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EGLE Waste Webinar Series

Every business generates waste and it’s important to know what kind of waste it is to understand the management standards that apply to protect human health and the environment.  For hazardous waste, you also need to know how much is generated monthly to understand the management standards that apply.  Properly managing waste materials prevents releases, prevents costly clean-ups and ultimately saves money and peace of mind knowing you and your employees are protected.

In this series EGLE inspection staff share details about inspection observations, what’s good and bad, and why it is important to meet the regulations. Attendees will learn about the various types of waste and the state and federal regulations that govern how they are to be managed.   Attendees will get an overview of how commonly generated wastes must be accumulated, transported and disposed.  In this series, attendees will also get a close look at the specific requirements that apply to managing hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-products. 

The series also:

  • highlights the newly adopted federal Generator Improvement Rule provisions expected to be effective in early 2020,
  • covers details on Michigan’s adoption of aerosol cans as a universal waste, and
  • provides Michigan specific details on implementation of the new regulations.

Upcoming Webinars in the Series

Additional webinars coming soon.


Register now to learn more and be prepared for an EGLE hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-products inspection. Use the EGLE Hazardous Waste Generator Trainer – Self Certification Form to document having viewed the webinars to satisfy a training requirement under the hazardous waste regulations. 




Waste 101 (recorded 3/25/20, 65 min)
In this webinar attendees learn the basics about the various types of waste, what regulations apply, to whom and who implements the enforcement program. Attendees will come away with a big picture perspective of how the waste regulations work and what common wastes fall into the various regulations out there, including those that overlap. The webinar covers hazardous waste, liquid industrial by-products, solid waste, PCB waste, medical waste, radiological waste and will touch on recycling.

Waste Characterization and Hazardous Waste Generator Status (recorded 4/2/20, 88 min)

In this webinar attendees will learn the basic steps for determining if a waste is a hazardous waste, liquid industrial by-product, or non-hazardous solid waste and how to calculate your site’s hazardous waste generator status.  These concepts are vital to understanding how to properly manage and dispose of waste.  It’s vital because the hazardous waste regulations require each business at each site to evaluate the character and composition of their waste and determine the total weight of all hazardous waste generated each month.  Until this information is known, you don’t know the legal disposal options for  the waste.

Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products Accumulation, Labeling, and Shipping (recorded 4/16/20, 73 min)

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the accumulation, labeling, and shipping requirements that apply to the management of hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-products at very small quantity generators, small quantity generators and large quantity generators of hazardous waste.

Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products Inspections and Recordkeeping (recorded 5/5/20, 69 min)
In this webinar, attendees will learn about what to expect for an inspection and the specific records an inspector will want to see.  It will cover records that need to be maintained (e.g. waste characterizations, monthly waste inventory, uniform manifests, land disposal restriction notifications, etc.) and provide an overview of what happens when an inspector comes to your facility.

Federal Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rules and Aerosol Cans as Universal Waste (recorded 5/27/20, 70 min)Aerosol Can icon

EGLE is in the final process of adopting the Generator Improvement Rules (GIR) and establishing aerosol cans as universal waste. On March 13, 2020, draft rules were submitted to the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) and are expected to become effective in spring or summer 2020. Learn about all the changes with the current rule package and what Michigan’s doing with adopting the federal hazardous waste pharmaceutical rules. The final new rules that are not yet effective are available online, and the status of the new rules is available on the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Web page (https://dtmb.state.mi.us/ARS_Public/Transaction/RFRTransaction?TransactionID=31).

Universal Waste (recorded 6/03/20, 70 min)

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In this webinar attendees will learn the basics about Michigan’s universal waste regulations.  Attendees will learn why the universal waste regulations exist, what a universal waste is, and how universal waste must be handled and disposed to meet the universal waste partial exemption from hazardous waste regulation.


What Small Businesses Need to Know about Hazardous Waste (recorded 6/17/20, 68 min)EGLE Employee and Small business owner shaking hands

In this EGLE waste webinar series webinar, attendees learn:

  1. What is a hazardous waste, a non-hazardous liquid waste called liquid industrial by-product, and a universal waste.
  2. How to determine if a site is a very small quantity generator (VSQG, formerly CESQG) of hazardous waste subject to less regulation than larger hazardous waste generators.
  3. What a generator must do to meet the VSQG exemption and be subject to less regulation than larger hazardous waste generators.
  4. How VSQG hazardous waste and non-hazardous liquids (liquid industrial by-product) must be handled, transported and recycled or
  5. disposed to meet Michigan’s environmental regulations.
  6. What the inspector looks for during a hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-product generator inspection.

Implementing a Household Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste Collection in your Community (recorded 6/30/20, 61 min)

Household hazardous waste is not ideal for landfilling because it can result in contaminants from the waste eventually entering our environment. Wastewaters treatment technologies are not able to remove all chemicals of concern that can come from the decomposing waste. To prevent hazardous chemicals from being landfilled, some communities offer household hazardous waste collections. These collections provide for materials like batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, aerosol cans, and electronics to be recycled, capturing precious materials for reuse. They also provide for materials like pharmaceuticals and pesticides to be destroyed through incineration which prevents the chemicals from cycling in our environment. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the waste regulations that apply to collecting and diverting household hazardous waste and common small businesses wastes from being landfilled, in an effort to protect and preserve Michigan’s valuable natural resources and the environment.

Note: If you have trouble viewing a webinar, please visit https://support.logmeininc.com/gotomeeting.

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