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SF 2944

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - 1st Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to health; establishing a standard of protection for the risk of cancer;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 144.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [144.673] CANCER RISK ASSESSMENT.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

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

new text begin (b) "Known carcinogen" means a substance categorized as a known human
carcinogen by at least one of the following agencies: United States Environmental
Protection Agency; United States Department of Health and Human Services, National
Toxicology Program; or World Health Organization International Agency for Research
on Cancer.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Probable carcinogen" means a substance categorized as a probable human
carcinogen or a likely human carcinogen by at least one of the following agencies: United
States Environmental Protection Agency; United States Department of Health and Human
Services, National Toxicology Program; or World Health Organization International
Agency for Research on Cancer.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Risk level. new text end

new text begin The commissioner of health shall assess the risk of human
cancer from known and probable carcinogens in the air, water, or soil using the following
formula: a lifetime risk level of 10-6, so that no more than one out of every 1,000,000
people exposed to a substance or chemical over a lifetime would be estimated to develop
cancer from that exposure.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Implementation. new text end

new text begin The risk level established in this section shall apply to
permits and licenses issued on or after August 1, 2009. Any permits or licenses issued
prior to August 1, 2009, that are affected by this section shall remain valid until the permit
or license is renewed, revised, or reissued.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2008.
new text end