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Materials Management Division
The Materials Management Division (MMD) oversees the solid and hazardous waste programs, radioactive materials activities, radon awareness program, and energy program. The division oversees waste disposal, transportation, and storage as well as implementing strategies to support pollution prevention and beneficial uses of waste materials. Activities in the radiological area include coordinating with nuclear power plants, local emergency responders, and the federal government to ensure that Michigan has sufficient resources in the event of a radioactive material release. Read more about us in our 2021 Year at a Glance Report.
Meet Director Elizabeth Browne
Liz Browne oversees the hazardous and solid waste programs, radiological protection efforts, and sustainability programs, including the Office of Energy. Liz has worked to merge the traditional waste programs with the pollution prevention, climate, and energy work that are vital to sustainability and Michigan’s commitment to a circular economy: eliminating waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.
Liz has worked in many of the programs that now make up EGLE. She has had management roles in the Superfund and Storage Tank programs. She also led the division responsible for wetlands, dunes, dams, and shorelines. Other stints included working with drinking water and the water-related revolving loan programs. Browne also led the emergency management program for EGLE’s predecessor agency.