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HF 3061

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 04/19/2010 04:43pm

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A bill for an act
relating to solid waste; amending Minnesota's waste management hierarchy;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 115A.02.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 115A.02, is amended to read:


115A.02 LEGISLATIVE DECLARATION OF POLICY; PURPOSES.

(a) It is the goal of this chapter to protect the state's land, air, water, and other natural
resources and the public health by improving waste management in the state to serve
the following purposes:

(1) reduction in the amount and toxicity of waste generated;

(2) separation and recovery of materials and energy from waste;

(3) reduction in indiscriminate dependence on disposal of waste;

(4) coordination of solid waste management among political subdivisions; and

(5) orderly and deliberate development and financial security of waste facilities
including disposal facilities.

(b) The waste management goal of the state is to foster an integrated waste
management system in a manner appropriate to the characteristics of the waste stream
and thereby protect the state's land, air, water, and other natural resources and the public
health. The following waste management practices are in order of preference:

(1) waste reduction and reuse;

(2) waste recycling;

(3) composting of new text beginsource-separated compostable materials, including but not limited
to,
new text endyard waste and food waste;

(4) resource recovery through mixed municipal solid waste composting or
incineration;

(5) land disposal which produces no measurable methane gas or which involves the
retrieval of methane gas as a fuel for the production of energy to be used on-site or for
sale; and

(6) land disposal which produces measurable methane and which does not involve
the retrieval of methane gas as a fuel for the production of energy to be used on-site
or for sale.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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