Revisor ID number: R-04774

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has adopted amendments to the Dry Cleaner Reimbursement Account rules (Minn. R. Ch. 7152). The new rules update the reimbursement rates for consultant and contractor services for environmental response action costs. The reimbursement rates are applied when the MPCA processes invoices submitted by owners and operators of Minnesota dry cleaning facilities. Rule-related documents are provided below.

The new rules are effective May 8, 2023. 

Procedural rulemaking documents

May 2023

December 2022


The Minnesota Legislature, working with the Minnesota Cleaners Association (MCA) and the MPCA, established the Drycleaner Environmental Response and Reimbursement Account (Dry Cleaner Account) in 1995. The law provided a means to reimburse owners and operators for the cost of cleanup of soil, groundwater and soil vapor contamination resulting from dry cleaning facilities.

The Dry Cleaner Reimbursement Account rules require that when the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board (Board) makes adjustments to maximum charge dollar amounts under chapter 2890, the MPCA must use the expedited rulemaking process as authorized under Minnesota Statute, section 115B.50 to adjust the rates established in the rules. The Board increased these rates effective July 1, 2022, for all work performed after that date. When the rule amendments are adopted, the reimbursement rates will be effective retroactively from July 1, 2022.


Dates Task(s)
December 27, 2022 Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules published in State Register
February 2023 Submit rule record to Administrative Law Judge for review
May 8, 2023 Notice of Adoption of Rules published in the State Register