Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection (OWMRP) Hazardous Waste Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Michigan's listed hazardous wastes include the federal list and several state-identified listed hazardous wastes. The federal listed hazardous wastes are reviewed in the national section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION). Michigan's listed hazardous wastes are detailed in this section.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the federal or state hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the national section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for additional information on hazardous waste identification and classification.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure, allowing persons to demonstrate that a listed waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. Michigan has EPA authority to delist hazardous wastes. Petitions to exclude federally listed hazardous wastes at specific facilities in Michigan are filed with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). See the national section HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for ...