Governing Law and Regulations
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.
FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES
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 ...