Governing Law and Regulations
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division Compliance and Enforcement Section Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Unit
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The federal hazardous waste disposal rules are effective in Minnesota, as are several more stringent state requirements. The more stringent state rules are in connection with the prohibition of underground injection wells for disposal of hazardous waste, facility permits and fees, and facility design and operation.
• Administration and enforcement. The Compliance and Enforcement Section of MPCA's Industrial Division administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in Minnesota.
UNDERGROUND INJECTION WELLS
Unlike the federal rules, Minnesota prohibits the disposal of hazardous waste in underground injection wells. See the state section UNDERGROUND INJECTION WELLS for more information.
DISPOSAL FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES
Hazardous waste disposal facilities in Minnesota must comply with ...