The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) requires facilities installing or operating equipment that may discharge pollutants to the atmosphere to have an air permit.     DEQs Air Quality Division maintains Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System (MAERS) reports for commercial, industrial and governmental sources of air pollution in Michigan.  MAERS tracks air pollution trends, determines the effectiveness of current air pollution control programs, serves as a basis for future year projections of air quality, provides information for permit review, and calculates the emissions portion of the air quality fee. By March 15, 2015, most facilities will need to submit emissions information for the previous year to DEQ.  

For more information or assistance in this area please contact ASTIs Director of Industrial Compliance, Bruce Bawkon, at 616/485-3832, 810/225-2800 (x 234) or