Michigan GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory: Executive Order (E.O.) 2007-42

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Mandatory GHG reporting: 40 CFR 98

GHG permitting: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 336.2801 to 336.2823, 40 CFR 52.1180, and MAC r.336.1210 to 336.1219

GHG reduction targets: Executive Directive No. 2009-4

Climate Action Plan (CAP): E.O. 2007-42

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements


Mandatory Reporting

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.

Voluntary Reporting

Michigan is a member of the Climate Registry, which supports voluntary and regulatory GHG ...

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