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90.145 PURCHASER QUALIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATION.
    Subdivision 1. Purchaser qualifications. (a) In addition to any other requirements imposed
by this chapter, the purchaser of a state timber permit issued under section 90.151 must meet the
requirements in paragraphs (b) to (d).
(b) The purchaser and the purchaser's agents, employees, subcontractors, and assigns must
comply with general industry safety standards for logging adopted by the commissioner of labor
and industry under chapter 182. The commissioner of natural resources shall require a purchaser
to provide proof of compliance with the general industry safety standards.
(c) The purchaser and the purchaser's agents, subcontractors, and assigns must comply
with the mandatory insurance requirements of chapter 176. The commissioner shall require
a purchaser to provide a copy of the proof of insurance required by section 176.130 before the
start of harvesting operations on any permit.
(d) Before the start of harvesting operations on any permit, the purchaser must certify that a
foreperson or other designated employee who has a current certificate of completion from the
Minnesota logger education program (MLEP), the Wisconsin Forest Industry Safety and Training
Alliance (FISTA), or any similar program acceptable to the commissioner, is supervising active
logging operations.
    Subd. 2. Purchaser preregistration. To facilitate the sale of permits issued under section
90.151, the commissioner may establish a purchaser preregistration system. Any system
implemented by the commissioner shall be limited in scope to only that information that is
required for the efficient administration of the purchaser qualification provisions of this chapter
and shall conform with the requirements of chapter 13.
History: 2006 c 281 art 3 s 11