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103I.301 WELL SEALING REQUIREMENTS.

Subdivision 1.Wells and borings.

(a) A property owner must have a well or boring sealed if:

(1) the well or boring is contaminated or may contribute to the spread of contamination;

(2) the well or boring was attempted to be sealed but was not sealed according to the provisions of this chapter; or

(3) the well or boring is located, constructed, or maintained in a manner that its continued use or existence endangers groundwater quality or is a safety or health hazard.

(b) A well that is not in use must be sealed unless the property owner has a maintenance permit for the well.

(c) The property owner must have a well or boring sealed by a registered or licensed person authorized to seal the well or boring, consistent with provisions of this chapter.

Subd. 2.Monitoring wells.

The owner of the property where a monitoring well is located must have the monitoring well sealed when the well is no longer in use. The owner must have a well contractor, limited well/boring sealing contractor, or a monitoring well contractor seal the monitoring well.

Subd. 3.Dewatering wells.

(a) The owner of the property where a dewatering well is located must have the dewatering well sealed when the dewatering well is no longer in use.

(b) A well contractor, limited well/boring sealing contractor, or limited dewatering well contractor shall seal the dewatering well.

Subd. 4.Sealing procedures.

Wells and borings must be sealed according to rules adopted by the commissioner.

Subd. 5.

[Repealed, 1990 c 597 s 73]

Subd. 6.Notification required.

A person may not seal a well until a notification of the proposed sealing is filed as prescribed by the commissioner.