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. Minnesota's listed hazardous wastes include the federal list with some state additions. For instance, Minnesota identifies used oil as a listed hazardous waste when the used oil is not recycled. Federal rules do not identify used oil as a listed hazardous waste. See the national section LISTED WASTES for more information.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the state hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous if it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. Minnesota also has additional hazardous waste toxicity characteristics, which expand the number of regulated hazardous wastes in Minnesota. See the state sections CHARACTERISTIC WASTE and HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for more information on lethality and other waste characteristics.
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. Minnesota has EPA authority to delist hazardous wastes. See ...