Michigan Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.11003(1)(i), MAC r. 299.11003(1)(j), MAC r. 299.9201 to 299.9227, MAC r. 299.9230, and MAC r. 299.9231

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Definition of waste: MAC r. 299.9202

Definition of hazardous waste: MAC r. 299.9203

Exclusions from waste and hazardous waste classifications: MAC r. 299.9204 and MAC r. 299.9231

Characteristic hazardous wastes: MAC r. 299.9212

Liquid industrial waste: Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.12103(1)(a)

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 regulates almost 150 wastes as hazardous in addition to those regulated under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules. The state's waste determination rules are also more stringent than the federal rules in that Michigan has not adopted all of the waste and hazardous waste exclusions that are available under the federal rules and has added several of its own exclusions. Key federal exclusions that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has adopted include the conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste as they apply to cathode-ray tubes and solvent-contaminated wipes, the exclusion from the definition of solid waste for recycling of certain hazardous secondary materials, and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geologic sequestration activities. The DEQ has added exclusions for auto seat scrap leather and boiler chemical cleaning ...

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