Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS were developed by compliance assistance staff based on calls and e-mails received into our Environmental Assistance Center.  While each question has been carefully answered, they are not designed to cover every aspect of the regulations relative to your situation.  Please contact us anytime through the EAC at 800-662-9278telephone call icon if you need help.

GENERAL            AIR            LAND           WASTE           WATER          MISCELLANEOUS 


GENERAL

How do I find the local health department?

EMERGENCY PLAN 

Can my facility combine different emergency response plans?

PERMITS 

I am starting a new business. What permits may I need from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)?

Regulations Applying to Leachate Evaporators

PUBLICATIONS 

Does EGLE publish a book that explains all of its regulatory programs?   Yes! The Michigan Guide to Environmental, Safety and Health Regulations.


AIR 

AIR POLLUTANTS 

What are Hazardous Air Pollutants?

ASBESTOS 

Do I have to notify the DEQ Air Quality Division even if the building I intend to demolish or remodel as not asbestos?

CONSULTANTS 

Do you have a listing of consultants that could help me with air quality issues

CONSUMER PRODUCTS RULE 

Is the consumer product that my company manufactures subject to the new Consumer Products Rule?

OPACITY 

How do I become certified to evaluate visible emissions (opacity) in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Reference Method 9?

OPEN BURNING 

What is the proper way of disposing of a U.S. flag?

Does a local fire department have to receive permission from EGLE to burn a structure for fire training?

My neighbor is burning trash in a burn barrel and the smoke is affecting my health. What can I do?

RADON

Radon Frequently Asked Questions

VAPOR BALANCE 

What air quality regulations do gasoline station owners and gasoline tanker truck drivers have to comply with?


LAND 

CONTAMINATED SITES

OIL & GAS 

STORAGE TANKS 


WASTE 

BOTTLE BILL 

Where can I find information about the Michigan bottle bill?

FEES 

What is this notice for waste fees that my company received?

BOTTLE BILL 

Where can I find information about the Michigan bottle bill?

ELECTRONIC WASTE

Electronic Waste Take Back Law

MEDICAL WASTE

Medical Waste FAQs

HAZARDOUS WASTE/LIQUID INDUSTRIAL BY-PRODUCTS 

SOLID WASTE

STORAGE TANK 

What steps do I follow to properly close my residential heating oil tank?


WATER 

DISCHARGE MONITORING REPORTING (DMR)

Discharge monitoring reporting in MiWaters

DRINKING WATER 

Why should my well water get tested and for what contaminants?

PERMITS 

SEPTAGE & BIOSOLIDS 

TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION 

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE 

Do I need a permit to discharge wastewater from vehicle washing activities at municipally owned vehicle maintenance facilities? 

WASTEWATER 


MISCELLANEOUS