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. 299.9205(5)(b), 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 Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection 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's hazardous waste treatment rules incorporate by reference the federal requirements and add the state's more stringent rules 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 neutralization units (ENUs).

Note: Michigan regulates more substances as hazardous wastes than do the federal rules. Therefore, more substances are ...

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