Governing Law and Regulations
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Minnesota's regulations for hazardous waste transporters are the same as the federal regulations, with additional requirements for manifests, discharges, and spills. The state also has additional requirements for emergency response plans and hazardous waste transfer stations.
Used oil transporters must follow state notification and registration requirements. See the state section USED OIL MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. MPCA administers and enforces the hazardous waste transporter rules in Minnesota.
HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS
The transporter must ensure that the manifest accompanies the hazardous waste shipment and is maintained in an accessible location during transportation. For more information, see the state section MANIFESTS.
Discharges and Spills
In the event of a discharge or spill of hazardous waste, Minnesota requires transporters to follow a number of its own requirements in addition to the federal rules:
- Immediately notify MPCA by calling its 24-hour emergency telephone notification service as follows: —612-649-5451 or 612-297-5353 (for hearing impaired) for Twin Cities and outside Minnesota —800-422-0798 or ...