Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Michigan has developed an air emissions permitting program that meets federal standards. The permits to install authorize the construction or modification of a nonmajor source, as well as operation of the source. The construction or modification of major sources must be done in compliance with nonattainment NSR and/or PSD. Michigan's Title V program was modeled after the federal program, but DEQ refers to the permit as an ROP. DEQ added an air toxics program for new and modified sources that makes the state's rules more stringent than the federal NSR requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Air Quality Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air ...