Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Before 2009, little action was taken at the federal level, beyond voluntary initiatives, to implement GHG management strategies ensuring that GHG emissions are accounted for and controlled. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has changed its stance and is initiating actions to monitor and control GHG emissions.
Michigan has issued Executive Orders and developed statutes to address GHG emissions. In addition, the state is working with other states to implement regional programs to monitor and control GHG emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. DNRE will coordinate many of the GHG management strategies implemented in the state, as well as coordinate with other states to assist in the implementation of regional climate change initiatives.
REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS
At this time, Michigan has no mandatory GHG reporting requirements beyond the federal mandatory GHG reporting rule. See the national section GHG MANAGEMENT for more information on mandatory GHG reporting.
Michigan is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary and regulatory GHG ...