Minnesota Omnibus Air Rule amendments

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has adopted new rules governing air quality, Minnesota Rules chapters 7002, 7005, 7007, 7008, 7009, 7011, 7017, 7019 and 7030.  The new rules update these chapters to keep Minnesota’s air quality rules current and ensure consistency with applicable state and federal regulations. The new rules and related rulemaking documents are provided below.

The new rules become effective on December 27, 2016.

Rulemaking documents

Rule implementation

The document below provides information on how the MPCA will implement the rule changes.

Background

On February 29, 2016, the MPCA formally proposed to adopt amendments to rules relating to air quality, Minnesota Rules chapters 7002, 7005, 7007, 7008, 7009, 7011, 7017, 7019 and 7030. As identified in the Public Notice, the proposed rule amendments known as the Omnibus Air Rules, are part of an ongoing effort to update and improve the MPCA’s existing air quality rules. In general, this involved limited changes to permitting and performance testing rules, updating definitions and ambient air quality standards, and incorporating by reference new federal performance and emission standards. For more information about the proposed amendments, please refer to the Statement of Need and Reasonableness.

Task

Date(s)

Publish Request for Comments

September 2012

Stakeholder engagement

Stakeholder meeting on preliminary draft rules
September 10, 2014

Publish Notice of Intent

February 29, 2016

Final adoption of rules

December 19, 2016

Contact

For questions about the status of the rulemaking or rulemaking process:

Mary H. Lynn
mary.lynn@state.mn.us
651-757-2439