Steve Sliver

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Steve Sliver obtained his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1985. He then became a project engineer with Pitometer Associates, responsible for engineering surveys of municipal water supply systems in numerous cities throughout the eastern United States. His civil service career began in 1987 when he accepted an engineering position in the Hazardous Waste Program of what is now the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. In 2005, he accepted a management position in the solid waste and storage tanks programs. Steve continued in that role until 2015 when he accepted the Assistant Director position for the Waste Management and Radiological Protection Division, responsible for promoting recycling and waste utilization, pollution prevention, ensuring the proper management of materials under the hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-products, solid waste, scrap tire, medical waste, and e-waste programs, and protecting the public and environment from the hazards associated with radioactive materials. Steve recently agreed to assist in Michigan’s effort to identify and remediate sources of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination throughout the state. He serves as the department’s representative on PFAS related activities.