Michigan Emergency Planning and Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.11101 to 324.11152

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Michigan Fire Code: MCL 29.1 to 29.33

Clean Air Act (CAA) risk management program: 40 CFR 68

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (also known as Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act, or SARA): 42 USC 11001 to 11050 and regulations at 40 CFR 350 to 372

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): MAC r. 325.52102 and MAC r. 325.52129(9)

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) Waste and Hazardous Materials Division (WHMD)

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) Michigan Citizen-Community Emergency Response Coordinating Council

Michigan State Police

Local emergency planning committees (LEPCs)

Local police and fire departments

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Michigan SARA Title III Program follows federal emergency planning and response requirements. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for a discussion of the federal standards.

Michigan's contingency plan requirements for generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs are the same as the federal rules, except for the state's notification requirements, which are more extensive than the comparable federal provisions. See the state section CONTINGENCY PLAN for more information.

Generally, Michigan follows the federal requirements for release notification. Michigan has additional release notification requirements for releases to the air, ...


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