Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Environmental Protection Air Quality Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Air Quality Division is responsible for administering and enforcing Michigan's air pollution rules. Michigan's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.
• Administration and enforcement. Michigan's air program is implemented and enforced by DEQ's Air Quality Division.
MICHIGAN'S AIR PROGRAM
Michigan's SIP was officially submitted to the EPA in February 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA amendments. SIP focuses on permitting, nonattainment areas, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), emissions standards, ...