The state/industry partnership includes the Industrial Commission of
North Dakota, and the Lignite Energy Council which have entered into a partnership to
administer the program. Following is a quick explanation of how the program works:
The North Dakota Legislature enacts legislation and
appropriates funding for the program.
The Lignite Research Council
recommends policies and funding for projects to the Industrial Commission.
The Industrial Commission -- consisting of Governor
John Hoeven, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson
-- approves policies and funding for projects which are recommended by the Lignite
Industrial Commission of North Dakota and the Lignite Energy
Council administer the program and all
Research, Development & Marketing Program