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 regulates almost 150 wastes as hazardous in addition to those regulated under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules. The state's waste determination rules are also more stringent than the federal rules in that Michigan has not adopted all of the waste and hazardous waste exclusions that are available under the federal rules. The state also identifies another hazardous waste characteristic—severe toxicity. In addition, Michigan follows a more stringent mixture rule for mixtures of waste and severely toxic waste. Michigan identifies certain wastes that result from industrial, commercial, or governmental activity or any other activity or enterprise and that have been determined to be liquid as "liquid industrial wastes" that are managed in accordance with the state statutes MCL 324.12101 to 324.12118.
One key federal provision ...