115.061 DUTY TO NOTIFY AND AVOID WATER POLLUTION.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), it is the duty of every person to notify the agency
immediately of the discharge, accidental or otherwise, of any substance or material under its
control which, if not recovered, may cause pollution of waters of the state, and the responsible
person shall recover as rapidly and as thoroughly as possible such substance or material and take
immediately such other action as may be reasonably possible to minimize or abate pollution of
waters of the state caused thereby.
(b) Notification is not required under paragraph (a) for a discharge of five gallons or less
of petroleum, as defined in section
115C.02, subdivision 10
. This paragraph does not affect the
other requirements of paragraph (a).
History: 1969 c 931 s 4; 1993 c 341 art 1 s 1