115C.10 FUNDING OF AGENCY ACTIONS.
Subdivision 1. Payment from fund; subrogation; appropriation.
(a) If the cost of
authorized actions under section
exceeds the amount appropriated to the agency for the
actions and amounts awarded to the agency from the federal government, the agency may apply
to the board for money to pay for the actions from the fund. The board shall pay the agency the
cost of the proposed actions under section
if the board finds that the conditions for the
agency to be paid from the fund have been met, and that an adequate amount exists in the fund
to pay for the corrective action. If the board pays the agency for the cost of authorized actions
for which there is insurance coverage, the board is subrogated to the agency's rights with respect
to the insurance, to the extent of the board's payment of costs for which insurance coverage
exists, subject to the limitations on an agency cost recovery action set forth in section
. The board may request the attorney general to bring an action in district court
against the responsible person, the applicant, or the insurer to enforce the board's subrogation
rights. Acceptance of a payment from the board by the agency constitutes an assignment to the
board of the subrogation rights specified in this subdivision.
(b) Money in the fund is appropriated to the board for the purpose of this subdivision.
Subd. 2. Federal funds.
The commissioner shall take actions needed to obtain federal
funding to carry out the provisions of the Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Act.
History: 1987 c 186 s 15; 1987 c 389 s 10; 1989 c 335 art 4 s 106; 1991 c 294 s 3; 1995 c
220 s 130; 1996 c 308 s 7