Michigan Bulk Storage Program

The Bulk Storage program provides environmental and groundwater protection while also providing an operational scheme that will protect the products being stored, facility personnel, and the surrounding environment.

By inspecting and registering businesses storing large quantities of agricultural chemicals, the bulk storage program helps prevent the likelihood of agrichemical contamination of Michigan's natural resources. The bulk storage program ensures commercial bulk storage facilities are constructed, installed, and maintained in a safe manner with the least possible impact on people, property, and the environment.

The bulk storage program provides a uniform standard to guide the industry. Currently, over 220 bulk storage facilities are registered and inspected on an annual basis by staff in the Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division (PPPMD). In addition to annually inspecting each registered facility, PPPMD staff conducts consultations with firms in the initial stages of bulk storage construction. Site visits are arranged with firms to discuss and provide site planning, containment, and recordkeeping assistance.

Bulk Storage Regulations

Bulk Storage Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Pesticide & Plant Pest Management Division
P.O. Box 30017
Lansing, MI 48909

Lansing Office:
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development
Pesticide & Plant Pest Management Division
Constitution Hall, 6th Floor South
525 W. Allegan St.
Lansing, MI  48933
Ph:  517-284-5761
Fax: 517-335-4540
Bulk Storage Coordinator

Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards in the Federal Register on April 9, 2007. They became effective on June 8, 2007.

To see if they are impacted, fertilizer and pesticide storage facilities should consult Appendix A: Chemicals of Interest in the standards. Owners of chemical facilities with quantities in Appendix A will have to complete a preliminary online assessment to determine the level of risk associated with the facility within 120 days.

Click here for more information about DHS standards.

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