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The agency shall adopt and revise rules governing wastewater treatment control under
this chapter or chapter 116 only with the advice of a technical advisory committee of seven
members. One member of the committee shall be selected by each of the following: the state
Consulting Engineers Council, the Minnesota chapter of the Central States Water Pollution
Control Federation, the Association of Minnesota Counties, the state Wastewater Treatment Plant
Operators Association, the Metropolitan Council, the state Association of Small Cities, and the
League of Minnesota Cities. The technical advisory committee may review and advise the agency
on any rule or technical requirements governing the wastewater treatment grant or loan program
and may review the work of other professional persons working on a wastewater treatment project
and make recommendations to those persons, the agency, and the concerned municipality, in order
for the agency to ensure that water quality treatment standards will be met. The committee shall
meet at least once a year, or at the call of the chair, and shall elect its chair. The agency must
provide staff support for the committee, prepare committee minutes, and provide information to
the committee it may request. A quorum is a simple majority and official action must be by a
majority vote of the quorum. The committee expires as provided in section 15.059, subdivision 5.
History: 1986 c 444; 1986 c 465 art 3 s 2; 1988 c 629 s 17; 1993 c 180 s 4; 1994 c 628 art
3 s 7