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103I.105 ADVISORY COUNCIL ON WELLS AND BORINGS.
(a) The Advisory Council on Wells and Borings is established as an advisory council to
the commissioner. The advisory council shall consist of 18 voting members. Of the 18 voting
members:
(1) one member must be from the Department of Health, appointed by the commissioner
of health;
(2) one member must be from the Department of Natural Resources, appointed by the
commissioner of natural resources;
(3) one member must be a member of the Minnesota Geological Survey of the University of
Minnesota, appointed by the director;
(4) one member must be a responsible individual for a licensed explorer;
(5) one member must be a certified representative of a licensed elevator boring contractor;
(6) two members must be members of the public who are not connected with the boring or
well drilling industry;
(7) one member must be from the Pollution Control Agency, appointed by the commissioner
of the Pollution Control Agency;
(8) one member must be from the Department of Transportation, appointed by the
commissioner of transportation;
(9) one member must be from the Board of Water and Soil Resources appointed by its chair;
(10) one member must be a certified representative of a monitoring well contractor;
(11) six members must be residents of this state appointed by the commissioner, who
are certified representatives of licensed well contractors, with not more than two from the
seven-county metropolitan area and at least four from other areas of the state who represent
different geographical regions; and
(12) one member must be a certified representative of a licensed vertical heat exchanger
contractor.
(b) An appointee of the well drilling industry may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
(c) The appointees to the advisory council from the well drilling industry must:
(1) have been residents of this state for at least three years before appointment; and
(2) have at least five years' experience in the well drilling business.
(d) The terms of the appointed members and the compensation and removal of all members
are governed by section 15.059, except section 15.059, subdivision 5, relating to expiration of
the advisory council does not apply.
History: 1989 c 326 art 3 s 5; 1991 c 355 s 13; 1999 c 153 s 6; 2005 c 106 s 18