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SF 4355

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/17/2020 12:21pm

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 Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Act; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115C.09, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 115C.09, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:

new text begin Subd. 3l. new text end

new text begin PVC piping at residential locations. new text end

new text begin (a) This subdivision is to assist
homeowners who have installed PVC fill piping as part of the heating-oil system at their
residences. Replacing PVC piping with metal piping is intended to avoid the catastrophic
release of heating oil, as well as the ensuing cleanup costs, that can occur at residences
where PVC piping fails.
new text end

new text begin (b) As used in this subdivision:
new text end

new text begin (1) "residential locations" means a storage tank and appurtenances for heating oil that
are used to heat a single-family residence; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "qualified person" means someone who is registered as a contractor under section
115C.11 and, as part of the person's trade or business, installs or repairs nonpressure piping,
heating systems, air conditioning systems, or storage tank systems.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or any rules adopted under this
chapter, the board must reimburse a qualified person for 90 percent of the cost of replacing
PVC fill piping with metal piping at residential locations between May 1, 2020, and
September 1, 2023, if the board determines that the costs were incurred and reasonable.
Reimbursement may not exceed $500 per residential location. The maximum expenditure
from the fund may not exceed $1,500,000.
new text end

new text begin (d) A heating-oil vendor is not a responsible person for a heating-oil spill inside a
residential location if the spill was caused solely by the failure of a tank or appurtenance to
a tank owned by the homeowner.
new text end