Minnesota Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan) regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan): What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Planning requirements for spills: Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 115E.01 to 115E.11

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State Prevention and Response Plan:

Applicability: MSA 115E.03

Worst-case discharge: MSA 115E.04

Abbreviated plans: MSA 115E.045

Used oil processing facilities: Minnesota Regulations (MR) 7045.0875

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

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. Minnesota has developed its own version of the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan. Facilities in Minnesota must maintain both the federal SPCC plan and the state plan. Both federal and state rules are relevant as a federal plan could be required and not a state plan. For more information concerning federal SPCC requirements, see the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN.

Administration and enforcement. MPCA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's Prevention and Response Plan requirements. EPA Region 5 is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the federal SPCC plan requirements.

State Requirements



MSA 115E.03

Owners or operators of the following types of facilities are required to maintain state Prevention and Response Plans at their facilities in addition to the federal SPCC plan:

  • Vessels that are constructed or adapted to carry, or that carried, oil or hazardous substances in bulk as cargo or cargo residue.
  • Railroad car rolling stock transporting an aggregate total of more than 100,000 gallons ...

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