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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Michigan Fruit and Vegetable Processor's Guide to Environmental Regulations

Michigan Fruit and Vegetable Processor's Guide to Environmental Regulations

This 300 page guidebook was developed in partnership with the Michigan Food Processors Association and the Michigan Department of Agriculture. The guide is intended to assist fruit and vegetable processors, consultants, and regulators to better understand all state and federal environmental regulations, get tips on where to go for help, and obtain compliance assistance for their day-to-day operations. The online version provides easy access to all linked publications referenced in the guidebook. This guidebook describes how wastes may enter the environment, how to prevent them from doing so, and identifies remediation methods to use if contamination does occur. Some of the most common concerns, along with applicable solutions, are described in the chapters that follow. Topics include discharge of air pollutants; disposal of solid, liquid, and hazardous waste; material storage requirements; discharges of wastewater to municipal sewage systems, storm drains, and to the environment (land or surface waters) along with information to help assess wastewater treatment systems; and requirements for prevention and reporting of accidental releases on the land or into lakes and streams. Each chapter targets a specific regulatory program. This Web site contains a complete version of the guidebook and allows you to download it by chapter. The "Self-Assessment Survey" is a tool you can use to find which regulations are applicable to your specific operation. Simply answer each question in the survey "yes" or "no" to be directed to the portions of the book relevant to your business. (PDF Format; Length: 344 pages)


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

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May 2007

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