Michigan Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports of hazardous waste: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.9309 to 299.9312

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Mercury:

Mercury product bans: Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.17201 to 324.17206

Mercury in schools: MCL 380.1274b

Phosphates: MAC r. 323.1173

Commercial use: MCL 324.3901 to 324.3904

Fertilizer ban: MCL 324.8512b to 324.8512g

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Resource Management Division

Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA)

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Certain states have implemented legislation banning specific products containing mercury aimed at reducing mercury in the environment. In addition, some states, including Michigan, have passed laws limiting the amount of phosphates in cleaning and detergent products sold in the state. Michigan currently limits or bans mercury content in certain products. Michigan also restricts the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus in turf fertilizers. State manufacturers, importers, and distributors must watch for future state chemical bans. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements.

Michigan follows the federal hazardous materials transportation requirements for the import and export of chemicals. Export licenses may be required for the export of controlled chemicals. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See ...


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