Minnesota Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0102 to 7045.0155

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Definitions of solid waste and hazardous waste: Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 116.06 and MSA 115A.03, Subdivision 34

Exclusions: MR 7045.0120

Regulatory Agency

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. Minnesota regulates several wastes as hazardous in addition to those regulated under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules. The state's waste determination rules are also more stringent than the federal rules because Minnesota has not adopted many of the waste and hazardous waste exclusions that are available under the federal rules. The state also identifies two additional hazardous waste characteristics—of an oxidizer and lethality.

Check with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) to see whether the state has yet adopted any of these more recent federal conditional exclusions from the definitions of hazardous and/or solid waste: the solid waste exclusion for cathode-ray tubes, the solid waste exclusion for recycling of certain hazardous secondary materials, the solid waste and hazardous waste exclusions for solvent-contaminated wipes, and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geological sequestration activities.

Administration and enforcement. The Compliance and Enforcement Section of MPCA's Industrial Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of ...

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