Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
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 is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program for discharges of pollutants from point sources to state waters. Similar to federal rules, Minnesota defines "point source" to include concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO). For additional NPDES permit and modification requirements, see the state section NPDES PERMIT. State ...