Minnesota Penalties and Liabilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Penalties and Liabilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: Environmental Protection Act, 415 Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 115.071 and MSA 116.072

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Asbestos: MSA 326.78

Community right to know: MSA 299K.10

Hazardous materials transporters: MSA 221.036

Hazardous substances and oil: MSA 116.073

Hazardous waste: MSA 115A.9152, MSA 115B.16, MSA 115B.18, MSA 115.071, and MSA 116.072

Pesticides: MSA 18D.315, MSA 18D.325, and MSA 18D.331

Solid (nonhazardous) waste: MSA 115A.86 Subd. 6, MSA 115.071, MSA 115A.882, MSA 115A.9152, MSA 116.072, and MSA 116.073

Storage tanks:

Underground storage tanks (USTs): MSA 115.071 and MSA 116.073

Water:

Drinking water: MSA 144.386

Water pollution: MSA 115.071

Wastewater: MSA 609.671

Water supply: MSA 103G.141

Wetlands: MSA 103G.141

Workplace safety: Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Act (MNOSH Act) of 1973, MSA 182.666 and MSA 182.667

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Minnesota Department of Health (DOH) Division of Environmental Health

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MDLI)

MDLI Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota provides for administrative, civil, and criminal penalties for violations of its environmental and hazardous materials transportation laws.

Minnesota is a "state-plan" state.

Administration and enforcement. MPCA's various divisions are responsible for the administration and enforcement of the environmental rules in Minnesota. DOH's Division of Environmental Health has responsibility for ...


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