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HF 3512

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 05/12/2010 08:51pm

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A bill for an act
relating to indoor air quality; requiring indoor ice arenas to have electronic
air monitoring devices; requiring that grants to construct and renovate indoor
ice arenas require an electronic air monitoring device in the facility; requiring
reports; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 240A.09.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 240A.09, is amended to read:


240A.09 PLAN DEVELOPMENT; CRITERIA.

The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission shall develop a plan to promote the
development of proposals for new statewide public ice facilities including proposals for
ice centers and matching grants based on the criteria in this section.

(a) For ice center proposals, the commission will give priority to proposals that
come from more than one local government unit. Institutions of higher education are not
eligible to receive a grant.

(b) In the metropolitan area as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, the
commission is encouraged to give priority to the following proposals:

(1) new text beginproposals for renovation and indoor air quality improvements at an existing
indoor ice arena;
new text end

new text begin (2) new text endproposals for construction of two or more ice sheets in a single new facility;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end proposals for construction of an additional sheet of ice at an existing ice
center;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of ice as part of a sports
complex with multiple sports facilities; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end proposals for construction of a new, single sheet of ice that will be expanded
to a two-sheet facility in the future.

(c) The commission shall administer a site selection process for the ice centers. The
commission shall invite proposals from cities or counties or consortia of cities. A proposal
for an ice center must include matching contributions including in-kind contributions of
land, access roadways and access roadway improvements, and necessary utility services,
landscaping, and parking.

(d) Proposals for ice centers and matching grants must provide for meeting the
demand for ice time for female groups by offering up to 50 percent of prime ice time, as
needed, to female groups. For purposes of this section, prime ice time means the hours
of 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays
and Sundays.

(e) The location for all proposed facilities must be in areas of maximum
demonstrated interest and must maximize accessibility to an arterial highway.

(f) To the extent possible, all proposed facilities must be dispersed equitably, must
be located to maximize potential for full utilization and profitable operation, and must
accommodate noncompetitive family and community skating for all ages.

(g) The commission may also use the money to upgrade current facilities, purchase
girls' ice time, or conduct amateur women's hockey and other ice sport tournaments.

(h) To the extent possible, 50 percent of all grants must be awarded to communities
in greater Minnesota.

(i) To the extent possible, technical assistance shall be provided to Minnesota
communities by the commission on ice arena planning, design, new text beginredesign, renovation of air
handling systems,
new text endand operation, including the marketing of ice time.

(j) A grant for new facilities may not exceed $250,000.

(k) The commission may make grants for rehabilitation and renovation. A
rehabilitation or renovation grant may not exceed deleted text begin$100,000deleted text endnew text begin $200,000new text end. Priority must be
given to grant applications for indoor air quality improvements, including zero emission
ice resurfacing equipmentnew text begin and upgrading ventilation systems that include electronic indoor
air monitoring and recording devices. After January 1, 2013, no grant may be made under
this paragraph unless the application includes capital expenditures for indoor air quality
improvements that will enable the facility to comply with indoor air quality standards and
any associated rules, or the applicant provides documentation from the commissioner of
health that the facility is in compliance with those requirements at the time of application
and will continue to be in compliance after the rehabilitation or renovation is completed.
The provisions of this paragraph also apply to grants made to upgrade current facilities
under paragraph (g)
new text end.

(l) Grant money may be used for ice centers designed for sports other than hockey.

(m) Grant money may be used to upgrade existing facilities to comply with the
bleacher safety requirements of section 326B.112.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginINDOOR ICE ARENAS; RULEMAKING.
new text end

new text begin The Department of Health must incorporate the following items into its current
rulemaking governing air quality in indoor ice arenas:
new text end

new text begin (1) standards limiting the concentration of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide
must address both acute and chronic exposure, must include a one-hour limit, and must be
reviewed every five years;
new text end

new text begin (2) recorded monitoring data from electronic indoor air monitoring devices must be
available to the Department of Health upon request; and
new text end

new text begin (3) requirements for indoor ice arenas to take specified corrective measures to
protect public health in response to elevated concentration levels of carbon monoxide
and nitrogen dioxide, as determined by the Department of Health, including operating
ventilation equipment at increased levels or more frequently, evacuating the arena, and
establishing conditions for re-occupancy of the arena.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginREPORTS.
new text end

new text begin By August 1, 2012, and each year thereafter, the Department of Health must
submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of
representatives committees with primary jurisdiction over public health that contains the
following information with respect to indoor air quality in ice arenas for the preceding
calendar year:
new text end

new text begin (1) a list of on-site inspections of ice arenas made by the department, including the
date of each inspection;
new text end

new text begin (2) the list of violations of indoor air quality standards, reporting requirements, or
other requirements of Minnesota Rules, chapter 4620, by ice arenas;
new text end

new text begin (3) a list of enforcement actions taken against violators listed in clause (2), or any
other actions taken to return violators to compliance;
new text end

new text begin (4) the number of certificates of approval the commissioner of health refused to issue
due to insufficient documentation of maintenance of acceptable air quality conditions;
new text end

new text begin (5) the number of certificates of approval suspended, revoked, or reinstated by the
commissioner due to violations of air quality rules; and
new text end

new text begin (6) the number of variances to air quality rules granted to ice arenas by the
commissioner of health.
new text end

new text begin The department must also post the information in clauses (1) to (6) on its Web site.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end