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Minnesota Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rules: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.1400

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Exclusions: MR 7045.1400, Subpart 2.A and MR 7045.1400, Subpart 2.B

Financial assurance for lamps: MR 7045.1400, Subpart 3

Regulatory Agency

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 has adopted the federal regulations for universal wastes (UWs) with the exception of the federal provisions relating to petitions and conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs). In addition, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has added three hazardous wastes that, if managed pursuant to the universal waste requirements, will be exempt from being regulated as a hazardous waste as they would be under the federal regulations. The state has also added regulations requiring universal waste handlers to provide financial assurance in connection with the accumulation of more than 1,000 lamps and further defines the federal definitions of universal waste batteries and pesticides.

Administration and enforcement. The Compliance and Enforcement Section of MPCA's Industrial Division administers and enforces the universal waste rules in Minnesota.

State Requirements

DEFINITIONS

Batteries. The MPCA specifies that a lithium battery of 9 volts or less is not a hazardous waste and therefore is not a universal waste.

Pesticides. The MPCA elaborates as to when a pesticide constitutes a universal waste pesticide that can be managed by "a waste pesticide collection program" as ...


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