Michigan Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator requirements: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.11003(1)(k) and MAC r. 299.9301 to r. 299.9313

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Generators of hazardous waste:

Generator classification: MAC r. 299.9205 and MAC r.299.9306

Records and reports: MAC r. 299.9307 and MAC r. 299.9308

Conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) rules: MAC r. 299.9205 and MAC r. 299.4103(o)

Generators of liquid industrial by-product

Liquid industrial by-product management requirements: Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.12101 to 324.12117

Definition of liquid industrial by-product: MCL 324.12101(n)

Liquid industrial by-product hazardous waste determination: MCL 324.12103(1)(a)

On-site storage of liquid industrial by-product: MCL 324.12103 and MCL 324.12113

Off-site transportation for liquid industrial by-product: MCL 324.12105, and MCL 324.12109

Recordkeeping for liquid industrial by-product: MCL 324.12103

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection Hazardous and Liquid Industrial Waste Management Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan's generator responsibility requirements include the federal rules and additional, more stringent state requirements. Of greatest significance to generators in Michigan is that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regulates more substances as hazardous waste than does the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Therefore, in Michigan, a greater number of people are regulated as hazardous waste generators.

There are also additional state requirements in ...

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