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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.