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WATER POLLUTION

See also NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMITS; WATER CONSERVATION

Abatement or control property, equipment, or devices

Defined as project, Minn. Statutes 2019 469.153

Personal property taxes, exemption, Minn. Statutes 2019 272.02, 2019 272.025

Qualifying property, Minn. Statutes 2019 272.02

Aboveground storage tanks, Minn. Rules 7151.1100 to 7151.9600

Advanced wastewater treatment, Minn. Rules 7053.0235

Aesthetic enjoyment

Standards of quality and purity, Minn. Rules 7050.0225

Water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0140, 7050.0225

Agricultural pollution

Agricultural water quality certification program, Minn. Statutes 2019 17.9891 to 2019 17.993

Generally, see AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS

Sources, see CLEAN WATER PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Water and Soil Resources Board, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 103C.401

Water quality certification, see AGRICULTURAL WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Agriculture

Standards of quality and purity, Minn. Rules 7050.0224

Water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0140

Algae, water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Ammonia, quality standard, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Animal feedlots, Minn. Rules 7053.0225, 7053.0305

Antidegradation

Control documents, procedures, Minn. Rules 7050.0325

Definitions, Minn. Rules 7050.0255

Exemptions, Minn. Rules 7050.0275

Existing uses, Minn. Rules 7050.0265, 7050.0270

Fens, designation, Minn. Rules 7050.0335

Mitigation, Minn. Rules 7050.0265

NPDES permits

Generally, Minn. Rules 7050.0295

Individual wastewater, Minn. Rules 7050.0280

Municipal systems, Minn. Rules 7050.0290

Storm water, industrial and construction, Minn. Rules 7050.0280

Outstanding resource value waters, designation, Minn. Rules 7050.0335

Purpose, Minn. Rules 7050.0250

Section 401 certifications

Federal licenses, Minn. Rules 7050.0285

Generally, Minn. Rules 7050.0315

Section 404 permits, Minn. Rules 7050.0305

Standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0265, 7050.0270

Water quality, determination, Minn. Rules 7050.0260

Aquaculture facilities, effluent limits, Minn. Rules 7053.0405

Aquaculture, water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Aquatic biota, water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0140, 7050.0222

Aquatic plants, water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0140, 7050.0150

Attainability of use, petitions to consider, Minn. Rules 7050.0405

Bacteriological examinations of water, see WATER SUPPLY

Ballast water management

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.1701

Plan for, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.1703

Record book requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.1705

Bioaccumulative chemicals of concern, expanded discharge, Minn. Rules 7052.0010, 7052.0300

Biological quality, determining, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Boats and boating, water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0140, 7050.0225

Carcinogenic chemicals, Minn. Rules 7050.0217

Cedar-Des Moines Rivers basin, classification of waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0470

