Certifying Submissions

MPCA e-Services requires that submissions to the agency be certified. Before you can certify, you must have a certification personal identification number (PIN), which is part of your user profile.

Your information will not be submitted to MPCA until all required certifications are complete. After submission, you will receive a copy of record via email.

The air services may require multiple certifiers. Each listed signature type must be signed before your information will be submitted to the MPCA. Use the Share feature in My Workspace under My Services – In Progress to have non-initiator certifiers sign the application. Do not use the Electronic Signature tab on the e-Services home page to have additional certifiers sign. The non-initiator certifiers should review the entire application and then certify it. The final certifier should submit the application.

To Certify a Submission

  1. At the Certification page, click the blue ribbon icon under Sign Electronically for your signature type.

  2. Read the certification language.
  3. In the Challenge/Response Question section, type the answer to the question and click Submit.
  4. In the Certification PIN section, type your certification PIN and click Sign Electronically.

After three attempts at entering an incorrect certification PIN or an incorrect answer to a challenge question, the system will log you out and you must log back in.

Note: Your work in the service is saved.

Viewing Data for a Service

To view a read-only version of the entered data for the service, click the icon under the View column.

Sending Notifications

If the service requires a signatory, you can notify other users at the associated facility of pending certification items by clicking Send Notifications. (Note: For air services, do not use the Electronic Signature tab on the e-Services home page for additional certifiers; use the Share feature instead. For other services, using the Electronic Signature tab is not recommended.)

Forgotten Certification PIN

If you’ve forgotten your certification PIN, click Forgot Certification PIN. Answer the question and click Submit. Then enter a new PIN and click Save. PINs must be between 8 and 40 characters and contain at least one letter and one number or special character. PINs are case sensitive.

Note: Your work in the service is saved.

Forgotten Challenge/Response Questions

If you’ve forgotten the answers to your questions, you cannot reset them online. You must call the MPCA, after which your identity will be verified and your questions reset to blanks. The next time you log in, you will be prompted to set them up again.

Note: Your work in the service is saved.

Certification Requirements

Certification requirements differ depending on the service.

Air Administrative Amendment -- Change Ownership/Facility Name/Owner or Operator Name Only

You must be the responsible official. Each Co-Permittee and Legally Responsible Official listed must certify the application.

Air Administrative Amendment -- Extension of Deadline Only

You must be the responsible official. Each Co-Permittee and Legally Responsible Official listed must certify the application.

Air Administrative Amendment -- Other Administrative Amendments

You must be the responsible official. Each Co-Permittee and Legally Responsible Official listed must certify the application.

Air Individual Permit Reissuance

You must be the responsible official. Each Co-Permittee and Legally Responsible Official listed must certify the application.

Aboveground Storage Tank Issuance or Reissuance Permit

You must be an employee of the tank owner who is a member of company management as defined in Minn. R. 7001.0060.

Discharge Monitoring Report

You must be the authorized submitter. Visit the eDMR webpage for more information.

Feedlot Annual Report

You must be the responsible official.

Feedlot NPDES/SDS Permit Application

You must be the responsible official.

Hazardous Waste Generator License Application

You must be the applicant.

Notification of Regulated Waste Activity

You must be the hazardous waste contact or the applicant.

Sewer Extension Permit Application

The person who certifies is certifying that the others have given their approval, including the following signature types: project proposer, design engineer, permittee – authorized rep (collection system), and WWTP authorized rep.

Vessel Discharge Permit

You must be the owner of the vessel.

Voluntary Remediation Program Enrollment Application

Two certification types are required: Applicant and Authorized Person.

To certify a submission, your contact information (name and email) must match the contact information of the selected signature type. The Applicant (Billable Party) contact type may sign as the Applicant. The Current Property Owner, Other Party, or Applicant's Consultant contact type may sign as the Authorized Person.

Yard Waste Permit by Rule

The person who certifies is certifying that the others have given their approval.

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Contact Us

To contact MPCA e-Services, email onlineservices.pca@state.mn.us or call 651-757-2728 or 1-844-828-0942, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.

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1/11/2017