Low Level Radioactive Waste Authority (Michigan)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Michigan

Applies to States or Provinces Michigan
Name Low Level Radioactive Waste Authority (Michigan)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-Act-204-of-1987

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3312_4120_4245---,00.html


Federal laws passed in 1980 and 1985 made each state responsible for the low-level radioactive waste produced within its borders. Act 204 of 1987 created the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Authority (LLRWA) to fulfill state responsibilities under federal law for managing and assuring disposal capacity for the low-level radioactive waste produced in Michigan. The LLRWA began a facility siting process in 1989 under the statutory limits of Act 204. The LLRWA eventually determined that it was impossible to find a site within the state which would meet all of the siting criteria set forth in Act 204, and active facility siting activities were suspended. Current program goals for the LLRWA include:

a) Monitor waste management activities by Michigan waste generators, and develop an annual report to the Legislature; b) Advise the Governor and Legislature on federal and state policies and programs concerning nuclear waste management, transportation, and disposal issues; (c) Serve as a resource for information on federal and state LLRW management and programs.

The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Authority was transferred into the Department of Environmental Quality in 1996 by Executive Order 1996-2 (3-15-96).

Policy Contact

Contact Name Bob Skowronek
Department Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Division Resource Management Division
Address 525 West Allegan St. Constitution Hall
Place Lansing, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48909
Phone 517-241-1253

Email skowronekr@michigan.gov
Website http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3312_4120---,00.html

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Act 204, PA of 1987, as amended