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SF 2336

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/21/2017 09:02am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; requiring acquisition of certain landfill sites to conduct
environmental response action.

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

Section 1. new text beginLANDFILL ACQUISITION REQUIRED.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Legislative findings. new text end

new text begin The legislature recognizes the need to protect the
public health and welfare and the environment at closed landfill sites that are on both the
federal and state Superfund lists and that are not being managed to protect the public health
or welfare or the environment. It is in the public interest to direct the commissioner of the
Pollution Control Agency to acquire the necessary interests in land at the landfill sites to
conduct environmental response action.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Acquisition. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency must acquire
interests in land by donation or eminent domain without undue delay, under Minnesota
Statutes, section 115B.17, subdivision 15, at a closed mixed municipal solid waste facility
that was permitted by the agency, that is on the list of priorities for both the federal
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act and the Minnesota
Environmental Response and Liability Act, and where environmental response actions to
control potential threats to the public health or welfare or the environment have not been
conducted. Acquisition by condemnation under this section may include fee title acquisition.
After acquiring interests in land, the commissioner must begin the process of protecting the
public health, welfare, and environment through environmental response action at the
acquired site according to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115B.
new text end