Skip to main content

Air Quality Division

AQD Staff Group Photo at the RAM Center
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Air Quality Division

The Air Quality Division (AQD) supports efforts to maintain clean air and minimize adverse impacts on public health and the environment. Staff work to reduce existing outdoor air pollution and prevent the worsening of air quality through our programs which evaluate, measure, permit, monitor, regulate, and inspect sources of air emission.  AQD staff strive to serve our diverse stakeholders through outreach, communication, and continuous improvement. Read more about our work in the 2021 Air Quality Division Year in Review.

Meet Director Mary Ann Dolehanty

Mary Ann Dolehanty was AQD assistant director for three years before being named director in 2018. Before that, she served in numerous environmental roles within the agency, including as division chief of the Office of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance, manager of the AQD's Permit Section, and in numerous environmental engineering positions.

Mary Ann Dolehanty's Biography
a dust cloud

Asbestos NESHAP

Rule Information, Asbestos Notification System, Notification of Intent to Renovate / Demolish Form, etc.

A group of people placing their hands together in a circle as to say, "Go team!"

Compliance

A variety of resources designed to help the regulated community.

Dry Cleaning Facility

Dry Cleaning

Establishment Lists, Rules, Permit to Install and Other Forms, etc.

a facility stack with an exterior ladder going up to a platform about half way up

Emission Measurement

Source Emission Testing and Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS)

smoke stacks emitting plumes

Emissions

Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System (MAERS), Air Fees, etc.

An African-American judge signs a piece of paper at at wooden surface, with a gavel laying nearby

Enforcement

The program uses enforcement actions to bring facilities into compliance with State and Federal Air Pollution regulations.

a gavel hitting a wooden pedestal

Laws and Rules

The Air Pollution Control Rules have been adopted pursuant to Part 55, Air Pollution Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (Act 451).

Screenshot of the MiWaters application showing Michigan's upper peninsula

MiEnviro Portal for Air

Coming Soon:  The Air Quality Division is modernizing how information for air quality related programs is handled. This will be done with a new electronic notification, permitting, emissions reporting, and compliance software product called MiEnviro Portal.

the weather as seen from a satellite above the earth

Modeling and Meteorology

Dispersion Modeling; Associations to NAAQS, State Implementation Plan, Permits, etc.

Ozone monitoring station in Kalamazoo

Monitoring

Monitoring Reports, Air Quality Reviews, etc.

close up of hands writing on documents at desk

Permits

Permits to Install, Renewable Operating Permits, Acid Rain, etc.

a microphone for public use at a meeting

Public Notice

Permits, Toxics, Consent Orders, Rules, etc.

a pen lays on a paper showing a bar graph

State Implementation Plan / Attainment

Various Programs, Specific Pollutant Information, etc.

an artist's rendition of a chemical compound

Toxics

Screening Level Justifications, Screen Level Query, etc.