Minnesota Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Containers: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0526 and MR 7045.0626 (interim status)

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Hazardous waste storage tanks: MR 7045.0528 and MR 7045.0628 (interim status)

Surface impoundments: MR 7045.0532 and MR 7045.0630 (interim status)

Storage facility rules: MR 7045.0450 to 7045.0551 and MR 7045.0552 to 7045.0630 (interim status)

Federal organic air emissions standards: MR 7045.0549, MR 7045.0551, and 40 CFR 264, Subpart CC; MR 7045.0647, MR 7045.0648, and 40 CFR 265, Subpart CC (interim status)

Storage facility fees: MR 7046.0020, Subpart 1 to Subpart 3

On-site storage rules for generators: MR 7045.0292

Large quantity generators (LQGs): MR 7045.0292, Subparts 1.B and 1.G and MR 7045.0562, Subpart 1

Small quantity generators (SQGs): MR 7045.0292, Subparts 5 and 9

Very small quantity generators (VSQGs): MR 7045.0292, Subpart 6

Storage areas: MR 7045.0292, Subparts 1, 5, and 6 and MR 7045.0626

Labeling: MR 7045.0292, Subparts 1,C, 5.C, and 6.C

Emergency preparations: MR 7045.0292, Subparts 1,G, 5.G, 5.H, and 6.G

Acute hazardous waste: MR 7045.0292, Subpart 7

Satellite accumulation: MR 7045.0292, Subpart 8

Regulatory Agencies

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division Compliance and Enforcement Section Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement 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 storage rules and added several more stringent rules. The state's more stringent hazardous waste storage rules apply to:

—Facility permit application process

—Facility operation

—Facility ...

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