Subdivision 1. Applicability.
The definitions in section
and this section apply to
Subd. 2. Dry cleaner environmental response and reimbursement account; account.
"Dry cleaner environmental response and reimbursement account" or "account" means the dry
cleaner environmental response and reimbursement account in the remediation fund established
Subd. 3. Dry cleaning facility.
"Dry cleaning facility" means a facility located in this state
that is or has been used for a dry cleaning operation, other than:
(1) a coin-operated dry cleaning operation;
(2) a facility located on a United States military base;
(3) a uniform service or linen supply facility;
(4) a prison or other penal institution;
(5) a facility on the national priorities list established under the federal Superfund Act; or
(6) a facility at which a response action has been taken or started before July 1, 1995, except
as authorized in a settlement agreement approved by the commissioner by July 1, 1997.
Subd. 4. Dry cleaning operation.
"Dry cleaning operation" means commercial cleaning of
apparel and household fabrics for the general public, using one or more dry cleaning solvents.
Subd. 5. Dry cleaning solvent.
"Dry cleaning solvent" means any nonaqueous solvent for use
in the cleaning of garments or other fabrics at a dry cleaning facility, including, but not limited to:
(1) perchloroethylene and its degradation products; and
(2) petroleum-based solvents and their degradation products.
Subd. 6. Environmental response costs.
"Environmental response costs" means those costs
described in section
115B.17, subdivision 6
Subd. 7. Facility.
"Facility" means one or more buildings or parts of a building and the
equipment, installations, and structures contained in the building, located on a single site or on
contiguous or adjacent sites. Facility includes any site or area where a hazardous substance,
or a pollutant or contaminant, has been deposited, stored, disposed of, or placed, or otherwise
comes to be located.
Subd. 8. Full-time equivalence.
"Full-time equivalence" means 2,000 hours worked by
employees, owners, and others in a dry cleaning facility during a 12-month period beginning July
1 of the preceding year and running through June 30 of the year in which the annual registration
fee is due. For those dry cleaning facilities that were in business less than the 12-month period,
full-time equivalence means the total of all of the hours worked in the dry cleaning facility, divided
by 2,000 and multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is 50 and the denominator of which
is the number of weeks in business during the reporting period. For the purposes of section
, an owner working 2,000 hours or more shall be considered as one full-time equivalent.
History: 1995 c 252 s 2; 1996 c 471 art 2 s 1,2; 1997 c 216 s 110,111; 2002 c 324 s 1; 2003
c 128 art 2 s 32; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 133; 2006 c 281 art 5 s 2