Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
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.
Michigan has no formal nonmajor source operating permit program. If a permit to install is issued for a ...