Administrative Hearings

  • A number of regulatory programs administered by the DEQ provide the right to a contested case hearing. Those programs include, but are not limited to, air quality, surface and groundwater resources, solid waste management, inland lakes and streams, wetlands, great lakes submerged lands, shorelands, sand dunes, drinking water, sewerage treatment, oil and gas production, and underground storage tanks. Contested cases are presided over by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) from the Michigan Administrative Hearing System. The contested case hearing process is governed by the Administrative Procedures Act (MCL 24.201 et seq.) and administrative rules (R 324.1 et seq.).


  • Docket of contested cases Excel icon

    The Docket is a list of all cases pending before the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Department of Natural Resources.