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SF 666

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/31/2019 02:57pm

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; modifying application requirements for solid waste
management capital assistance program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
section 115A.51.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115A.51, is amended to read:


115A.51 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS.

new text begin (a) new text endApplications for assistance under the program deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end demonstrate:

deleted text begin (a)deleted text endnew text begin (1)new text end that the project is conceptually and technically feasible;

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end that affected political subdivisions are committed to implement the project, to
provide necessary local financing, and to accept and exercise the government powers
necessary to the project;

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end that operating revenues from the project, considering the availability and security
of sources of solid waste and of markets for recovered resources, together with any proposed
federal, state, or local financial assistance, will be sufficient to pay all costs over the projected
life of the project;

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end that the applicant has evaluated the feasible and prudent alternatives to disposalnew text begin,
including using existing solid waste management facilities with reasonably available capacity
sufficient to accomplish the goals of the proposed project,
new text end and has compared and evaluated
the costs of the alternatives, including capital and operating costs, and the effects of the
alternatives on the cost to generatorsdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (5) that the applicant has identified:
new text end

new text begin (i) waste management objectives in applicable county and regional solid waste
management plans consistent with section 115A.46, subdivision 2, paragraphs (e) and (f),
or 473.149, subdivision 1; and
new text end

new text begin (ii) other solid waste facilities identified in the county and regional plans; and
new text end

new text begin (6) that the applicant has conducted a comparative analysis of the project against existing
public and private solid waste facilities, including an analysis of potential displacement of
those facilities, to determine whether the project is the most appropriate alternative to achieve
the identified waste management objectives that considers:
new text end

new text begin (i) conformity with approved county or regional solid waste management plans;
new text end

new text begin (ii) consistency with the state's solid waste hierarchy and section 115A.46, subdivision
2, paragraphs (e) and (f), or 473.149, subdivision 1; and
new text end

new text begin (iii) environmental standards related to public health, air, surface water, and groundwater.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end The commissioner may require completion of a comprehensive solid waste
management plan conforming to the requirements of section 115A.46, before accepting an
application.new text begin Within five days of filing an application with the agency, the applicant must
submit a copy of the application to each solid waste management facility mentioned in the
portion of the application addressing the requirements of paragraph (a), clauses (5) and (6).
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