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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Minnesota follows the corrective action rules for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units with additional state standards for these units at TSDFs. Minnesota has adopted by reference (with a few state variations) the federal rules for corrective action management units (CAMUs), temporary units (TUs) and staging piles, including 40 CFR 264.555 (placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills), although the state has slightly revised this rule. See the national section CORRECTIVE ACTION to review the federal rules.
• Administration and enforcement. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's (MPCA) Land and Air Compliance Section administers and enforces the corrective action requirements in Minnesota.
MPCA's corrective action rules differ from the federal rules in two major areas regarding groundwater. First, Minnesota requires the owner or operator to begin corrective action within 1 week after the groundwater protection standard is exceeded, unless a different period is established in the permit (