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HF 2841

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 06/02/2016 10:56am

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A bill for an act
relating to solid waste; modifying electronic waste management provisions;
providing for management of metropolitan landfill contingency action
trust account; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, sections 115A.1310,
subdivisions 6, 7, 20, by adding subdivisions; 115A.1312, subdivisions 2, 3, 4;
115A.1316; 115A.1318, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 115A.1320;
115A.1323; 473.845, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement,
section 115A.1314, subdivision 1; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
115A.1310, subdivision 16.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1310, subdivision 6, is amended to
read:


Subd. 6.

Computer monitor.

"Computer monitor" means an electronic device that
is a cathode-ray tube or flat panel display primarily intended to display information from a
central processing unit or the Internet. deleted text beginComputer monitor includes a laptop computer.
deleted text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1310, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Covered electronic device.

"Covered electronic device" means computers,
new text beginincluding tablet computers and laptop computers, new text endperipherals, facsimile machines, DVD
players, video cassette recorders, and video display devices that are sold to a household by
means of retail, wholesale, or electronic commerce.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1310, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 12a. new text end

new text begin Portable battery. new text end

new text begin "Portable battery" means a rechargeable battery
as defined in section 115A.9157.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1310, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 12b. new text end

new text begin Phase I recycling credits. new text end

new text begin "Phase I recycling credits" means the number
of pounds of covered electronic devices recycled by a manufacturer from households
during program years one through nine, less the product of the number of pounds of
video display devices sold to households during the same program year, multiplied by the
proportion of sales a manufacturer is required to recycle.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1310, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 12c. new text end

new text begin Phase II recycling credits. new text end

new text begin "Phase II recycling credits" means the
number of pounds of covered electronic devices recycled by a manufacturer during a
program year beginning July 1, 2019, and thereafter, from households located outside
the 11-county metropolitan area, as defined in section 115A.1314, subdivision 2, less
the manufacturer's recycling obligation calculated for the same program year in section
115A.1320, subdivision 1, paragraph (g).
new text end

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1310, subdivision 20, is amended to read:


Subd. 20.

Video display device.

"Video display device" means a television or
computer monitordeleted text begin, including a laptop computer,deleted text end that contains a cathode-ray tube or a flat
panel screen deleted text beginwith a screen size that is greater than nine inches measured diagonally anddeleted text end
that is marketed by manufacturers for use by households. Video display device does
not include any of the following:

(1) a video display device that is part of a motor vehicle or any component part of a
motor vehicle assembled by, or for, a vehicle manufacturer or franchised dealer, including
replacement parts for use in a motor vehicle;

(2) a video display device, including a touch-screen display, that is functionally or
physically part of a larger piece of equipment or is designed and intended for use in an
industrial; commercial, including retail; library checkout; traffic control; kiosk; security,
other than household security; border control; or medical setting, including diagnostic,
monitoring, or control equipment;

(3) a video display device that is contained within a clothes washer, clothes dryer,
refrigerator, refrigerator and freezer, microwave oven, conventional oven or range,
dishwasher, room air conditioner, dehumidifier, or air purifier; or

(4) a telephone of any type deleted text beginunless it contains a video display area greater than nine
deleted text enddeleted text begininches measured diagonallydeleted text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1312, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Manufacturer's registration.

(a) new text beginBy August 15 each year, new text enda manufacturer
of video display devices sold or offered for sale to households deleted text beginafter September 1, 2007,deleted text endnew text begin in
the state
new text end must submit a registration to the agency that includes:

(1) a list of the manufacturer's brands of video display devices offered for sale in
this state;

(2) the name, address, and contact information of a person responsible for ensuring
compliance with this chapter; and

(3) a certification that the manufacturer has complied and will continue to comply
with the requirements of sections 115A.1312 to 115A.1318.

