Governing Law and Regulations
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Majors and Remediation Division
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 regulations for exporting hazardous waste to foreign countries and for importing hazardous waste from outside the United States to Minnesota are essentially the same as the federal regulations. In addition, MPCA has to be notified of export activity, and the state manifest has to be used.
· Administration and enforcement. MPCA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the hazardous waste export and import rules in Minnesota. However, there may be instances where EPA enforces these rules. Check with EPA before exporting or importing hazardous waste.
EXPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE
MR 7045.0302, Subpart 2
The primary exporter has to notify both MPCA and EPA of an intended export before the waste leaves the country. As under the federal rules, a complete notification should be submitted 60 days before the initial shipment is intended to be shipped off-site. The notification may cover export activities extending over a 12-month or lesser period. Notification requirements are the same as the federal regulations.