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Title: Underground Storage of Gas or Liquids Using Natural Geologic Formations Permit
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Description: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
Subject: Storage Tanks
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 2:18:10 PM
Modification Date: 12/30/2019 9:15:34 AM
Agency Name: Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Department of
Agency URL:
Agency Description: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the state's natural resources. Hunting, fishing, state forests and parks, lakes, rivers and streams, boating and water safety, trails, snowmobiling, skiing, education, enforcement, wildlife management, lands and minerals are managed by the DNR.
Agency Phone: 651-296-6157
Agency Fax: Agency URL:
Agency Address: Natural Resources (DNR), Minnesota Dept. of
500 Lafayette Rd.

St. Paul
MN 55155

Unit Name: Gas Storage Specialist -500 Lafayette Rd., Box 32, St. Paul, MN 55155
Unit URL:
Unit Description:
Unit Phone: 763-425-0322
Unit Fax: 651-296-0445
Contact person(s):
Unit URL:
Audience: Application URL:
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Contact the DNR, Division of Ecological and Water Resources for details.

A permit authorizing storage of natural gas in a gaseous state in naturally occurring underground rock reservoirs deep below the land surface. Such reservoirs normally contain ground water which is displaced by injected gas.  

A permit authorizing storage of liquids such as propane in excavated caverns in impervious rock formations

See Minn. Stat. § 103I.681-691.

Rules: 6115.0130

Statutes: 103I.681


There is a $30 permit application fee, also the applicant or permittee shall pay the actual costs of field inspections and monitoring as indicated in Minn. Rules 6115.0130

Period of Issuance:

Project length.

Length of Determination: This permit requires a hearing process, see Minn. Stat. § 103I.681, subd. 3. The length of which will depend on the completeness of technical data and feasibility study.
Other Info:
Activity: Gas Storage Underground
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