.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 1121 as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 115.03, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:
1.5 Subd. 11. Aquatic application of pesticides. (a) The agency may issue National
1.6Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for pesticide applications to waters of the
1.7United States that are required by federal law or rule. The agency shall not require permits
1.8for aquatic pesticide applications beyond what is required by federal law or rule.
1.9(b) The agency shall not regulate or require permits for the terrestrial application
Sec. 2. Laws 2011, chapter 14, section 7, is amended to read:
Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 18B.03, subdivision 1, is amended to read:
Subdivision 1. Administration by commissioner.
The commissioner shall
administer, implement, and enforce this chapter and the Department of Agriculture
is the lead state agency for the regulation of pesticides. The commissioner has the
sole regulatory authority over the terrestrial application of pesticides, including, but
not limited to, the application of pesticides to agricultural crops, structures, and other
nonaquatic environments. Except as provided in subdivision 3, a state agency other than
1.19the Department of Agriculture shall not regulate or require permits for the terrestrial
1.20or nonaquatic application of pesticides.
Amend the title accordingly