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HF 2276

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/10/2019 03:02pm

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underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; banning trichloroethylene for use in manufacturing
processes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [325E.3892] TRICHLOROETHYLENE; BAN.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section, the following terms have
the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Extraction solvent" means a solvent used to separate a specific substance from a
mixture.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Refrigerant" means a chemical that is used as a heat carrier in a cooling mechanism
and that changes from liquid to gas and back again in the refrigeration cycle.
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new text begin (d) "Trichloroethylene" means a chemical with the Chemical Registry Abstract Services
Number of 79-01-6.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Vapor degreaser" means a substance boiled to a vapor that condenses onto metal
parts, causing beading and dripping, and that removes contaminants from the parts.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Use ban. new text end

new text begin Beginning January 1, 2020, a person may not use trichloroethylene
as a vapor degreaser, an intermediate chemical to produce other chemicals, a refrigerant,
or an extraction solvent or in any other manufacturing or cleaning process or use.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Replacement chemicals. new text end

new text begin A person must not replace trichloroethylene with a
chemical identified as a chemical of high concern according to section 116.9402.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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