Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Resource Management Division Hazardous and Liquid Industrial Waste Program Hazardous Waste Program Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Michigan has incorporated the federal land disposal restrictions (LDRs) by reference through July 1, 2006, including the Phase IV federal LDRs and best demonstrated available technology (BDAT). Although Michigan has adopted the following federal LDRs, the state is not authorized to implement them because EPA has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules:
—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)
—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)
—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))
—Variances from treatment standards (40 CFR 268.44)
See Land Ban Relief in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous and Liquid Industrial Waste Program administers and enforces the land disposal restrictions in Michigan. However, when new land disposal restrictions are issued under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA will administer them until Michigan adopts equivalent or more stringent rules.