Michigan New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Permits to install: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 336.1201 to 336.1209 and MAC r. 336.1278 to 336.1290

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Nonattainment New Source Review (NSR): MAC r. 336.2901 to 336.2908

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.323

Permitting requirements: MAC r. 336.2908

Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD): MAC r. 336.2801 to 336.2823 and 40 CFR 52.1180

Public participation: MAC r. 336.2817

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan requires new and modified sources of air pollution to be permitted. A permit to install must be obtained before the modification of an existing source or installation of a new source begins. New major sources or major modifications to existing major sources must comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment New Source Review (NSR) and/or Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) depending on the attainment status of the area where the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted.

Michigan currently has several counties that are in nonattainment of one or more of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). Therefore, new major sources or major modifications to existing major sources must comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment NSR and/or PSD, depending on the attainment status of the area where the source is located and the type and quantity of air pollutants emitted. Michigan administers state implementation plan (SIP)-approved programs, which means the provisions of federal nonattainment NSR, PSD, and any amendments are not effective in Michigan until a ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements

Michigan New Source Review Resources

Type Title
Checklists PSD Pre-Application Meeting Checklist
Forms PSD Project Information Form
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