Governing Law and Regulations
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Minnesota has adopted and incorporated by reference the federal new source performance standards and national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants, many of which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive particulate emissions, as well as visible emissions provisions and fugitive VOC emissions requirements. In addition, MPCA has developed its own regulations for the control of nuisance, fugitive particulate, and visible emissions requirements, as well as noise standards.
• Administration and enforcement. MPCA's Industrial Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions control rules.
FUGITIVE PARTICULATE MATTER EMISSIONS
Minnesota has developed the following general rules for controlling fugitive particulate emissions:
- No one may handle, use, transport, or store any material in a manner that may allow avoidable amounts of particulate matter to become airborne.
- No one may construct, use, repair, or demolish a building (or its parts), road, ...