Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Fire Services Storage Tank Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Michigan follows the federal financial responsibility standards, with additional requirements for hazardous waste transporters; solid waste landfills; underground storage tanks (USTs); wetlands permits; and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs).
Refer to the Table in this section for a summary of state financial responsibility requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. Generally, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers and enforces the state's financial responsibility rules. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the UST rules in Michigan. However, the DEQ also manages the UST Cleanup Fund through the Michigan Underground Storage Tank Authority (MUSTA).
In Michigan, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone, or in ...