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SF 3414

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/20/2020 03:26pm

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; appropriating money for a municipal PFAS source
reduction initiative.

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

Section 1. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; INITIATIVE TO REDUCE SOURCES OF PFAS
CONVEYED TO MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES.
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new text begin $500,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of the Pollution Control Agency to develop and implement an initiative to reduce sources
of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment that are
eventually conveyed to municipal wastewater treatment facilities. In developing and
implementing the initiative, the commissioner must work in cooperation with the Department
of Health and with an advisory group consisting of one municipal representative designated
by each of the following: the League of Minnesota Cities; the Coalition of Greater Minnesota
Cities; the Minnesota Environmental Science and Economic Review Board; the Minnesota
Municipal Utilities Association; Metropolitan Council Environmental Services; Minnesota
Association of Small Cities; Minnesota Rural Water Association; and the Association of
Metropolitan Municipalities. In developing and implementing the municipal initiative, the
commissioner must:
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new text begin (1) identify sources of PFAS introduced into the environment that are eventually conveyed
to municipal wastewater treatment facilities;
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new text begin (2) identify source reduction strategies that can effectively reduce the amount of PFAS
entering the environment that are eventually conveyed to municipal wastewater treatment
facilities;
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new text begin (3) publish and distribute throughout the state guidance documents for local governments
that include education materials about effective strategies to reduce PFAS sources;
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new text begin (4) identify issues for future study; and
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new text begin (5) by January 31, 2022, report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house
of representatives and senate committees and divisions with jurisdiction over the environment
and natural resources on the development and implementation of the initiative.
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