Governing Law and Regulations
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Majors and Remediation Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Minnesota's rules for pesticides mirror federal regulations, predominately the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) for pesticide management and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for disposal of pesticides that are hazardous wastes. Minnesota has additional requirements for restricted use pesticides (RUPs), pesticide registration, certification and licensing, and chemical prohibitions. See the national sections HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL and PESTICIDES for further guidance.