168B.10 CONTRACTS; REIMBURSEMENT BY AGENCY.
Subdivision 1. Agency review and approval.
If a unit of government enters into a contract
with a person licensed by the agency pursuant to this section or a contract pursuant to section
the agency may review the contract to determine whether it conforms to the agency's
plan for solid waste management and is in compliance with agency rules. A contract that does
so conform may be approved by the agency. Where a contract has been approved, the agency
may reimburse the unit of government for the costs incurred under the contract that have not been
reimbursed under section
. Except as otherwise provided in section
, the agency
shall not approve any contract that (1) has been entered into without prior notice to and request
for bids from all persons duly licensed by the agency pursuant to subdivision 2; (2) does not
provide for a full performance bond; or (3) does not provide for total collection and transportation
of abandoned motor vehicles, except that the agency may approve a contract covering solely
collection or transportation of abandoned motor vehicles where the agency determines total
collection and transportation to be impracticable and where all other requirements herein have
been met and the unit of government, after proper notice and request for bids, has not received
any bid for total collection and transportation of abandoned motor vehicles.
Subd. 2. Solid waste disposer license.
The agency may issue a license to any person
desiring to be a party to a disposal contract who meets the requirements for solid waste disposers
established by the agency pursuant to section
Subd. 3. Unit of government that performs work.
If a unit of government utilizes its own
equipment and personnel pursuant to its authority under section
, and the use of the
equipment and personnel conforms to the agency's plan for solid waste management and is in
compliance with agency rules, that government may be reimbursed by the agency for reasonable
costs incurred which are not reimbursed under section
Subd. 4. Unit of government required to contract work.
The agency may demand that a
unit of government contract for the disposal of abandoned motor vehicles and other scrap metal
pursuant to the agency's plan for solid waste disposal. Where the unit of government fails to so
contract within 180 days of the demand, the agency, through the Department of Administration
and on behalf of such unit of government, may contract with any person duly licensed by the
agency for such disposal.
Subd. 5. Indian reservations.
The agency may reimburse the government entities of Indian
reservations for the costs associated with the inventory, collection, storage and transportation of
abandoned motor vehicles and abandoned scrap metal which are voluntarily surrendered by their
owners or which are otherwise lawfully acquired by the Indian reservation. Such reimbursement
may be made for only those costs, and under the same conditions, for which a unit of government
may be reimbursed under subdivisions 1 and 3.
History: 1971 c 734 s 10; 1973 c 649 s 6-8; 1975 c 223 s 3; 1976 c 76 s 6; 1985 c 248 s 70