Electronic Equipment Manufacturer Registration

The Materials Management Division within the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has responsibility for issuing electronic equipment manufacturer 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.

NAME OF PERMIT OR APPROVAL: Electronic Equipment Manufacturer Registration

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Part 173 Electronics, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (Part 173).

APPLICABLE REGULATION: Part 173, Section 17303.

SUMMARY OF PERMIT/APPROVAL PROCESS:

Applicability: This program applies to manufacturers of covered electronic devices.

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Printers
  • Monitors
  • Televisions

General Requirements: Manufacturers who are selling new covered electronic devices in Michigan are required to: 

  • Register with EGLE.
  • Have an electronic recycling (takeback) program-free and convenient for households and small businesses (less than 10 employees) in Michigan.
  • Maintain a website and other resources that inform consumers on how to recycle covered electronic equipment like computers, laptops, tablets, printers, monitors, and televisions.
  • Submit annual information about their takeback program and pay a registration fee.

Submission Requirements: Application Form EQP 5235.

Procedures for Obtaining Permit or Approval: Applicant submits the EQP 5235 to the Materials Management Division, either electronically or in hard-copy to:

Materials Management Division
​Electronics Takeback Program
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
525 West Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30241
Lansing, MI 48909-7741

The Materials Management Division reviews for administrative completeness, technical adequacy, and receipt of registration fee. If adequate, the registrant is emailed an acceptance letter.

Operations Requirements: Permittee must comply with statute, listed above.

Fees: $3,000 registration fee is required for the annual registration.

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

Public Input Opportunities: Comments are always welcome.

ADMINISTERING AGENCY: Materials Management Division, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, 525 West Allegan Street, PO Box 30241, Lansing, MI 48909-7741.

Revision Date:
July 2019