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Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-Products Management

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-Products Management


Vickie Terry

Control of hazardous wastes in Michigan is accomplished through a set of interrelated actions. These include managing the generation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous wastes, licensing and regulating hazardous and liquid industrial by-products (formerly liquid industrial waste) transportation, and informing individuals of the opportunities for proper disposal of hazardous and harmful wastes generated in the home.

Staff from the Hazardous Waste Program Section review construction and operating license applications and make recommendations for the approval or denial of permits and operating licenses for treatment, storage and disposal facilities accepting hazardous waste. Field staff inspect generators of hazardous waste and facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste.