Michigan Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (Public Act 138)

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National Resources and Environmental Protection Act (Public Act 451)

Hazardous waste transporters: Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.11132a to 324.11136

General requirements: MCL 324.11132a

Determining the base state: MCL 29.473

Application and registration fees: MCL 29.473 and MCL 29.474

Financial responsibility: MCL 29.473 and Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.9711

Inspections: MAC r. 299.9407 and MAC r. 299.9408

Vehicle requirements: MAC r. 299.9406

Hazardous waste discharges: MAC r. 299.9410

Mixing hazardous wastes: MAC r. 299.9405

Hazardous waste transfer facilities:

Storage on the vehicle: MAC r. 299.9404(1)

Storage off the vehicle: MAC r. 299.9404(2) and MAC r. 299.9711

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Transporters of hazardous wastes in Michigan are required to carry registration and permit credentials under the National Uniform Hazardous Materials Transportation Program (National Uniform Program). The uniform program in Michigan applies to hazardous wastes and not to other hazardous substances. Many of the federal standards were adopted into state law, including the requirement that no transporter can transport hazardous waste without an EPA identification number.

The National Uniform Program does not apply to liquid industrial waste transport. Therefore, the Michigan Uniform Program for Liquid Industrial Waste Transportation was developed to replace the transporter licensing program. See the state section SOLID WASTE ...


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