Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
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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 ...