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Subdivision 1. Applicability.

For purposes of sections 216H.10 to 216H.13, the following terms have the meanings given.

Subd. 2. Agency.

"Agency" means the Pollution Control Agency.

Subd. 3. Carbon dioxide equivalent.

"Carbon dioxide equivalent" means the quantity of carbon dioxide that has the same global warming potential as a given amount of another greenhouse gas.

Subd. 4. Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Pollution Control Agency.

Subd. 5. Global warming.

"Global warming" means the observed and predicted increase in the temperature of the atmosphere near the earth's surface and the oceans.

Subd. 6. Global warming potential or GWP.

"Global warming potential" or "GWP" means a quantitative measure of the potential of an emission of a greenhouse gas to contribute to global warming over a 100-year period expressed in terms of the equivalent emission of carbon dioxide needed to produce the same 100-year warming effect, as reported in Fourth Assessment Report: Climate Change 2007, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Subd. 7. High-GWP greenhouse gas.

"High-GWP greenhouse gas" means hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulfur hexafluoride, nitrous trifluoride, and any other gas the agency determines by rule to have a high global warming potential.

Subd. 8. Mobile air conditioner.

"Mobile air conditioner" means mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment used to cool the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle.

Subd. 9. Motor vehicle.

"Motor vehicle" has the meaning given in section 168.002, subdivision 18.

Subd. 10. New motor vehicle.

"New motor vehicle" has the meaning given in section 80E.03, subdivision 7.

Subd. 11. Refrigerant.

"Refrigerant" means a substance used, sold for use, or designed and intended for use in a mobile air conditioner to transfer heat out of the space being cooled.

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