The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) finalized changes to its hazardous waste regulations, Part 111, Hazardous Waste Management, on April 5, 2017. The changes were made to keep Michigan's hazardous waste management program consistent with the recent changes to the federal program. Several changes were also made by MDEQ under its own initiative. The program changes are intended to clarify existing requirements and reduce regulatory burden by providing additional flexibility.

The following are the key changes to MDEQ's Part 111 Hazardous Waste Management regulations:

  • Correction of typographical errors;
  • Incorporation of the federal disposable solvent wipes rule;
  • Adoption of the federal definition of solid waste including changes that establish hazardous secondary materials for certain hazardous waste recycling activities;
  • Inclusion of the federal legitimacy criteria for hazardous waste recycling;
  • Updates to information associated with items adopted by reference in the Michigan rules;
  • Incorporation of the federal coal combustion residue regulations;
  • Inclusion of the federal carbon dioxide injection regulations; and
  • Adoption of the federal framework for electronic manifesting.

Trinity will be providing an overview of these changes at the upcoming complementary Regulatory Update Luncheons being held on May 23rd in South Gate, MI and May 24th in Gaylord, MI. Registration and additional details can be found on the Trinity training website.