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SF 3359

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 06/28/2022 02:50pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to environment; establishing a Pig's Eye Landfill Task Force; requiring a
report; appropriating money.

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

Section 1. new text beginPIG'S EYE LANDFILL TASK FORCE; APPROPRIATION.
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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Pig's Eye Landfill Task Force. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of the Pollution
Control Agency must establish a Pig's Eye Landfill Task Force to coordinate efforts to
remediate and restore the Pig's Eye Landfill Superfund site and address perfluoroalkyl and
polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination of Battle Creek, Pig's Eye Lake, and
nearby groundwater. The task force is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 15.059,
subdivision 6.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin The task force must consist of:
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new text begin (1) the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency;
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new text begin (2) the commissioner of natural resources;
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new text begin (3) the commissioner of health;
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new text begin (4) a representative from the Metropolitan Council;
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new text begin (5) a representative from the United States Army Corps of Engineers;
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new text begin (6) a representative from the United States Coast Guard;
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new text begin (7) a representative from the federal Environmental Protection Agency;
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new text begin (8) a representative from the National Park Service;
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new text begin (9) a representative from the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District; and
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new text begin (10) one representative from each of the following impacted local governments:
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new text begin (i) St. Paul;
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new text begin (ii) South St. Paul;
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new text begin (iii) Ramsey County; and
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new text begin (iv) Dakota County.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Organization. new text end

new text begin (a) By October 15, 2022, the commissioner or the commissioner's
designee must convene the first meeting of the task force.
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new text begin (b) The task force must meet monthly or as determined by the chair. Meetings of the
task force must be open to the public.
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new text begin (c) The members of the task force must annually elect a chair, vice chair, and other
officers as the members deem necessary.
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new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Staff. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must provide support staff, office space, and
administrative services for the task force.
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new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Reports. new text end

new text begin By February 15 each year, the commissioner must submit an annual
report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees and divisions
with jurisdiction over the environment and natural resources on the status of the task force's
work. The final report, due February 15, 2026, must:
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new text begin (1) summarize the history of the Pig's Eye Landfill, including cleanup efforts and impacts;
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new text begin (2) include a coordinated plan to:
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new text begin (i) remediate the brownfield site;
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new text begin (ii) enhance wildlife habitat;
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new text begin (iii) prevent future water contamination; and
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new text begin (iv) address existing water quality issues;
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new text begin (3) identify infrastructure needs;
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new text begin (4) identify potential funding sources; and
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new text begin (5) include any recommendations for legislative action.
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new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Sunset. new text end

new text begin The task force expires June 30, 2026.
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new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Appropriation. new text end

new text begin $800,000 in fiscal year 2023 is appropriated from the general
fund to the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency to establish the Pig's Eye Landfill
Task Force. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2026.
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