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(a) The commissioner may, by rule, special order, or delegation through written regulatory
agreement with officials of other approved agencies, take action necessary to prevent the
contamination of groundwater resulting from leaching of pesticides through the soil, from the
backsiphoning or backflowing of pesticides through water wells, or from the direct flowage of
pesticides to groundwater.
(b) With owner consent, the commissioner may use private water wells throughout the
state to monitor for the presence of agricultural pesticides and other industrial chemicals in
groundwater. The specific locations and land owners shall not be identifiable. The owner or user
of a private water well sampled by the commissioner must be given access to test results.
History: 1987 c 358 s 52; 2003 c 128 art 3 s 25