Minnesota Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.1219 to 52.1241

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.324 and Minnesota Rules (MR) 7009.0080

Air permits: MR 7001.0010 to 7001.0200 and MR 7007.0050 to 7007.5000

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): MR 7011.7000 to 7011.9990

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): MR 7011.0555 to 7011.3520

Regional haze: MR 7007.5000

Regulatory Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is responsible for administering and enforcing Minnesota's air pollution rules. Minnesota's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP). The SIP is a plan that sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. MPCA's Industrial Division is responsible for administering and enforcing Minnesota's air rules.

State Requirements

MINNESOTA'S AIR PROGRAM

SIP

Minnesota's SIP was officially submitted to EPA in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, requirements for nonattainment areas, HAPs, and numerous other air-related requirements.

Attainment Status

Areas of the state that do not meet the NAAQS are designated as nonattainment areas. Nonattainment of the NAAQS significantly affects the permitting ...


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