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A wide variety of businesses handle used oil, from service stations to vehicle rental companies to manufacturing facilities. Federal EPA’s used oil management standards are a set of “good housekeeping” requirements for used oil handlers. State regulations governing the management of used oil may be more stringent than federal EPA’s.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regulates the accumulation, transportation, and disposal of used oil. Minnesota’s state requirements regarding used oil management include some regulatory information beyond the federal requirements. In addition, the county hazardous waste programs of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington) may have requirements that are more stringent.
Minnesota’s state requirements regarding used oil management include some regulatory information beyond the federal requirements. A summary of the additional requirements includes the following: