Minnesota Inspections regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Inspections: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7007.0800, MR 7011.0075, MR 7011.0854, and MR 7011.0917

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Hazardous waste:

Elementary neutralization units (ENUs), pretreatment units (PTUs), wastewater treatment units (WWTUs), and combustion waste facilities: MR 7045.0655, Subpart 3

Transfer facilities: MR 7045.0365, Subpart 3.C

Lead-acid batteries: MR 7045.0685, Subpart 2

Pesticides: MR 1505.3110, MR 1505.2500, and MSA 18D.201

Solid waste:

Facilities: MR 7035.2535, Subpart 4; Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 115A.69, Subdivision 4; and MSA 115A.882, Subdivision 3

Collectors and transporters: MSA 115A.882

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): MR 7150.0205, Subpart 1.E


Drinking water: MR 4720.3800

Wastewater: MSA 116.165

Wetlands: MR 8420.0800

Workplace safety agency inspections of employer workplaces: MSA 182.659

Hazardous materials motor carriers: MSA 221.033, Subdivision 2b and MSA 221.037, Subdivision 2

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

Minnesota Department of Health (DOH)

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MDLI) Minnesota OSHA Compliance (MNOSHA)

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.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota has established self-inspection requirements under its air, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, pesticide, solid waste, drinking water, and wastewater regulations. State agencies are also permitted, and in some cases required, to conduct inspections under state environmental and hazardous waste transportation ...

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