Minnesota Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mercury:

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Mercury thermometers: Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 116.92

Fluorescent lamps: MSA 116.92

Toys, electrical switches: MSA 116.92

Mercury-containing devices: MSA 116.92

Labeling requirements: MSA 116.92

Phosphates: MSA 116.22 to 116.28

Cleaning agents: MSA 116.22 to 116.28, MR 7100.0190 and MR 7100.0210

Fertilizers: MSA 18C.60 to 18C.62

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

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 follows the federal hazardous materials transportation requirements for the import and export of chemicals. Export licenses may be required for the export of controlled chemicals. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment that contain certain hazardous chemicals. See the national sections IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS and EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE for more information concerning these international directives. In addition, a growing number of states are regulating how products that ...


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