Minnesota Air Permitting regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Air Permitting: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7007.0050 to 7007.4030

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Overview: MR 7007.0150

State permits: MR 7007.0250 and MR 7007.0500

Registration permits: MR 7007.1110 to MR 7007.1130

Capped permits: MR 7007.1140 to MR 7007.1148

Major source construction permits: MR 7007.3000 and 40 CFR 81.324

Operating permits: MR 7007.0150

Major source operating permits: MR 7007.0200

Other state permits:

General permits: MR 7007.1100

Other permitting considerations:

Annual emissions inventory report: MR 7019.3000

Regulatory Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division Air Quality Permit Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota requires a source to obtain an air permit from MPCA before construction, process modification, reconstruction, or operation of an air emissions unit, emissions facility, or stationary source. Minnesota's air regulations provide for state permits and federal operating permits, depending on a source's potential to emit (PTE). Major sources are required to comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment new source review (NSR) and/or prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) for construction and modification permits, and Part 70 for operating permits. See the state sections NEW SOURCE REVIEW and TITLE V, respectively, for more information. In addition, the state has programs for general permits, registration permits, and capped permits that allow for more flexibility in operation.

Administration and enforcement. MPCA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of Minnesota's air emissions permitting ...


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