Save the Date! MDEQ Announces Public Information Meetings on the Proposed Cleanup Criteria Rules

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The MDEQ is inviting the public to attend a series of informal information meetings to be hosted around the state to provide an opportunity for citizens and environmental practitioners to learn more about the newly proposed generic cleanup criteria rules.

The DEQ, Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD), has completed a comprehensive revision of the ADMINISTRATIVE RULES FOR PART 201, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION RESPONSE ACTIVITY section of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA). 

The proposed Cleanup Criteria Rules are used to evaluate risks to the public health, safety, welfare and the environment from regulated hazardous substances at sites of environmental contamination. The comprehensive update of the Cleanup Criteria, which includes 304 hazardous chemicals, is used to evaluate exposure pathways such as drinking water, direct contact, and vapor intrusion.

Public information meeting dates:
• Grand Rapids  - May 31 – Crowne Plaza,  9:30 am - noon
• Ann Arbor -  June 1 – Washtenaw Community College,  9:30 am - noon
• Lansing  - June 1 – Lansing Community College, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
• Gaylord  - June 16 – Tree Tops Resort,  9:30 am - noon
• Bay City  - June 28 – Double Tree Hilton,  9:30 am - noon
• Marquette  - July 11 – Marquette Commons, 9:30 am – noon

Formal Public Comment Period: June 17 – July 26, 2016
Formal Public Hearing:  July 13, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Preregistration is welcomed, and there is no cost to attend: to register follow this link


Additional information please contact: Abigail Hendershott at 517-284-5138, or send an email to the

Please visit the Generic Cleanup Criteria Proposed Rules Revisions website which is always available with recent updates.