Chromium, see CHROMIUM

Classification of state waters

Abbreviations and symbols, Minn. Rules 7050.0460

Additional classifications, Minn. Rules 7050.0410

Enumeration, Minn. Rules 7050.0460, 7050.0470

Multiclassification, Minn. Rules 7050.0450

Petitions to reclassify, Minn. Rules 7050.0405

Purpose of rules, Minn. Rules 7050.0400

Reclassification, petitions for, Minn. Rules 7050.0405

Superseded classifications, Minn. Rules 7050.0440

Trout waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0420

Unlisted waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0430

Wetlands, Minn. Rules 7050.0425

Clean Water Act, federal requirements, Minn. Rules 7053.0205

Clean water fund

Establishment of, Minn. Statutes 2019 3.303

Priority funding plan, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.50

Project requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.50

Clean Water Legacy Act

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.05 to 2019 114D.50

Public Facilities Authority loans, Minn. Statutes 2019 446A.075

Clean water partnership program, Minn. Rules 7076.0100 to 7076.0290

Clean water revolving fund, Minn. Rules 7380.0400 to 7380.0480

Clean water, lands, and legacy amendment, Minn. Const. art 11 s 15

Cleaning agents and water conditioners

Concentration by weight, determination, Minn. Rules 7100.0230

Definitions, Minn. Rules 7100.0190

Exceptions, Minn. Rules 7100.0220

Invalidity of provisions, severability, Minn. Rules 7100.0180

Limitation of nutrients, Minn. Rules 7100.0210

Policy, Minn. Rules 7100.0150

Prescribed nutrient, Minn. Rules 7100.0200

Prohibition, Minn. Rules 7100.0170

Purpose, Minn. Rules 7100.0150

Scope, Minn. Rules 7100.0160

Severability, invalid provisions, Minn. Rules 7100.0180

Coal slurry and coal liquids pipelines, proposed new facilities, required information, Minn. Rules 7855.0450

Coal, Minn. Rules 7011.1140

Community health boards, duties delegated to, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 145A.07

Conflicts of rules, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Control

Biological nutrient treatment technology, municipal and industrial investment incentive, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.426

Enforcement, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.071

False statements, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.075

Grants, see WATER POLLUTION CONTROL GRANTS

Information, altering or concealing, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.075

Laboratories, certification, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.84

Loans, see WATER POLLUTION CONTROL LOANS

Monitoring, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.075

Policy of state, Minn. Statutes 2019 103A.206, 2019 115.42

Property, equipment, or devices for, Minn. Statutes 2019 272.02, 2019 272.025, 2019 469.153

Regulatory certainty,wastewater treatment technology incentive, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.426

State water pollution control program, Minn. Statutes 2019 116.16

Damage caused by, costs, payment, property taxes, excess levies, Minn. Statutes 2019 275.065

Dams, termination of operations, Minn. Rules 6115.0390

Definitions

Clean Water Legacy Act, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.15

Metropolitan government, Minn. Statutes 2019 473.121

Water Pollution Control Act, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.01

Definitions

Generally, Minn. Rules 7050.0130

Public water supplies, Minn. Rules 4720.5100

Water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Dilution of effluents, allowance for

Exception, advanced wastewater treatment, Minn. Rules 7053.0235

Generally, Minn. Rules 7053.0205

Dilution, allowance, determination of compliance, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Discharge, notice, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.061

Discharges

Antidegradation policy, Minn. Rules 7050.0250 to 7050.0335

Standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Dissolved metal standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Domestic consumption, water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0140, 7050.0220, 7050.0221

Drainage basins, surface water, map, Minn. Rules 7050.0466

Ecoregions, maps, Minn. Rules 7050.0468

Effluent limits

Animal feedlots, Minn. Rules 7053.0225, 7053.0305

Antibacksliding, Minn. Rules 7053.0275

Applicability of rules, Minn. Rules 7053.0115

Aquaculture facilities, Minn. Rules 7053.0405

Dilution, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Dischargers, reports by, Minn. Rules 7053.0205

Ecoregions, maps, Minn. Rules 7050.0468

Limited resource value waters, Minn. Rules 7053.0245

Mississippi River, Minn. Rules 7053.0265

National pollutant discharge elimination system permits, Minn. Rules 7053.0275

Permits, limits established by, Minn. Rules 7053.0205

Phosphorus, Minn. Rules 7053.0255

Specific dischargers, notice and hearing requirements, Minn. Rules 7053.0205

Specific waters, see specific index headings

Testing, samples, Minn. Rules 7053.0155

Variances, Minn. Rules 7053.0195

Effluent standards, classification, waters of the state, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.44

Enforcement of law

Delayed enforcement, voluntary self-reporting, Minn. Statutes 2019 114C.40

Natural Resources Department, enforcement officers, Minn. Statutes 2019 97A.205

Public health requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.989 to 2019 144.993

Environmental permits, Minn. Rules 4350.3000 to 4350.3130

Eutrophication, water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0220, 7050.0222

Exploratory borings, see EXPLORATORY BORING

Federal Water Pollution Control Act amendments, wastewater treatment, system of charges, Minn. Statutes 2019 473.519

