Laws and Rules
Environmental requirements are included in both state and federal statutes, also called acts, and administrative rules.
Most of Michigan's environmental acts were consolidated into the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994, PA 451, as amended (Act 451). Act 451 is organized into sections called "Parts." The Michigan statutes regulated by the MDEQ are listed here and the statute details can be found by searching on the Michigan Legislative Website
The Office of Regulatory Reinvention maintains the Rules promulgated under Michigan statutes. The MDEQ administered rules organized by MDEQ divisions are on the webpage Michigan Environmental Rules.
The Office of Regulatory Reinvention tracks rules in the promulgation process. Go to their Pending Rules Changes Website.
- MDEQ Regulatory Plan for 2017-2018
Annually, the department publishes a plan that identifies the rules that will be amended or new rules that will be promulgated for the coming year.
- State Laws and Rules Administered by the MDEQ
This spreadsheet lists all of the statutes the MDEQ administers and where applicable identifies the corresponding rules.