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1510.0371 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


For the purposes of parts 1510.0370 to 1510.0380, the terms defined in this part have the meanings given them, and "fertilizer," "commissioner," "grade," and "person" have the meanings given in Minnesota Statutes, section 18C.005.

Subp. 2.


"Appurtenances" means valves, pumps, fittings, and metering or dispensing devices.

Subp. 3.


"Department" means the Department of Agriculture.

Subp. 4.


"Facility" means a place where liquid commercial fertilizer is stored, mixed, blended, weighed, or handled.

Subp. 5.


"Incident" means a flood, fire, tornado, transportation accident, storage container rupture or leak, or other release of liquid commercial fertilizer, whether accidental or not, which is likely to cause a hazard to people's lives, adjoining property, or the environment.

Subp. 6.

Incident notification sign.

"Incident notification sign" means a sign issued by the department displaying the emergency telephone numbers to be called in case of an incident.

Subp. 7.

Liquid commercial fertilizer.

"Liquid commercial fertilizer" means either mixed fertilizer or fertilizer materials distributed in a fluid, nonpackaged form.

Subp. 8.

Responsible party.

"Responsible party" means the person who has direct custody or control of liquid commercial fertilizer at the time of an incident.

Subp. 9.


"Safeguard" means a device, structure, or system or a combination of these designed to prevent the escape or movement of a liquid commercial fertilizer from the place it is stored which might result in the pollution of any surface or ground waters.

Subp. 10.

Storage container.

"Storage container" means a tank in which liquid commercial fertilizer is stored. This does not include delivery equipment unless the delivery equipment is used for storage.

Subp. 11.

Substantially altering.

"Substantially altering" means modifying a facility by adding additional safeguards or storage containers, or changing existing storage containers, safeguards, appurtenances, or piping. This does not include routine maintenance of existing safeguards, storage containers, appurtenances, and piping or of existing mixing, blending, weighing, and handling equipment.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 17.725; 18C.121


29 SR 655

Published Electronically:

July 24, 2008

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