Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection Hazardous and Liquid Industrial Waste Management 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 rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements in connection with closure plans, contingency plan notification, financial assurance, groundwater, facility design and operation, facility permit (licensing) rules, disposal fee, manifests, operating record, and management of liquid industrial by-product.
In addition, Michigan regulates more substances as hazardous wastes than are regulated under the federal rules. See the state section LISTED WASTES for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) ...