Water quality rules

Mississippi kayakMinnesota has extensive rules relating to the protection of water quality. This page provides:

  • information about the water quality rules that are currently in effect
  • links to the MPCA documents that are incorporated by reference into the water quality rules
  • information about water quality rulemaking activities

The listed rules link directly to the Minnesota Office of Revisor of Statutes and are the most current version available.

For specific rulemaking activities, visit MPCA's Water rulemaking webpage.

Water rulemaking

Rulemakings that affect Minnesota’s waters include changes to the state Water Quality Standards (Minn. R. ch. 7050 and 7052) or specific water-related activities (e.g., animal feedlots or permit programs).

Current rulemaking

Expedited/Exempt rulemaking

Note - expedited/exempt rulemakings do not typically have their own webpage due to the shorter timeframe for these types of rulemakings.

  • None at this time.

Recently completed rules

Pre-rulemaking development

Archived rule webpages