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 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.
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 ...