18B.065 Waste pesticide collection program.
Subdivision 1. Collection and disposal. The commissioner of agriculture shall establish and operate a program to collect waste pesticides. The program shall be made available to pesticide end users whose waste generating activity occurs in this state.
Subd. 2. Implementation. (a) The commissioner may obtain a United States Environmental Protection Agency hazardous waste identification number to manage the waste pesticides collected.
(b) The commissioner may limit the type and quantity of waste pesticides accepted for collection and may assess pesticide end users for portions of the costs incurred.
Subd. 2a. Disposal site requirement. The commissioner must designate a place that is available at least every other year for the residents of each county in the state to dispose of unused portions of pesticides.
Subd. 3. Information and education. The commissioner shall provide informational and educational materials regarding waste pesticides and the proper management of waste pesticides to the public.
Subd. 4. Consultation with Pollution Control Agency. The commissioner shall develop the program in this section in consultation and cooperation with the Pollution Control Agency.
Subd. 5. Waste pesticide collection account; appropriation. A waste pesticide account is established in the agricultural fund. Assessments collected under subdivision 2 shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the waste pesticide account. Money in the account is appropriated to the commissioner to pay for costs incurred to implement the waste pesticide collection program.
Subd. 6. Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1
Subd. 7. Cooperative agreements. The commissioner may enter into cooperative agreements with state agencies and local units of government for administration of the waste pesticide collection program.