Minnesota Biennial Report regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator annual report requirements: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0248

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Large quantity generator (LQG) biennial report requirements: MR 7045.0248, Subpart 1(B)


License renewals: MR 7045.0243 and MR 7045.0248

Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDFs):

Annual/biennial report: MR 7001.0720, Subpart 2(E)(3); MR 7045.0482, Subpart 2; and MR 7045.0588, Subpart 2 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division Compliance and Enforcement Section Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement Unit

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 biennial report rules for LQGs and TSDFs. While, as under the federal rules, LQGs provide their biennial report information by March 1 of every even-numbered year to EPA, TSDFs are required to provide such information to MPCA annually. In addition, the state requires LQGs as well as small quantity generators and very small quantity generators to submit an annual report to MPCA on their hazardous waste activities.

Administration and enforcement. The Compliance and Enforcement Section of MPCA's Industrial Division administers and enforces the biennial report and state annual report requirements in Minnesota.

State Requirements


License Renewals

MR 7045.0243 and MR 7045.0248

Every hazardous waste generator in Minnesota is required to submit a license application to MPCA within 75 days of first producing a hazardous waste. A hazardous waste generator license is issued for a term to be determined by MPCA, but not to exceed 2 years (MR 7045.0243). ...

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