Administrative Procedures

Contested Case Hearing

A number of regulatory programs administered by EGLE 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 Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules (MOAHR). 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.). The Contested Case Process Flow Chart should provide you a high level look at this process.

To initiate the contested case process, complete and submit the following form:

For information about submitting a petition for review of a final decision of a contested case, please go to the Environmental Permit Review Commission Web site.

Declaratory Ruling

A person requesting a declaratory ruling as to the applicability of a licensing statute, rule, or order administered by EGLE to an actual state of uncontested fact may do so by completing and submitting the following form:

Statute and Rules