Michigan Superfund regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Environmental remediation: Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.20101 to 324.20142, and regulations at Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.5101 to r. 299.5823

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Facility: MCL 324.20101(1)(n)

Hazardous substance: MCL 324.20101(1)(t)

Site identification: MCL 324.20105

Cleanup plan: MCL 324.20120a

Liability:

Potentially responsible parties (PRPs): MCL 324.20126 and MAC r. 299.5113

Exemptions: MCL 324.20126(3) and MCL 324.20126(4)

Penalties:

Civil: MCL 324.20114a and MCL 324.20135

Criminal: MCL 324.20107a

Sign destruction: MCL 324.20107

Regulatory Agencies

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD)

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 has its own Superfund rules for the cleanup of hazardous substance sites. Although the state's program is modeled after the federal Superfund rules and procedures, the state expands the federal definition of hazardous substances. The state's Superfund rules are in addition to the federal Superfund rules.

Administration and enforcement. The state's Superfund rules grant DEQ authority to identify, investigate, and evaluate sites. In addition, DEQ may clean up, or order responsible parties to clean up, contaminated sites.

RRD administers Part 201 and portions of the federal Superfund program under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). These programs together represent RRD's efforts in the cleanup and ...


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