103H.151 BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.
Subdivision 1. Development by Pollution Control Agency.
Except as provided in
subdivision 2 for agricultural chemicals and practices, the Pollution Control Agency in
consultation with local water planning authorities shall develop best management practices for
the prevention of groundwater degradation for specific activity categories. The Pollution Control
Agency shall contact and solicit comments from affected persons and businesses in developing
the best management practices. The Pollution Control Agency must publish notice and also
solicit comments and recommendations from state agencies and local governments affected by
or regulating the activities.
Subd. 2. Agricultural chemical best management practices.
The commissioner of
agriculture, in consultation with local water planning authorities, shall develop best management
practices for agricultural chemicals and practices. The commissioner shall give public notice and
contact and solicit comment from affected persons and businesses interested in developing the
best management practices.
Subd. 3. Education and promotion.
The commissioners of the Pollution Control Agency
and agriculture, in conjunction with the Board of Water and Soil Resources, soil and water
conservation districts, and the Minnesota Extension Service, must promote best management
practices and provide education about how the use of best management practices will prevent,
minimize, reduce, and eliminate the source of groundwater degradation. The promotion and
education shall include demonstration projects.
Subd. 4. Evaluation.
The commissioners of agriculture and the Pollution Control Agency
shall, through field audits and other appropriate means, monitor the use and effectiveness of best
management practices developed and promoted under this section. The information collected
must be submitted to the Environmental Quality Board, which must include the information in the
report required in section
103A.43, paragraph (d)
History: 1989 c 326 art 1 s 6; 1995 c 220 s 94