Regulatory oversight of the Petro-Chem facility is conducted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the Great Lakes Water Authority. Petro-Chem is required to comply with state and federal hazardous waste regulations for the management of hazardous waste. Frequent inspections are conducted by EGLE’s hazardous waste program to ensure compliance with these laws. Inspections are also conducted by EGLE’s Air Quality Division. Extensive monitoring of Petro-Chem’s discharge to the sewer system is conducted by the Great Lakes Water Authority.
Petro-Chem has been licensed for its hazardous waste storage and treatment activities since 1999. Petro-Chem is one of fourteen hazardous waste treatment storage and disposal facilities across Michigan. Together, these facilities provide treatment, storage, and disposal options to commercial, industrial, and municipal hazardous waste generators. There are approximately 22,500 hazardous waste generators in the Wayne County area. Petro-Chem is one of seven operating treatment, storage, and disposal facilities in the Wayne County area. Explore the vicinity map depicting the hazardous waste generators and licensed hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities in the greater Wayne County area.
EGLE issues operating licenses for the management of hazardous waste in accordance with state and federal law. If the applicant proposes a facility that will meet the requirements of the hazardous waste regulations, EGLE is obligated by law to issue the license. While EGLE must issue a license to a compliant facility, EGLE has some discretion in developing license conditions to add safety measures to protect the community. Where hazardous waste facilities coexist with residential communities, EGLE strives to use that discretion to minimize the impact the facility will have on the quality of life of the residents in the neighboring communities.
On December 18, 2012, the former Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection (OWMRP), now EGLE, Materials Management Division (MMD) issued the renewed Petro-Chem hazardous waste operating license pursuant to Part 111, Hazardous Waste Management, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. The license continued operation of Petro-Chem's hazardous waste container and tank storage and fuel blending activities and requires corrective actions for releases to soils and groundwater.
releases to soils and groundwater.
The Final License and Attachments are available electronically below. These documents are also available for review at:
EGLE, Lansing Headquarters
525 West Allegan Street, Lansing, Michigan;
Contact: Mr. Dan Dailey,
EGLE, Warren District Office
27700 Donald Court, Warren, Michigan;
Contact: Ms. Jeanette Noechel,
If you have questions regarding the hazardous waste facility license and application, please contact Mr. Dan Dailey at 517-242-7261, DaileyD@Michigan.gov or EGLE, MMD, P.O. Box 30241, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741.