(b) deleted text beginBy September 1, 2008, and each year thereafter,deleted text end A manufacturer of video display
devices sold or offered for sale to a household must include in the registration submitted
under paragraph (a), a statement disclosing whether:

(1) any video display devices sold to households exceed the maximum concentration
values established for lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated
biphenyls (PBB's), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE's) under the RoHS
(restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment)
Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and Council and any amendments
thereto; or

(2) the manufacturer has received an exemption from one or more of those maximum
concentration values under the RoHS Directive that has been approved and published by
the European Commission.

(c) A manufacturer who begins to sell or offer for sale video display devices to
households after deleted text beginSeptember 1, 2007deleted text endnew text begin August 15, 2016new text end, and has not filed a registration under
this subdivision must submit a registration to the agency within ten days of beginning to
sell or offer for sale video display devices to households.

(d) A registration must be updated within ten days after a change in the
manufacturer's brands of video display devices sold or offered for sale to households.

(e) A registration is effective upon receipt by the agency and is valid until deleted text beginSeptember
1 of
deleted text endnew text begin August 15new text end each year.

(f) The agency must review each registration and notify the manufacturer of any
information required by this section that is omitted from the registration. Within 30 days
of receipt of a notification from the agency, the manufacturer must submit a revised
registration providing the information noted by the agency.

(g) The agency must maintain on its Web site the names of manufacturers and the
manufacturers' brands listed in registrations filed with the agency. The agency must
update the Web site information promptly upon receipt of a new or updated registration.
The Web site must contain prominent language stating, in effect, that sections 115A.1310
to 115A.1330 are directed at household equipment and the manufacturers' brands list is,
therefore, not a list of manufacturers qualified to sell to industrial, commercial, or other
markets identified as exempt from the requirements of sections 115A.1310 to 115A.1330.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1312, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Collector's registration.

deleted text beginAfter August 1, 2007,deleted text end No person may operate as a
collector of covered electronic devices from households unless that person has submitted a
registration with the agencynew text begin by July 15 each yearnew text end on a form prescribed by the commissioner.
Registration information must include the name, address, telephone number, and location
of the business and a certification that the collector has complied and will continue to
comply with the requirements of sections 115A.1312 to 115A.1318new text begin and any regulations
adopted by a local government unit for the jurisdiction in which the collector operates. A
collector must indicate any end-of-life fees that will be charged at the collection point
new text end. A
registration is effective upon receipt by the agency and is valid until July deleted text begin1 ofdeleted text endnew text begin 15new text end each year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1312, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Recycler's registration.

deleted text beginAfter August 1, 2007,deleted text end No person may recycle
video display devices generated by households unless that person has submitted
a registration with the agency new text beginby July 15 each year new text endon a form prescribed by the
commissioner. Registration information must include the name, address, telephone
number, and location of all recycling facilities under the direct control of the recycler that
may receive deleted text beginvideo displaydeleted text end new text begincovered electronicnew text end devices from households and a certification
that the recycler has complied and will continue to comply with the requirements of
sections 115A.1312 to 115A.1318. A registered recycler deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end conduct recycling
activities that are consistent with this chapter. A registration is effective upon receipt by
the agency and is valid until July deleted text begin1 ofdeleted text endnew text begin 15new text end each year.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 115A.1314, subdivision 1,
is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Registration fee.

(a) Each manufacturer who registers under section
115A.1312 must, by deleted text beginSeptember 1, 2007, anddeleted text endnew text begin August 15new text end each year deleted text beginthereafterdeleted text end, pay to the
commissioner of revenue an annual registration feenew text begin, on a form and in a manner prescribed
by the commissioner of revenue
new text end. The commissioner of revenue must deposit the fee in the
state treasury and credit the fee to the environmental fund.

