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Laws of Minnesota 1983 CHAPTER 231--S.F.No. 639 An act relating to energy; data reporting; definition of "earth sheltered"; biennial energy reports; certificate of need fees; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, sections 13.68, subdivision 1; 116J.06, subdivision 2; 116J.18, subdivision 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 13.68, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. Energy and financial data, statistics, and information furnished to the department of energy, planning and development by a coal supplier or petroleum supplier pursuant to section
116J.17116J.16, either directly or through a federal department or agency are classified as nonpublic data as defined by section 13.02, subdivision 9. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116J.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. "Earth sheltered" means constructed so that more than 50 percent of the exterior surface area of the building, excluding garages or other accessory buildings, is covered with earth and the building code standards promulgated pursuant to section 16.85 are satisfied50 percent or more of the exterior surface is covered or in contact with earth. Exterior surface includes all walls and roof, but excludes garages and other accessory buildings. Earth covering on walls is measured from the floor of the structure's lowest level. Earth covering on the roof must be at least 12 inches deep to be included in calculations of earth covering. Partially completed buildings shall not be considered earth sheltered. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 116J.18, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. By January 1July 1 of each even-numbered year, the commissioner shall transmit to the governor and the legislature a comprehensive report designed to identify emerging trends related to energy supply, demand, conservation, public health and safety factors, and to specify the level of statewide and utility service area energy need. The report shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following: (a) A final report on the accuracy and acceptability of the energy forecasts received under section 116J.17 and the alternatives to meeting that demand; (b) An estimate of statewide and utility service area energy need for the forthcoming 20 year period which, in the judgment of the commissioner, will reasonably balance requirements of state economic growth and development, protection of public health and safety, preservation of environmental quality, and conservation of energy resources; (c) The anticipated level of statewide energy demand for 20 years, which shall serve as the basis for long range action; (d) The identification of potential adverse social, economic, or environmental effects caused by a continuation of the present energy demand trends; (e) An assessment of the state's energy resources, including examination of the availability of commercially developable and imported fuels; (f) The estimated reduction in annual energy consumption resulting from various energy conservation measures; (g) The cost of energy to residential and rental consumers in relation to their socio-economic status; (h) An assessment of the economic and employment implications of proposed state energy policies; (i) The status of the department's ongoing studies; (j) Recommendations to the governor and the legislature for administrative and legislative actions to accomplish the purposes of sections 116J.05 to 116J.30. Sec. 4. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 to 3 are effective July 1, 1983. Approved June 1, 1983
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