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    Subdivision 1. Application. The terms defined in this section shall have the meaning given
them unless otherwise provided or indicated by the context.
    Subd. 2. Western Lake Superior Sanitary District; district. "Western Lake Superior
Sanitary District" and "district" mean the area over which the sanitary board has jurisdiction
which shall include the area comprised on July 8, 1971, of the city of Cloquet, the cities of
Carlton, Scanlon, Thomson and Wrenshall, and the townships of Knife Falls, Silver Brook,
Thomson, and Twin Lakes in the county of Carlton; the city of Duluth, the city of Proctor, and the
townships of Canosia, Duluth, Grand Lake, Herman, Lakewood, Midway, Rice Lake and Solway
in the county of St. Louis; other territory included in the district pursuant to section 458D.22;
and any waters of the state adjacent thereto.
    Subd. 3. Sanitary board. "Sanitary board" or "board" means the sanitary board established
for the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District as provided in section 458D.03.
    Subd. 4. Person. "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, cooperative or
other organization or entity, public or private.
    Subd. 5. Local government unit. "Local government unit" or "government unit" means
any municipal or public corporation or governmental or political subdivision or agency located
in whole or in part in the district, authorized by law to provide for the collection and disposal
of sewage.
    Subd. 6. Acquisition, betterment. "Acquisition" and "betterment" shall have the meanings
given to them in chapter 475.
    Subd. 7. Agency. "Agency" means the Minnesota pollution control agency created and
established by chapter 116.
    Subd. 8. Sewage. "Sewage" means all liquid or water-carried waste products from whatever
sources derived, together with such ground water infiltration and surface water as may be present
and shall also include shipboard effluent.
    Subd. 9. Pollution, sewer system, waters of the state. "Pollution", "sewer system" and
"waters of the state" shall have the meanings given them in section 115.01.
    Subd. 10. Shipboard effluent. "Shipboard effluent" means water-carried waste products and
other wastes which are found on ships, boats and other vessels and which may pollute or tend to
pollute the St. Louis River basin area or other waters of the state adjacent to the district.
    Subd. 11. Treatment works, disposal system. "Treatment works" and "disposal system"
shall have the meanings given them in section 115.01, and shall also include facilities for the
collections, removal and treatment of shipboard effluent.
    Subd. 12. Interceptor. "Interceptor" means any sewer and necessary appurtenances
thereto, including but not limited to, mains, pumping stations, and sewage flow regulating and
measuring stations, which is designed for or used to conduct sewage originating in more than
one local government unit, or which is designed or used to conduct all or substantially all the
sewage originating in a single local government unit from a point of collection in that unit to an
interceptor or treatment works outside that unit, or which is determined by the board to be a major
collector of sewage used or designed to serve a substantial area in the district.
    Subd. 13. District disposal system. "District disposal system" means any and all of the
interceptors or treatment works owned, constructed or operated by the board unless designated
by the board as local sanitary sewer facilities.
    Subd. 14. Local sanitary sewer facilities. "Local sanitary sewer facilities" means all or any
part of any disposal system in the district other than the district disposal system.
    Subd. 15. Municipality. "Municipality" means any home rule charter or statutory city or
town located in whole or in part in the district.
    Subd. 16. Total costs of acquisition and betterment. "Total costs of acquisition and
betterment" and "costs of acquisition and betterment" mean all acquisition and betterment
expenses which are permitted to be financed out of bond proceeds issued in accordance with
section 458D.14, subdivision 4, whether or not such expenses are in fact financed out of such
bond proceeds.
    Subd. 17. Current costs of acquisition, betterment, and debt service. "Current costs of
acquisition, betterment and debt service" means interest and principal estimated to be due during
the budget year on bonds issued to finance said acquisition and betterment and all other costs of
acquisition and betterment estimated to be incurred during such year but not otherwise payable
out of bond proceeds and federal or state grants.
    Subd. 18. Solid waste. "Solid waste" means garbage, refuse, sludge from a water supply
treatment plant or air contaminant treatment facility, and other discarded waste materials and
sludges, in solid, semisolid, liquid, or contained gaseous form, resulting from industrial,
commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does
not include hazardous waste; animal waste used as fertilizer; earthen fill, boulders, or rock;
sewage sludge; solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage or other common pollutants in
water resources, such as silt, dissolved or suspended solids in industrial wastewater effluents or
discharges which are point sources subject to permits under section 402 of the federal Water
Pollution Control Act, as amended, and dissolved material in irrigation return flows; or source,
special nuclear, or by-product material as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended.
    Subd. 19. Solid waste disposal site or facility. "Solid waste disposal site or facility" means
transfer stations and all property, real or personal, including negative and positive easements and
water and air rights, which is or may be needed or useful for the disposal of solid waste, except
property for the collection of solid waste directly from the source of generation.
    Subd. 20. Transfer station. "Transfer station" means an intermediate solid waste disposal
facility in which solid waste collected from any source is temporarily deposited to await
transportation to the final disposal site or facility, but does not include the hauling of solid waste
from a transfer station to a disposal site or facility, nor does it include processing of solid waste at
a disposal site or facility.
    Subd. 21. Collection of solid waste. "Collection of solid waste" means the door-to-door
pick-up and hauling of solid waste from pick-up point to transfer station or disposal site or facility,
but does not include the hauling of solid waste from a transfer station to a disposal site or facility,
nor does it include the processing of solid waste at a disposal site or facility.
History: 1971 c 478 s 2; 1973 c 123 art 5 s 7; 1974 c 377 ss 2,3,4,5; 1982 c 514 s 1; 1991 c
55 s 1; 2002 c 379 art 1 s 85,86; 2005 c 10 art 1 s 70

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