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Michigan Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan requirements: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.11003(1)(m), MAC r. 299.9607, and MAC r. 299.11003(1)(p) (interim status)

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Notification by treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) or generator: MAC r. 299.9607(2), MAC r. 299.9306(1)(d), and MAC r. 299.9306(4)(i)(iii)

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Resource Management Division Hazardous Waste Section Hazardous and Liquid Industrial Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan's contingency plan requirements for generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) are the same as the federal rules, except for the state's notification requirements, which are more extensive than the comparable federal provisions.

Michigan also has release reporting rules for hazardous chemicals. See the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION to review these rules.

Administration and enforcement. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Hazardous Waste Section administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Michigan.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION

MAC r. 299.9607(2), MAC r. 299.9306(1)(d), and MAC r. 299.9306(4)(i)(iii)

A contingency plan must be implemented, and the emergency coordinator of the TSDF or generator must immediately notify DNRE at 800-292-4706 when:

  • A fire, explosion, or other release of hazardous wastes or hazardous waste constituents that could threaten human health or the environment has occurred; or
  • The generator or owner or operator has knowledge that a ...

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