Beneficial Use Provisions

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Beneficial use recycles waste materials like paper pulp, cement kiln dust and foundry sand for use in industrial settings. Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law several amendments affecting the original beneficial reuse legislation, Part 115 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act of 1994, to expand the allowable uses of the recycled materials. Those changes went into effect Sept. 16.

Under the new law, the land application of certain materials is overseen the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as fertilizers or soil conditioners under Part 85, Fertilizers, of NREPA or as liming materials under  PA 162 of 1955.  These uses are defined as "beneficial use 3."  For more information on beneficial use 3, please go to the following link:


  • The new provisions refer to criteria developed under Part 201, Environmental Remediation, of the NREPA. (Inert criteria)

Beneficial Use Conditions:


"Beneficial Use Statute" - Industry Training (February 12, 2015) - webinar recording

Implementing the Beneficial Use Statute - Industry (February 12, 2015) - Power Point


"This page was last updated on October 23, 2020"