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216B.68 DEFINITIONS; MERCURY EMISSIONS REDUCTION.

Subdivision 1.Scope.

Terms used in sections 216B.68 to 216B.688 have the meanings given them in this section and section 216B.02.

Subd. 2.Agency.

"Agency" means the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Subd. 3.Dry scrubbed unit.

"Dry scrubbed unit" means a targeted unit at which pollution control technology that uses a spray dryer and fabric filter system to remove pollutants from air emissions is installed or will be installed by December 31, 2007.

Subd. 4.Federal mercury regulations.

"Federal mercury regulations" means the federal Clean Air Mercury Rule as of January 1, 2006, published in Code of Federal Regulations, title 40, parts 60, 63, 70, and 72.

Subd. 5.Mercury emissions reduction.

"Mercury emissions reduction" means the amount of mercury reduced from the emissions of a targeted or supplemental unit, relative to the emissions baseline from that unit established under section 216B.681, expressed as a percentage.

Subd. 6.Qualifying facility.

"Qualifying facility" means an electric generating power plant in Minnesota that, as of January 1, 2006, had a total net dependable capacity in excess of 500 megawatts from all coal-fired electric generating units at the power plant.

Subd. 7.Start-up period.

"Start-up period" means a period of one year after the date mercury-control equipment is installed at a targeted unit under an approved mercury emissions-reduction plan, or such longer period as the commission may approve after consultation with the Pollution Control Agency, if a longer period is necessary to optimize equipment performance for mercury reduction.

Subd. 8.Targeted unit.

"Targeted unit" means a coal-fired electric generation unit greater than 100 megawatts at a qualifying facility.

Subd. 9.Wet scrubbed unit.

"Wet scrubbed unit" means a targeted unit at which pollution control technology that uses water or solutions to remove pollutants from air emissions is installed.

History:

2006 c 201 s 5