US Ecology Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment Plant License Information

Contact: Christine Matlock | MatlockC2@Michigan.gov | 517-290-4612

Regulatory oversight of the US Ecology Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment (MDWTP) site located at 49350 North I-94 Service Drive in Belleville, Michigan (Site) is conducted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). MDWTP is required to comply with state and federal hazardous waste regulations for the management of hazardous waste. MDWTP also conducts non-hazardous solid waste operations at the site, which are regulated by EGLE under a separate license. Frequent inspections are conducted by EGLE’s hazardous waste and solid waste programs to ensure compliance with these laws.  Inspections are also conducted by EGLE’s Air Quality Division.

This U.S. Ecology Site is one of fourteen hazardous waste treatment, storage, or 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. The Site is one of seven operating treatment, storage, or disposal facilities in the Wayne County area. Explore the vicinity map depicting the hazardous waste generators and licensed hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal sites 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 site that will meet the requirements of all applicable laws and regulations, EGLE is obligated to issue the license. While EGLE must issue a license to a compliant site, EGLE has some discretion in developing license conditions that add safety measures to protect the community. Where hazardous waste sites coexist with residential communities, EGLE strives to use that discretion to minimize the impact the site will have on the quality of life of the residents in the neighboring communities.

EGLE previously licensed the Site for the management of hazardous wastes in 1999 and 2007, under the ownership and operational control of the Environmental Quality Company. In 2006, the ownership and operational control was transferred to US Ecology. 

US Ecology submitted a hazardous waste operating license renewal application on October 31, 2016, before the expiration date of October 31, 2017, allowing the Site to continue operating under the current license. EGLE has concluded the renewal application is administrative complete and is beginning the technical review of the application.  EGLE continues to conduct regular inspections at the Site to evaluate compliance with the current license.

The license renewal application is available electronically. The renewal application documents under review can also be made available by appointment for review at:

EGLE, Lansing Headquarters

525 West Allegan Street, Lansing, Michigan;

Contact:  Ms. Vickie Terry
517-284-6546

EGLE, Warren District Office

27700 Donald Court, Warren, Michigan

Contact: Ms. Jennifer Block
586-753-3833

 

 

 

 

If you have questions regarding the hazardous waste license or application, please contact Ms. Christine Matlock at 517-290-4612 or EGLE, MMD, P.O. Box 30241, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741.

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