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299A.52 RESPONSIBLE PERSON.

Subdivision 1.Response liability.

A responsible person, as described in section 115B.03, is liable for the reasonable and necessary costs, including legal and administrative costs, of response to a hazardous materials incident incurred by a regional hazardous materials response team or local unit of government. For the purposes of this section, "hazardous substance" as used in section 115B.03 means "hazardous material" as defined in section 299A.49.

Subd. 2.Expense recovery.

The commissioner shall assess the responsible person for the regional hazardous materials response team costs of response. The commissioner may bring an action for recovery of unpaid costs, reasonable attorney fees, and any additional court costs.

Subd. 3.Attempted avoidance of liability.

For purposes of sections 299A.48 to 299A.52 and 299K.095, a responsible person may not avoid liability by conveying any right, title, or interest in real property or by any indemnification, hold harmless agreement, or similar agreement.