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299F.095 POWERS AND DUTIES OF FIRE DEPARTMENT.

(a) To the extent feasible, given the amount of funds and training available, the local fire department shall:

(1) mail or otherwise distribute hazardous substance notification report forms to employers within the jurisdiction of the fire department except for those employers for whom an inspection has been arranged or employers from whom a hazardous substance notification is considered not necessary by the fire department;

(2) retain and evaluate each hazardous substance notification report and notification of significant change submitted by each employer until the employer's workplace ceases to exist or the fire department determines retention of the hazardous substance notification report is no longer necessary;

(3) develop for fire department use appropriate fire and emergency procedures for the hazardous substance risks of each workplace based on the information received;

(4) investigate suspected violations of sections 299F.091 to 299F.099, and issue appropriate orders for compliance; and

(5) provide available material safety data sheets and hazardous substance notification reports at the request of other emergency response personnel.

(b) Data collected under sections 299F.091 to 299F.099 is nonpublic data within the meaning of section 13.02, subdivision 9.