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Laws of Minnesota 1991 CHAPTER 304-H.F.No. 322 An act relating to waste management expenditures; requiring the state resource recovery program to establish a central materials recovery facility and centralized collection and transportation of recyclable materials from state offices and operations; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 115A.15, subdivision 6, and by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 115A.15, subdivision 6, is amended to read: Subd. 6. [USE OF FUNDS.] All funds appropriated by the state for the resource recovery program, all revenues resulting from the sale of recyclable and reusable commodities made available for sale as a result of the resource recovery program and all reimbursements to the commissioner of expenses incurred by the commissioner in developing and administering resource recovery systems for state agencies, governmental units, and nonprofit organizations must be deposited in the general fund. The commissioner shall determine the waste disposal cost savings associated with recycling and reuse activities
, collect those savings from the account responsible for disposing of wastes produced in state buildings, and credit the savings to the general fund. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 115A.15, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 10. [MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY; MATERIALS COLLECTION; WASTE AUDITS.] (a) The commissioner of the department of administration shall establish a central materials recovery facility to manage recyclable materials collected from state offices and other state operations in the metropolitan area. The facility must be located as close as practicable to the state capitol complex and must be large enough to accommodate temporary storage of recyclable materials collected from state offices and other state operations in the metropolitan area and the processing of those materials for market. (b) The commissioner shall establish a recyclable materials collection and transportation system for state offices and other state operations in the metropolitan area that will maximize the types and amount of materials collected and the number of state offices and other state operations served, and will minimize barriers to effective and efficient collection, transportation, and marketing of recyclable materials. (c) The commissioner shall perform regular audits on the solid waste and recyclable materials collected to identify materials upon which to focus waste reduction, reuse, and recycling activities and to measure: (1) progress made toward the recycling goal in subdivision 9; (2) progress made to reduce waste generation; and (3) potential for additional waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. (d) The commissioner may contract with private entities for the activities required in this subdivision if the commissioner determines that it would be cost-effective to do so. Sec. 3. [APPROPRIATION.] The following amounts are appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of the department of administration for the purposes indicated, to be available for the fiscal year ending June 30 in the years indicated. If the appropriation for either year is insufficient, the appropriation for the other year is available for it. 1992 1993 Central materials recovery facility $48,000 $48,000 The approved complement of the department of administration is increased by 8 positions. Presented to the governor May 30, 1991 Signed by the governor June 3, 1991, 4:19 p.m.
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