Bulk Solid Materials Storage

On October 31, 2017, the Detroit City Council passed an ordinance amendment to Chapter 22 of the City Code that regulates the storage of bulk solid materials.  The goal of the ordinance is to minimize the amount of fugitive dust released into the air.  Bulk solid materials are any solid materials that can be used as a fuel or as a component in a manufacturing or construction process that may create fugitive dust.  The ordinance amendment also requires that certain materials that are primarily carbon like coal, petroleum coke or metallurgical coke are stored completely within a structure.

Beginning on March 1, 2018, Detroit businesses that are involved in this activity can submit applications and supporting documents to obtain either a Certificate of Alternate Compliance or a Certificate of Operation.