Feedlots, see Animal feedlots under this topic

Fens, classification, enumeration, Minn. Rules 7050.0470

Fuel conversion facilities, required information, proposed new facilities, Minn. Rules 7855.0350

Gas storage and pipelines, proposed new facilities, certificate of need applications, Minn. Rules 7851.0350, 7851.0360

General standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.08

Great Lakes Commission, combating pollution, Minn. Statutes 2019 1.21

Great Lakes protection fund, Minn. Statutes 2019 116Q.01, 2019 116Q.02

Great Lakes, Minn. Rules 7052.0005 to 7052.0380

Groundwater, see UNDERGROUND WATER POLLUTION

Hazardous waste, see HAZARDOUS WASTE

Health Department, rulemaking authority, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.12

Highest levels of quality, standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Impaired conditions, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Impaired waters, restoration

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.15

Funding, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.50

Identification, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.15 to 2019 114D.50

Local governments, goals and policies, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.20

Priority funding plan, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.50

Purpose, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.10

State agencies, goals and policies, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.20

Industrial consumption, water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0140, 7050.0223

Industrial development projects, see Projects under INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS

Industrial solid waste land disposal facilities, preventive practices, Minn. Rules 7035.1700

Industrial waste

Point source discharges, Minn. Rules 7053.0225

Treatment, Minn. Rules 7053.0205

Inspection and investigation, Minn. Statutes 2019 609.671

Laboratories performing bacteriological examinations of water, see WATER SUPPLY

Lake improvement districts, goals, Minn. Rules 6115.0940

Lake of the Woods, see LAKE OF THE WOODS

Lake Superior, see LAKE SUPERIOR

Large oil facilities, certificate of need applications, control and safeguards, Minn. Rules 7853.0430, 7853.0440

Lawsuits

Attorney general expenses, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.072

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.071

Statutes of limitations, Minn. Statutes 2019 541.075

Legislative Water Commission, water policy review, Minn. Statutes 2019 3.886

Limited resource value waters

Discharges to, Minn. Rules 7053.0245

Water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0140, 7050.0227

Liquids constituting pollution hazards, storage, Minn. Rules 7053.0205

Littering, see LITTERING

Local water management and accountability oversight, Minn. Statutes 2019 103B.102

Local water management, coordination, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.20, 2019 114D.26, 2019 114D.35, 2019 114D.47

Lower Mississippi River basin, classification of waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0470

Marine toilets, Minn. Statutes 2019 86B.325, 2019 86B.535

Mediation, violations, water pollution control, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.071

Metropolitan area towns, control and regulation, Minn. Statutes 2019 368.01

Metropolitan Waste Control Commission, see METROPOLITAN WASTE CONTROL

Minimum stream flow, Minn. Rules 7053.0205

Mining operations

Deactivation, Minn. Rules 6130.4100

Sloping and landform design, Minn. Rules 6130.2000

Minnesota River basin, classification of waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0470

Mississippi River, see MISSISSIPPI RIVER

Missouri River basin, classification of waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0470

Mixing zones, Minn. Rules 7050.0150, 7050.0210, 7053.0205

Modifications, water quality standards, natural background level, Minn. Rules 7050.0170

Narrative standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

National pollutant discharge elimination system permit, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.03, 2019 609.671

National pollutant discharge elimination system, see NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM PERMITS

Natural background level, modification of water quality standard, Minn. Rules 7050.0170

Navigation, see Boats and boating under this topic

Notice of, requiring, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.061

Nuclear fuel processing, proposed new facilities, Minn. Rules 7855.0550, 7855.0560

Nuclear waste storage and disposal, proposed new facilities, Minn. Rules 7855.0650, 7855.0660

Nuclear waste, see RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Nuisances, Minn. Statutes 2019 97C.065

Nuisances

Conditions, Minn. Rules 7053.0205

Prohibited, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Nutrients in cleaning agents, see Nutrients in under DETERGENTS

