New Hazardous Waste Rules Effective August 3, 2020Contact: Ronda Blayer 517-284-6555Agency: Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
On July 27, 2020, amendments to the rules promulgated under Part 111, Hazardous Waste Management, of Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (Part 111), were filed with the Michigan Department of State, Office of the Great Seal. The rules become effective on August 3, 2020.
Summary of Revisions
These revisions address the following subject areas:
- Generator improvements rule (GIR) (81 Federal Register (FR) 85732, November 28, 2016)
- Exports/imports (81 FR 85696, November 28, 2016 and 82 FR 60894, December 26, 2017)
- E‑manifesting (83 FR 420, January 3, 2018)
- Definition of solid waste 2018 court vacatur (83 Federal Register (FR) 24664, May 30, 2018)
- Designation of aerosol cans as universal waste (84 FR 67202, December 9, 2019)
- Elimination of 52 state-only hazardous waste listings
The GIR significantly restructured the generator rules to make it easier to determine the requirements that apply to each type of generator and include provisions for episodic events and large quantity generator consolidation of certain wastes.
The new rule revisions can be downloaded from the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules' (MOAHR) Administrative Rulemaking System. In addition to the consolidated rules, EGLE also has a rules cover sheet and table of contents, and color strike/bold format version of the rule revisions available. To obtain these documents electronically go to Michigan.gov/EGLEWaste, select "the Hazardous Waste" tab on the left, select "Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-Products Management" in the middle," and scroll down to select "Statutes and Rules." Hard copies of the documents may be obtained by sending a written request and pre-addressed, 12‑inch by 15-inch envelope capable of holding 300 pages to the address below. Mailing response times may be delayed due to staffing changes resulting from the pandemic.
Hazardous Waste Section
Materials Management Division
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
P.O. Box 3024
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741
EGLE has resources available, including webinars and publications. To view the webinars and access the publications from the webinar outline handouts, please go to Michigan.gov/EGLEWaste and select the link for the "Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-Product Regulations Webinar Series" under the "Announcements" tab. You may also contact the Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278 or EGLE-Assist@Michigan.gov for help.