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SF 2217

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/24/2017 09:07am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to pipelines; requiring notice of a pipeline integrity dig; allowing for state
inspectors at an integrity dig; requiring notice of contamination; providing for
assessing the cost of inspections to a pipeline; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 216G.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [216G.13] INTEGRITY DIG; NOTICE; INSPECTION.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Notice of dig. new text end

new text begin (a) A pipeline conducting an integrity dig in Minnesota
must provide written notice of the integrity dig to the commissioners of public safety and
pollution control at least 15 days in advance of the integrity dig. The notice must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the exact time and location of the integrity dig;
new text end

new text begin (2) the reason for the integrity dig;
new text end

new text begin (3) the proposed methods of testing or inspecting the pipeline;
new text end

new text begin (4) an estimation of the likelihood that petroleum or petroleum products have leaked or
been released from the pipeline into soil or waters of the state; and
new text end

new text begin (5) contact information of a person representing the pipeline who will participate in the
integrity dig.
new text end

new text begin (b) For the purposes of this section:
new text end

new text begin (1) "integrity dig" means the excavation of a segment of pipeline for inspection using
nondestructive examination methods; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "waters of the state" has the meaning given in section 103G.005, subdivision 17,
except that it includes wetlands, as defined in section 103G.005, subdivision 19.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Inspection. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety or the commissioner of pollution
control may send a representative to be present at an integrity dig. Within ten days of an
integrity dig, a commissioner's representative present at the integrity dig must file a report
with both agencies containing information regarding the findings of the integrity dig,
including (1) whether any petroleum or petroleum products were released from the pipeline,
(2) the estimated quantity of a release, and (3) the remedial actions taken to address a release.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Notice of contamination. new text end

new text begin If a representative from the Pollution Control Agency
is not present at an integrity dig where a release of petroleum or petroleum products from
the pipeline into soil or waters of the state is discovered, the pipeline must notify the Pollution
Control Agency of the release within three hours of discovering the release.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Assessment. new text end

new text begin The Pollution Control Agency and the Department of Public Safety
may assess the pipeline for the reasonable costs of inspection under subdivision 2. The
assessment must be paid by the pipeline into the state treasury within 30 days from the
rendition date.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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