(b) The registration fee new text beginfor manufacturers that sell 100 or more video display
devices to households in the state during the previous calendar year
new text endis deleted text beginequal to a base fee
of
deleted text end $2,500, plus a variable recycling feenew text begin. The variable recycling fee isnew text end calculated according
to the formula:

deleted text begin ((A x B) - (C + D)) x Edeleted text endnew text begin [A - (B + C)] x Dnew text end, where:

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end A = deleted text beginthe number of pounds of a manufacturer's video display devices sold
to households during the previous program year, as reported to the department
deleted text endnew text begin the
manufacturer's recycling obligation as determined
new text end under section deleted text begin115A.1316, subdivision
1
deleted text endnew text begin 115A.1320new text end;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text end B = deleted text beginthe proportion of sales of video display devices required to be recycled, set at
0.6 for the first program year and 0.8 for the second program year and every year thereafter;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3) C =deleted text end the number of pounds of covered electronic devices recycled by a
manufacturer from households during the deleted text beginpreviousdeleted text endnew text begin immediately precedingnew text end program year,
as reported deleted text beginto the departmentdeleted text end under section 115A.1316, subdivision 1;

deleted text begin (4) Ddeleted text endnew text begin Cnew text end = the number of new text beginphase I or phase IInew text end recycling credits a manufacturer elects
to use to calculate the variable recycling feedeleted text begin, as reported to the department under section
115A.1316, subdivision 1
deleted text end; and

deleted text begin (5) Edeleted text endnew text begin Dnew text end = the estimated per-pound cost of recycling, initially set at $0.50 per pound
for manufacturers who recycle less than 50 percent of the deleted text beginproduct (A x B)deleted text endnew text begin manufacturer's
recycling obligation
new text end; $0.40 per pound for manufacturers who recycle at least 50 percent but
less than 90 percent of the deleted text beginproduct (A x B)deleted text endnew text begin manufacturer's recycling obligationnew text end; deleted text beginanddeleted text end $0.30
per pound for manufacturers who recycle at least 90 percent but less than 100 percent
of the deleted text beginproduct (A x B)deleted text endnew text begin manufacturer's recycling obligation; and $0.00 per pound for
manufacturers who recycle 100 percent or more of the manufacturer's recycling obligation
new text end.

new text begin (c) A manufacturer may petition the agency to waive the per-pound cost of recycling
fee, element D in the formula in paragraph (b), required under this section. The agency
shall direct the commissioner of revenue to waive the per-pound cost of recycling fee if
the manufacturer demonstrates to the agency's satisfaction a good faith effort to meet its
recycling obligation as determined under section 115A.1320. The petition must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) documentation that the manufacturer has met at least 75 percent of its recycling
obligation as determined under section 115A.1320;
new text end

new text begin (2) a list of political subdivisions and public and private collectors with whom the
manufacturer had a formal contract or agreement in effect during the previous program
year to recycle or collect covered electronic devices;
new text end

new text begin (3) the total amounts of covered electronic devices collected from both within and
outside of the 11-county metropolitan area, as defined in subdivision 2;
new text end

new text begin (4) a description of the manufacturer's best efforts to meet its recycling obligation as
determined under section 115A.1320; and
new text end

new text begin (5) any other information requested by the agency.
new text end

deleted text begin (c) If, as specified in paragraph (b), the term C - (A x B) equals a positive number of
pounds, that amount is defined as the manufacturer's recycling credits.
deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end A manufacturer
may retain new text beginphase I and phase IInew text end recycling credits to be added, in whole or in part, to
the actual value of C, as reported under section 115A.1316, subdivision 2, during any
succeeding program year, provided that no more than 25 percent of a manufacturer's
new text beginrecyclingnew text end obligation (A x B) for any program year may be met with new text beginphase I and phase
II
new text end recycling creditsnew text begin, separately or in combination,new text end generated in a prior program year. A
manufacturer may sell any portion or all of its new text beginphase I and phase IInew text end recycling credits to
another manufacturer, at a price negotiated by the parties, who may use the credits in the
same manner.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end For the purpose of calculating a manufacturer's variable recycling fee under
paragraph (b), new text beginstarting with the program year beginning July 1, 2019, and continuing each
year thereafter,
new text end the weight of covered electronic devices collected from households located
outside the 11-county metropolitan area, as defined in subdivision 2, paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end, is
calculated at 1.5 times their actual weight.

