Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund Assistance (MUSTTFA) Act, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.21501 to 324.21551
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
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.
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 ...