Minnesota Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Minnesota Rules (MR) 7151.7200

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Ag waste: MR 7020.2100

Hazardous waste containers: MR 7045.0526, Subpart 2(A) and MR 7045.0626, Subpart 2(A)

Hazardous waste storage tanks: MR 7045.0075, Subpart 6 and MR 7045.0075, Subpart 7

Landfills and surface impoundments: MR 7045.0538, MR 7045.0638, MR 7045.0532, and MR 7045.0630

Solid (nonhazardous) waste landfills: MR 7001.3000 to 7001.3550 and MR 7035.0300 to 7035.2915

Underground storage tanks (USTs): MR 7150.0300 to 7150.0340

Regulatory Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota's pollution control rules include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. The specific leak detection system standards vary, depending on the type of unit or facility. Minnesota generally follows federal leak detection requirements, with additional rules for feedlot manure storage areas, hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments, hazardous waste storage containers and tanks, and underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of federal leak detection requirements.

The federal liner requirements for nonhazardous (solid) waste landfills apply in Minnesota. See the national section SOLID WASTE for more information.

Administration and enforcement. The MPCA administers and enforces the leak detection requirements in Minnesota.

State Requirements


MR 7151.7200

All ASTs must have a leak detection system. See the state sections ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS and SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN

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