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's surface impoundment requirements include the federal rules and several more stringent state standards. The state's standards cover location standards, liners, facility permits, including application fee, and closure.
• Administration and enforcement. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Hazardous Waste Section administers and enforces the surface impoundment requirements in Michigan, including the organic air emissions standards.
MAC r. 299.9603
Michigan follows the federal location standards for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and has its own additional requirements. Surface impoundments may be located only in areas where there is not less than 6 meters (m) of soil with a maximum ...