April 17, 2020
Department: MI Environment – EGLE
Factories, businesses and other entities that emit pollutants have been notified that EGLE expects them to continue to adhere to environmental laws and all conditions of permits that were in force when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Stay Home, Stay Safe order went into effect.
However, EGLE recognizes that social distancing requirements, temporarily idled operations and other COVID-related complications can make it unsafe or unreasonable right now to comply with certain obligations.
To address this challenge, EGLE has created a process where a regulated entity can request that the agency provide temporary, regulatory flexibility. Entities interested in flexibility submit an email to EGLE-EnforcementDiscretion@Michigan.gov.