The Materials Management Division within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has responsibility for issuing hazardous waste limited storage facility operating licenses under the authority of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. The purpose of this permit is to protect public health and the environment.
NAME OF LICENSE OR APPROVAL: Hazardous Waste Limited Storage Facility Operating License.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Part 111, Hazardous Waste Management, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Public Act 451 of 1994, as amended.
APPLICABLE REGULATION: Part 111, Section 1123 and the Part 111 Rules R 299.9101 - 299.11107.
SUMMARY OF LICENSE APPROVAL PROCESS:
Applicability (activities that require the permit): Prior to constructing and operating a hazardous waste limited storage facility in Michigan, a person must have a hazardous waste limited storage facility operating license. A limited storage facility means a storage facility that meets all the following conditions (Section 324.11103(7)):
Pre-Application Requirements: Specific design, performance, and construction quality assurance requirements. Company must manage its hazardous waste in compliance with Part 111 and its administrative rules.
Application Submission Requirements: May be found in Section 324.11122(2) and R 299.9508 and include, but is not limited to the following items:
Procedures and Time-Frame for Obtaining License: Applicant meets with the Materials Management Division to review the limited storage facility licensing process and receives EGLE staff administrative and technical advice on how to prepare an approvable application.
Operational Requirements: Licensee must comply with all applicable rules and regulations and stipulations set forth in the license.
Appeal Process: Administrative appeal pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 1969 PA 306, as amended.
Public Input Opportunities: Formal procedures are established for public participation in the limited storage facility operating license process. The public is notified about the project before the application is submitted to EGLE. Through newspaper and radio advertising, the applicant notifies the public of the intent to submit an application. The applicant also conducts a pre-application informational meeting. Once the application is received by EGLE, a mailing list is developed to keep interested persons informed of significant actions during the licensing process. EGLE also uses newspaper and radio advertising and the Internet to keep the public informed and to announce public input opportunities. While public input is sought throughout the review process, a formal public participation process is initiated for the draft license approval or denial. EGLE conducts a public hearing and accepts written comments for at least 45 days. The final decision maker in this process is the Director of the Materials Management Division.
ADMINISTERING AGENCY: Materials Management Division, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, 525 West Allegan Street, PO Box 30241, Lansing, MI 48909-7741.