7035.3100 Definitions


Published: 2015

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7035.3100 DEFINITIONS.


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Subpart 1.

Abandoned motor vehicle.

"Abandoned motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 169.011, that:

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A.

has remained for a period of more than 48 hours on public property illegally;


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has remained for a period of more than 48 hours on public property and is lacking vital component parts such that it is in an inoperable condition;


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C.

has remained for a period of more than 48 hours on private property without the consent of the person in control of such property;


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D.

has remained for a period of more than 48 hours on private property, with or without the consent of the person in control of such property, which is in an inoperable condition such that it has no substantial potential further use consistent with its usual functions, unless it is kept in an enclosed garage or storage building;


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E.

has been voluntarily surrendered by its owner to a unit of government or a person duly licensed pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 168B.10 and these parts.
A classic car or pioneer car, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 168.10 shall not be considered an abandoned motor vehicle within the meaning of these parts.



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Subp. 2.

Agency.

"Agency" means the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, its agents, or representatives.


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Subp. 3.

Collection.

"Collection" means the gathering or consolidating of abandoned motor vehicles and other scrap metal at regional collection sites.


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Subp. 4.

Collector.

"Collector" means a person holding a valid license from the agency to engage in the collection of abandoned motor vehicles and other scrap metal.


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Subp. 5.

Disposal contract.

"Disposal contract" means a contract entered into between a unit of government or the agency acting on its behalf and a site operator, disposer, or other qualified person for the purpose of storage, collection, transportation, reduction, scrap processing, or other services necessary to prepare abandoned motor vehicles and other scrap metal for recycling or other methods of disposal.


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Subp. 6.

Disposer.

"Disposer" means a person licensed by the agency as a collector, transporter, reducer, or scrap processor.


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Subp. 7.

Other scrap metal.

"Other scrap metal" means scrap metal, other than abandoned motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, discarded metal in the form of machinery, appliances, and motor vehicle parts.


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Subp. 8.

Reducer.

"Reducer" means a person holding a valid license from the agency to engage in the reduction of abandoned motor vehicles and other scrap metal.


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Subp. 9.

Reduction.

"Reduction" means the decrease or diminishment in bulk or mass of abandoned motor vehicles or other scrap metal by methods approved by the agency, including, but not limited to, incineration, crushing, shearing, or baling.


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Subp. 10.

Regional collection site.

"Regional collection site" means a location designated by a unit of government with agency approval where abandoned motor vehicles and other scrap metal can be consolidated and stored.


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Subp. 11.

Scrap processing.

"Scrap processing" means converting of abandoned motor vehicles and other scrap metal to a form usable in the manufacture of new metal products.


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Subp. 12.

Scrap processor.

"Scrap processor" means a person holding a valid license from the agency to engage in processing scrap from abandoned vehicles and other scrap metal.


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Subp. 13.

Site operator.

"Site operator" means the operator of a regional collection site, whether the operation be a unit of government or a person under contract with a unit of government to operate the site.


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Subp. 14.

Storage.

"Storage" means the holding of abandoned motor vehicles and other scrap metal in regional collection sites.


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Subp. 15.

Storage costs.

"Storage costs" means costs of acquisition, rental, construction maintenance, and operation of regional collection sites and facilities.


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Subp. 16.

Transporter.

"Transporter" means a person holding a license from the agency to engage in transporting abandoned vehicles and other scrap metal.


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Subp. 17.

Unit of government.

"Unit of government" means a state department or agency, special purpose district, county, city, village, borough, town, or other municipality.


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Subp. 18.

Vital component parts.

"Vital component parts" means those parts of a motor vehicle that are essential to the mechanical functioning of the vehicle, including, but not limited to, the motor, drive train, and wheels.