Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste and Hazardous Materials Division
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 has adopted the federal procedures for delisting petitions at specific facilities, with a few additional state requirements.
Petitions to delist federally listed hazardous wastes are filed with EPA Region 5. Michigan is authorized by EPA to delist wastes. Petitions to exclude federally listed hazardous wastes at specific facilities in Michigan are filed with DEQ.
Michigan also has a state-specific provision allowing persons to petition to completely remove a waste from Michigan's list of hazardous wastes.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ and EPA jointly administer and enforce the rules for delisting petitions in Michigan.
FEDERAL LISTED WASTES
40 CFR 260.20 to 260.22
All petitions to delist federally listed hazardous wastes must be filed with EPA Region 5. See the national section LISTED WASTES for more information.
The federal delisting procedures, which may be found at 40 CFR 260.20 and 40 CFR 260.22, must be followed. See the national section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
If EPA Region 5 grants the delisting petition, DEQ must request any information necessary to evaluate the petition within 60 days of the delisting. Within 180 days after receiving all necessary information, DEQ must ...