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 Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules (MOAHR) maintains the rules promulgated under Michigan statutes. EGLE's administrative rules, organized by division, are on the Michigan Administrative Code website.
The MOAHR tracks rules in the promulgation process. Go to their Pending Rules Changes Web site.
- Environmental Rules Review Committee
All EGLE rulemaking must proceed through the oversight of this Committee which was created by statute in 2018. For more information, go to the ERRC web site.
- EGLE Regulatory Plan for 2019-2020 (Rev. 07/24/2019)
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 EGLE
This spreadsheet lists all of the statutes EGLE administers and where applicable identifies the corresponding rules.