Michigan Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Michigan Fire Prevention Code, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 29.1 to 29.5

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Hazardous materials: Michigan Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, MCL 324.20101

Hazardous substance releases: MCL 324.20101

Hazardous waste storage tank requirements: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.9615

Underground storage tanks (USTs): MAC r. 29.2123

Hazardous substance remediation: MAC r. 299.5907

Tanks and vaults: MAC r. 325.52121

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)

Michigan Department of State Police

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. "Hazardous substances" is a broad classification that includes hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and certain hazardous chemical substances or mixtures. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance. Michigan's occupational health standards contain requirements for tanks and vaults related to hazardous waste operations and emergency response.

The state regulates ASTs under the state fire code that covers AST storage of flammable and combustible liquids. State law requires federal spill prevention plans for ASTs. See the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS for a discussion of AST rules in Michigan.

Michigan follows the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations for the storage and packaging of hazardous materials during transportation. The state also has licensing requirements for both transporter ...

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