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SF 3368

3rd Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 09/28/2016 09:12am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; modifying permit requirements for temporary use
of certain rights-of-way; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27,
by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 160.27,
subdivision 10.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2015 Supplement, section 160.27, subdivision 10,
is amended to read:


Subd. 10.

new text beginDepartment of Transportation new text endtemporary permit for field application.

(a) In connection with the use of deleted text beginthedeleted text end road right-of-way deleted text beginof a road authoritydeleted text endnew text begin controlled by
the commissioner
new text end, excluding on controlled-access highways under section 160.08, a
property owner or occupant of property deleted text beginabutting the road right-of-waydeleted text end may apply for a
permit for temporary placement, for up to 14 days, of a pressurized flexible force main deleted text beginfor
the
deleted text endnew text begin tonew text end transport deleted text beginofdeleted text end manure for field application.

(b) The property owner or occupant must:

(1) identify the entire length of the right-of-way for use under the permit;

(2) place the force main within the backslope of the deleted text beginroad authority'sdeleted text end right-of-way
where possible;

(3) place pumping equipment outside the deleted text beginroad authority'sdeleted text end right-of-way; and

(4) meet all of the permit requirements identified by the deleted text beginroad authoritydeleted text endnew text begin commissionernew text end.

(c) Once the deleted text beginroad authoritydeleted text end new text begincommissioner new text endhas issued a permit, the property owner or
occupant may deleted text begininstalldeleted text endnew text begin place new text end the force main over the length of the right-of-way from the
permittee's property to where the manure will be applied, irrespective of whether the
permittee is the owner or occupant of all property abutting the portion of the right-of-way
where the force main is to be deleted text begininstalleddeleted text endnew text begin placednew text end.

new text begin (d) The commissioner may restrict the number of force mains simultaneously
located in the same right-of-way.
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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 11. new text end

new text begin Local road authority temporary permit for certain field application.
new text end

new text begin (a) A local road authority may, by ordinance, establish a permitting process to authorize
the placement of pressurized flexible force main within right-of-way under the jurisdiction
of the local road authority to transport manure for field application. A town board must be
authorized to adopt the ordinance at an annual town meeting. A local road authority must
not impose a fee or other charge for the permit. A permit issued under the ordinance is
valid for one year or longer as specified by the local road authority.
new text end

new text begin (b) A local road authority that has adopted an ordinance providing for a permitting
process must issue a permit to any property owner or occupant who applies for a permit if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the applicant submits a complete application at least five days prior to the day the
applicant intends to place the force main within the identified right-of-way or a shorter
time if approved by the road authority; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the requirements under subdivision 13 are met.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 12. new text end

new text begin General authority for certain field application. new text end

new text begin When the local road
authority has not adopted an ordinance establishing a permitting process under subdivision
11, an owner or occupant may place a pressurized flexible force main within right-of-way
under the jurisdiction of the local road authority to transport manure for field application if:
new text end

new text begin (1) the local road authority has not notified the owner or occupant of scheduled road
authority maintenance activities that would be unduly interfered with if the placement
occurred during the maintenance activity; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the requirements under subdivision 13 are met.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 13. new text end

new text begin General regulations regarding certain field application. new text end

new text begin The following
requirements apply when a force main is placed in a road right-of-way under subdivision
11 or 12:
new text end

new text begin (1) the owner or occupant must provide, at least one business day prior to placement
of the force main, written or electronic notice to the local road authority of the intent to
place a force main within an identified right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (2) unless specifically authorized, the force main must not be left in a right-of-way
for more than 21 consecutive days;
new text end

new text begin (3) the owner or occupant must identify and notify the local road authority of the
intended starting and end points, and the path of the intended placement;
new text end

new text begin (4) the owner or occupant must provide to the local road authority the intended
starting and ending dates the force main will be placed in the right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (5) unless otherwise instructed by the applicable local road authority, the owner or
occupant must place the force main in the backslope of the right-of-way to the extent
possible;
new text end

new text begin (6) unless specifically instructed otherwise, the owner or occupant must place all
pumping equipment outside of the right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (7) the identified right-of-way must not be a controlled-access highway under
section 160.08;
new text end

new text begin (8) the owner or occupant must provide the local road authority (i) the owner or
occupant's full name, address, and phone number where the owner or occupant can be
reached during the time the force main is placed within the right-of-way, and (ii) any other
contact information where the owner or occupant can be reached after the force main
has been removed from the right-of-way;
new text end

new text begin (9) field application must be performed by the holder of a valid commercial animal
waste technician applicator license under section 18C.430, including proof of financial
responsibility;
new text end

new text begin (10) the force main placement must not unreasonably interfere with: (i) another
landowner or occupant's access to the owner or occupant's property; (ii) the safe use of
the right-of-way in which the force main is placed; (iii) the safe use of any driveway or
private road that the force main crosses; or (iv) maintenance activities authorized by
the local road authority;
new text end

new text begin (11) no prior notice under clause (1) or permit under subdivision 11 is required if
the placement of the force main is necessary to prevent overflow of a manure lagoon or
manure storage pond or to deal with emergency pumping activities created by flooding,
natural disaster, or declared emergency. The owner or occupant must make a good faith
effort to notify the local road authority of emergency placement and operation of a force
main under this clause, and must remove the force main within three days following the
end of the impending overflow, flood, natural disaster response, or declared emergency;
new text end

new text begin (12) the local road authority may remove or have removed, at the owner or
occupant's expense, any force main remaining in a right-of-way beyond the number of
days authorized under this section;
new text end

new text begin (13) the owner or occupant is responsible for restoring the right-of-way to the
preplacement condition, including the immediate cleanup of any spillage or leakage of
manure into the right-of-way; and
new text end

new text begin (14) a local road authority may, by ordinance, restrict the number of force mains
simultaneously located in the same right-of-way.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 160.27, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 14. new text end

new text begin Damage or spills; liability and immunity. new text end

new text begin (a) A commercial animal
waste technician company licensed under section 18C.430 using a pressurized flexible
force main for the transport of manure for field application under this section is liable for
the costs of cleanup and repair for any spill or damage caused by a commercial animal
waste technician applicator during the placement, use, or removal of the force main.
new text end

new text begin (b) Neither the commissioner nor any city, county, or town road authority is subject
to any cause of action arising from the placement or operation of a pressurized flexible
force main under this section.
new text end

new text begin APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section applies to causes of action arising after the effective
date of this section.
new text end

Sec. 6. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

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