Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection (OWMRP) Hazardous Waste Section
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 biennial report requirements for large quantity hazardous waste generators (persons generating 1,000 kilograms (kg) or more of hazardous waste per month or more than 1 kg of acutely hazardous waste per month) (LQGs). As under the federal rules, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) in Michigan must submit biennial reports to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
In addition, Michigan requires TSDFs that treat or dispose of hazardous waste generated on-site to submit an operating report four times a year. Michigan also requires LQGs, small quantity generators (SQGs), most used oil handlers, and permitted and interim-status TSDFs to complete an annual invoice packet each year that requires them to pay an annual hazardous waste user charge.
The federal biennial report requirements are described in the national section BIENNIAL REPORT.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous Waste Section administers and enforces the federal biennial report ...