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HF 1666

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/23/2017 01:31pm

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; eliminating rulemaking authority pertaining to particulate
emissions from silica sand projects; amending Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 4,
section 105.

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

Section 1.

Laws 2013, chapter 114, article 4, section 105, is amended to read:


Sec. 105. RULES; SILICA SAND.

deleted text begin (a) The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency shall adopt rules pertaining to
the control of particulate emissions from silica sand projects. The rulemaking is exempt
from Minnesota Statutes, section 14.125.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end The commissioner of natural resources shall adopt rules pertaining to the
reclamation of silica sand mines. The rulemaking is exempt from Minnesota Statutes, section
14.125.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end By January 1, 2014, the Department of Health shall adopt an air quality
health-based value for silica sand.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The Environmental Quality Board shall amend its rules for environmental review,
adopted under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 116D, for silica sand mining and processing to
take into account the increased activity in the state and concerns over the size of specific
operations. The Environmental Quality Board shall consider whether the requirements of
Minnesota Statutes, section 116C.991, should remain part of the environmental review
requirements for silica sand and whether the requirements should be different for different
geographic areas of the state. The rulemaking is exempt from Minnesota Statutes, section
14.125.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end