deleted text begin (e) The registration fee for the initial program year and the base registration fee
thereafter for a manufacturer who produces fewer than 100 video display devices for sale
annually to households is $1,250.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (f) For the ninth program year, the agency shall publish a statewide recycling goal of
16,000,000 pounds.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (g) For the ninth program year, the agency shall determine each registered
manufacturer's market share of video display devices to be collected and recycled based
on the manufacturer's percentage share of the total weight of video display devices sold
as reported to the Department for the eighth program year as reported to the agency by
July 15, 2015. By July 30, 2015, the agency shall provide each manufacturer with a
determination of its share of video display devices to be collected and recycled, which
is the quotient of the total weight of the manufacturer's video display devices sold to
households in the eighth program year, divided by the total weight of all manufacturers'
video display devices sold to households in this state based on reporting to the agency for
the eighth program year, then applied proportionally to the statewide recycling goal of
16,000,000 pounds as specified in paragraph (f).
deleted text end

deleted text begin (h) If a manufacturer's obligation for the recycling of video display devices as
determined in paragraph (b), clauses (1) and (2), by weight is higher than the obligation
determined by the agency in paragraph (g), then the higher number is the obligation for
program year nine.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) For the ninth program year, a manufacturer that did not report sales data to the
department for the eighth or ninth program years shall be subject to a recycling obligation
that is equal to 80 percent by weight of the manufacturer's video display devices sold
to households.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1316, is amended to read:


115A.1316 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

Subdivision 1.

Manufacturer's reporting requirements.

(a) new text beginBy August 1, 2016,
each manufacturer must report to the agency using the form prescribed:
new text end

new text begin (1) the total weight of each specific model of its video display devices sold to
households during the previous program year; and
new text end

new text begin (2) either:
new text end

new text begin (i) the total weight of its video display devices sold to households during the
previous program year; or
new text end

new text begin (ii) an estimate of the total weight of its video display devices sold to households
during the previous program year, calculated by multiplying the weight of its video
display devices sold nationally times the quotient of Minnesota's population divided by
the national population. All manufacturers with sales of 99 or fewer video display devices
to households in the state during the previous calendar year must report using the method
under this item for calculating sales.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text endBy deleted text beginSeptember 1 ofdeleted text end new text begin March 1, 2017, andnew text end each deleted text beginyear, beginning in 2008deleted text endnew text begin March
1 thereafter
new text end, each manufacturer must report to the deleted text begindepartmentdeleted text endnew text begin agency using the form
prescribed
new text end:

(1) the total weight of each specific model of its video display devices sold to
households during the previous deleted text beginprogramdeleted text end new text begincalendarnew text end year;new text begin and
new text end

(2)new text begin either:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end the total weight of its video display devices sold to households during the
previous new text begincalendar new text endyear; or

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end an estimate of the total weight of its video display devices sold to households
during the previous deleted text beginprogramdeleted text endnew text begin calendarnew text end year, calculated by multiplying the weight of its
video display devices sold nationally times the quotient of Minnesota's population divided
by the national population.new text begin All manufacturers with sales of 99 or fewer video display
devices to households in the state during the previous calendar year must report using the
method under this item for calculating sales.
new text end

A manufacturer must submit with the report required under this paragraph a
description of how the information or estimate was calculated.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end By deleted text beginSeptember 1 ofdeleted text endnew text begin August 15new text end each year, deleted text beginbeginning in 2008,deleted text end each
manufacturer must report to the departmentnew text begin until June 30, 2017, and to the agency
thereafter,
new text end the total weight of covered electronic devices the manufacturer collected from
households and recycled or arranged to have collected and recycled during the preceding
program year. deleted text beginIf a manufacturer wishes to receive the variable recycling rate of 1.5 for
covered electronic devices it recycles, the manufacturer must report separately the total
weight of covered electronic devices collected from households located in counties
specified in section 115A.1314, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), and those collected from
households located outside those counties.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end By deleted text beginSeptember 1 ofdeleted text endnew text begin August 15new text end each year, deleted text beginbeginning in 2008,deleted text end each manufacturer
must report new text beginseparatelynew text end to the departmentnew text begin until June 30, 2017, and to the agency thereafternew text end:

