Michigan GHG Management regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan GHG Management: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting: 40 CFR 98

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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 Directives 2019-12 and 2009-4

Other climate change initiatives: Executive Order (EO) 2019-02

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Air Quality Division

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Applicable sources must comply with the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting program under 40 CFR 98.

Michigan has issued Executive Orders and developed statutes to address GHG emissions.

Administration and enforcement. EGLE administers the state's climate change programs to address GHG emissions.

State Requirements

REPORTING GHG EMISSIONS

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.

GHG PERMITTING

MAC r. 336.2801 to 336.2823, 40 CFR 52.1180, and MAC r. 336.1210 to 336.1219

Michigan has established thresholds for GHG emissions above which sources must comply with the requirements of Prevention of Significant Deterioration and/or the Renewable Operating Permit program. The permitting thresholds follow those established by the federal programs. See the national sections NEW SOURCE REVIEW and TITLE V for more information.

GHG REDUCTION TARGETS

Executive Directives 2019-12 and 2009-4

Michigan has established the following GHG reduction targets:

  • By 2025: Reduce GHG emissions to 26–28 percent below 2005 levels.
  • By 2050: ...

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