Minnesota Water Quality Standards: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7050.0110 to 7050.0470
Effluent discharge limitations: MR 7053.0115 to 7053.0405
General requirements: MR 7053.0205
Sewage: MR 7053.0215
Animal feedlots: MR 7053.0305
Variances from standards: MR 7053.0195
Water use classifications: MR 7050.0140
Animal feedlots: MR 7050.0215
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.
• Rules. Minnesota's effluent limitation regulations generally follow the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). In addition to the federal standards, Minnesota's effluent standards apply to more discharges than under federal requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. MPCA is responsible for enforcing the state's effluent discharge regulations.
EFFLUENT DISCHARGE LIMITATIONS
MR 7053.0115 to 7053.0405
Anyone who discharges industrial or other wastes from point sources and nonpoint sources to all waters of the state, both surface and underground, in Minnesota must comply with the effluent limitation standards.
The following are the general requirements for all discharges to waters of the state, in addition to the federal requirements: