Minnesota Contingency Plan regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste contingency plan rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0466 to 7045.0470 and MR 7045.0572 to 7045.0576 (interim status)

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Contingency plan rules for hazardous waste generators: MR 7045.0292, Subparts 1.G

Plan implementation notification: MR 7045.0468, Subparts 5 and 6 and MR 7045.0574, Subparts 5 and 6 (interim status)

Notification before resuming operations: MR 7045.0470, Subpart 2 and MR 7045.0576, Subpart 2 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division Land and Air Compliance Section Hazardous Waste Compliance Unit

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota has incorporated the federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste generators, permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and interim-status TSDFs and large quantity generators (LQGs). The state specifies what entities must be notified in the event that the contingency plan is implemented and adds a provision concerning notification before resuming operations.

Administration and enforcement. The Land and Air Compliance Section of MPCA's Industrial Division administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Minnesota.

State Requirements

PLAN IMPLEMENTATION NOTIFICATION

MR 7045.0468, Subparts 5 and 6 and MR 7045.0574, Subparts 5 and 6

The emergency coordinator must immediately notify the MPCA at any of the following numbers when the contingency plan is implemented because a release of hazardous waste may cause ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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