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Dow Silicones Corporation
The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Materials Management Division (MMD), issued the License to Dow Silicones Corporation (DSC), on September 29, 2023, after the 5:00 p.m. close of the public comment period. Please refer to the License, Notice of Final Decision, and related documentation below.
DSC operates its licensed hazardous waste facility at its chemical manufacturing complex located at 3901 South Saginaw Road, Midland Michigan. DSC has been licensed for hazardous waste storage and disposal activities at the Midland plant since 1988. DSC has been operating the chemical manufacturing complex since 1943. Dow's license covers its hazardous waste tank and container storage, hazardous waste landfill, and on-site clean-up (corrective action) activities.
Part 111, Hazardous Waste Management, of Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, and the administrative rules promulgated thereunder;, and the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, as amended, (RCRA), and the corresponding regulations, identify the standards that must be met when managing hazardous waste, from generation to disposal. These regulations specify how the facility must operate to protect human health and the environment. They also identify the authorities EGLE has in licensing and overseeing hazardous waste operations.
EGLE Classroom - Hazardous Waste 101
Learn what is a hazardous waste under Michigan’s environmental laws, how it has to be handled, and what laws apply to hazardous waste generated by businesses in Michigan. Michigan has very strict regulations for hazardous waste generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities to ensure hazardous waste is handled safety in a manner that protects us and our environment.
The purpose of public involvement was to ensure that people interested in a proposed EGLE action are aware of the license review and have an opportunity to provide input on the renewal application before EGLE reaches a conclusion and decides to approve or deny the application. EGLE encouraged the community to engage throughout the application review process. As part of the final decision, EGLE hosted a public meeting and hearing to present information related to the application and draft license, and to receive formal comments from the community. A recording of the September 14, 2023, public meeting and hearing is provided below.
Recording of the September 14, 2023, public meeting and hearing on the proposed approval of DSC’s hazardous waste operating license renewal application.
The public comment period on the proposed license spanned from August 15, 2023, to 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2023. No public comments were received. A summary of changes to the draft license during the public comment period to correct errors in the license language, and update license conditions for routine changes to operations at the facility is included in the Responsiveness Summary ( Response to Comments) document. This information has been communicated to all persons who are on the official DSC facility mailing list or who are subscribed to the DSC Hazardous Waste Facility GovDelivery list.
To be placed on the official DSC facility mailing list to receive notifications from both EGLE and DSC, please send a written request to Dan Dailey, Environmental Engineer Specialist, at DaileyD@Michigan.gov; or EGLE, MMD, P.O. Box 30241, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741. Additionally, to receive periodic updates from EGLE on the DSC facility via email, subscribe to the Dow Silicones Corporation Hazardous Waste Facility list.
Through your observations and reporting of activities of concern, you play a valuable role in helping the EGLE protect human health and the environment. To file a complaint or share details about improper waste handling or disposal, contact EGLE through the Pollution Emergency Alerting System (PEAS) Hotline at 800-292-4706