Michigan Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Michigan Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Assistance (MUSTTFA) Act, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.21501 to 324.21551

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Hazardous waste transporters: Michigan Administrative Code MAC r. 299.9711

Solid waste landfills: MAC r. 299.4922, MCL 324.11525, and MCL 324.11525a

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): MAC r. 299.9702 to 299.9710

Underground storage tanks (USTs): MAC r. 29.2161 to 29.2174

Wetlands permit: MAC r. 281.925

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Fire Services

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan follows the federal financial responsibility standards, with additional requirements for hazardous waste transporters, solid waste landfills, underground storage tanks (USTs), wetlands permits, and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs).

Refer to the Table in this section for a summary of state financial responsibility requirements.

Administration and enforcement. Generally, the DEQ administers and enforces the state's financial responsibility rules. LARA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the UST rules in Michigan.

State Requirements


In Michigan, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone, or in combination, to demonstrate that they meet financial responsibility requirements sufficient to cover costs of cleanup of environmental damage caused by a spill or a leak and third-party claims of ...

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