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1505.0758 MEETINGS AND REPORTS REQUIRED OF INSPECTORS.

Subpart 1.

Meetings.

A.

The commissioner shall provide written notice to county agricultural inspectors of meetings they are required to attend. County agricultural inspectors shall attend the following meetings according to Minnesota Statutes, section 18.79, subdivision 7, to receive the training considered necessary by Minnesota Statutes, section 18.79, subdivision 6:

(1)

an annual short course for all county agricultural inspectors at one location;

(2)

an annual meeting for the county agricultural inspectors in a designated region at several locations throughout the state; and

(3)

other regional meetings called by the commissioner to address a special problem or training need that may arise involving one or more duties assigned to the position in Minnesota Statutes, section 18.81, subdivision 1.

B.

The commissioner shall provide written notice to local weed inspectors for all meetings they are required to attend. Local weed inspectors are required to attend the following meetings according to Minnesota Statutes, section 18.79, subdivision 7, to receive the training considered necessary by Minnesota Statutes, section 18.79, subdivision 6:

(1)

an annual noxious weed law enforcement training meeting or time allotted on the program of an annual meeting of a county township officers association;

(2)

for those unable to attend a meeting as provided in subitem (1), a correspondence refresher course or other training approved by the commissioner; and

(3)

other meetings called by the commissioner to address a special problem or training need that may arise involving a duty assigned to the position in Minnesota Statutes, section 18.81, subdivision 2.

Subp. 2.

Reports.

A.

The following reports are required from county agricultural inspectors according to Minnesota Statutes, section 18.79, subdivision 7, as a record of their activities in performing the duties assigned to them in Minnesota Statutes, section 18.81, subdivision 1:

(1)

a monthly report to be kept on file in each county and available for review;

(2)

an annual report submitted to the commissioner summarizing their activities in the duties assigned to them and the activities of the local weed inspectors reported to them; and

(3)

special reports, to be requested as needed and submitted to the commissioner, involving one or more of the duties assigned to them.

B.

An annual report must be compiled by the local weed inspector and submitted from each municipality to the county agricultural inspector in the county where the municipality is located. This report is required of local weed inspectors according to Minnesota Statutes, section 18.79, subdivision 7, and it serves as a record of their activities in performing the duties assigned to them in Minnesota Statutes, section 18.81, subdivision 2.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 18.79

History:

20 SR 63

Published Electronically:

September 17, 2013

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