DEQ Restructuring Update

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be Restructured into the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a second Executive Order (EO 2019-6) intended to restructure the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). Under EO 2019-6, The Environmental Rules Board and the Environmental Permit Review Panels/ Commissions that were put in place by the legislature last year would be kept intact under this proposed restructure. New offices created within the restructured department include; Climate and Energy, Clean Water Public Advocate, and Environmental Justice Public Advocate. 

Executive Order 2019-6 Full Text can be found here. 

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