Nutrients in water conditioners, Minn. Statutes 2019 116.21 to 2019 116.35

Nutrients, control, Minn. Rules 7053.0225

Oil pipelines, certificate of need applications, environmental descriptions, Minn. Rules 7853.0630

Oil, see OIL

Orders, sewage, prohibited deposits, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.35, 2019 144.36

Ordinances, prevention, Minn. Statutes 2019 145A.05

Other designated public uses and benefits, standards of quality and purity, Minn. Rules 7050.0226

Oxygen, see OXYGEN

PCBs, see POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB'S)

Permits, fees, Minn. Rules 7002.0005 to 7002.0310

Permits

National pollutant discharge elimination system, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.03, 2019 609.671

Permanent tree and brush burning site, Minn. Statutes 2019 88.17

Pest control chemicals, Minn. Statutes 2019 97C.065

Petroleum tank release law, effect, Minn. Statutes 2019 115C.06

Phosphorus, see PHOSPHORUS

Point sources

Investigations, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.04

Pollution Control Agency duties, generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.03

Watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.26

Policy of state, control, Minn. Statutes 2019 103A.206, 2019 115.42

Policy of state, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Pollutants, specific substances, limits, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Pollution Control Agency, see Water pollution control under POLLUTION CONTROL AGENCY

Polychlorinated biphenyls, see POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCB'S)

Potable water, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.01, 2019 115.061 to 2019 115.069

Prevention

Agriculture best management practices loans, Minn. Statutes 2019 17.117

Family farms, Minn. Statutes 2019 17.844

Health Department, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.35

Manure applicator education and training programs, Minn. Statutes 2019 18C.432

Ordinances, Minn. Statutes 2019 145A.05

Road salt use, limitations, Minn. Statutes 2019 160.215

Sewage, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.35

Prohibition, dischargers to waters, general standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Radioactive effluents, public dose limits, Minn. Rules 4731.2095, 4731.2750

Radioactive waste, see RADIOACTIVE WASTE

Recreation

Standards of quality and purity, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0140, 7050.0222

Red River of the North basin, classification of waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0470

Responsible person, notice, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.061

Riparian protection aid, Minn. Statutes 2019 477A.21

Riparian protection and water quality practices, Minn. Statutes 2019 103F.48

Rum River, see RUM RIVER

Saint Croix Riverway, see SAINT CROIX RIVERWAY

Saint Louis River, see SAINT LOUIS RIVER

Samples, compliance determination test, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Sanitary districts, see SANITARY DISTRICTS

Scope of rules, Minn. Rules 7050.0110

Sewage, prohibited deposits, orders, violations and penalties, Minn. Statutes 2019 144.35 to 2019 144.37

Sewage, see SEWAGE

Slime, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Soaps, see Cleaning agents and water conditioners under this topic

Soil and water conservation cost-sharing program, see SOIL CONSERVATION

Specific waters, see specific index headings

Standards for discharge, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

State waters, Minn. Statutes 2019 97C.065

Statutes of limitations, Minn. Statutes 2019 541.075, 2019 628.26

Stream flows, standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Substances, defined

Aboveground storage tanks, Minn. Rules 7151.1200

Major facility substance storage permits, Minn. Rules 7001.4205

Surface waters, protection from toxic pollutants, Minn. Rules 7050.0217, 7050.0218

Tables, water quality standards

Aesthetic enjoyment, Minn. Rules 7050.0225

Agriculture, Minn. Rules 7050.0224

Aquatic biota, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Associated use classes, Minn. Rules 7050.0220

Domestic consumption, Minn. Rules 7050.0221

Industrial consumption, Minn. Rules 7050.0223

Limited resource value waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0227

Navigation, Minn. Rules 7050.0225

Other designated public uses and benefits, Minn. Rules 7050.0226

Recreation, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Wildlife, Minn. Rules 7050.0224

