Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) Water Resource Division
State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
Local Health Departments
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. In addition to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan required under federal law, Michigan requires that specific facilities develop and implement a Pollution Incident Prevention Plan (PIPP).
• Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 5 has primary responsibility for administering the federal SPCC plan requirements in Michigan. DNRE's district offices are responsible for the management of Michigan's PIPP program.