Michigan Hazmat Transportation regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Hazmat Transportation: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Adoption of federal hazardous materials regulations, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 480.11a

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Discharge notification: MCL 480.19

Transfers of hazardous materials: MCL 480.22

Transport on public routes: MCL 480.23

Combustible liquids and gases: MCL 480.20

Bulk flammable liquids and gases: MCL 257.722a

Penalties: MCL 480.17c and MCL 257.772a

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of State Police (DSP)

Michigan Department of State

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan has adopted the federal hazardous materials regulations as they apply to motor carriers. Michigan has additional requirements for discharge notification, transfers of hazardous materials, and transportation on public routes. Michigan also has unique requirements for the transportation of combustible liquids and gases and bulk flammable liquids and gases.

In addition to a commercial driver's license, anyone carrying hazardous materials in amounts requiring placards is required to have a hazardous materials endorsement. Before applying for this endorsement, a driver must undergo a federal security threat assessment. See the national section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS for more information.

For information specific to hazardous waste transporters in Michigan, see the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS.

Administration and enforcement. MSP is responsible for enforcing the hazardous materials regulations in Michigan. The Department of State issues commercial driver's licenses in the state.

State Requirements


MCL 480.19

In addition to the federal discharge ...

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