Minnesota Used Oil Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Minnesota Used Oil Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Used oil management rules: Minnesota Rules (MR) 7045.0790 to 7045.0990

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Disposal prohibition: MR 7045.0845

Mixtures of used oil: MR 7045.0800, Subpart 4

Requirements for used oil handlers:

Generators: MR 7045.0855

Transporters and transfer facilities: MR 7045.0865

Processors and rerefiners: MR 7045.0875

Off-specification used oil burners: MR 7045.0885

Used oil filters: MR 7045.0990

Release notification requirements: Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 115.061

Discharge prevention and response plan: MSA 115E.03 to 115E.045

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 has adopted the federal used oil management standards but added more stringent provisions in connection with:

—Disposal of used oil

—Mixtures of used oil and hazardous waste

—State licensing of generators of used oil

—Used oil handler management requirements

—Regulation of used oil filters

Administration and enforcement. The Compliance and Enforcement Section of MPCA's Industrial Division administers and enforces the used oil management requirements in Minnesota.

State Requirements


MR 7045.0845

Unlike the federal rules, Minnesota prohibits the disposal of used oil. Used oil must be recycled in Minnesota: either rerefined or burned for energy recovery. As MPCA notes in its fact sheet Used Oil and Related Oil Waste Management for Generators (#4.30-9/99), most used oil collected in the state ...

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