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

Exemptions: MR 7150.0010

Generator tanks: MR 7150.0010, Subpart 4

Heating oil tanks: MR 7150.0010, Subpart 5

Notification: MR 7150.0090

Certification: MR 7150.0090

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

Drop tubes: MR 7150.0100, Subpart 14

Delivery prohibition: MSA 115.071

Secondary containment: MR 7150.0205, Subpart 1

Dispensers: MR 7150.0205, Subpart 7

Leak detection: MR 7150.0300

Cathodic protection: MR 7150.0215

Internal lining inspections: MR 7150.0205

Operator training: MR 7150.0211

Closure: MR 7150.0400 and MR 7150.0410

Petrofund regulations: MR 2890.0010 to 2890.0130

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Storage Tank Compliance and Assistance Program

Minnesota Department of Commerce Petroleum Release Compensation Board

Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division

Local municipal boards and commissions

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota received underground storage tank (UST) program approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2002. Subtitle I of RCRA allows state UST programs approved by EPA to operate in lieu of the federal program. Minnesota has more stringent regulations than the federal requirements.

Minnesota has additional rules for notification and installer certification, and ...


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