Michigan Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Michigan Brownfields Program: Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), 1994 PA 451, as amended, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.20101 to 324.20142 and Michigan Statutes Annotated (MSA) 13A.20101 to 13A.20142)(Part 201)

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Baseline environmental assessments (BEAs): MCL 299.5901 to 299.5919

Due care: MCL 324.20107

Cleanup standards: MCL 324.20120a(1)(a) to 324.20120a(1)(d)

Brownfield grants and loans:

Revitalization Revolving Loan Fund: MCL 324.20108a and MCL 324.20108b

Site Assessment Grants: MCL 324.19508

Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI): MCL 324.95101 to 324.95108

Waterfront Redevelopment Grant Program: MCL 324.79501 to 324.79505

Tax incentives:

Single Business Tax Credit, MCL 208.1 to 208.23b

Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act (Act 381), MCL 324.20108

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD)

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

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. Michigan has its own rules for the cleanup of hazardous substance sites. See the state section SUPERFUND for a discussion of Part 201 that allows redevelopment of contaminated property by offering tax incentives for developers and municipalities that participate. Part 201 also guaranteed moneys to fund cleanup projects. Part 201 amendments enacted in 1996 created the Brownfields Redevelopment Board, a Cleanup and Redevelopment Trust Fund, and a Community Pollution Prevention Fund.

Administration and enforcement. The RRD administers the Part ...

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Governing Law and Regulations
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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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