Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Resource Management Division Hazardous Waste Section Hazardous and Liquid Industrial Waste Management Program
DEQ Remediation Division (RD)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Michigan follows the federal corrective action regulations, revised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2002, for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste units, including staging piles, corrective action management units (CAMUs), and temporary units (TUs). The state also follows the less stringent federal provision regarding placement of CAMU-eligible wastes in off-site hazardous waste landfills (MAC r. 299.9639). In addition, the state specifies cost estimates and financial assurance requirements in connection with performing corrective action at a hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF). The Michigan's risk-based corrective action rules emphasize the protection of the state's groundwater.
• Administration ...