Manufacturer - General

Required State License(s):

Any type of new manufacturer within the State of Michigan, should contact the Department of Environmental Quality, Assistance Center (800) 662-9278 for information and assistance about the following environmental issues:

--Clean air assistance

--Compliance assistance (Federal & State)

--Contaminated site cleanups and redevelopment

--Handling, disposal and management of solid waste and hazardous waste

--Hauling and disposal of liquid industrial waste

--Information about seminars, workshops and training programs

--Permits, including air, groundwater discharge, National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), water, wetlands/flood plains

--Pollution prevention and waste reduction

--Purchasing contaminated sites

--Resource extraction

--Storm water discharge

--Underground storage tanks

--Waste disposal hauling and licensing

Other Possible License(s):

Must comply with the federal laws and rules administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This includes the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act and rules contained in 21 CFR 700. Contact the FDA, District Office in Chicago, at (312) 353-5863 OR (888) 463.6332 for further information.

If the manufactured product is potentially flammable or explosive, contact the State Police (517) 322-1924.

Contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission for regulations concerning electrical, mechanical products (312) 353-8260.

Check manufacturer listings for the specific type of manufacturing to be conducted for more information on industry specific licensing requirements.

Further Information:

Professional Association: Michigan Manufacturers Association, 620 South Capitol Avenue, Post Office Box 14247, Lansing, MI 48901-4247 (517) 372-5900.

The Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrances Association (202) 331-1770 may also provide assistance for its members. 

Michigan Manufacturers' Guide To Environmental, Safety & Health Regulations

The Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) offer assistance to Michigan manufacturers facing the challenges of daily business regulations. The two Departments have designed a first-of-its-kind users guide. Packed full of easy-to-read discussions about state and federal environmental rules, the "Michigan Manufacturers' Guide to Environmental and Safety' and Health Regulations" also summarizes the MIOSHA programs that affect manufacturers of all sizes. The book begins with a self-assessment checklist to steer you through the regulations that affect your business.

A program specialist produces each chapter of the book. Along with easy-to-read overviews of relevant regulations, there are telephone numbers that put you in direct contact with the agency experts who may be of assistance.  You will also learn which current web sites display the latest regulatory information.

We realize how complex and voluminous government regulations can be for a business. We also understand the huge responsibility one faces to keep the environment clean, the works safe, and the business profitable. Let the "Michigan Manufacturers' Guide to Environmental and Safety and Health Regulations" help meet this purpose.

The cost of the guidebook will be approximately $25 that will be distributed at workshops held across the state.  At the workshops, DEQ and LARA staff will explain how to use the book, provide an overview of some of the common standards and regulations applicable to manufacturers, and answer questions.

If interested in attending a workshop or ordering the guidebook, please call the Environmental Assistance Center at (800) 662-9278 for further information.

Revised: 5/2005