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WELLS

See also AQUIFERS; BORINGS; GROUNDWATER; UNDERGROUND WATER POLLUTION; WATER; AND BORINGS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Abandoned wells

Open wells, public nuisances, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.92

Public nuisances, regulation by local governments, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.92

Sealing, grants to counties, Minn. Statutes 2004 103B.321

Boards of health, duties, delegation by Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111, 2004 145A.07

Casings

Installing or repairing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.531

Plastic casings, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.221, 2004 103I.222

Certificates and certification

Sealed well certificates, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.325

Well disclosure certificates, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005, 2004 103I.235

Cities

Authorizing, Minn. Statutes 2004 429.021, 2004 444.075

Improvements, on-site water contaminant improvements, petitions requesting, Minn. Statutes 2004 429.031

Regulation, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111

Well license and permit fees, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.112

Construction, alteration, or repair

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.208

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.115 to 2004 103I.241

Individual water wells, loans for, Minn. Statutes 2004 115.57

Notification, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.208

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.231

Permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.208

Reports given, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Sealing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.115, 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.301 to 2004 103I.345

Violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.715

Well notification, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.208

Contamination

Agricultural pesticides and chemicals, monitoring, Minn. Statutes 2004 18B.10

Isolation distances, rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Lawsuits, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.241

Liability, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.241

Sealing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.301

Contractors

Business licenses, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 116J.70

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Elevator shafts, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.401

Environmental bore holes, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.451, 2004 103I.501

Licenses

Business license, exception, Minn. Statutes 2004 116J.70

Elevator shaft contractors, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.501, 2004 103I.535

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.525

Health Department duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.501

Local governments, powers, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111

Monitoring well contractors, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.541

Requirement, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Limited well contractors, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005, 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.501, 2004 103I.531

Limited well sealing contractors, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Monitoring wells, see same under this topic

Vertical heat exchangers, installation, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.641

Counties

Authorizing, Minn. Statutes 2004 444.075

Licensing fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111

Unsealed wells, abatement, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111

Well license and permit fees, exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.112

Dairy farms, Minn. Statutes 2004 32.394

Definitions, wells, borings, and underground uses, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Dewatering wells

Application of law, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.115

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.208

Permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.208

Sealing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.301, 2004 103I.315

Well notification fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.208

Disclosure certificates, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005, 2004 103I.235

Disclosures, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.235, 2004 103I.236

Drilling equipment

Commercial motor vehicle inspections, see under MOTOR VEHICLES

Defined as custom-service vehicles, Minn. Statutes 2004 169.01

Defined as special mobile equipment, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.011, 2004 168A.01

Health Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.545

Impoundment, unlicensed operators, orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.711

License plates, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Motor vehicle registration, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 168.012

Registration, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.545

Drilling

Public health requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.989 to 2004 144.993

Regulation, local governments, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111

Drive point wells, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005, 2004 103I.205

Elevator shafts, see under ELEVATORS, DUMBWAITERS, ESCALATORS, AND MOVING WALKS

Enforcement of law

Boards of health, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111

Criminal penalties, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.715

Drilling equipment, impoundment, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.711

Public health requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.989 to 2004 144.993

Environmental bore holes

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Regulation, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.501

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.451

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.101, 2004 103I.208

Fertilizer application equipment

Cleaning or filling near, Minn. Statutes 2004 18C.201

Funds and accounts, well and boring sealing account, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.345

Gas wells, see Wells under NATURAL GAS

Groundwater thermal exchange systems, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005, 2004 103I.621

Identification, state lands, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.311

Individual water wells, loans, Minn. Statutes 2004 115.57

Inspections, Health Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.101

Jurisdiction, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.101 to 2004 103I.113

Labels and labeling, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Landowners

Consent, monitoring for agricultural pesticides and chemical contamination, Minn. Statutes 2004 18B.10

Grants for well sealing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.335

Liability, see same under this topic

Lawsuits

Contamination, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.241

Drilling machinery, unlawful seizure, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.711

Liability

Contamination, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.241

Disclosure violations, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.235

Sealed wells, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.325

Sealing, cost, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.315

Licenses

Contractors, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111, 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.501, 2004 103I.525

Drive point wells, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Elevator shaft contractors, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.501, 2004 103I.535

