Michigan Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Michigan Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air quality laws: Michigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 336.201 to 336.2706

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Drinking water supply protection laws: MAC r. 325.1601 to 325.1781 and MAC r. 325.10101 to 325.12820

Environmental assistance: MAC r. 323.951 to 323.965

Environmental response: MAC r. 299.5051 to 299.51021

Geological survey: MAC r. 299.2201 to 299.2298 and MAC r. 324.101 to 324.1301

Land and water management: MAC r. 281.811 to 281.925

Surface water quality: MAC r. 299.2901 to 299.2974 and MAC r. 299.9001 to 299.9019

Storage tanks: MAC r. 29.2071 to 29.4672 and MAC r. 324.21501 to 324.21516

Waste management: MAC r. 299.4101 to 299.4922 and MAC r. 299.9101 to 299.12701

Regulatory Agency

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Michigan, the counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The DEQ is responsible for protecting Michigan's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. The DEQ has received authorization from the EPA to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive and maintain federal authorization, DEQ's air, water, and waste management rules have to be at least as stringent as the federal rules.

State Requirements


Effective April 2011, Michigan's governor reversed a January 2010 Executive Order that had consolidated the regulatory functions of the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality. Executive Order 2011-1 also placed the Bureau of Energy Systems under the ...

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