The 1990 amendments to the federal Clean Air Act included the Title
IV "Acid Deposition Control" provisions. The federal regulations to implement
the Title IV program include the provisions of Parts 72, 74 and 76 of Title 40 of the
Code of Federal Regulations. Michigan has adopted the federal regulations by reference.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division (AQD) is the authority
responsible for issuance of Phase II acid rain permits in Michigan.
The first Phase II Acid Rain Permits for sulfur dioxide
(SO2) requirements were issued in Michigan as of December
16, 1997. In accordance with the federal requirements, these Phase II Acid Rain Permits for
coal fired facilities were reopened to add nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission limits.
Acid rain permit applications for new units are required to be submitted
24 months before the unit commences operation. These acid rain permits are valid for a maximum
of 5 years. The permit renewal applications and NOx compliance plans (if applicable) are
submitted at the same time as the associated Title V ROP renewal application. A copy of
these applications should be sent to the appropriate AQD district office and also to Brian
Carley, MDEQ-AQD, 301 E. Louis Glick Hwy., Jackson, MI 49201
All Title IV requirements are incorporated as an appendix (generally,
Appendix 9) of the ROP. For the new or renewal Phase II acid rain permits, the
requirements are incorporated into the ROP upon issuance or upon renewal of the ROP.
Program Information contact: Brian Carley at 517-780-7843 or
Web Page Technical Issues contact: Joanne Foy at 517-373-7033 or