Thursday, June 29, 2017

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality News

Michigan submits public comment on proposed permit for crude oil transportation under St. Clair River

The Michigan Office of the Great Lakes recently submitted a public comment letter to the Department of State regarding a proposed Presidential Permit that would allow the use of six pipelines that run under the St. Clair River to transport crude oil.
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Michigan DEQ proposes rule to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from Southwest Detroit

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently issued a rule that would require further sulfur dioxide emissions reductions from companies in Southwest Detroit following public comments requesting more stringent regulations on the emissions.
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Michigan DEQ proposes strengthening cleanup standards for 1,4-Dioxane

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) proposed significantly strengthening the drinking water cleanup standard for 1,4-Dioxane from 85 parts per billion (ppb) to 7.2ppb, which would impact Ann Arbor and the Pall-Gelman Contaminant plume cleanup effort.
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Michigan expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to Upper Peninsula Baraga, Dickinson, Marquette and Menominee counties

Michigan expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to Upper Peninsula Baraga, Dickinson, Marquette and Menominee counties
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Great Lakes Commission accepting grant applications for phosphorus runoff reduction projects

The Great Lakes Commission is now accepting proposals for the 2016 Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program (GLSNRP), which will provide grants for small scale and watershed scale projects designed to reduce phosphorus runoff in the Great Lakes.
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Michigan DEQ accepting grants for $233,300 in clean diesel funding

The Michigan Department of Environmental (DEQ) quality recently announced that it is accepting applications for a total of $233,300 in grant funding, available through the Michigan Clean Diesel Program, for projects that will reduce diesel emissions.
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Michigan DEQ accepting applications for State Revolving Fund low-interest loan for water infrastructure projects

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is now accepting applications for this year’s State Revolving Fund (SRF) and Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) loans, available for communities throughout the state looking to update their infrastructure.
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Water resource teams deliver water, filters, testing kits to 11,000 Flint homes

Water response teams mobilized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) have now completed 11,144 home visits in Flint, during which they have distributed bottled water, filters and replacement cartridges and water testing kits.
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Michigan DEQ accepting public comments on Waukesha, Wisconsin request for Great Lakes basin water diversion

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now accepting public comments on an application from Waukesha, Wisconsin, which is requesting to divert water from the Great Lakes basin.
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Michigan DEQ offering small grants for local waterway cleanup projects

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently made $25,000 available for small grants to fund local cleanup efforts for Michigan waterways under the state’s Volunteer River, Stream and Creek Cleanup Program.
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Michigan DEQ makes $450,000 available for communities to provide residents with recycling carts

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently announced that it is accepting applications for $450,000 worth of funding to expand community recycling programs by providing recycling carts for residents.
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Michigan DEQ funds Southwest Detroit Environment Vision Project to replace four old trucks with clean diesel versions

Using a federal grand administered by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV), recently completed a project to replace four old trucks belonging to local businesses with clean diesel trucks.
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Michigan DEQ awards Hazel Park $2 million Brownfields redevelopment loan

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will provide a $2-million loan to the City of Hazel Park to fund environmental response activities and a vapor mitigation system at a former landfill.
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Rock snot and New Zealand mud snails found in Michigan rivers

Michigan Department of Natural Resources is working to contain spread of invasive species.
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Michigan finds elevated lead levels in Flint elementary school, some homes

Testing by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) found high levels of lead in nine faucets at the Freeman Elementary School in Flint, Michigan.
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Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board holds first meeting

During its first meeting, the board discussed organizational matters and reviewed its responsibilities.
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Michigan DEQ seeks comments on proposed changes to Air Pollution Control Rules

The revisions focus on transparency, public engagement and toxic air contaminant analysis.
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Michigan DEQ Director admits mistake in Flint drinking water safety

Director Dan Wyant said the protocol followed was not appropriate for the city's population.
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