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4720.5300 WELLHEAD PROTECTION PLAN DEVELOPMENT; PROCEDURES.

Subpart 1.

Applicability.

The procedures specified in parts 4720.5300 to 4720.5360 must be used by a public water supplier to develop and review a wellhead protection plan.

Subp. 2.

Plan manager.

A public water supplier must identify a person to manage and coordinate plan development and implementation.

Subp. 3.

Plan development; notice.

Before the development of a wellhead protection plan begins, a public water supplier must send notice of its decision to develop a plan to:

A.

the governing bodies of counties, townships, municipalities, watershed districts, and watershed management organizations that may have jurisdiction wholly or partly within the estimated drinking water supply management area;

B.

the regional development commission, if any; and

C.

the department.

Subp. 4.

Notice content.

The notice must contain:

A.

the name, address, and telephone number of the wellhead protection plan manager;

B.

the state identifier of each well to be addressed in the wellhead protection plan;

C.

the date the wellhead protection plan must be completed;

D.

a workplan for plan development;

E.

a list of the data elements identified by the department in the scoping decision notice that the public water supplier does not have but needs to:

(1)

delineate the wellhead protection area and the drinking water supply management area; and

(2)

assess the vulnerability of the well, the wellhead protection area, and the drinking water supply management area;

F.

a request that the data elements identified in item E be shared, if available; and

G.

a request for:

(1)

existing water and related land resource plans and official controls; and

(2)

a description of conflicts, problems, or opportunities that local units want examined and addressed in the wellhead protection plan.

Subp. 5.

Local units of government; meetings.

During the time the plan is being developed, a public water supplier must conduct at least one meeting with local units of government that may have jurisdiction in water and related land resources management within the drinking water supply management area.

Subp. 6.

Public participation.

A public water supplier developing a wellhead protection plan must ensure that there is a process for public participation during plan development and implementation.

Subp. 7.

Record keeping.

A public water supplier must maintain a record of each public meeting held.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 103I.101

History:

22 SR 668

Published Electronically:

October 27, 2003