Minnesota Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Disposal facility fees: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7046.0020

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Prohibition of underground injection wells: MR 7060.0600

Hazardous waste surface impoundment requirements: MR 7045.0532 and MR 7045.0630 (interim status)

Hazardous waste land treatment facility rules: MR 7045.0536; MR 7045.0634 and MR 7045.0636 (interim status)

Hazardous waste incineration rules: MR 7045.0542 and MR 7045.0640 (interim status)

Hazardous waste landfill rules: MR 7045.0538 and MR 7045.0638 (interim status)

Land disposal restrictions: MR 7045.0090, Subpart 3.B and MR 7045.1390

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. The federal hazardous waste disposal rules are effective in Minnesota, as are several more stringent state requirements. The more stringent state rules are in connection with the prohibition of underground injection wells for disposal of hazardous waste, facility permits and fees, and facility design and operation.

Administration and enforcement. The Compliance and Enforcement Section of MPCA's Industrial Division administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in Minnesota.

State Requirements


Unlike the federal rules, Minnesota prohibits the disposal of hazardous waste in underground injection wells. See the state section UNDERGROUND INJECTION WELLS for more information.


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