(1) the number of new text beginphase I and phase IInew text end recycling credits the manufacturer has
purchased and sold during the preceding program year;

(2) the number of new text beginphase I and phase IInew text end recycling credits possessed by the
manufacturer that the manufacturer elects to use in the calculation of its variable recycling
fee under section 115A.1314, subdivision 1; and

(3) the number of new text beginphase I and phase IInew text end recycling credits the manufacturer retains at
the beginning of the current program year.

new text begin (e) Upon request of the commissioner of revenue, the agency shall provide a copy of
each report to the commissioner of revenue.
new text end

Subd. 2.

Recycler's reporting requirements.

By deleted text beginAugust 1 ofdeleted text endnew text begin July 15new text end each year,
deleted text beginbeginning in 2008,deleted text end a recycler of covered electronic devices must report to the agency
deleted text beginand the departmentdeleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end the total weight of covered electronic devices recycled during the preceding
program year and must certify that the recycler has complied with section 115A.1318,
subdivision 2
deleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) the weight of video display devices recycled as part of covered electronic devices
recycled during the previous program year; and
new text end

new text begin (3) an estimate of the weight of portable batteries and any mercury-containing lamps
that are associated with the covered electronic devices managed.
new text end

new text begin Upon request of the commissioner of revenue, the agency shall provide a copy of
each report to the commissioner of revenue.
new text end

Subd. 3.

Collector's reporting requirements.

By deleted text beginAugust 1 ofdeleted text endnew text begin July 15new text end each year,
deleted text beginbeginning in 2008,deleted text end a collector must report separately to the agencynew text begin using the form
prescribed by the commissioner:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end the total pounds of covered electronic devices collected in the deleted text begincounties specified
in section 115A.1314, subdivision 1, paragraph (d), and all other Minnesota counties,
and
deleted text endnew text begin state;
new text end

new text begin (2)new text end a list of all recyclers to whom collectors delivered covered electronic devicesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) whether the collector had a contract with a recycler or manufacturer to provide
pounds toward meeting a manufacturer's obligation.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1318, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Manufacturer's responsibilities.

(a) In addition to fulfilling the
requirements of sections 115A.1310 to 115A.1330, a manufacturer must comply with
paragraphs (b) to deleted text begin(e)deleted text endnew text begin (f)new text end.

(b) A manufacturer must annually recycle or arrange for the collection and recycling
of an amount of deleted text begincovered electronicdeleted text endnew text begin video displaynew text end devices deleted text beginequal to the total weight of its
video display devices sold to households during the preceding program year, multiplied by
the proportion of sales of video display devices required to be recycled,
deleted text end as deleted text beginestablished
deleted text endnew text begindeterminednew text end by the agency deleted text beginunderdeleted text endnew text begin innew text end section 115A.1320, subdivision 1deleted text begin, paragraph (c)deleted text end.new text begin A
manufacturer must assume all financial responsibility associated with transporting and
recycling covered electronic devices that are used to meet the manufacturer's recycling
obligation determined under section 115A.1320 or that are counted as phase I or II
recycling credits, including any necessary supplies. This excludes costs that are associated
with receiving and aggregating covered electronic devices from households and all the
activities up to the time that covered electronic devices are loaded for transport to a
recycler or arranged for transportation to a recycler.
new text end

(c) The obligations of a manufacturer apply only to video display devices received
from households and do not apply to video display devices received from sources other
than households.

