Governing Law and Regulations
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division Air Quality Permit Section
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Minnesota's air regulations require all sources with potential emissions above the state threshold to obtain a permit. Those sources with potential emissions above the Title V thresholds must obtain a Title V operating permit, also known as a Part 70 permit. The Minnesota Title V program follows the federal provisions, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds, and received full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
• Administration and enforcement. The Air Quality Permit Section of MPCA's Industrial Division administers and enforces Minnesota's air emissions permit program.
NON-TITLE V OPERATING PERMITS
A permit must be obtained from MPCA prior to construction, modification, reconstruction, or operation of any emission source if the potential emissions are above the state ...