Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Waste and Hazardous Materials Division Hazardous Waste Program Section
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's rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste to a foreign country (and for importing hazardous waste from a foreign country to Michigan) are the same as the federal regulations. Michigan has its own rules concerning distribution of manifest copies.
As of September 5, 2006, EPA required Michigan (and all states) to use the revised federal form of manifest: the new standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). These forms replace the Michigan Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest and its continuation sheet. These may no longer be used as of the September 2006 date. The state is in the process of revising its manifest regulations as a result of the requirement to use the federal forms and because EPA also revised various regulations relating to the manifest (e.g., rules concerning manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments). Michigan's rules for hazardous waste manifest preparation and use must now be the same as the federal rules, and waste handlers should go to the ...