Michigan Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Synthetic minor permits: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 336.1208a

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Renewable operating permits (ROP) program: MAC r. 336.1210 to 336.1219 and MAC r. 336.1299

Applicability: MAC r. 336.1211

Application content: MAC r. 336.1210(2) and MAC r. 336.1212

Changes to a permit: MAC r. 336.1215 and MAC r. 336.1216

Renewal: MAC r. 336.1210(7) and MAC r. 336.1217

Action on an application: MAC r. 336.1214

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Michigan is authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer its own air emissions permit program. Major sources subject to the Title V program must comply with Michigan's Title V operating permit program, but the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) refers to the permit as a Renewable Operating Permit (ROP).The EPA granted full approval to Michigan's operating permit program effective November 30, 2001. The Michigan ROP program has incorporated Title V permitting thresholds for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. See the national section TITLE V for more information.

Sources with emissions levels that exceed the ROP thresholds may avoid the ROP program by limiting their potential to emit and obtaining a synthetic minor operating permit.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Air Quality Division is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's ROP rules.

State Requirements

Michigan has no formal nonmajor source operating permit program. If a permit to install is issued for a ...

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