Renewable Operating Permits (ROP,Title V) (Michigan)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Michigan

Applies to States or Provinces Michigan
Name Annual Emission Fees (Michigan)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Fees
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Department of Environmental Quality-Air Quality Division
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source,4561,7-135-3310_4103_5784---,00.html


The Renewable Operating Permit (ROP) is required by Title V of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The ROP program clarifies the requirements that apply to a facility that emits air contaminants. Any facility in Michigan that has the potential to emit 10 tons per year of any one hazardous air pollutant (HAP), 25 tons per year of any combination of HAPs, or 100 tons per year of any other regulated air contaminant is considered a "major source," and is subject to the ROP program.

The ROP pulls together all of the requirements into a single document giving the facility, state and local regulatory agencies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and the public a better picture of air emissions at a facility. Thus all Permits to Install and any other applicable air quality requirements will be incorporated into one permit.

A ROP does not add any new requirements; however, many facilities have to establish new monitoring systems to demonstrate compliance with emission limits and material usage limits. Once an emission source receives a ROP, the burden of proof is shifted from the regulatory agency to the emission source. It becomes the emission source's responsibility to determine whether a violation has occurred and report the findings. Therefore, facilities must track their compliance with state and federal air quality requirements and make reports to the regulatory agencies.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Dennis McGeen
Department Department of Environmental Quality
Division Air Quality Division
Address Constitution Hall, 3rd Floor North Tower
Address 2 525 West Allegan Street
Place Lansing, Michigan
Zip/Postal Code 48933-1502
Phone 517-373-7061


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Section 324.5522

Expiration Date Oct. 1, 2015