115E.09 SINGLE ANSWERING POINT SYSTEM.
The commissioner of public safety shall establish a single answering point system for use
by persons responsible for reporting emergency incidents and conditions involving hazardous
substances or oil to agencies of the state. The single answering point system must include
personnel on duty 24 hours a day and equipment adequate to support communication to and from
the parties responsible for an incident and all state agencies responsible for state response to the
incident. The persons at the answering point must be trained in the jurisdictions, responsibilities,
and capabilities of each state agency and basic hazardous substance hazard recognition and
response procedures. All state agencies shall cooperate with the commissioner by including the
single answering point system telephone number in files, permits, correspondence, and similar
written material, and by appointing staff to coordinate the receipt of reports with the staff of
the single answering point system.
History: 1991 c 305 s 9