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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Michigan follows federal leak detection requirements with additional rules for air emissions sources, landfills, land treatment facilities, mineral wells, pesticide storage, oil and gas facilities, aboveground storage tanks (ASTs), and underground storage tanks (USTs). See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a discussion of federal leak detection requirements. In addition, refer to the state section RELEASE NOTIFICATION to review Michigan's leak response and reporting requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection administers and enforces the leak detection rules for hazardous waste facilities in Michigan. DEQ's Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals is responsible for mineral mining facilities, including requirements for leak detection. DEQ's Air Quality Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions control rules.