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111, 2004 103I.112, 2004 103I.505, 2004 103I.521

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.501 to 2004 103I.545

Health Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.501

Limited well/boring contractors, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.531

Monitoring well contractors, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.541

Reciprocity with other states, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.505

Recreational manufactured home parks, Minn. Statutes 2004 327.16

Renewals, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.525, 2004 103I.531, 2004 103I.535, 2004 103I.541

Transferability, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.515

Unlicensed operators, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.711, 2004 103I.715

Vertical heat exchangers, contractors, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.101, 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.501, 2004 103I.531

Limited well/boring contractors

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005, 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.501, 2004 103I.531

Limited well/boring sealing contractors, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Loans for, individual water wells, Minn. Statutes 2004 115.57

Metropolitan area towns, Minn. Statutes 2004 368.01

Monitoring wells

At-grade monitoring wells, installation, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Construction, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Contractors

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Environmental bore holes, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.451, 2004 103I.501

Licenses, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.541

Representation, Wells and Borings Advisory Council, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.105

Defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Sealing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.301, 2004 103I.315

Well notification fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.208

Natural gas, see Wells under NATURAL GAS

Oil wells, Minn. Statutes 2004 93.515, 2004 290.01, 2004 290.091

Open wells, public nuisances

Regulation by local governments, Minn. Statutes 2004 471.92

Orders

Construction, alteration, or repair, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.231

Equipment, impoundment, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.711

Sealing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.315

Violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.711

Ownership, generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.115 to 2004 103I.241

Permits

Chemigation, Minn. Statutes 2004 18C.205

Dewatering wells, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.208

Emergency permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111, 2004 103I.112, 2004 103I.208

Irrigation, groundwater appropriation permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 103G.295

Maintenance permits, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Pesticides

Application equipment, cleaning in or near, Minn. Statutes 2004 18B.07

Monitoring, Minn. Statutes 2004 18B.10

Pitless units, installing or repairing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.531

Policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.001

Public nuisances, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111, 2004 471.92

Pumps, installing or repairing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.531

Recreational manufactured home parks

License applications, Minn. Statutes 2004 327.16

Registration, see Licenses under this topic

Rulemaking about

Dairy farms, Minn. Statutes 2004 32.394

Emergency permits and notification exemptions, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.101

Isolation distances, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.205

Plastic casings, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.221

Repairs, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.231

Sealing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.301

Screens, installing or repairing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.531

Sealing

Abandoned wells, grants to counties, Minn. Statutes 2004 103B.321

Costs, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.335, 2004 103I.341, 2004 103I.345

Dewatering wells, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.301, 2004 103I.315

Fees, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.208

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.115, 2004 103I.205, 2004 103I.301 to 2004 103I.345

Health Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.315

Landowners, liability, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.315

Limited well/boring sealing contractors, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Monitoring wells, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.301, 2004 103I.315

Notification, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.301

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.315

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.325

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.301

Rulemaking, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.301

Sealed well certificates, filing, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.325

State property, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.311

Unsealed wells, public health nuisance, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111

Well and boring sealing account, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.345

Special well construction area, Washington County, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.236

Statutory cities, city council powers, Minn. Statutes 2004 412.221

Tests

Agricultural pesticides and chemical contamination, Minn. Statutes 2004 18B.10

Pumping tests, Minn. Statutes 2004 103G.295

Tourist camps, license applications, Minn. Statutes 2004 327.16

Towns

Authorizing, Minn. Statutes 2004 444.075

Regulation, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.111

Well license and permit fees, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.112

Violations and penalties

Construction work without license, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.715

Criminal penalties, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.715

Disclosure violations, liability, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.235

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.115, 2004 103I.711, 2004 103I.715

Orders, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.711

Washington County special well construction area, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.236

Waste prevention, Natural Resources Department, powers, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.103

Water pollution, prevention, Health Department, Minn. Statutes 2004 144.35

Water user districts, see Works under RURAL WATER USER DISTRICTS

Well disclosure certificates, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005, 2004 103I.235

Well that is in use, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Wellhead protection areas, defined, Minn. Statutes 2004 103I.005

Wellhead protection plans, Minn. Statutes 2004 473.859