Permits and Forms
Permitting efficiency requirements
Changes to Minn. Stat. 116.03, Subd. 2b., enacted on March 4, 2011, set a goal for the MPCA to issue or deny a permit within 150 days of receipt of a complete application. To achieve that goal, the MPCA must review permit requests and notify applicants whether or not their application is complete enough for processing within 30 business days of receipt. If an application is considered incomplete, the MPCA must identify the deficiencies and advise applicants on how to fix them.
Under the law, the MPCA is also required to submit permitting efficiency reports to the Legislature on February 1 and August 1 of each year. The most recent version of the MPCA Permitting Efficiency Report is available below.Environmental Permitting Efficiency Report
The permitting process is an integral part of regulations and regulatory compliance. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) works with Minnesota businesses, the Minnesota Legislature and federal officials to ensure that the permitting process helps to protect Minnesota's environment.
- Air Permits and Forms
- Feedlot Forms and Permit Applications
- Hazardous Waste Publications
- Solid Waste Permit Application Forms
- Water Permit Application Forms
- Administrative Change Request Forms
To improve permitting efficiency, the MPCA has implemented a pre-application meeting process. If an MPCA approved pre-application meeting took place, this form must be completed and submitted with the permit application. The project proposer must complete this form to certify the application was prepared by a permit professional as defined in Minn. Stat. §116.03, subd. 2b(h).