Minnesota Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0528 and MR 7045.0628 (interim status)

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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)

Secondary containment variance procedures: MR 7045.0075, Subpart 6 and MR 7045.0075, Subpart 7

Waste analysis records: MR 7045.0528, Subpart 10 and MR 7045.0528, Subpart 11

Regulatory Agency

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Minnesota's hazardous waste tank rules include both the federal and more stringent state requirements. The state's rules focus on secondary containment variances and waste analysis records.

In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use tanks for hazardous waste storage or treatment must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS. See also the state section CLOSURE AND POST-CLOSURE PLANS to review the state's more stringent provisions for closing hazardous waste tanks.

Administration and enforcement. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Compliance and Enforcement Section administers and enforces the hazardous waste tank rules in Minnesota.

State Requirements

SECONDARY CONTAINMENT VARIANCES

MR 7045.0075, Subpart 6 and MR 7045.0075, Subpart 7

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements