This report was prepared at the direction of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Its purpose is to present the current state of the practice in odor regulation in the United States and selected countries around the world, review the regulatory need in Minnesota, the rest of the country and internationally, as well as the state of the science, and present a regulatory framework or policy that could be implemented in Minnesota. Section One provides an overview of odor and its effects as well as an outline to this document. Section Two is a primer on odor measurement and source type. Section Three is a discussion of odor regulation in Minnesota which includes permitting and environmental review activities. Section Four is dedicated to odor issues in Minnesota and features the results of the county odor survey. Section Five provides a review of various odor regulatory methods with Section Six illustrating a model odor regulatory framework. Section Seven is the decision matrix which includes the elements of odor regulation and program management, including the science and technology regarding measurement that can be used to determine a direction on odor policy for the MPCA.
A Review of National and International Odour Policy
Scentroid Odour Regulation