Minnesota Pollution Prevention regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Minnesota Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (MN EPCRA): Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 299K.01 to 299K.10

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State pollution prevention (P2) program: Minnesota Toxic Pollution Prevention Act (TPPA), MSA 115D.01 to 115D.15

Definitions: MSA 115D.03

Toxic P2 plans: MSA 115D.07

Annual progress report: MSA 115D.08

Fees: MSA 115D.12

Environmental audit program (EAP) P2 plans: MSA 114C.22

Technical assistance: MSA 115D.08

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) MN EPCRA Program

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. Both state and federal pollution prevention (P2) rules apply in Minnesota. See the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION for more information on the federal requirements.

Minnesota's Toxic Pollution Prevention Act (TPPA) requires each Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) facility reporting toxic chemical releases and transfers to develop a pollution prevention plan. This pollution plan is designed to reduce or eliminate the use, generation, and release of toxic substances, hazardous materials, and hazardous wastes. To do this, the state requires reduction plans and annual reduction progress reports.

Administration and enforcement. The MPCA and the HSEM administer and enforce the federal and state pollution prevention rules in Minnesota.

State Requirements

TPPA POLICY

MSA 115D.01 to 115D.15

The TPPA established a state policy encouraging pollution prevention—eliminating or reducing ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
Additional Guidance
Forms