The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has adopted amendments to rules governing subsurface sewage treatment systems (Minn. R chapters 7081 and 7082) regarding situations in which a state disposal system (SDS) permit is required rather than a local permit, and in which tank pumping is required for completing a compliance inspection on an existing SSTS.
The changes became effective Jan. 11, 2021.
A resource to help facilities with large subsurface treatment systems (LSTS) determine the appropriate permit for their operation based on the 2021 rule change.
Schedule/public participation opportunities
|Rulemaking stage||Time period|
|Request for comments||Published in State Register (42 SR 672 - Dec. 11, 2017); Comment period closed Feb. 20, 2018|
|Dual notice: Notice of intent to adopt rules without a public hearing unless 25 or more people request one, and notice of hearing if 25 or more requests for hearing are received||Published in State Register (44 SR 559 - Nov. 12, 2019); comment period closed Dec. 23, 2019|
|Hearing (if applicable)/Administrative law judge review||We received fewer than the minimum of 25 requests required to hold a hearing, so the hearing was canceled. The judge has reviewed and approved this rule.|
|Rule adoption||Published in State Register (45 SR 725 – Jan. 4, 2021); effective Jan. 11, 2021|
|U.S. EPA review and approval||To be announced|
- Technical/policy questions: Brandon Montgomery, 651-757-2230