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E-M:/ MDEQ's so-called "clean corp citizen" process

Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

Here is one of the latest notices on the MDEQ Environmental Assistance 
Division's so-called "clean corporate citizen" program....

Note in particular MDEQ EAD's offensive approach to the public notice
and participation aspects of this.....remember that these CCC facilities
are entitled to certain regulatory breaks and can even submit draft staff
reports for MDEQ staffers to sign on (rather than author themselves).

MDEQ's Calendar does not tell citizens how they may attempt to gain 
information from MDEQ about a CCC application or that comments can
be submitted to MDEQ.   All the public is told is that they must get
about the application from the company and that they must send their comments
to the company.

This is the Engler-Harding approach to public notice and
participation....and it really sucks!!


                   GRAND RAPIDS, KENT COUNTY. (first notice) The Michigan
                   Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has received
                   notice from Dewitt Barrels, Inc., of its intent to apply for
                   Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) designation. The C3 program
                   provides incentives for improved environmental protection.
                   Regulated sources that have demonstrated environmental
                   stewardship can receive C3 designation and public
                   recognition for their efforts and are entitled to certain air
                   quality permit processing benefits. As part of the
                   process, Dewitt Barrels, Inc., will be accepting public
                   comments and making its application available for public
                   review until 5:00 p.m., September 13, 1999. Contact Dewitt
                   Barrels, Inc., directly to submit comments or for information
                   on reviewing the application. Information Contact: Michael
                   Dewitt, Dewitt Barrels, Inc., 616-459-2660.

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