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    Subdivision 1. Scope. For purposes of sections 457A.01 to 457A.06, the following terms
have the meanings given them.
    Subd. 2. Commercial navigation facility. "Commercial navigation facility" means (1)
terminals and docks used for the transfer of property or passengers between commercial vessels
and land, and supporting equipment, structures, and transportation facilities, (2) disposal facilities
for dredging material produced by port development projects, and (3) buildings and related
structures and facilities used by commercial vessels under construction or repair. "Commercial
navigation facility" does not include any commercial navigation facility that is (1) not on the
commercial navigation system, or (2) the responsibility of the United States Corps of Army
Engineers or the United States Coast Guard.
    Subd. 3. Commercial vessel. "Commercial vessel" means a vessel used for the transportation
of passengers or property. "Commercial vessel" does not include a vessel used primarily for
recreational or sporting purposes.
    Subd. 4. Commissioner. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of transportation.
    Subd. 5. Dredging. "Dredging" means excavating harbor sediment or bottom materials,
including mobilizing or operating equipment for excavating and transporting dredged material
and placing dredged material in a disposal facility.
    Subd. 6. Navigation system. "Navigation system" means (1) the commercially navigable
waters of the Mississippi River, the Minnesota, and the St. Croix Rivers, (2) the commercial
harbors on Minnesota's Lake Superior shoreline, and (3) the commercial navigation facilities
on those waterways.
    Subd. 7.[Repealed, 1995 c 265 art 2 s 33]
History: 1991 c 298 art 3 s 1; 1992 c 464 art 1 s 44

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