Governing Law and Regulations
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT)
Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (SFMD)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. "Hazardous substances" is a broad classification that includes hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and certain hazardous chemical substances or mixtures. Minnesota generally follows the federal rules for storing hazardous substances and has some additional requirements as well. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.
Minnesota has adopted the federal definition of hazardous substance under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). Minnesota also follows the federal community right-to-know rules under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). EPCRA requires facilities to disclose the hazardous substances they use and store. See the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW for additional information.
Minnesota has specific environmental response and remediation laws for responding to hazardous substance releases from storage areas. ...