Michigan Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.1170 to 52.1190

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.323

Air permits: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 336.1201 to 336.1299, MAC r. 336.2801 to 336.2830, and MAC r. 336.2901 to 336.2910

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, and MAC r. 336.1224 to 336.1232

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): 40 CFR 60

Risk management and chemical accident prevention program: 40 CFR 68

Pollutant transport:

Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): MAC r. 336.1821 to 336.1834

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR): 40 CFR 97.401 to 97.735

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements



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, ...

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