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HF 1622

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/27/2017 04:09pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; renaming Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to
Department of Environment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 15.01;
116.01; 116.02, subdivision 5; 116.735; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections
116.02, subdivision 1; 116.04.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 15.01, is amended to read:


15.01 DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE.

The following agencies are designated as the departments of the state government: the
Department of Administration; the Department of Agriculture; the Department of Commerce;
the Department of Corrections; the Department of Education; the Department of Employment
and Economic Development;new text begin the Department of Environment;new text end the Department of Health;
the Department of Human Rights; the Department of Labor and Industry; the Department
of Management and Budget; the Department of Military Affairs; the Department of Natural
Resources; the Department of Public Safety; the Department of Human Services; the
Department of Revenue; the Department of Transportation; the Department of Veterans
Affairs; and their successor departments.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116.01, is amended to read:


116.01 POLICY.

To meet the variety and complexity of problems relating to water, air and land pollution
in the areas of the state affected thereby, and to achieve a reasonable degree of purity of
water, air and land resources of the state consistent with the maximum enjoyment and use
thereof in furtherance of the welfare of the people of the state, it is in the public interest that
there be established a deleted text beginPollution Control Agencydeleted text endnew text begin Department of Environmentnew text end.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116.02, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

deleted text beginAgency isdeleted text endnew text begin Departmentnew text end successor to commissionnew text begin, agencynew text end.

The deleted text beginPollution
Control Agency
deleted text endnew text begin Department of Environmentnew text end is the successor of the Water Pollution Control
Commissionnew text begin and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agencynew text end, and all powers and duties deleted text beginnowdeleted text end
vested in or imposed upon deleted text beginsaiddeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end commission deleted text beginby chapter 115, or any act amendatory
thereof or supplementary thereto,
deleted text endnew text begin or agencynew text end are deleted text beginherebydeleted text end transferred to, imposed upon, and
vested in the commissioner of deleted text beginthe Pollution Control Agencydeleted text endnew text begin environmentnew text end.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 116.735, is amended to read:


116.735 TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION.

new text begin (a) new text endThe deleted text beginagencydeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end shall develop standards of competence for persons who
engage in activities relating to products that may contain CFCs, as described in section
116.731, subdivisions 1 to 4, and the commissioner may conduct training programs for
these persons. The persons shall obtain from the commissioner a certificate of competence
or equivalent federal certification that has been approved by the commissioner.

new text begin (b) new text endThe deleted text beginagencydeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end may adopt rules to implement this section.

Sec. 5. new text beginREVISOR'S INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin (a) The revisor of statutes shall change the terms "Minnesota Pollution Control Agency"
and "Pollution Control Agency" to "Department of Environment" where the terms appear
in Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules. The revisor of statutes shall change the term
"agency," when it refers to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, to "department" where
it appears in Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota Rules.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revisor of statutes shall change the terms in column A to the terms in column B
where the terms appear in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 115 to 116.
new text end

new text begin Column A
new text end
new text begin Column B
new text end
new text begin commissioner of the Pollution Control
Agency
new text end
new text begin commissioner of environment
new text end
new text begin commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution
Control Agency
new text end
new text begin commissioner of environment
new text end
new text begin state pollution control commissioner
new text end
new text begin commissioner of environment
new text end
new text begin commissioner or agency
new text end
new text begin commissioner
new text end
new text begin agency or commissioner
new text end
new text begin commissioner
new text end
new text begin agency and the commissioner
new text end
new text begin commissioner
new text end
new text begin agency and commissioner
new text end
new text begin commissioner
new text end
new text begin commissioner and the agency
new text end
new text begin commissioner
new text end

new text begin (c) The revisor of statutes may make necessary conforming and grammatical changes
in implementing this section.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 116.02, subdivision 1; and 116.04, new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Statutes: 17-0473

116.02 POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY, CREATION AND POWERS.

Subdivision 1.

Creation.

A pollution control agency, designated as the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is hereby created.

116.04 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY.

The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency is the executive secretary and chief executive officer of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and is responsible for performing the executive duties of such agency prescribed by law.