1st Engrossment - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
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A bill for an act
relating to the environment; requiring the replacement or discontinued operation
of straight-pipe systems for sewage disposal within ten months of notice;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 115.55, subdivision 1, by adding a
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 115.55, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
(b) "Advisory committee" means the Advisory Committee on Individual Sewage
Treatment Systems established under the individual sewage treatment system rules. The
advisory committee must be appointed to ensure geographic representation of the state
and include elected public officials.
(c) "Applicable requirements" means:
(1) local ordinances that comply with the individual sewage treatment system rules,
as required in subdivision 2; or
(2) in areas not subject to the ordinances described in clause (1), the individual
sewage treatment system rules.
(d) "City" means a statutory or home rule charter city.
(e) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency.
(f) "Dwelling" means a building or place used or intended to be used by human
occupants as a single-family or two-family unit.
(g) "Individual sewage treatment system" or "system" means a sewage treatment
system, or part thereof, serving a dwelling, other establishment, or group thereof, that
uses subsurface soil treatment and disposal.
(h) "Individual sewage treatment system professional" means an inspector, installer,
site evaluator or designer, or pumper.
(i) "Individual sewage treatment system rules" means rules adopted by the agency
that establish minimum standards and criteria for the design, location, installation, use,
and maintenance of individual sewage treatment systems.
(j) "Inspector" means a person who inspects individual sewage treatment systems for
compliance with the applicable requirements.
(k) "Installer" means a person who constructs or repairs individual sewage treatment
(l) "Local unit of government" means a township, city, or county.
(m) "Pumper" means a person who maintains components of individual sewage
treatment systems including, but not limited to, septic, aerobic, and holding tanks.
(n) "Seasonal dwelling" means a dwelling that is occupied or used for less than 180
days per year and less than 120 consecutive days.
(o) "Septic system tank" means any covered receptacle designed, constructed, and
installed as part of an individual sewage treatment system.
(p) "Site evaluator or designer" means a person who:
(1) investigates soils and site characteristics to determine suitability, limitations, and
sizing requirements; and
(2) designs individual sewage treatment systems.
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Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 115.55, is amended by adding a subdivision to
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