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HF 1000

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 02/25/2015 01:50pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/18/2015

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; prohibiting application of wild rice quality standards
until certain conditions are met.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginWILD RICE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Until the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency adopts the rules to
establish criteria for designating waters subject to a wild rice water quality standard as
required under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 2, article 4, section 32, paragraph
(b), and adopts the rule as required under Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 2,
article 4, section 32, paragraph (a), designating waters containing natural beds of wild rice
that are subject to a wild rice water quality standard and designating the specific times of
year during which the standard applies, the commissioner shall not:
new text end

new text begin (1) apply the wild rice water quality standard for sulfate in class 4A waters to any
waters, including incorporating the standard or any requirements based on the standard
within any permits, compliance schedules, orders, or other control documents; or
new text end

new text begin (2) list waters containing natural beds of wild rice as impaired for sulfate under
section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act, United States Code, title 33, section 1313.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this section, "waters containing natural beds of wild rice"
has the meaning given in Laws 2011, First Special Session chapter 2, article 4, section
32, paragraph (b).
new text end