Governing Law and Regulations
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Industrial Division Land and Air Compliance Section Hazardous Waste Compliance 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 rules for hazardous waste TSDFs include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements. The state's rules cover annual reports; container standards; contingency plan notification; corrective action programs; landfill, land treatment, tank, and surface impoundment standards; facility permits and fees; manifests; underground injection well prohibition; neutralization of wastes; listed wastes; characteristic waste; pollution prevention; groundwater; and operating records.
• Administration and enforcement. MPCA's Land and Air Compliance Section administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in Minnesota.
TSDF owners and operators in Minnesota must report annually on their hazardous waste activities. The state's yearly reporting requirement is in addition to the federal biennial reporting requirement. See the state section BIENNIAL REPORT to review Minnesota's annual reporting requirement.
Minnesota's container standards are more stringent than the federal requirements because of the state's additional leakproof standard, ...