Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Resource Management Division Hazardous Waste Section Hazardous Waste Management Unit
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 by reference the federal hazardous waste container requirements, including the empty container standards, and adds requirements related to container labeling and generators accumulating hazardous waste in containers, as well as an additional empty container standard for acute hazardous waste.
In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use hazardous waste containers must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay state permit fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. In Michigan, DEQ's Hazardous Waste Section administers and enforces the hazardous waste container requirements.