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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.