Taconite mining

Reclamation standards, Minn. Rules 6130.1000

Stockpiles, Minn. Rules 6130.2100

Tests and testing, samples, Minn. Rules 7050.0150, 7053.0155

Thermal discharges, antidegradation, Minn. Rules 7050.0265, 7050.0270

Total maximum daily loads, setting

Clean Water Council, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.25, 2019 114D.30, 2019 114D.35

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.15

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.20

Local coordination, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.20, 2019 114D.35

Pollution Control Agency, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.20, 2019 114D.25

Third-party TMDLs, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.15, 2019 114D.25

Watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.26

Toxic pollutants

Human health-based standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0218

Protecting surface waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0217

Site-specific criteria, Minn. Rules 7050.0218

Trout waters, classification, Minn. Rules 7050.0420

Underground water pollution, see UNDERGROUND WATER POLLUTION

Underground waters, see UNDERGROUND WATER POLLUTION

Upper Mississippi River basin, classification of waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0470

Uses of water, classifications, Minn. Rules 7050.0140

Variances from rules, generally, Minn. Rules 7050.0190

Violations and penalties

County attorneys, prosecution, Minn. Statutes 2019 388.051

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.071, 2019 609.671

Voluntary self-reporting, Minn. Statutes 2019 114C.40

Wastewater treatment facilities, see WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITIES

Wastewater treatment, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Water permits, applications, review, Minn. Rules 6115.0150 to 6115.0260

Water Pollution Control Act, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.01 to 2019 115.09

Water quality cooperatives, agriculture best management practices loans, Minn. Statutes 2019 17.117

Water quality standards

Aesthetic enjoyment, Minn. Rules 7050.0225

Agriculture, Minn. Rules 7050.0224

Algae, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Antidegradation, Minn. Rules 7050.0250 to 7050.0335

Aquatic biota, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Aquatic plants, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Associated use classes, Minn. Rules 7050.0220

Beneficial use definitions, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Biological criteria, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Boats and boating, Minn. Rules 7050.0225

Class 2 waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Conflicts of law, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Definitions, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Domestic consumption, Minn. Rules 7050.0220, 7050.0221

Downstream uses, Minn. Rules 7050.0155

Effluents, dilution, Minn. Rules 7050.0210

Great Lakes, Minn. Rules 7052.0005 to 7052.0380

High water quality, antidegradation, Minn. Rules 7050.0265, 7050.0270

Human health-based criteria and standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0219

Industrial consumption, Minn. Rules 7050.0223

Limited resource value waters, Minn. Rules 7050.0227

Methods for determining numeric standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0218

Narrative standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Navigation, Minn. Rules 7050.0225

Objectives for developing standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0217

Other designated public uses and benefits, Minn. Rules 7050.0226

Outstanding resource value, antidegradation, Minn. Rules 7050.0265, 7050.0270, 7050.0335

Pollutants, specific substances, limits, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Recreation, Minn. Rules 7050.0222

Slime, Minn. Rules 7050.0150

Tables, water quality standards, see same under this topic

Total suspended solids effluent limits, Minn. Rules 7050.0222, 7053.0205

Variances from rules, Minn. Rules 7050.0190

Watershed map, Minn. Rules 7050.0469

Wetlands, Minn. Rules 7050.0186

Wildlife, Minn. Rules 7050.0224

Water quality

Local coordination, Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.20, 2019 114D.26, 2019 114D.35, 2019 114D.47

Standardized practices, Minn. Statutes 2019 103B.101

Standards, peer review, Minn. Statutes 2019 115.035

Watershed restoration and protection strategies (WRAPS), Minn. Statutes 2019 114D.15, 2019 114D.20, 2019 114D.26, 2019 114D.35, 2019 114D.47

Wetlands

Use classification, Minn. Rules 7050.0425

Water quality standards, Minn. Rules 7050.0186, 7050.0222, 7050.0224, 7050.0425

Wild rice waters, policy of state, Minn. Rules 7050.0224

Wildlife, standards of quality and purity, Minn. Rules 7050.0224

Zumbro River, see ZUMBRO RIVER