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7620.0520 MANDATORY MEASURES.

Subpart 1.

Compliance with federal regulations.

Commercial buildings shall be ordered to comply with the standards that were set in the Emergency Building Temperature Restrictions (EBTR), Code of Federal Regulations 1979, title 10, part 490. Buildings which were exempted under EBTR are exempted from this part.

Subp. 2.

No smoking; reduced ventilation.

Smoking within buildings shall be prohibited and reduction of the amount of outside air entering the building ventilation systems may be ordered.

Subp. 3.

Electric utilities measures.

Electric utilities with oil-fired generating facilities which are members of the mid continent area power pool shall be ordered to use oil of a quality not suitable for home heating or to shut down these plants and purchase power from the pool when power from nonpetroleum-fired generating facilities is available from the pool.

Subp. 4.

Slowed deliveries of fuel oil.

Fuel oil suppliers shall be ordered to stop deliveries to large users (1,000 gallon or larger storage tanks) until those users have less than one week's fuel oil supply on hand.

Subp. 5.

Conversion to residual oil.

Business, industrial, and government institutions which now burn middle distillate, natural gas, or propane and which have the capacity to burn residual oil shall be ordered to convert to residual oil during the emergency, unless such action is specifically prohibited by other law or rule of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency or other agency. Each firm or institution required to convert to residual oil shall be notified at least ten days prior to the effective date of the measure of the state's intent to implement this measure.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 216C.15

History:

L 1987 c 312 art 1 s 9

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2007