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    Subdivision 1. Collection and disposal. The commissioner of agriculture shall establish and
operate a program to collect waste pesticides. The program must be made available to agriculture
and residential pesticide end users whose waste generating activity occurs in this state.
    Subd. 2. Implementation. (a) The commissioner may obtain a United States Environmental
Protection Agency hazardous waste identification number to manage the waste pesticides
(b) The commissioner may limit the type and quantity of waste pesticides accepted for
collection and may assess pesticide end users for portions of the costs incurred.
    Subd. 2a. Disposal site requirement. The commissioner must designate a place in each
county of the state that is available at least every other year for persons to dispose of unused
portions of pesticides in accordance with subdivision 1. The commissioner shall consult with the
person responsible for solid waste management and disposal in each county to determine an
appropriate location.
    Subd. 3. Information and education. The commissioner shall provide informational and
educational materials regarding waste pesticides and the proper management of waste pesticides
to the public.
    Subd. 4. Consultation with Pollution Control Agency. The commissioner shall develop the
program in this section in consultation and cooperation with the Pollution Control Agency.
    Subd. 5.[Repealed, 1Sp2005 c 1 art 1 s 98]
    Subd. 6.[Repealed, 1996 c 310 s 1]
    Subd. 7. Cooperative agreements. The commissioner may enter into cooperative
agreements with state agencies and local units of government for administration of the waste
pesticide collection program.
History: 1989 c 326 art 5 s 20; 1993 c 367 s 3; 1Sp2001 c 2 s 35; 2007 c 45 art 1 s 22,23
NOTE:The amendments to subdivisions 1 and 2a by Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 1,
sections 22 and 23, are effective July 1, 2008, and apply to all cooperative agreements entered
into by the commissioner of agriculture and local units of government for waste pesticide
collection and disposal after that date. Laws 2007, chapter 45, article 1, sections 22 and 23, the
effective dates.

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