Michigan TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Operating permit laws and rules: Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 324.11123 to 324.11125 and regulations at Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 299.11003(1)(v), and MAC r. 299.9501 to 299.9604

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Public participation procedures: MAC r. 299.11003(1)(c) and MAC r. 299.9511

Permit exemptions: MAC r. 299.9503(1)

Permit application requirements:

Operating license: MCL 324.11123 to 324.11125, MAC r. 299.9502, and MAC r. 299.9508

Location standards: MAC r. 299.11003(1)(m) and MAC r. 299.9603

Construction quality assurance plan: MAC r. 299.11003(1)(m) and MAC r. 299.9505(2)

Property notice: MAC r. 299.9525

License Conditions:

License duration: MAC r. 299.9516

License modification: MAC r. 299.9519


Operating license application fee: MCL 324.11123

Landfill disposal fee: MCL 324.11108

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection Hazardous Waste Section

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan has adopted the majority of the federal hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit requirements, including those for remedial action plans, but has not included the federal standardized permit provisions. Michigan calls TSDF permits "licenses" and requires TSDFs to have an operating license (based on the federal TSDF permit requirements) and pay license application fees. TSDF owners and operators must also file a notice with the office of the register of deeds in the county in which the facility is located that provides a legal description of the facility and states that the ...

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