Minnesota Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Treatment facility rules: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0450 to 7045.0551, and MR 7045.0552 to 7045.0649 (interim status)

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Thermal treatment interim-status facility rules: MR 7045.0640

Biological, physical, and chemical treatment interim-status facility rules: MR 7045.0642

Treatment facility fees: MR 7046.0020

State standards for specific on-site treatment units and facilities: MR 7001.0520, Subpart 3(C); MR 7001.0520, Subpart 3(D); MR 7045.0652; and MR 7045.0655

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. Minnesota's hazardous waste treatment standards include the federal requirements and the state's additional rules for specific on-site treatment units.

In addition, Minnesota imposes hazardous waste treatment facility fees, more stringent facility permit standards, and does not recognize the federal permit exemption for generators treating hazardous waste on-site.

Administration and enforcement. MPCA's Industrial Division administers and enforces the hazardous waste treatment rules in Minnesota.

State Requirements


Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment facilities must comply with additional requirements in connection with permit applications, permit conditions, and permit modifications. Unlike the federal rules, treatment facilities in Minnesota must pay several state permit and treatment facility fees. See the state section TSDF PERMITS for a review of the state's more ...

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