Michigan Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment facility design and operating rules: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.11003(1)(m) to 299.11003(1)(o) and MAC r. 299.9601 to 299.9634; MAC r. 299.11003(1)(p) and MAC r. 299.11003(1)(q) (interim status)

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Biological, physical, and chemical treatment interim-status facility rules: MAC r. 299.11003(1)(p)

Thermal treatment interim-status facility rules: MAC r. 299.11003(1)(p)

Neutralization of hazardous waste rules: MAC r. 299.9103, MAC r. 299.9503(1)(e), and MAC r. 299.11003(1)(p)

Treatment process assurance: MAC r. 299.9633

Permitted hazardous waste treatment units and facilities:

Hazardous waste treatment tanks: MAC r. 299.9615

Facility permits and fees: MAC r. 299.9501 to 299.9525

Facility design and operation standards: MAC r. 299.9604

Generator on-site treatment rule: MAC r. 299.9503(1)(i)

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Materials Management Division Hazardous Waste Program 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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, effective in the state as of August 3, 2020, which includes standards that allow generators to treat hazardous waste on-site. The state has additional and more stringent requirements for treatment process assurance, facility permits and fees, treatment facility design and operation standards, and on-site treatment by generators. The state follows the federal regulations and treatment permit exemption for neutralizing hazardous waste in elementary ...

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