Minnesota Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive particulate matter emissions:

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General requirements: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7011.0150

Dry bulk agricultural commodity facilities: MR 7011.1000 to 7011.1015

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions: MR 7011.1435, MR 7011.2900, MR 7011.3300, MR 7011.7060, MR 7011.9930, and MR 7011.9990

Visible emissions: MR 7011.0100 to 7011.0120

Noise: MR 7030.0010 to 7030.1060

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. Minnesota has adopted and incorporated by reference the federal new source performance standards and national emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants, many of which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive particulate emissions, as well as visible emissions provisions and fugitive VOC emissions requirements. In addition, MPCA has developed its own regulations for the control of nuisance, fugitive particulate, and visible emissions requirements, as well as noise standards.

Administration and enforcement. MPCA's Industrial Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions control rules.

State Requirements


General Requirements

MR 7011.0150

Minnesota has developed the following general rules for controlling fugitive particulate emissions:

  • No one may handle, use, transport, or store any material in a manner that may allow avoidable amounts of particulate matter to become airborne.
  • No one may construct, use, repair, or demolish a building (or its parts), road, ...

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Minnesota Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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