Governing Law and Regulations
Hazardous Chemical Emergency Planning and Response (adoption of the federal rules): Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 299K.01 to 299K.10
Emergency powers of the state: MSA 116.11
Hazardous waste facilities: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0462 to 7045.0470
Definition: MR 4410.0200
Bulk pesticide storage: MR 1505.3060
Minnesota Emergency Response Commission (MERC) Department of Public Safety
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Majors and Remediation Division
Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)
Local fire and police departments
| TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY (24 HOURS) CALL MPCA'S EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (612) 649-5451 (800) 422-0798 (IN STATE) |
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
Hazardous waste. Minnesota has adopted the federal emergency planning and response requirements.
Large quantity hazardous waste generators have to prepare an emergency preparedness plan and are required to designate an emergency response coordinator. Small quantity generators are not required to have an emergency preparedness plan but need to appoint an emergency response coordinator.
Emergency notification and follow-up reports are made to local and state authorities. See the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION for more information.
For additional information on generator responsibilities for emergency planning and response, see the national and state sections CONTINGENCY PLAN and GENERATORS.
Hazardous chemicals. For information on Minnesota's rules for emergency planning for hazardous chemicals, see the state sections OSHA and HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD.
Administration and ...