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    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
(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    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1]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.
History: 1989 c 326 art 5 s 20; 1993 c 367 s 3; 1Sp2001 c 2 s 35