Michigan Trade Secrets regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Trade Secrets: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 15.235, MCL 15.243

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Michigan Uniform Trade Secrets Act, MCL 445.1901

Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, MCL 324.11129 and MCL 324.5516

Michigan Occupational and Safety Health Act, MCL 408.1014d, MCL 408.1029, MCL 408.1063

Water permitting: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) MAC r. 323.2127 to r. 323.2128

Asbestos information: MAC r. 325.3563

Safety inspections: MAC r. 408.21414

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Department of Labor and Economic Growth Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan's regulations provide for the protection of confidential business information submitted to state agencies in permit applications, monitoring reports, notifications, and other documents.

Contact the state agency to which you are submitting the document to determine what specific procedures must be followed prior to submitting any confidential information.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's trade secret protection rules as they relate to state environmental regulation. MIOSHA administers and enforces the state's trade secret protection rules as they relate to facility safety inspections.

State Requirements


MCL 445.1901

Upon request, DEQ must consider any record, report, or information confidential, if making the information public would divulge methods or processes entitled to ...

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Michigan Trade Secrets Resources

Type Title
Forms Trade Secret Disclosure Reporting Form
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