Date of enactment: April 15, 2002
2001 Assembly Bill 507 Date of publication*: April 29, 2002
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1999-00 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
An Act to amend 101.10 (2) and 101.10 (4) (c) of the statutes; relating to: the regulation of anhydrous ammonia and providing a penalty.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
73,1 Section 1. 101.10 (2) of the statutes, as affected by 2001 Wisconsin Act 16, is amended to read:
101.10 (2) Rules. The department shall promulgate rules that prescribe reasonable standards relating to the safe storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia. The rules shall prescribe standards for the design, construction, repair, alteration, location, installation, inspection, and operation of anhydrous ammonia equipment. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the rules promulgated under this subsection do not apply to refrigeration plants where ammonia is used solely as a refrigerant, facilities where ammonia is manufactured, electric generating or cogenerating facilities where ammonia is used as a refrigerant, and ammonia transportation pipelines. If ammonia is used on the premises of a facility or plant described under this subsection for a purpose or in a manner that is not related to the applicable exemption from the rules promulgated under this subsection, the exemption does not apply to that use.
73,2 Section 2. 101.10 (4) (c) of the statutes, as created by 2001 Wisconsin Act 3, is amended to read:
101.10 (4) (c) Any person who violates sub. (3) (a) or (b) while performing an agricultural activity or while performing an activity related to the construction, repair, alteration, location, installation, inspection, or operation of anhydrous ammonia equipment with the consent of the owner of the anhydrous ammonia equipment may be required to forfeit not less than $10 nor more than $100 for each violation.