Minnesota TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) rules: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0020 to 7045.1400 (permitted and interim-status facilities)

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TSDF fees: MR 7046.0010 to 7046.0070

TSDF permitting rules: MR 7001.0010 to 7001.0730

Operating record: MR 7045.0478, Subpart 3

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


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, ...

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