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Exemptions and Guidance

Part 115, Solid Waste Management, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994, PA 451 as amended, allows the Director to designate waste materials as inert, compostable, low-hazard industrial waste, site/source separated, or appropriate for land application under an Agricultural Use Approval. This page contains a number of generic exemptions that were developed by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) in addition to some guidance documents related to solid waste issues.

Abrasive Blasting Guidance
Abrasive Blasting Memo
Department of Defense Spent Blast Media Management Policy 07-10-2019
US EPA Spent Blast Media Mismanagement Alert 10-08-2019

Agricultural Use Approval  
   Approval Form  
   Appendix B  Operational Memo Gen-8-Detection Limits
   Appendix C
      Part 115 Inert Criteria
         Part 201 Table 1 (leachate criteria)
         Part 201 Table 2 (totals criteria)
   Appendix D AUA Site ID Form Non-Fillable/Appendix D AUA Site ID Form Fillable [Download to use]
   Appendix E  Map of District Offices

Backyard Composting Information 

Biofuel Residues and Waste FAQs  

Concrete Grinding Slurry Exemption 

Dredging Documents
    Dredge Material Designation of Inertness
    Restrictive Covenant
    Dredge Material Guidance
    District Map 

Drywall Recycling Locations (Updated 10/23/2014)
     Gypsum Drywall Exemption 
          OSU Bulletin 945 - Gypsum as an Agricultural Amendment    
     Drywall Recycling 
Ethanol Exemption 
   Ethanol Stillage and Syrup Agricultural Use Approval 

Fish Waste Exemption 
   Site Identification Form 
   District Map 

Household Hazardous Waste Programs 

Lead Painted Debris Designation of Inertness 
    Example - Lead Painted Debris Certification Form  

Manure, Paunch, and Pen Waste Exemption  
    Site Identification Form  

On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion 

Scrap Wood Recycling Locations 
    Scrap Wood Exemption 

Tire Material Designation of Inertness