Water Pollution Control Act (Minnesota)

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Place Minnesota


Name Water Pollution Control Act (Minnesota)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Primary Website https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=115

Last Review 2014-09-15


This Act gives the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency broad responsibility to establish pollution standards for state waters; monitor water conditions and sources of pollution; review construction, installation, and operational practices which may lead to additional pollution; establish and revise pretreatment standards; and regulate wastewater treatment plants, stormwater discharges, disposal systems, point sources, and radioactive discharges. Separate standards exist for waters in the Lake Superior Basin. See the Minnesota Administrative Rules, sections 7050-7060 for more specific regulations.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Minn. Stat. 115.01-17
Date Effective 1963
Date Enacted 1945

Authority 2: Minnesota Administrative Rules 7050
Date Effective 1969

Authority 3: 7052-7053
Date Effective 1973

Authority 4: 7060
Date Effective 1976

Authority 5: 7090
Date Effective 1979