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                            CHAPTER 147-H.F.No. 1018 
                  An act relating to the environment; conforming state 
                  regulation of chlorofluorocarbons to federal law; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 1994, sections 116.731, 
                  subdivisions 2, 4, and 4a; and 116.735. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116.731, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT.] A person processing 
        scrap refrigerators, central air conditioning units, 
        dehumidifiers, heat pumps, under-the-counter ice makers, vending 
        machines, drinking water coolers, chillers, commercial 
        refrigeration, industrial process refrigeration, or freezers 
        must remove and recycle, destroy, or properly dispose of the 
        CFCs. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116.731, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [SERVICING AND RECYCLING OF APPLIANCES.] (a) A 
        person servicing or recycling refrigerators, central air 
        conditioning units, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, under-the-counter 
        ice makers, vending machines, drinking water coolers, chillers, 
        commercial refrigeration, industrial process refrigeration, or 
        freezers must: 
           (1) recapture CFCs, provide storage for recaptured CFCs, 
        and transfer recaptured CFCs to a recycler; or 
           (2) recapture CFCs and recycle the CFCs to an allowed use. 
           (b) The recovered CFCs may be properly disposed of or 
        destroyed. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116.731, 
        subdivision 4a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4a.  [VENTING.] A person may not knowingly vent or 
        otherwise release into the environment any CFC used as a 
        refrigerant in appliances. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 116.735, is 
        amended to read: 
           116.735 [APPLIANCE RECYCLERS AND SERVICERS; TRAINING AND 
        CERTIFICATION.] 
           The agency shall develop standards of competence for 
        persons who service or recycle appliances engage in activities 
        relating to products that may contain CFCs, as described in 
        section 116.731, subdivisions 1 to 4, and the commissioner may 
        conduct training programs for these persons who service or 
        recycle appliances.  A person engaged in the business of 
        recycling appliances as described in section 115A.9561, 
        subdivision 2, shall, and a person who services appliances 
        may,.  The persons shall obtain from the commissioner a 
        certificate of competence or equivalent federal certification 
        that has been approved by the commissioner. 
           The agency may adopt rules to implement this section. 
           Presented to the governor May 8, 1995 
           Signed by the governor May 10, 1995, 10:40 a.m.