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Environmental/MDEQ Bulletins

Michigan DEQ News – Spring 2018

In an effort to better tell our story, engage the public, stakeholders, and legislators, and to provide updates on important issues, the DEQ has created an externally-facing newsletter that will be published quarterly. Please click here to find the Spring 2018 edition.

2018 Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC), that is scheduled for June 12-13, 2018 at the Lansing Center (333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing).  This 2-day robust conference will include a variety of topics focusing on the following: basic training, air quality, waste management, emergency response, remediation/redevelopment, wastewater/storm water, drinking water/public health,…

MDEQ Air Quality Division – Dust Management Workshop – April 12, 2018

MAA has been informed of an upcoming MDEQ Dust Management Workshop that is planned for April 12, 2018 from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Washtenaw Community College – Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E Huron Dr., Ann Arbor, Michigan This workshop is recommended for anyone dealing with fugitive dust issues, including municipal, county, or…

DEQ Air Quality Division Director Lynn Fiedler is Retiring

  MDEQ recently announced that Lynn Fiedler, Air Quality Division (AQD) Director, is retiring on March 9, 2018. Lynn has served the citizens of Michigan for more than 35 years, all with the AQD.  She has been a thoughtful leader and a true public servant, sharing her passion for improving the lives of all Michiganders.  Lynn…

Register for the MDEQ 2018 Air Permit to Install and Potential to Emit Workshops

Air Permit to Install and Potential to Emit Workshops February 13 – Lansing, DEQ Headquarters – Constitution Hall May 17 – Ann Arbor, Washtenaw Community College – Great Lakes Regional Training Center August 8 – Lansing, DEQ Headquarters – Constitution Hall November 14 – Grand Rapids, GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center The Michigan Department of Environmental…

Air Permit to Install and Potential to Emit Workshops

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Air Quality Division is offering two back-to-back workshops to help get your air quality questions answered. Air Permit to Install (PTI) Workshop 9:00 am – 12:00 pm The PTI Workshop is for anyone required to obtain an air permit or who is interested in learning more about the air…

2018 MAA Environmental Awards Program

The MAA Environmental Awards Program is designed to recognize companies who are meeting and exceeding state and federal environmental standards in the aggregate production industry. These companies serve as an example to others in the aggregate industry and exemplify commitment to environmental compliance in their daily operations. Click on the following to learn more about…

MAA Environmental Committee Conducts Environmental Review

In the spirit of continuous improvement this past week the MAA Environmental Committee conducted a peer environmental review of MAA member Mid Michigan Materials. During the review, committee members conducted a walk thru of various aspects of the producer’s operations including their lab, quarry mining operations, crushing and screening operations, oil storage building, garage, etc. …

NSSGA Update: It’s Official: WOTUS Withdrawal Formally Proposed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its proposed notice of withdrawal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS).   “This is a welcome step in the process to remove this controversial rule,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO.   If left uncontested, the rule would have allowed the federal…