) the total amount of funding spent on seasonal employees at each facility; (c) the total amount of funding spent on each facility; and (d) the services and materials provided to each facility; 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 before Memorial Day and whose employment continues beyond the Saturday following Labor Day and who received health insurance benefits in fiscal year 2009 shall continue to receive such benefits in fiscal year 2010 during the period of their seasonal employment; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made from this item other than for the purposes identified in this item; 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
13,060,407
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 14, 2009, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the number of staff that are assigned from this item and their job title; (b) the number of dam inspections that are scheduled for fiscal year 2010; and (c) the number of dams that are in need of repair or replacement
427,428
2810-0100 State Parks and Recreation
For the operation of the department's state and urban parks; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used 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 and for the oversight of rinks, 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 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 the parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under the care and custody of the metropolitan district commission in fiscal year 2003 shall remain solely under the jurisdiction, custody and care of the department of conservation and recreation; 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 the department shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means relative to the staffing levels at all state and urban parks, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the number of staff assigned to each park; (b) the total number of visitors to each park; (c) the total acreage of each park; and (d) the amount of funding spent on each park; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the purposes set out in item 2800-9004 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008
46,558,361
2820-0101 State House Park Rangers
For the costs associated with the department's urban 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 urban park rangers at the state house
1,291,621
2820-2000 Parkways Snow and Ice
For the operation of street lighting and the expenses of maintaining the parkways of the department of conservation and recreation, including the costs of personnel and snow and ice removal expenses; provided, that the department of conservation and recreation shall take all measures to ensure that the department's snow and ice control efforts are efficient and cost effective; provided further, that the secretary of energy and environmental affairs shall submit to the house and senate committees on post audit and oversight and the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing a snow emergency plan for roads, bridges and sidewalks under the care of the department of conservation and recreation by January 14, 2010; provided further, that the secretary of energy and environmental affairs shall submit to the house and senate committees on post audit and oversight, and the house and senate committees on ways and means a report not later than September 1, 2009, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) a list of amounts paid from state appropriations for snow and ice control efforts for fiscal years 2008 and 2009; and (b) any other information that said secretary determines is necessary to account for and explain the extraordinary expenditure of state appropriations for the control and removal of snow and ice; provided further, 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 said department shall implement a plan to achieve efficiencies and reduce lighting costs
5,760,021

account description amount
Retained Revenues
2810-2041 Department of Conservation and Recreation Retained Revenue
For the division of state parks and recreation which may expend not more than $5,682,326 from revenue collected from fees charged by the division, including revenues collected from campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program for additional expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system and for the personnel costs of seasonal employees; provided, that no funds from this item shall be expended for the costs of full-time equivalent personnel; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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; and provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item
5,682,326
2820-1000 Citation Fee Park Ranger Retained Revenue
For the division of urban parks and recreation which may expend not more than $200,000 from revenue collected pursuant to section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws
200,000
2820-1001 Telecommunications Leases Retained Revenue
For the division of urban parks and recreation which may expend not more than $50,000 from revenue collected for the operation and maintenance of the division's telecommunications system from revenues received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the department of highways, the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel Project, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities through a system of user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation; provided, that nothing in this item shall impair or diminish the rights of access and utilization of all current users of the system under agreements previously entered into; and 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 division to maintain the telecommunications system
50,000
2820-3001 Skating Rink Fee Retained Revenue
For the division of urban parks and recreation which may expend not more than $1,000,000 from revenue collected from skating rink fees and rentals for the operation and maintenance, including personnel costs, of 4 rinks between September 1, 2009, and April 30, 2010, for an expanded and extended rink season; provided, that when assigning time for the use of its rinks, the division shall give priority to those which qualify under applicable state and federal law as nonprofit organizations or as a public school
1,000,000
2820-4420 Ponkapoag Golf Course Retained Revenue
For the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course; provided, that the division of urban parks and recreation may expend not more than $1,098,236 from revenue collected from fees generated by the golf course; provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue and related expenditures, the division 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; and provided further, notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this account shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent on either a full-time or less than a full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30
1,098,236
2820-4421 Leo J. Martin Golf Course Retained Revenue
For the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. Martin golf course; provided, that the division of urban parks and recreation may expend not more than $824,790 from revenue collected from fees generated by the golf course; provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue and related expenditures, the division 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; and provided further, notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this account shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent on either a full-time or less than a full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30
824,790

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 33,654,723
2800-9707 National Flood Insurance Program - FEMA Community Assistance Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Flood Insurance Program
190,000
2800-9709 Map Modernization
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Map Modernization
109,404
2800-9721 Schooner Ernestina Historical Documentation
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Schooner Ernestina Historical Documentation
20,000
2800-9726 Dam Safety
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FEMA National Dam Safety Program
67,907
2800-9727 Boston Harbor Islands Partnership Cooperative Agreement
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Boston Harbor Islands Projects-National Park Service
250,000
2800-9750 Environmental Protection Agency Ipswich River Targeted Watershed Grant
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ipswich River Watershed EPA Grant
70,200
2820-9702 Volunteer Fire Assistance - Rural Communities
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Community Fire Protection
74,207
2820-9704 NRCS - Wildlife Incentives Habitat Namskak Salt Marsh Restoration
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NRCS Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
63,805
2820-9705 Animal and Plant Health Inspections
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Animal and Plant Health Inspections
25,010,000
2821-9705 USDA Forest Service - Urban and Community Forestry
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Urban and Community Forestry Program
417,588
2821-9709 Forest Stewardship and Forest Legacy Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forestry Stewardship, Forest Legacy and Conservation Education
3,098,041
2821-9711 State Fire Assistance Grants
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Fire Prevention and Control
228,492
2821-9713 Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Management in Southeastern Massachusetts
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Management
293,608
2821-9714 Rural Development Through Forestry
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Development through Forestry
26,005
2821-9719 USDA Forest Service - Watershed Forestry Management Grant
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Watershed Forest Management - Guidebook
2,714
2821-9726 Forest Health Management - US Forest Service
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forest Health Management - US Forest Service
103,251
2830-9705 Suasco Watershed Flood Control Reservoir
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, SUASCO Watershed Flood Control Reservoir
7,014
2840-9709 Operations and Mangement Grant for Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Consolidated Funding
624,789
2840-9710 NOAA South Cape Beach Salt Marsh Restoration
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NOAA - S. Cape Beach Salt Marsh Restoration
100,461
2840-9714 Waquoit Bay Land Acquisition - National Estuarine Research Reserve
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Waquoit Bay Land Acquisition
83,837
2840-9715 Herring River Land Acquisition 2006 NOAA Celp Grant
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NOAA CECLP Grant
2,250,000
2850-9701 Recreational Trails Program
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Recreational Trails Program
563,400

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