Michigan Oil Spill Response regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Oil Spill Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Oil spill requirements: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 324.2001 to r. 324.2009

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DEQ oil spill reporting requirements: MAC r.324.2007

OGS reporting instructions: MAC r. 324.1008

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Resources Division

DEQ Office of Geological Survey (OGS)

DEQ Remediation and Redevelopment Division

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Ninth District/Cleveland

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

IN THE EVENT OF AN OIL SPILL, CONTACT:Pollution Emergency Alert System (PEAS)at:800-292-4706 or517-373-7660 (outside of Michigan)Emergency Response Center800-424-8802

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In addition to the federal oil spill requirements, Michigan requires the owner, operator, or manager of a vessel, oil storage facility, or on-land facility that spills oil, salt, or other polluting material to file a spill or release report with the local DEQ district office and local health department within 10 days of the release. Owners and operators may also be required to file a Report of Loss or Spill form with OGS. For additional guidance concerning the federal requirements, see the national section OIL SPILLS RESPONSE.

The state also requires that oil storage and on-land facilities must prepare a Pollution Incident Prevention Plan (PIPP) (MAC r. 324.2001 to r. 324.2009). For more information about the PIPP requirements, including provisions for secondary containment, see the state section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's district offices are responsible for the ...

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