Solid Waste Permit Application Forms
Permitting Efficiency Requirements as of July 1, 2011
Changes to Minn. Stat. 116.03, Subd. 2(b), enacted on March 3, 2011, set a goal for MPCA to issue or deny a permit within 150 days of receipt of a complete application. To achieve that goal, beginning July 1, 2011, the MPCA shall review permit applications for completeness within 30 business days of application receipt and notify the applicant of whether or not the application is substantially complete. If the permit application is determined to be incomplete, the MPCA will identify where deficiencies exist and advise the applicant on how they can be remedied.
If the MPCA fails to notify the project proposer within 30 business days, the application is deemed to be substantially complete. Even though an application may be determined to be substantially complete, additional details may be requested to clarify or supplement information provided in the application submittal package. In order for the MPCA to meets its goal of issuing permits within 150 days, your prompt response to all requests is necessary.
Success in meeting the 150-day goal will be reported to the Governor and Legislature semiannually. Some of the specific reasons for not achieving the goal that must be reported include the responsiveness of the proposer, lack of staff, scientific or technical disagreements, or public engagement.
For an application to be considered complete, all required forms and checklists must be completed in full according to the instructions provided. If a specific item does not apply to your facility, you must state that it is not applicable and provide any additional justification for why it doesn't apply.
All applications for solid waste facility permit issuance, reissuance, major modification, minor modification, and utilization projects will be reviewed for completeness. Permit-by-rule notifications and transfer station extension notifications will not be reviewed for completeness.
To apply for a solid waste facility permit, an applicant must submit one (1) hard copy of the complete application submittal package and a disk with an electronic (PDF) version. The permit application package must begin with the Permit Application for the Construction and Operation of a Solid Waste Facility form linked here and below. The permit application submittal package must also include all applicable checklists and supporting documents. The checklists are also listed below. Previously submitted documents CANNOT be referenced; all necessary documents must be included in this package.
To apply for a solid waste utilization permit: Case-specific Beneficial Use Determination (CSBUD) or Demonstration/Research Project (DRP), use the Application for Utilization Project form linked here and on the Solid Waste Utilization Publications webpage.
Follow the instruction provided on the forms and checklist and thoroughly review all applicable Minnesota Rules, Statutes and MPCA Guidance Documents. If you'd like assistance or have questions about the forms, please contact the MPCA solid waste staff assigned to your region.
To assist permit applicants with providing complete applications, the MPCA is modifying, revising, and developing forms, checklist and other tools. All of these tools will be posted on this Web page. Please check back frequently for new and updated forms.
Each form is available as either a Microsoft Word template file for word processing (.doc) or an Adobe Acrobat file (.pdf) or both. If you use the word processing template (.doc) version, you can fill in the appropriate information directly on the form. If you download the Adobe Acrobat Reader from this Web site, you should be able to read and print the Acrobat (.pdf) forms and complete them manually.
All solid waste facilities must complete this form.
Solid waste facilities
All solid waste facilities must complete the following checklists:
Specific waste activities
The following checklists provide final application information requirements for specific facilities/activities. Each facility must complete all checklists that apply to its site.
- Demolition Debris Land Disposal Facilities (w-sw7-35)
- Hydrogeologic Evaluation Form for Demolition Landfills
- Industrial Solid Waste Land Disposal Facilities (w-sw7-36)
- Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Combustor Ash Land Disposal Facilities (w-sw7-38)
- Mixed Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Land Disposal Facilities (w-sw7-37)
- Transfer facilities (w-sw7-33)
- Solid Waste Compost Facility (w-sw7-39)
- Refuse-Derived Fuel Processing Facilities (w-sw7-34)
- Waste Tire Transporter Application
- MPCA General Permit for Disposal of Uncontaminated Concrete
- Disposal of Uncontaminated Concrete - General Permit Form (PDF Version)
- Solid Waste Transfer Facility Permit-By-Rule (PBR) Notification (PDF Version)
- Yard Waste Compost Facility Permit-by-Rule Notification Form (PDF Version)
- Site Closure Form for Permit-By-Rule (PBR) Demolition Debris Disposal Facility (PDF Version)
- Demolition Debris Disposal Facility Permit-By-Rule (PBR) (PDF Version)
- Solid Waste Recycling Facility Permit-By-Rule (PBR) (PDF Version)
- Class II and Class III Certified Operators List
- E-waste Recycling Facility PBR Notification Form (PDF Version)
- Source Separated Organic Materials (SSOM) Transfer Facility PBR Required Submittals - template
- Solid Waste Transfer Facility Extended Permit Notification Form
- Solid Waste Transfer Facility Extended Permit Notification Fact Sheet
2014 annual reports for solid waste facilities are due February 1, 2015 with the exception of composting and recycling facility reports which are due March 1, 2015. Data entry must done using ReTRAC Connect and the account set up last year for each solid waste facility.
Each facility must also submit a 2014 annual report via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The report must include copies of the completed data entry screens from ReTRAC and all supporting documents. The required supporting documents are listed on the ReTRAC reporting forms.
Helpful links and documents:
- Reports including data and supporting documents must be emailed to: email@example.com.
- Payment Rate Estimate Table (PDF Version)
- Solid waste annual report data must be submitted using ReTRAC Connect.
- Video recording of the webinar training for the MPCA program in ReTRAC Connect
- Electronic Laboratory Data Submittal Manual
For more information about solid waste permit application forms, see staff contacts below:
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|Major Industrial Facilities||Julie Henderson||651-757-2423|