relating to environment; modifying the definition of solid waste to exempt certain
highway construction, improvement, or repair activities;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2010, section 116.06, subdivision 22.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 116.06, subdivision 22, is amended to read:
Subd. 22. Solid waste.
"Solid waste" means garbage, refuse, sludge from a water
supply treatment plant or air contaminant treatment facility, and other discarded waste
materials and sludges, in solid, semisolid, liquid, or contained gaseous form, resulting
from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community
activities, but does not include hazardous waste; animal waste used as fertilizer; earthen
fill, boulders, rock; concrete diamond grinding and saw slurry associated with the
1.13construction, improvement, or repair of a road when deposited on the road project site in a
1.14manner that is in compliance with best management practices and rules of the agency;
sewage sludge; solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage or other common pollutants
in water resources, such as silt, dissolved or suspended solids in industrial wastewater
effluents or discharges which are point sources subject to permits under section 402 of
the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, dissolved materials in irrigation
return flows; or source, special nuclear, or by-product material as defined by the Atomic
Energy Act of 1954, as amended.
1.21EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective the day following final enactment.