Proposed Rules Governing Compost Facilities

The proposed rules of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) (Minnesota Rules Chapters 7001 and 7035) governing the composting of source-separated organic material have been assigned to Administrative Law Judge Barbara L. Neilson; OAH Docket No. 11-2200-31142.


As part of the rulemaking process, a hearing was held on March 24, 2014, in St. Paul.  During the hearing, a twenty-calendar-day period was set for the receipt of written comments regarding the proposed rules.  Thus, the initial deadline for the submission of written comments in this rulemaking proceeding is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014.  After the period for submission of written comments ends, state law provides the MPCA and all interested persons an additional period of five working days for filing a written response to any comments which were submitted during the initial comment period.  New matters may not be introduced or raised during this five-day rebuttal period.  The five-day rebuttal period will expire at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014.  


The Administrative Law Judge has been granted an extension of the due date for the report in this matter.  Letter Extending Report Due Date

Interested members of the public can e-mail, mail, fax, or deliver comments to Judge Neilson concerning the proposed rules.  Her address is as follows:


Hon. Barbara L. Neilson

Administrative Law Judge

600 North Robert Street

P.O. Box 64620

St. Paul , MN  55164-0620

Fax:  651-539-0300


The Proposed Rules, Notice of Hearing, Statement of Need and Reasonableness, Agency exhibits, public comments, and other documents relating to the proposed rules are now available on the website of the Pollution Control Agency at   .  The information will be updated as further comments are received.