Governing Law and Regulations
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
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 surface impoundment rules include the federal requirements and additional state regulations covering:
—Facility permits and fees
—Closure and post-closure
• Administration and enforcement. MPCA administers and enforces the surface impoundment requirements in Minnesota. EPA's Region 5 office enforces the federal air emissions standards found at 40 CFR 264, Subpart CC and 40 CFR 265, Subpart CC.
MR 7045.0532, Subpart 2(A)
Surface impoundments and landfills may not be built in surficial (surface) karst areas. ("Karsts" are areas characterized by irregular limestone, underground streams, and caverns. The most common example ...