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                             CHAPTER 45-S.F.No. 127 
                  An act relating to the environment; modifying 
                  requirements relating to certain environmental 
                  advisory councils; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, 
                  sections 115A.12; and 473.803, subdivision 4; 
                  repealing Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.149, 
                  subdivision 4. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 115A.12, is 
        amended to read: 
           115A.12 [ADVISORY COUNCILS.] 
           (a) The director shall establish a solid waste management 
        advisory council, a hazardous waste management planning council, 
        and a market development coordinating council, prevention, 
        reduction, and recycling advisory council that are broadly 
        representative of the geographic areas and interests of the 
        state.  
           (b) The solid waste council shall have not less than nine 
        nor more than 21 members.  The membership of the solid waste 
        council shall consist of one-third citizen representatives, 
        one-third representatives from local government units, and 
        one-third representatives from private solid waste management 
        firms.  The solid waste council shall contain at least three 
        members experienced in the private recycling industry and at 
        least one member experienced in each of the following areas:  
        state and municipal finance; solid waste collection, processing, 
        and disposal; and solid waste reduction and resource recovery. 
           (c) The hazardous waste council shall have not less than 
        nine nor more than 18 members.  The membership of the hazardous 
        waste advisory council shall consist of one-third citizen 
        representatives, one-third representatives from local government 
        units, and one-third representatives of hazardous waste 
        generators and private hazardous waste management firms. The 
        prevention, reduction, and recycling advisory council shall have 
        not less than nine nor more than 24 members.  The membership 
        shall consist of one-third citizen representatives, one-third 
        representatives of government, and one-third representatives of 
        business and industry.  The director may appoint nonvoting 
        members from other environmental and business assistance 
        providers in the state. 
           (d) The market development coordinating council shall have 
        not less than nine nor more than 18 members and shall consist of 
        one representative from the department of trade and economic 
        development, the department of administration, the pollution 
        control agency, Minnesota Technology, Inc., and the legislative 
        commission on waste management.  The other members shall 
        represent local government units, private recycling markets, and 
        private recycling collectors.  The market development 
        coordinating council expires June 30, 1997. 
           (e) The chairs of the advisory councils shall be appointed 
        by the director.  The director shall provide administrative and 
        staff services for the advisory councils.  The advisory councils 
        shall have such duties as are assigned by law or the director.  
        The solid waste advisory council shall make recommendations to 
        the office on its solid waste management activities.  The 
        hazardous waste prevention, reduction, and recycling advisory 
        council shall make recommendations to the office on its 
        activities under sections 115A.08, 115A.09, 115A.10, 115A.11, 
        115A.20, 115A.21, and 115A.24 policy, programs, and legislation 
        in pollution prevention, waste reduction, reuse and recycling, 
        resource conservation, and the management of hazardous waste.  
        Members of the advisory councils shall serve without 
        compensation but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable 
        expenses as determined by the director.  The solid waste 
        management advisory council and the hazardous waste management 
        planning prevention, reduction, and recycling advisory council 
        expire June 30, 1997 2001. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.803, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] Each county shall establish 
        a solid waste management advisory committee to aid in the 
        preparation of the county master plan, any revisions thereof, 
        and such additional matters as the county deems appropriate.  
        The committee must consist of citizen representatives, 
        representatives from towns and cities within the county, and 
        representatives from private waste management firms.  The 
        committee must include residents of towns or cities within the 
        county containing solid waste disposal facilities.  Members of 
        the solid waste advisory committee established under section 
        473.149, subdivision 4, who reside in the county are ex officio 
        members of the county advisory committee.  The director or the 
        director's appointee is an a nonvoting ex officio member of the 
        committee. 
           Sec. 3.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 473.149, subdivision 4, is 
        repealed. 
           Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective July 1, 1997. 
           Presented to the governor April 17, 1997 
           Signed by the governor April 21, 1997, 10:21 a.m.