Emission Trading / Transport Programs (Acid Rain, CAIR, CSAPR, NOx SIP Call)Contact: Tracey McDonald, 517-284-6756Agency: Environmental Quality
Federally mandated clean air market programs include various market-based regulatory programs designed to improve air quality by reducing outdoor concentrations of fine particles, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides. The Federal Clean Air Rules are a suite of actions intended to dramatically improve America's air quality. These rules specifically address the transport of pollution across state borders. These rules provide national tools to achieve significant improvement in air quality and the associated benefits of improved health, longevity, and quality of life for all Americans. Taken together, they will make the next 15 years one of the most productive periods of air quality improvement in American's history.
Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)
The CSAPR program was created to replace the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). It has undergone scrutiny within the court system, but appears to be the current relevant interstate transport rule. No SIP materials are currently available.
NOx SIP Call
The NOx SIP Call was previously addressed through CAIR, but with differences in CSAPR, some obligations must be met by non-electrical generating units (non-EGUs). EGUs are expected tobe addressed through the CSAPR program. Information on the NOx SIP Call is available via the Michigan Air Permit System. No SIP materials are currently available.
Information on the Acid Rain program is available via the Michigan Air Permit System. No SIP materials are currently available.
Clear Air Interstate Rule (CAIR)
The CAIR program was replaced with CSAPR. Information on CSAPR is available via the Michigan Air Permit System. Michigan is one of 28 states that is required to control both fine particle pollution and ozone transport.
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