(d) A manufacturer must conduct and document due diligence assessments of
collectors and recyclers it contracts with, including an assessment of items specified under
subdivision 2. A manufacturer is responsible for maintaining, for a period of three years,
documentation that all deleted text beginvideo displaydeleted text endnew text begin covered electronicnew text end devices recycled, partially recycled,
or sent to downstream recycling operations comply with the requirements of subdivision 2.

(e) A manufacturer must provide the agency with contact information for a person
who can be contacted regarding the manufacturer's activities under sections 115A.1310
to 115A.1320.

new text begin (f) Only the covered electronic devices that are recycled by a registered recycler
that is certified by an ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board-accredited third-party
certification body to an environmentally sound management standard are eligible to meet
the manufacturer's obligation.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1318, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 1a. new text end

new text begin Collector's responsibilities. new text end

new text begin (a) Collection sites must be:
new text end

new text begin (1) staffed; and
new text end

new text begin (2) open to the public at a frequency adequate to meet the needs of the area being
served.
new text end

new text begin (b) A collector may limit the number of covered electronic devices or covered
electronic devices by product type accepted per customer per day or per delivery at a
collection site or service.
new text end

new text begin (c) A collector must use only registered recyclers.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1318, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Recycler's responsibilities.

(a) As part of the report submitted under
section 115A.1316, subdivision 2, a recycler must certify, except as provided in paragraph
(b), that facilities that recycle deleted text beginvideo displaydeleted text endnew text begin covered electronicnew text end devices, including all
downstream recycling operations:

(1) new text beginuse only registered collectors;
new text end

new text begin (2) new text endcomply with all applicable health, environmental, safety, and financial
responsibility regulations;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end are licensed by all applicable governmental authorities;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end use no prison labor to recycle video display devices; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end possess liability insurance of not less than $1,000,000 for environmental
releases, accidents, and other emergenciesdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (6) provide a report annually to each registered collector regarding the video display
devices received from that entity; and
new text end

new text begin (7) do not charge collectors for the transportation and recycling of covered electronic
devices that meet a manufacturer's recycling obligation as determined under section
115A.1320, unless otherwise mutually agreed upon.
new text end

(b) A nonprofit corporation that contracts with a correctional institution to refurbish
and reuse donated computers in schools is exempt from paragraph (a), clauses deleted text begin(3) and
deleted text end(4)new text begin and (5)new text end.

(c) Except to the extent otherwise required by lawnew text begin and unless agreed upon otherwise
by the recycler or manufacturer
new text end, a recycler has no responsibility for any data that may
be contained in a covered electronic device if an information storage device is included
in the covered electronic device.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1320, is amended to read:


115A.1320 AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT DUTIES.

Subdivision 1.

Duties of agency.

(a) The agency shall administer sections
115A.1310 to 115A.1330.

(b) The agency shall establish procedures for:

(1) receipt and maintenance of the registration statements and certifications filed
with the agency under section 115A.1312; and

(2) making the statements and certifications easily available to manufacturers,
retailers, and members of the public.

(c) The agency shall annually review the deleted text beginvalue of thedeleted text end following variables that are
deleted text beginpart of the formuladeleted text end used to calculate a manufacturer's annual registration fee under section
115A.1314, subdivision 1:

(1) the deleted text beginproportion of sales of video display devices sold to households that
deleted text endnew text beginobligation-setting mechanism fornew text end manufacturers deleted text beginare required to recycledeleted text endnew text begin as specified under
paragraph (g)
new text end;

(2) the estimated per-pound price of recycling covered electronic devices sold to
households;new text begin and
new text end

