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HF 3643

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

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

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 02/29/2008
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/13/2008
2nd Engrossment Posted on 05/08/2008

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A bill for an act
relating to environment; modifying licensing requirements for individual sewage
treatment system professionals; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement,
section 115.56, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 115.56, subdivision 2, is
amended to read:


Subd. 2.

License required.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), deleted text beginafter March
31, 1996,
deleted text end a person may not design, install, maintain, pump, deleted text beginordeleted text end inspectnew text begin, or provide service
to
new text end an individual sewage treatment system without a license issued by the commissioner.new text begin
Licenses issued under this section allow work on individual sewage treatment systems
with a flow of 10,000 gallons of water per day or less using prescriptive designs and
design guidances provided by the agency.
new text end

(b) A license is not required for a person who complies with the applicable
requirements if the person is:

(1) a qualified employee of state or local government who has passed the
examination described in paragraph (d) or a similar examination;

(2) an individual who constructs an individual sewage treatment system on land that
is owned or leased by the individual and functions solely as the individual's dwelling or
seasonal dwelling;

(3) a farmer who pumps and disposes of sewage waste from individual sewage
treatment systems, holding tanks, and privies on land that is owned or leased by the
farmer; or

(4) an individual who performs labor or services for a person licensed under this
section in connection with the design, installation, maintenance, pumping, or inspection of
an individual sewage treatment system at the direction and under the personal supervision
of a person licensed under this section.

A person constructing an individual sewage treatment system under clause (2) must
consult with a site evaluator or designer before beginning construction. In addition, the
system must be inspected before being covered and a compliance report must be provided
to the local unit of government after the inspection.

(c) The commissioner, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Extension
Service or another higher education institution, shall ensure adequate training new text beginand design
guidance
new text endexists for individual sewage treatment system professionals.

(d) The commissioner shall conduct examinations to test the knowledge of applicants
for licensing and shall issue documentation of licensing.

(e) Licenses may be issued only upon successful completion of the required
examination and submission of proof of sufficient experience, proof of general liability
insurance, and a corporate surety bond in the amount of at least $10,000.

(f) Notwithstanding paragraph (e), the examination and proof of experience are not
required for an individual sewage treatment system professional who, on the effective date
of the rules adopted under subdivision 1, holds a certification attained by examination and
experience under a voluntary certification program administered by the agency.

(g) Local units of government may not require additional local licenses for individual
sewage treatment system professionals.

(h) A pumper whose annual gross revenue from pumping systems is $9,000 or
less and whose gross revenue from pumping systems during the year ending May 11,
1994, was at least $1,000 is not subject to training requirements in rules adopted under
subdivision 1, except for any training required for initial licensure.

(i) deleted text beginUntil December 31, 2010,deleted text end No other professional license is required todeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text end design, install, maintain, deleted text beginordeleted text end inspectnew text begin, or provide service fornew text end an individual sewage
treatment system with a flow of 10,000 gallons of water per day or less new text beginusing prescriptive
designs and design guidances provided by the agency
new text end if the system designer, installer,
maintainer, deleted text beginordeleted text end inspectornew text begin, or service providernew text end is licensed under this subdivision and the
local unit of government has not adopted additional requirementsdeleted text begin; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) operate an individual sewage treatment system with a flow of 10,000 gallons
of water per day or less if the system operator is licensed as a system designer, installer,
maintainer, or inspector under this subdivision and the local unit of government has not
adopted additional requirements
deleted text end.