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SF 2756

2nd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; authorizing farm use of certain anhydrous ammonia tanks;
providing for refilling; authorizing rules to provide safety and environmental
safeguards; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 18C.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [18C.125] ANHYDROUS AMMONIA TANKS.
new text end

new text begin (a) Other laws and rules to the contrary notwithstanding, the commissioner shall
adopt rules to allow the use of tanks with a capacity greater than 3,000 gallons but no
greater than 5,000 gallons in applying anhydrous ammonia to fields in Minnesota and
shall allow the refilling of these tanks at the application location. The commissioner
shall adopt rules to implement this section. The rules must impose appropriate safety
restrictions and environmental safeguards on the use of anhydrous ammonia. At a
minimum, the rules must address water availability; attendance during the anhydrous
ammonia transfer operation; emergency shutoff and pull-away safeguards; location of the
anhydrous ammonia transfer operation; setback distances from residences, buildings, and
roads; and permit requirements.
new text end

new text begin (b) All tanks under this section must conform to United States Department of
Transportation cargo tank specifications in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 173,
and must be maintained, tested, and inspected as required in Code of Federal Regulations,
title 49, parts 173 and 180. All loading and unloading of the tanks must conform to
requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 173 and 177.
new text end