Michigan Biennial Report regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator biennial report requirements: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.9307(4) and MAC r. 299.9308

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Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF):

Biennial report requirements: MAC r. 299.9610(1)

TSDF operating reports: MAC r. 299.9610(3) and MAC r. 299.9610(4)

User charges: Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.11135 and MCL 324.11153

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection (OWMRP) Hazardous Waste Program Section

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan follows the federal biennial report requirements for large quantity generators (LQGs) of hazardous waste and owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In Michigan, LQGs and TSDFs must submit their biennial reports to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

In addition, Michigan requires TSDFs that treat or dispose of hazardous waste generated on-site to submit an operating report four times a year. Michigan also requires LQGs, small quantity generators (SQGs), most used oil handlers, and permitted and interim-status TSDFs to complete an annual invoice packet each year that requires them to pay an annual hazardous waste user charge.

The federal biennial report requirements are described in the national section BIENNIAL REPORT.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous Waste Program Section administers and enforces the federal biennial report requirements in Michigan as well as the TSDF operating report and the user charge requirements.

State Requirements


Although LQGs and TSDFs may submit ...

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