• Air Emissions in Michigan
Air Emissions refer to air contaminants that exit a facility from a stack, vent or fugitive source. Air emissions can be monitored by instruments continuously or by analyzing a representative sample. When emissions are voluntarily reduced, it maybe possible for a facility to register Emission Reduction Credits that can be marketed. Some facilities are required to report their air emissions annually and some are subject to an annual air emissions fee.
The Clean Air Act requires each state to develop a Title V, Renewable Operating Permit Program that is supported by air quality fees. An annual air quality fee program for Michigan, including the specific fee structure, was established by the legislature in 1993.
Michigan Air Pollution Control Rule R336.202 (Rule 2) requires an annual report from a commercial, industrial, or governmental source of emission of an air contaminant if, in the judgment of the department, information on the quantity and composition of an air contaminant emitted from the source is considered by the department as necessary for the proper management of the air resources.