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Minnesota Accumulation Time: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Accumulation standards for large quantity generators (LQGs): Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0292, Subpart 1

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Accumulation standards for small quantity generators (SQGs): MR 7045.0292, Subpart 5

Accumulation standards for very small quantity generators (VSQGs): MR 7045.0292, Subpart 6

Accumulation quantity limitation for SQGs: MR 7045.0292, Subpart 5

270-day extension: MR 7045.0292, Subpart 9

30-day extension: MR 7045.0292, Subpart 10

Regulatory Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division Land and Air Compliance Section Hazardous Waste Compliance Unit

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota has adopted the federal accumulation time rules that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of hazardous waste generator. Minnesota has not yet adopted the federal accumulation time standards from March 2000 that allow large quantity generators (LQGs) who generate wastewater treatment sludges from the metal finishing industry (i.e., EPA Waste F006) to accumulate F006 beyond the usual 90-day LQG limitation. Check with MPCA to see whether the state has yet adopted these provisions.

Minnesota follows the federal accumulation time standard for LQGs and applies the federal accumulation time standard applicable to the federal conditionally exempt small quantity generators to its similarly sized class of very small quantity generators (VSQGs). While the accumulation time standard is the same ...


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