Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language

                            CHAPTER 562-S.F.No. 2277 
                  An act relating to metropolitan waste control 
                  commission; authorizing the commission to enter into 
                  agreements to implement total watershed management; 
                  proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, 
                  chapter 473. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [473.505] [TOTAL WATERSHED MANAGEMENT.] 
           The commission with the approval of the metropolitan 
        council may enter into agreements with other governmental bodies 
        and agencies and spend funds to implement total watershed 
        management.  "Total watershed management" means identifying and 
        quantifying at a watershed level the (1) sources of pollution, 
        both point and nonpoint, (2) causes of conditions that may or 
        may not be a result of pollution, and (3) means of reducing 
        pollution or alleviating adverse conditions.  The purpose of 
        total watershed management is to achieve the best water quality 
        for waters of the state receiving the effluent of the 
        metropolitan disposal system for the lowest total costs, without 
        regard to who will incur those costs. 
           Sec. 2.  [APPLICATION.] 
           Section 1 applies in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, 
        Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. 
           Presented to the governor May 2, 1994 
           Signed by the governor May 4, 1994, 3:15 p.m.