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Michigan Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Environmental Assistance (OEA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) generally follows the federal pollution prevention (P2) rules, including adopting the federal definitions for P2. For additional information about the federal P2 and waste minimization requirements, see national section POLLUTION PREVENTION.

The state has also established several voluntary programs, including the Clean Corporate Citizens (C3) program.

Michigan's small business loan program provides low-interest loans to eligible small businesses to establish or continue P2 programs. Michigan has also established a P2 fund for agricultural activities in the state.

In addition, the DEQ provides technical information and assistance to generators wishing to implement a P2 program. Contact DEQ's Environmental Sciences and Services Division (ESSD) for more information.

Administration and enforcement. The DEQ enforces the federal P2 rules in Michigan. DEQ's ESSD oversees a number of outreach and assistance services leading to improvement in environmental quality, with an emphasis on P2, including the C3 program. The ESSD provides nonregulatory services related to all environmental programs administered by the DEQ.

State Requirements

GENERAL P2 STRATEGY

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