Michigan Solid Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Solid Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), 1994 PA 451, Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.11501 to 324.11550; NREPA, MCL 324.16901 to 324.16911; and regulations at Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.4101 to 299.4922

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Solid waste management plans: MAC r. 299.4701 to 299.4712

Sanitary landfills:

Definitions: MAC r. 299.4103 and MAC r. 299.4105

Type II landfills: MAC r. 299.4409 to 299.4454

Type III landfills: MAC r. 299.4301 to 299.4319

Additional prohibited wastes: MCL 324.11514, MCL 324.11503(1), and MCL 324.11526a

Perpetual care fund: MCL 324.11525 and MCL 324.11525a

Transfer facilities: MCL 324.11506 and MAC r. 299.4501 to 299.4509

Processing plants: MCL 324.11506 and MAC r. 299.4501 to 299.4509

Construction permits:

Disposal area exemptions: MCL 324.11529

Transfer facilities: MCL 324.11529 and MAC r. 299.4501 to 299.4509

Landfills: MAC r. 299.4901 to 299.4921

Fees: MCL 324.11509

Landfill operating licenses: MAC r. 299.4922

Liquid industrial waste management requirements: MCL 324.12101 to 324.12117

Inert materials: MAC r. 299.4114

Scrap tires: MCL 324.16901 to 324.16911

Scrap tire transport records: MCL 324.16905 and MCL 324.16906

Electronic wastes: MCL 324.17301 to 324.17333

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Resource Management Division Solid Waste and Land Application 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 solid (nonhazardous) waste rules are more extensive than the federal regulations. The state's rules include requirements for construction permits, operating licenses, solid waste management ...


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