Minnesota Land Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Land Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste land treatment rules: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0536, MR 7045.0634, and 7045.0636 (interim status)

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Construction standards: MR 7045.0536, Subpart 4

Inspections: MR 7045.0536, Subpart 4(H)

Recordkeeping: MR 7045.0536, Subpart 7

Food chain crops: MR 7045.0536, Subpart 5

Unsaturated monitoring zone: MR 7045.0536, Subpart 6

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. Owners and operators of land treatment facilities in Minnesota must comply with both the federal land treatment rules and the state's requirements for the following:




--Unsaturated monitoring zones

--Facility permits, including fees

· Administration and enforcement. MPCA's Industrial Division administers and enforces the land treatment facility requirements in Minnesota.

State Requirements


MR 7045.0536, Subpart 4

In addition to the federal requirements, land treatment facility owners and operators in Minnesota must:

  • Design, construct, operate, and maintain a run-on control system that is capable of preventing flow onto the treatment zone during peak discharge from at least a 100-year storm.
  • Design, construct, operate, and maintain a runoff control system to collect and control at least the water volume resulting from a 24-hour, 100-year storm.
  • Submit to MPCA, with the permit application, a plan to treat and dispose of runoff contained in the runoff management system.

Note: The U.S. ...

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