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103I.641 BORED GEOTHERMAL HEAT EXCHANGERS.

Subdivision 1.Requirements.

A person may not drill or construct an excavation used to install a bored geothermal heat exchanger unless the person is a limited well/boring contractor licensed for constructing, repairing, and sealing bored geothermal heat exchangers or a well contractor.

Subd. 2.Regulations for bored geothermal heat exchangers.

Bored geothermal heat exchangers must be constructed, maintained, and sealed under the provisions of this chapter.

Subd. 3.Permit required.

(a) A bored geothermal heat exchanger may not be installed without first obtaining a permit for the bored geothermal heat exchanger from the commissioner. A limited well/boring contractor licensed for constructing, repairing, and sealing bored geothermal heat exchangers or a well contractor must apply for the permit on forms provided by the commissioner and must pay the permit fee.

(b) As a condition of the permit, the owner of the property where the bored geothermal heat exchanger is to be installed must agree to allow inspection by the commissioner during regular working hours of Department of Health inspectors.

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