Minnesota Underground Storage Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Underground Storage Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Act, 9 Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 115C

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Storage tanks: 9 MSA 116.46 to 116.50

Applicability: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7150.0010 and MR 7150.0030

Exclusions: MR 7150.0010, Subpart 2

Partial exclusions: MR 7150.0010, Subpart 6

Heating oil tanks: MR 7150.0010, Subpart 5

Notification: MR 7150.0090

Certification: MR 7150.0090

Contractor training: MR 7105.0010 to 7105.0130

Construction, design, and installation:

Installation: MR 7150.0100, Subpart 7

Spill and overfill protection: MR 7150.0100, Subpart 11 and MR 7150.0205, Subpart 5

Shear valves: MR 7150.0100, Subpart 13

Drop tubes: MR 7150.0100, Subpart 14

Secondary containment: MR 7150.0205, Subpart 1; MR 7150.0205, Subpart 6; and MR 7150.0205, Subpart 7

Emergency stops: MR 7150.0205, Subpart 8

Leak detection: MR 7150.0300 to 7150.0340

Operation and maintenance: MR 7150.0205 to 7150.0250

Corrosion protection: MR 7150.0215

Operator training: MR 7150.0445

Closure: MR 7150.0400 and MR 7150.0410

Delivery prohibition: MSA 115.071

Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund (Petrofund): MR 2890.0005 to 2890.4800

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division Land and Air Compliance Section Tank Compliance and Assistance Program

Minnesota Department of Commerce Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board

Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division

Local municipal boards and commissions

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Minnesota underground storage tank (UST) program is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The state has adopted federal rules with some additional stricter state requirements, ...


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