Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division Compliance and Enforcement Section Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Unit
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure, allowing persons to demonstrate that a listed waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA has delegated authority to Minnesota to implement the delisting of RCRA wastes generated and disposed of within the state. Minnesota has adopted the federal delisting rules and added to the criteria considered in making delisting determinations. All delisting petitions must be filed with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). For further information, see the national section DELISTING PETITIONS.
Minnesota has adopted the federal list of hazardous wastes and also has identified additional state hazardous wastes. See the state section LISTED WASTES to review these state listed wastes.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the federal hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. The MPCA has adopted the federal rules for identifying characteristic wastes, and also identifies oxidizer and lethality as hazardous waste characteristics. See the state section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for ...