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4717.7000 VARIANCE REQUEST.

Subpart 1.

Request.

A party may ask the commissioner of health to grant a variance from the following rules:

A.

clean indoor air, parts 4620.0100 to 4620.1500;

B.

formaldehyde in housing, part 4620.1800;

C.

asbestos abatement, part 4620.3710, item A, and, where space limitations prevent compliance with the specified requirements or where compliance with the specified requirements would create a greater hazard, parts 4620.3566, 4620.3567, 4620.3568, subparts 1 to 4, 4620.3569, 4620.3571, subparts 1 and 2, and 4620.3575, subpart 3;

D.

lodging establishments, parts 4625.0400 to 4625.0600; 4625.0900; 4625.1200 to 4625.1600; 4625.2000, except the last sentence; and 4625.2200;

E.

manufactured home parks and recreational camping areas, parts 4630.0400; 4630.0600, subparts 2 to 4; and 4630.0900 to 4630.1700;

F.

children's camps, parts 4630.2300 to 4630.4700;

G.

roller towels, part 4635.0200;

H.

enclosed sports arenas, parts 4620.3900 to 4620.4800, except part 4620.4300;

I.

[Repealed, L 2007 c 140 art 13 s 3]

J.

public swimming pools, parts 4717.0100 to 4717.3900;

K.

general requirements for construction of surface water and groundwater under the direct influence of surface water treatment facilities, parts 4720.3920 to 4720.3965;

L.

water haulers, parts 4720.4000 to 4720.4600;

M.

wellhead protection, parts 4720.5200 to 4720.5570;

N.

wells and borings, parts 4725.0100 to 4725.7450;

O.

explorers and exploratory borings, parts 4727.0100 to 4727.1300;

P.

explorers and exploratory borings, parts 4727.0100 to 4727.1300;

Q.

ionizing radiation, parts 4732.0100 to 4732.1130, except parts 4732.0200 and 4732.0210; and

R.

lead poisoning prevention, parts 4761.2000 to 4761.2700, except parts 4761.2000, 4761.2100, 4761.2200, 4761.2220, and 4761.2510.

Subp. 2.

Procedures for requesting a variance.

The procedures in this subpart apply to a request for a variance of the rules specified in subpart 1. Additional procedures may be specified in the rules listed in subpart 1 which also must be complied with. The party requesting the variance must submit the variance request in writing to the commissioner of health along with any applicable fee. A request must contain:

A.

the specific language in the rule or rules from which the variance is requested;

B.

the reasons why the rule cannot be met;

C.

the alternative measures that will be taken to assure a comparable degree of protection to health or the environment if a variance is granted;

D.

the length of time for which the variance is requested;

E.

a statement that the party applying for the variance will comply with the terms of the variance, if granted; and

F.

other relevant information the commissioner determines necessary to properly evaluate the request for the variance.

Subp. 3.

Applicant for a variance.

The applicant for a variance must be the party to whom the rule specified in subpart 1 applies.

History:

15 SR 1597; 17 SR 2773; 19 SR 1419; 19 SR 1637; 20 SR 2765; 22 SR 314; 22 SR 668; 23 SR 519; 23 SR 1591; 26 SR 31; 28 SR 147; 29 SR 531; L 2007 c 140 art 13 s 3; 33 SR 1771

Published Electronically:

May 11, 2009

700 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155 ♦ Phone: (651) 296-2868 ♦ TTY: 1-800-627-3529 ♦ Fax: (651) 296-0569