Air Quality Regulations
These regulations are authorized by the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Part 55, Public Act 451 of 1994, and administered by the Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division.
R 336.1310 Open burning (1/18/80)
Rule 310. (1) A person shall not cause or permit open burning of refuse, garbage, or any other waste materials, except for the burning of the following:
(a) Waste disposal of material from and at 1- or 2-family dwellings where the burning does not violate any other commission rules.
(b) Structures and other materials used exclusively for fire prevention training if prior approval is obtained from the commission.
(c) Trees, logs, brush, and stumps in accordance with applicable state and local regulations if the burning is not conducted within a priority I area as listed in table 33, a priority II area as listed in table 34, nor closer than 1400 feet to an incorporated city or village limit and the burning does not violate any other commission rules.
(d) Beekeeping equipment and products, including frames, hive bodies, hive covers, combs, wax, and honey when burned for bee disease control. (e) Logs, brush, charcoal, and similar materials for the purpose of food preparation or recreation.
(2) These exceptions do not authorize open burning where prohibited by local law or regulation.
TABLE 33 - Priority I Areas
Area: T2S, R4W, Section 34
Area: Starting on Industrial Avenue, north to Stewart Avenue, east to Hitchcock Street, south to Olive Avenue (extended), south to Robert T. Longway Boulevard, west and southwest to Industrial Avenue.
Area: T7N, R12E, that portion of Section 17 which lies south of M-21 and east of Fairground Road.
Area: Starting where Sandy Creek empties into Lake Erie, northwest to Maple Avenue (extended north-northeast), southwest to Elm Avenue, west to Herr Road, south to Dunbar Road and east to Plum Creek (which empties into Lake Erie).
Area:Starting at Tittabawassee Road, east to I-75, east and south to Washington Avenue, west to 6th Street, north to Carrolton Street, northeast to Zilwaukee Street, north to Westervelt Street, north to Tittabawassee Road.
Area: Area included within the following (counter clockwise): Lake St. Clair to Moross Road to Seven Mile Road to VanDyke Road to Eight Mile Road to Wyoming Road to Seven Mile Road to Schaeffer Road to Fenkell Road to Greenfield Avenue to Joy Road to Southfield Expressway to Ford Road to Telegraph Road to Cherry Hill Road to Beech-Daly Road (extended) to Michigan Avenue to Inkster Road to Carlysle Street to Middle Belt Road to Vanborn Road to Wayne Road to Pennsylvania Road to Middle Belt Road to Sibley Road to Telegraph Road to King Road to Grange Road to Sibley Road to Jefferson Avenue to Bridge Street (Grosse Ile) extended to Detroit River.
TABLE 34 - Priority II Areas
Area: T14N, R5E, Sections 14 to16 and 21 to 23.
Area: T39N, R22W, Sections 19, 30, south one-half of 17, and south one-half of 18.
Area: Starting on Industrial Avenue, north to Pierson Road, east to Dort Highway, south to Hitchcock Street, south to Olive Avenue (extended), south to Robert T. Longway Boulevard, west and southwest to Industrial Avenue. Macomb T4N, R14E, Sections 27, 28, 33, and 34.
Area: T21N, R16W, Sections 7,18, and 19; T21N, R17W, Sections 12 and 13.
Area: T14N, R2E, Sections 14 to 16, 21 to 23, 26 to 28, and 33 to 35. Monroe T5S, RIOE, Sections 8, 9, and 15 to 17.
Area: T9N, R16W, Sections 5 and 6; T1ON, R16W, Sections 21, 22, and 27 to 34.
Area: Northeast section: starting on Tittabawassee Road, east to I-75, south to Wadsworth Avenue, west to I-675, west and north to Tittabawassee Road. Southwest section: T12N, R4E, the eastern half of Section 34 (that which is east of Maple Street) and Section 35.
Area: The area included within the following (counter clockwise): Lake St. Clair to Eight Mile Road to Schaeffer Road to McNichols Road to Greenfield Avenue to Schoolcraft Avenue to Evergreen Road to Joy Road to Telegraph Road to Ford Road to Beech-Daly Road to Cherry Hill Road to Inkster Road to Carlysle Street to Middle Belt Road to VanBorn Road to Wayne Road to Ecorse Road to Haggerty Highway to Tyler Road to Belleville Road to I- 94 to Rawsonville Road to Oakville Waltz Road to Will Carleton Road to the Huron River to Lake Erie, except subarea listed in table 33.
R 336.1901 Air contaminant or water vapor, when prohibited.
Rule 901. . Notwithstanding the provisions of any other department rule, a person shall not cause or permit the emission of an air contaminant or water vapor in quantities that cause, alone or in reaction with other air contaminants, either of the following:
(a) Injurious effects to human health or safety, animal life, plant life of significant economic value, or property.
(b) Unreasonable interference with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property.
History: 1980 AACS; 2002 AACS.
Last Amendment 7/26/95