Small Business Clean Air Assistance (Michigan)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Michigan|
|Name||Small Business Clean Air Assistance (Michigan)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Training/Technical Assistance|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas|
|Program Administrator||Department of Environmental Quality|
The program shall develop adequate mechanisms for all of the following:
(a) Developing, collecting, and coordinating information on compliance methods and technologies for small businesses. (b) Encouraging lawful cooperation among small businesses and other persons to further compliance with the clean air act. (c) Assisting small business with information regarding pollution prevention and accidental release detection and prevention, including, but not limited to, providing information concerning alternative technologies, process changes, and products and methods of operation that help reduce air pollution. (d) Establishing a compliance assistance program that assists small businesses in determining applicable requirements for compliance and the procedures for obtaining permits efficiently in a timely manner. (e) Providing mechanisms and access to information so that small businesses receive notification of their rights in a manner and form that assures reasonably adequate time for small businesses to evaluate their compliance methods or applicable proposed or final rules or standards under the clean air act. (f) Informing small businesses of their obligations under the clean air act, including mechanisms for referring small businesses to qualified auditors or to the state if the state elects to provide audits to determine compliance with the clean air act. To the extent permissible by state and federal law, audits shall be separate from the formal inspection and compliance program. (g) Providing information on how to obtain consideration from the department on requests from small businesses for modifications of any work practice, technological method of compliance, or the schedule of milestones for reductions of emissions preceding an applicable compliance date.
|Contact Name||Jim Ostrowski|
|Department||Department of Environmental Quality|
|Division||Air Quality Division|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Part 57, Public Act 451 of 1994|