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Laws of Minnesota 1990 CHAPTER 466-H.F.No. 2458 An act relating to hazardous materials; directing the commissioner of public safety to plan a system for a regional hazardous materials incident response program; establishing an advisory task force. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT RESPONSE.] The commissioner of public safety shall plan a statewide system of response to spills, emissions, or exposure of hazardous materials by regional teams established by the state, local government emergency responders, and private industry, including cleanup contractors. In developing the plan, the commissioner shall consult with the advisory task force established by section 2. The commissioner shall submit the plan, along with any recommendations for further legislation, to the legislature by January 1, 1991. The plan must cover, at a minimum: (1) the appropriate role of the state, local governments, and the private sector in the response system; (2) the number of teams needed, and where they should be located, to provide quick response to incidents; (3) a method of contracting with local governments in which teams are to be located; (4) the minimum equipment and staffing needed by each team; (5) the minimum training and certification requirements needed for team members; (6) recommendations for compensating communities in which teams are located and for compensating team members; (7) a fee system to support the system; and (8) recommendations on holding harmless from increased liability the individuals and local governments that take part in hazardous materials incident response. Sec. 2. [ADVISORY TASK FORCE.] Subdivision 1. [MEMBERSHIP.] The hazardous materials incident response advisory task force consists of the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's designee, the commissioner of the pollution control agency or the commissioner's designee, and eight members appointed by the commissioner of public safety. The members appointed by the commissioner must include: (1) three persons representing the fire service, including representatives of the Minnesota professional firefighters, the Minnesota state fire department association, and the Minnesota state fire chiefs; (2) three persons representing private industry, including representatives of small businesses, businesses other than small businesses, and the transportation industry; (3) a representative of the Minnesota league of cities; and (4) a representative of the general public. Compensation and removal of members and the filling of membership vacancies are governed by section 15.059. Subd. 2. [DUTIES.] The advisory task force shall advise the commissioner of public safety on the development of the plan required by section 1. Subd. 3. [ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE.] The commissioner of public safety shall provide office space and administrative assistance necessary for the performance of the advisory task force's duties. Sec. 3. [REPEALER.] Section 2 is repealed effective June 30, 1991. Sec. 4. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 and 2 are effective July 1, 1990. Presented to the governor April 19, 1990 Signed by the governor April 20, 1990, 10:53 a.m.
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