(3) the base registration feedeleted text begin; anddeleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

deleted text begin (4) the multiplier established for the weight of covered electronic devices collected
in section 115A.1314, subdivision 1, paragraph (d).
deleted text end

new text begin (d) new text end If the agency determines that any of these values must be changed in order to
improve the efficiency or effectiveness of the activities regulated under sections 115A.1312
to 115A.1330,new text begin or if the revenues exceed the amount that the agency determines is necessary, new text end
the agency shall submit recommended changes and the reasons for them to the chairs of the
senate and house of representatives committees with jurisdiction over solid waste policy.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end By deleted text beginJanuary 15deleted text endnew text begin September 1, 2016, and by May 1, 2017, andnew text end each deleted text beginyear,
beginning in 2008
deleted text endnew text begin May 1 thereafternew text end, the agency shall deleted text begincalculate estimated sales ofdeleted text endnew text begin publish
a statewide recycling goal for all
new text end video display deleted text begindevices sold to households by each
manufacturer during the preceding program year, based on national sales data, and forward
the estimates to the department.
deleted text endnew text begin device waste that is the weight of all video display devices
collected for recycling during each of the three most recently completed program years,
excluding the most recently concluded program year, divided by two. For the program
years beginning July 1, 2016, July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, the agency shall establish
and publish separate statewide recycling goals for video display devices as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) the agency shall set the statewide recycling goal for video display devices at
25,000,000 pounds, 23,000,000 pounds, and 21,000,000 pounds, respectively, during
these successive program years;
new text end

new text begin (2) the agency shall set the recycling goal for televisions at 80 percent of the
applicable amount in clause (1); and
new text end

new text begin (3) the agency shall set the recycling goal for computer monitors at 20 percent of the
applicable amount in clause (1).
new text end

new text begin (f) By September 1, 2016, and by May 1, 2017, and each May 1 thereafter, the
agency shall determine each registered manufacturer's market share of video display
devices to be collected and recycled based on the manufacturer's percentage share of
the total weight of video display devices sold as reported to the agency under section
115A.1316, subdivision 1.
new text end

new text begin (g) By September 1, 2016, and by May 1, 2017, and each May 1 thereafter, the
agency shall provide each manufacturer with a determination of the manufacturer's
share of video display devices to be collected and recycled. A manufacturer's market
share of video display devices as specified in paragraph (f) is applied proportionally
to the statewide recycling goal as specified in paragraph (e) to determine an individual
manufacturer's recycling obligation. Upon request by the commissioner of revenue, the
agency must provide the information submitted to manufacturers under this paragraph
to the commissioner of revenue.
new text end

deleted text begin (e)deleted text endnew text begin (h)new text end The agency shall provide a report to the governor and the legislature on
the implementation of sections 115A.1310 to 115A.1330. For each program year,
the report must discuss the total weight of covered electronic devices recycled and a
summary of information in the reports submitted by manufacturers and recyclers under
section 115A.1316. The report must also discuss the various collection programs used
by manufacturers to collect covered electronic devices; information regarding covered
electronic devices that are being collected by persons other than registered manufacturers,
collectors, and recyclers; and information about covered electronic devices, if any, being
disposed of in landfills in this state. new text beginThe report must examine which covered electronic
devices, based on economic and environmental considerations, should be subject to the
obligation-setting mechanism under paragraph (g).
new text endThe report must include a description
of enforcement actions under sections 115A.1310 to 115A.1330. The agency may include
in its report other information received by the agency regarding the implementation of
sections 115A.1312 to 115A.1330. The report must be done in conjunction with the
report required under section 115A.121.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end The agency shall promote public participation in the activities regulated under
sections 115A.1312 to 115A.1330 through public education and outreach efforts.

deleted text begin (g)deleted text endnew text begin (j)new text end The agency shall enforce sections 115A.1310 to 115A.1330 in the manner
provided by sections 115.071, subdivisions 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6; and 116.072, except for those
provisions enforced by the department, as provided in subdivision 2. The agency may
revoke a registration of a collector or recycler found to have violated sections 115A.1310
to 115A.1330.

deleted text begin (h)deleted text endnew text begin (k)new text end The agency shall facilitate communication between counties, collection and
recycling centers, and manufacturers to ensure that manufacturers are aware of video
display devices available for recycling.

deleted text begin (i) The agency shall develop a form retailers must use to report information to
manufacturers under section 115A.1318 and post it on the agency's Web site.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (j)deleted text endnew text begin (l)new text end The agency shall post on its Web site the contact information provided by each
manufacturer under section 115A.1318new text begin, subdivision 1new text end, paragraph (e).

