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4727.1100 TEMPORARY SEALING OF EXPLORATORY BORINGS.

Subpart 1.

General.

A temporarily sealed exploratory boring must be constructed according to parts 4727.0922 to 4727.0985 and shall be maintained so that it is not a source or channel of contamination for any aquifer.

Until a boring is permanently sealed, all provisions for protection of the groundwater against contamination and pollution and for maintaining satisfactory sanitary conditions around the boring shall be carried out.

Subp. 2.

Time limit for temporarily sealing.

An exploratory boring must not be temporarily sealed for more than ten years. The boring must be permanently sealed at the end of the tenth year, or sooner if:

A.

the explorer determines that an exploratory boring need not remain open any longer;

B.

any legal or contractual right necessary for the explorer to seal the boring will expire within 30 days;

C.

the boring is required to be sealed under Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103I;

D.

a license or registration required under Minnesota Statutes, section 103I.601, will expire within 30 days and the explorer has not applied to renew or is not qualified to renew the license or registration; or

E.

any registration bond or security required by the commissioner of natural resources will expire within 30 days and the explorer has not submitted a new bond or security.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 103I.101; 156A.01 to 156A.08

History:

28 SR 147

Published Electronically:

September 15, 2003