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SF 1878

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to health; appropriating money from petroleum tank fund for lead
cleanup; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115C.08, subdivision 4.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 115C.08, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Expenditures.

(a) Money in the fund may only be spent:

(1) to administer the petroleum tank release cleanup program established in this
chapter;

(2) for agency administrative costs under sections 116.46 to 116.50, sections
115C.03 to 115C.06, and costs of corrective action taken by the agency under section
115C.03, including investigations;

(3) for costs of recovering expenses of corrective actions under section 115C.04;

(4) for training, certification, and rulemaking under sections 116.46 to 116.50;

(5) for agency administrative costs of enforcing rules governing the construction,
installation, operation, and closure of aboveground and underground petroleum storage
tanks;

(6) for reimbursement of the environmental response, compensation, and compliance
account under subdivision 5 and section 115B.26, subdivision 4;

(7) for administrative and staff costs as set by the board to administer the petroleum
tank release program established in this chapter;

(8) for corrective action performance audits under section 115C.093;

(9) for contamination cleanup grants, as provided in paragraph (c); and

(10) to assess and remove abandoned underground storage tanks under section
115C.094 and, if a release is discovered, to pay for the specific consultant and contractor
services costs necessary to complete the tank removal project, including, but not limited
to, excavation soil sampling, groundwater sampling, soil disposal, and completion of an
excavation report.

(b) Except as provided in deleted text beginparagraphdeleted text endnew text begin paragraphsnew text end (c)new text begin and (d)new text end, money in the fund is
appropriated to the board to make reimbursements or payments under this section.

(c) $6,200,000 is annually appropriated from the fund to the commissioner of
employment and economic development for contamination cleanup grants under section
116J.554. Of this amount, the commissioner may spend up to $180,000 annually for
administration of the contamination cleanup grant program. The appropriation does not
cancel and is available until expended. The appropriation shall not be withdrawn from
the fund nor the fund balance reduced until the funds are requested by the commissioner
of employment and economic development. The commissioner shall schedule requests
for withdrawals from the fund to minimize the necessity to impose the fee authorized by
subdivision 2. Unless otherwise provided, the appropriation in this paragraph may be
used for:

(1) project costs at a qualifying site if a portion of the cleanup costs are attributable
to petroleum contamination; and

(2) the costs of performing contamination investigation if there is a reasonable basis
to suspect the contamination is attributable to petroleum.

new text begin (d) $....... is annually appropriated from the fund to the commissioner of health to
provide grants for lead screening and lead cleanup.
new text end