Minnesota Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V operating permits:

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State permits: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7007.0250 and MR 7007.1100

Synthetic minor operating permits:

Registration and capped permits: MR 7007.1110 to 7007.1130 and MR 7007.1140 to 7007.1148

Title V operating permits: MR 7007.0050 to 7007.1075 and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Applicability: MR 7007.0200

Application contents: MR 7007.0500

Application submittal: MR 7007.0400 and MR 7007.1050

Action on the application: MR 7007.0700, MR 7007.0750, MR 7007.0850, MR 7007.0900, and MR 7007.0950

Compliance certification: MR 7007.0800

General permits: MR 7007.1100

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's air regulations require all sources with potential emissions above the state threshold to obtain a permit. Those sources with potential emissions above the Title V thresholds must obtain a Title V operating permit, also known as a Part 70 permit. The Minnesota Title V program follows the federal provisions, including provisions establishing greenhouse gas permitting thresholds, and received full approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Administration and enforcement. The Air Quality Permit Section of MPCA's Industrial Division administers and enforces Minnesota's air emissions permit program.

State Requirements


A permit must be obtained from MPCA prior to construction, modification, reconstruction, or operation of any emission source if the potential emissions are above the state ...

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