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CHAPTER 157-H.F.No. 1836 An act relating to the environment; clarifying permitting for mineral tailing deposition into mine pits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 116.0717. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 116.0717, is amended to read: 116.0717 [
TACONITEMINERALS DEPOSITION.] Notwithstanding rules prohibiting discharge of waste into saturated zones or rules governing variance procedures, the Pollution Control Agency may issue a permit for deposition of fine tailings from taconiteminerals processing facilities into taconitemine pits provided the proposer demonstrates through an environmental impact statement and risk assessment that the deposition will not pose an unreasonable risk of pollution or degradation of groundwater. Presented to the governor April 12, 2004 Signed by the governor April 14, 2004, 4:05 p.m.
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