Electronic Equipment Recycling Registration

Agency: Environmental Quality

INTRODUCTION:

The Solid Waste Section of the Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division (WMRPD), within the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), has responsibility for issuing electronic equipment recycler registrations under the authority of Part 173, Electronics of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (Act 451).  The purpose of this registration is to support a manufacturer's electronic device takeback program.

A.  NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL:

Electronic Equipment Recycler Registration

B.  STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended; Part 173 (Electronics)

C.  APPLICABLE REGULATION:

No rules have been promulgated to support this program.

D.  SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:

1.  Applicability

This program applies to recyclers of covered electronic device equipment.

  • Computers, laptops, tablets, printers, monitors, televisions..

        2.  General Requirements

Companies who de-manufacture covered electronic devices from Michigan households and small businesses are required to: 

  • Register with the Department of Environmental Quality
  • Meet basic environmental health and safety operation requirements
  • Properly recycle collected covered devices equipment
  • Annually report the amount of recycled material and the names and locations of recycling facilities under their direct control in Michigan who processed the recycled equipment.
  • Participate in facility compliance assistance inspections to determine compliance with the requirement.

            3.  Submission Requirements

  • Application Form EQP 1603

4.  Procedures for Obtaining Permit or Approval

Applicant submits application to:
Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Electrical Waste Program
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan  48909-7741

The WMRPD reviews for administrative completeness and technical adequacy; receipt of registration fee and, if adequate, the registrant is emailed an acceptance letter.

            5.  Operations Requirements

Permittee must comply with statute, listed above.

            6.  Fees

$2000 fees is required for this program.

            7.  Appeal Process

No contested case provision so if dispute arises it will be filed in Circuit Court.

            8.  Public Input Opportunities

Comments are always welcome and annual program report is generated.

E.  ADMINISTERING AGENCY:

Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division
Electronic Takeback Program
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7741
517-449-6153

 

Revised: 3/2017