Michigan RCRA regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan RCRA: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste law and rules: Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.11101 to 324.11153; NREPA, MCL 324.12101 to 324.12117; and regulations at Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.9101 to 299.11007

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Solid (nonhazardous) waste law and rules: NREPA, MCL 324.11501 to 324.11550; NREPA, MCL 324.16901 to 324.16911; and regulations at MAC r. 299.4101 to 299.4922

Underground storage tank (UST) law and rules: NREPA, MCL 324.21101 to 324.21113 and regulations at MAC r. 29.2071 to 29.2077 and MAC r. 29.2101 to 29.2174

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Resource Management Division

DEQ Remediation Division Storage Tanks Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan's waste management rules include many of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) rules as well as more stringent state requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management and underground storage tanks (USTs). Michigan has received RCRA authorization from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). RCRA authorization allows the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste, solid (nonhazardous) waste, and UST management programs.

To receive RCRA authorization from EPA, a state's waste management rules must be, at the time of authorization, at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal RCRA rules. To maintain federal authorization, DEQ must adopt ...


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Michigan RCRA Resources

Type Title
Forms Source Reduction strategy Manual
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