Subd. 2.

new text beginAdditional new text endduties deleted text beginof departmentdeleted text end.

(a) The deleted text begindepartmentdeleted text endnew text begin agencynew text end must collect
the data submitted to it annually by each manufacturer on the total weight of each specific
model of video display device sold to households, if provided; the total weight of video
display devices sold to households; the total weight of covered electronic devices collected
from households that are recycled; and data on new text beginphase I and phase IInew text end recycling credits, as
required under section 115A.1316. The department must use this data to review each
manufacturer's annual registration fee submitted to the department to ensure that the fee
was calculated accurately deleted text beginaccording to the formula in section 115A.1314, subdivision 1deleted text end.

(b) The deleted text begindepartmentdeleted text endnew text begin agencynew text end must estimate, for each registered manufacturer, the sales
of video display devices to households during the previous program year, based on:

(1) data provided by a manufacturer on sales of video display devices to households,
including documentation describing how that amount was calculated and certification that
the amount is accurate; or

(2) if a manufacturer does not provide the data specified in clause (1), national data
on sales of video display devices.

The department must use the data specified in this subdivision to review each
manufacturer's annual registration fee submitted to the department to ensure that the fee
was calculated accurately according to the formula in section 115A.1314, subdivision 1.

(c) The department must enforce section 115A.1314, subdivision 1. The audit,
assessment, appeal, collection, enforcement, disclosure, and other administrative
provisions of chapters 270B, 270C, and 289A that apply to the taxes imposed under
chapter 297A apply to the fee imposed under section 115A.1314, subdivision 1. To
enforce deleted text beginthis subdivision,deleted text endnew text begin section 115A.1314, subdivision 1, new text end the commissioner of revenue
may grant extensions to pay, and impose and abate penalties and interest on, the fee due
under section 115A.1314, subdivision 1, in the manner provided in chapters 270C and
289A as if the fee were a tax imposed under chapter 297A.

(d) The department may disclose nonpublic data to the agency only when necessary
for the efficient and effective administration of the activities regulated under sections
115A.1310 to 115A.1330. Any data disclosed by the department to the agency retains the
classification it had when in the possession of the department.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1323, is amended to read:


115A.1323 ANTICOMPETITIVE CONDUCT.

(a) A manufacturer that organizes collection or recycling under deleted text beginthis sectiondeleted text endnew text begin sections
115A.1310 to 115A.1322
new text end is authorized to engage in anticompetitive conduct to the extent
necessary to plan and implement its chosen organized collection or recycling system and
is immune from liability under state laws relating to antitrust, restraint of trade, unfair
trade practices, and other regulation of trade or commerce.

(b) An organization of manufacturers, an individual manufacturer, and its officers,
members, employees, and agents who cooperate with a political subdivision that organizes
collection or recycling under this section are authorized to engage in anticompetitive
conduct to the extent necessary to plan and implement the organized collection
or recycling system, provided that the political subdivision actively supervises the
participation of each entity. An organization, entity, or person covered by this paragraph is
immune from liability under state law relating to antitrust, restraint of trade, unfair trade
practices, and other regulation of trade or commerce.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473.845, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Establishment.

The metropolitan landfill contingency action trust
account is an expendable trust account in the remediation fund. The account consists
of revenue deposited in the account under section 473.843, subdivision 2, clause (2);
amounts recovered under subdivision 7; and interest earned on investment of money in
the account.new text begin The account must be managed to maximize long-term gain through the
State Board of Investment.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 115A.1310, subdivision 16, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2016.
new text end