Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection (OWMRP) Hazardous Waste Section
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 the federal hazardous waste disposal requirements by reference and added some more stringent rules in connection with permit applications and fees, facility design standards, and landfill disposal fees.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous Waste Section administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal requirements in Michigan.
DISPOSAL FACILITY PERMITS AND FEES
Owners and operators of hazardous waste disposal facilities 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.
FACILITY DESIGN STANDARDS
Owners and operators of hazardous waste landfills, land treatment facilities, and surface impoundments in Michigan are subject to the state's additional design standards. The state's additional design standards focus on liner and leak detection systems as well as on closure requirements. Refer to the state sections LANDFILLS, LAND TREATMENT, and SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS ...