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The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a regulatory agency.  Its purpose is environmental protection, which is facilitated through the use of the permitting function. Permits are issued for various reasons by a number of different divisions within DEQ. The "Type of Permit Actions" below identifies the type of permit issued; it is fairly accurate in describing the actual permit subject. In order for the item to be listed as a permit in this table, it needed to possess the following specific characteristics:

  1. It had to be required by statute;
  2. Its issuance had to give authority to conduct a specific activity, and
  3. DEQ had to provide a decision based on established criteria.

Other Resources:  

Part 13 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) prescribes time lines for the DEQ to process certain types of NREPA permits.  The DEQ issues an annual report of the actual time used in processing these applications.

 

 AIR 
Link to Permit Summary Information  Links to Permit Program Web Pages 
Acid Rain Permits (Title IV)  Acid Rain Permits (Title IV) 
Air MACT Determinations (Section 12)  Air MACT Determinations (Section 112) 
Air Quality Permit to Install  Air Quality Permit to Install 
Air Quality Renewable Operating Permits (ROP)  Air Quality Renewable Operating Permits (ROP) 
Asbestos Notification  Asbestos Notification 
Dry Cleaning Operation License  Dry Cleaning Operation License 
 LAND 
Link to Permit Summary Information  Links to Permit Program Web Pages 
Application for Mowing and Vegetation Removal  Application for Mowing and Vegetation Removal 
Approval to Operate a Central Production Facility  Approval to Operate a Central Production Facility 
Campground Construction Permit Summary  Campground Construction Permit 
Campground Operating License Summary  Campground Operating License 
Condominium, Subdivision and Land Division Construction (On--Site Water Supply and Sewage Disposal) Summary  Land Development (On-Site Water Supply and Sewage Disposal) 
Hydrogen Storage Tank Site Plan Certification  Hydrogen Storage Tank Site Plan Certification 
DEQ/USACE Joint Permit Applications  DEQ/USACE Joint Permit Application 
Metallic Minerals Mining Permit Summary  Metallic Minerals Mining Permit 
 -  Mineral and Waste Disposal Well Permits 
 -  Mineral Well Permits, Change Status 
 -  Mineral Well Permits, Plugging 
Mineral Well Permits 
   
