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).
- Water Quality Fee Rule
- Water Quality Standards: Tiered Aquatic Life Use (TALU)
- Water Quality Standards: Use Classifications 3 and 4
- Subsurface sewage treatment systems inspection and permit requirements
- Sulfate Standard to Protect Wild Rice
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
- Water Quality Standards Antidegradation/Nondegradation, Minn. R. ch. 7050 and 7001
- Water Quality Variance Rule
- Subsurface Sewage Treatment Systems (SSTS) for Campgrounds - Expedited
- Water Quality Standards: TSS/River Eutrophication Minn. R. chs. 7050 and 7053
- Housekeeping Amendments to Water Related Rules
- Animal feedlots
- Water Quality Standards: Amendments to the Human Health-based Methods for Developing Water Quality Standards
- Wastewater Laboratory Certification and Fees, Minn. R. chs 7001 and 7002
- Water Quality Standards (Aquatic Life WQS- Chloride; Aquatic Life WQS- Nitrate; Aquatic Life WQS- Ammonia; Aquatic Life WQS- Sulfate; Class 1 Revisions; Aquatic Life WQS–Copper; E-coli revisions; and Aquatic Life WQS-Cadmium)
- Water Quality Standards: Amendments to Use Classification for Class 1, 2A/2B and 7 Waters, Minn. R. ch. 7050