as introduced - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to environment; modifying requirements for 1.3 solid waste plans; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, 1.4 section 115A.46, subdivision 1. 1.5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 115A.46, 1.7 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 1.8 Subdivision 1. [GENERAL.] (a) Plans shall address the 1.9 state policies and purposes expressed in section 115A.02 and may 1.10 not be inconsistent with state law. 1.11 (b) Plans for the location, establishment, operation, 1.12 maintenance, and postclosure use of facilities and facility 1.13 sites, for ordinances, and for licensing, permit, and 1.14 enforcement activities shall be consistent with the rules 1.15 adopted by the agency pursuant to chapter 116. 1.16 (c) Plans shall address: 1.17 (1) the resolution of conflicting, duplicative, or 1.18 overlapping local management efforts; 1.19 (2) the establishment of joint powers management programs 1.20 or waste management districts where appropriate; and 1.21 (3) other matters as the rules of the office may require 1.22 consistent with the purposes of sections 115A.42 to 115A.46. 1.23 (d) Political subdivisions preparing plans under sections 1.24 115A.42 to 115A.46 shall consult with persons presently 1.25 providing solid waste collection, processing, and disposal 2.1 services. 2.2 (e) Plans must be submitted to the director for approval. 2.3 When a county board is ready to have a final plan approved, the 2.4 county board shall submit a resolution requesting review and 2.5 approval by the director. After receiving the resolution, the 2.6 director shall notify the county within 45 days whether the plan 2.7 as submitted is complete and, if not complete, the specific 2.8 items that need to be submitted to make the plan complete. 2.9 Within 90 days after a complete plan has been submitted, the 2.10 director shall approve or disapprove the plan. If the plan is 2.11 disapproved, reasons for the disapproval must be provided. 2.12 (f) After initial approval, each plan must be updated and 2.13 submitted for approval at least every
fiveten years. The plan 2.14 must be revised as necessary so that it is not inconsistent with 2.15 state law. 2.16 (g) Rules that regulate plan content under subdivision 2 2.17 must reflect demographic, geographic, regional, and solid waste 2.18 system differences that exist among the counties.