Nonferrous Metallic Minerals Mining Permit  Nonferrous Metallic Minerals Mining Permit 
Oil & Gas Drilling, Secondary Recovery, Brine Disposal, and Hydrocarbon Storage Summary  Oil & Gas Drilling, Secondary Recovery, Brine Disposal, and Hydrocarbon Storage 
Oil & Gas Permit Transfers Summary  Oil & Gas Permit Transfers 
Oil & Gas Drilling, Secondary Recovery, Brine Disposal, and Hydrocarbon Storage Summary  Oil & Gas Permits to Drill/Deepen 
Oil & Gas Plugging Permit Summary  Oil & Gas Plugging Permit 
Oil & Gas Well Applications to Change Well Status Summary  Oil & Gas Well Applications to Change Well Status 
Sand Dune Mining Permit Summary  Sand Dune Mining Permit 
Sand (Critical) Dunes Protection and Management Permit (Part 353) Summary  Sand (Critical) Dunes Protection and Management Permit 
Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit Summary  Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Permit 
Storage Tank Aboveground Site Plan Certification Summary  Storage Tank Aboveground Site Plan Certification 
Storage Tank Compressed Natural Gas Site Plan Certification Summary  Storage Tank Compressed Natural Gas Site Plan Certification 
Storage Tank Liquid Petroleum Gas Site Plan Certification Summary  Storage Tank Liquid Petroleum Gas Site Plan Certification 
Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations Summary  Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations 
Underground Storage Tank Registration & Site Certification Summary  Underground Storage Tank Registration & Site Certification 
 WASTE 
Link to Permit Summary Information  Links to Permit Program Web Pages 
Composting Registration Summary  Composting Facilities Registration 
Hazardous Waste Limited Storage Facility Operating License Summary  Hazardous Waste Limited Storage Facility Operating License 
Hazardous Waste Management Facility Construction Permit Summary  Hazardous Waste Management Facility Construction Permit 
Hazardous Waste Management Facility Operating License Summary  Hazardous Waste Management Facility Operating License 
Hazardous Waste Management Notification of Activity (Site ID Number)  Hazardous Waste Management Notification of Activity (Site ID Number) 
Hazardous Waste Transporter Registration Summary  Hazardous Waste Transporter Registration 
Liquid Industrial Waste Transporter Registration Summary  Liquid Industrial Waste Transporter Registration 
Medical Waste Regulatory Program Summary  Medical Waste Regulatory Program 
Scrap Tire Collection Site Registration Summary  Scrap Tire Collection Site Registration 
Scrap Tire Hauler Registration  Scrap Tire Regulatory Registration 
Solid Waste Disposal Facility Construction Permit Summary  Solid Waste Disposal Facility Construction Permit 
Solid Waste Disposal Facility Operating License Summary  Solid Waste Disposal Facility Operating License 
 WATER 
Link to Permit Summary Information  Links to Permit Program Web Pages 
Aquatic Nuisance Control Permits Summary  Aquatic Nuisance Control Permit Applications 
Ballast Water & Port Operations Permit  Ballast Water & Port Operations Permit  
Bottled Water Source Approval  Bottled Water Source Approval 
Dam Safety (repairs/construction) Permit Summary  Dam Safety (repairs/construction) Permit 
Drinking Water Laboratory Certification Summary  Drinking Water Laboratory Certification 
Floodplain Permit (Part 31) Summary  Floodplain Permit 
Floodplains and Plat Review Summary  Floodplains and Plat Review 
General Permit Category for Limited Great Lakes Shoreline Management Activities  Application for Mowing and Vegetation Removal 
Great Lakes Submerged Lands Permit (Part 325)  Great Lakes Submerged Lands Permit 
Groundwater Discharge Permit  Groundwater Discharge Permit 
Inland Lakes and Streams Permit (Part 301)  Inland Lakes and Streams (alterations) Permit 
Joint Permit Application DEQ/Army Corp of Engineers  DEQ/USACE Joint Permit Application 
Material Application Approvals for Water Resources Management Projects (Rule 97 Certifications)  Material Application Approvals for Water Resources Management Projects (Rule 97 Certifications) 
Non Community Water Supply Permits (Type II)  Non-Community Water Supply Construction Permit 
NPDES (Non-Storm Water) Permit  NPDES General Permit Certificates of Coverage 
NPDES CAFO Permit  NPDES Individual Permit 
NPDES Storm Water Discharge from Construction Sites Notice of Coverage  NPDES Storm Water Discharge from Construction Sites Notice of Coverage 
NPDES Storm Water (Industrial) General Permit  NPDES Storm Water (Industrial) General Permit Certificates of Coverage (Notice of Intent) 
NPDES Storm Water (Industrial) No Exposure Certification  NPDES Storm Water (Industrial) No Exposure Certification 
Public Swimming Pool Construction (spas/hot tubs) Permits  Public Swimming Pool Construction (spas/hot tubs)Permits 
Public Swimming Pool License  Public Swimming Pool License 
Public Water Supply Construction Permit (Type I) Summary  Public Water Supply Construction Permit 
Public Water Supply Construction Permit (Type I)  Approval of Chemicals and Materials Used in Public Water Supplies 
Septic Tank Waste Removal, Transport and Land Application Licenses  Septic Tank Waste Removal and Transport License 
Shorelands Protection and Management Permit-- High Risk Erosion (Part 323)  Shorelands Protection and Management Permit 
Submerged Log Recovery Permits  Submerged Log Recovery Permits 
Wastewater Collection and Treatment Facilities Construction Permit  Wastewater Collection and Treatment Facilities Construction Permit   
Water Hauler License  Water Hauler Licenses 
Water Withdrawal Permit  Water Withdrawal Permit 
Wetlands Protection Permits (Part 303)  Wetlands Protection Permits 
 PERMIT TRACKING 
 Aquatic Nuisance Control Permits Applications 
 Coastal and Inland Waters Permits Information System CIWPIS) 
 Wastewater Discharge Permits Web Inquiry System 
 PERSONAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 
Summary Information  Permit Program Web Pages 
3.3 Waterworks Operator Certifications Waterworks Operator Certifications 
3.5 Storm Water Operator Certifications Storm Water Operator Certifications 
3.1 Industrial or Commercial Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certifications
3.2 Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certifications 
Industrial, Commercial or Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certifications 
3.4 Water Well Driller, Pump Installers and Dewatering Contractor Registrations Water Well Driller, Pump Installers and Dewatering Contractor Registrations 
 LISTS OF CONSULTANTS & SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONALS 
 Registered Water Well Drilling and Pump Installation Contractors 
 Wetlands Consultants 
 Septage Haulers Directory 
 Environmental & Drinking Water Testing Lab Directory 
 Clean Air Environmental Consultant Assistance 

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