| A number of regulatory programs administered by the DEQ provide the right to a contested case hearing. Those programs include, but are not limited to, air quality, surface and groundwater resources, solid waste management, inland lakes and streams, wetlands, great lakes submerged lands, shorelands, sand dunes, drinking water, sewerage treatment, oil and gas production, and underground storage tanks. Contested cases are presided over by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) from the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules. The contested case hearing process is governed by the Administrative Procedures Act (MCL 24.201, et. seq.), and administrative rules (R 324.1, et seq.).
Rules and Forms
• Docket The Docket is a list of all cases pending before the Department in the current fiscal year.
• Petition for Contested Case Hearing - Address
Persons desiring to file a petition for contested case must submit a completed petition to the following address:
Department of Environmental Quality
Michigan Administrative Hearing System
P.O. Box 30473
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7973
or call (517)335-4226
There are no fees or costs associated with filing a petition.
Questions or comments for the State Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules may be directed to:
Phone: (517) 335-4226; Facsimile: 517-335-5420