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State Resources

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is the main environmental enforcement agency in the state. Minnesota closely follows federal environmental regulations.

Compliance Considerations

The following links provide Minnesota specific guidance and fact sheets for environmental compliance within the state.

Air – MPCA air program page

Automotive – Automotive Recyclers Association MN specific fact sheets on auto related environmental topics

Automotive - MPCA guidance for Automotive - Body Shop and Vehicle Maintenance

Dry Cleaners - MPCA guidance for Dry Cleaners

Electronics Collection - MPCA Retailer Collection of Waste Household Electronics Guidance for Minnesota retailers and collectors

Enforcement – MPCA Enforcement Page

MPCA Hazardous Waste Publications​​

Reverse Distribution of General Merchandise​ - MPCA Guidance for Minnesota Businesses​

Small Business Assistance Program – MPCA small business assistance with environmental regulations

Storage Tanks – MPCA requirements for registration of ASTs and USTs

Tire Retailers – MPCA Audit Checklist – Tire Retailer

Universal Waste – MPCA Managing Universal Wastes

Water  – MPCA water program page

Sustainability and Reducing Compliance Risk

Pollution and Waste Prevention – MPCA Preventing Waste and Pollution page

The state resources provide retail-relevant state regulatory information and resources. The State Matrices page has more detailed information on variations in key state regulations such as hazardous waste, consumer bag legislation, e-waste and more.