Minnesota Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management requirements: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0526 and MR 7045.0626 (interim status)

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Empty container standards: MR 7045.0127

Facility fees: MR 7046.0020

Federal organic air emissions rules: MR 7045.0540, MR 7045.0549, MR 7045.0551; MR 7045.0645, MR 7045.0647, and MR 7045.0648 (interim status)

Container construction:

Leakproof containers: MR 7045.0526, Subpart 2(A) and MR 7045.0626, Subpart 2(A) (interim status)

Closure devices: MR 7045.0526, Subpart 2(B) and MR 7045.0626, Subpart 2(B) (interim status)

Container management:

Labeling: MR 7045.0526, Subpart 4a and MR 7045.0626, Subpart 4a (interim status)

Ignitable or reactive waste: MR 7045.0526, Subpart 7 and MR 7045.0626, Subpart 7 (interim status)

Inspection records: MR 7045.0626, Subpart 5 and MR 7045.0292, Subpart 1(B)

Outdoor storage: MR 7045.0526, Subpart 4 and MR 7045.0626, Subpart 4 (interim status)

Regulatory Agencies

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

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 adopted the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the federal empty container standards and organic air emission rules. However, the state has several additional container management standards with which generators and owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) using containers must comply.

In addition, owners and operators of TSDFs that use containers must comply with state permit ...

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