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Re: E-M:/ Water quality trading--Coming to a stream near you



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Enviro-Mich message from "Bryan Harrison" <HARRISOB@exec.state.mi.us>
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For the record, any lack of fanfare regarding our trading programs is unintentional and does not reflect my understanding of the desired fanfare levels of the Engler Administration, its Department of Environmental Quality, and its staff.

Let it be clear that the DEQ desires elevated fanfare in regards to both our air and water quality trading programs.  Any assistance subscribers can provide in producing more fanfare would be welcome.

Bryan Harrison 

PLEASE NOTE: While the above mentioned statement appears to make statements on behalf of the Engler Administration, its Department of Environmental Quality and its staff - it should be noted that I am not a spokesperson for any of the above entities or individuals. Having said that, I still think fanfare is a good idea.

>>> "jeffsurfus" <jeffsurfus@msn.com> 06/06 11:08 AM >>>
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Enviro-Mich message from "jeffsurfus" <jeffsurfus@msn.com>
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ALERT!

As you may know, Michigan is getting closer to finalizing regulations that
would allow water quality trading within watersheds.  This is similar to the
air pollution trading that has been going on, with some similar and some
different drawbacks.  Earlier this year, DEQ issued proposed regulations
under which surface water quality would be allowed.  This has all been done
very quietly with very little fanfare.

Tomorrow, DEQ is holding a public hearing on these proposed regs, at 9 am,
at the G. Mennen Williams Auditorium at 525 West Ottawa Street in downtown
Lansing.

According to David Batchelor, the DEQ SWQ's market-based environmental
quality specialist, you can submit written comments at the meeting or mail
them to:

Surface Water Quality Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Knapps Center, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 30273
Lansing, MI 48909-7773

The public comment period will close on June 14.

The proposed regs can be viewed at DEQs SWQ Div Water Quality Trading
website at:  http://www.deq.state.mi.us/swq/trading/temp5x.htm 

If you don't want to read the entire proposed rule, a good summary is
available at:  http://www.deq.state.mi.us/swq/trading/progdes.htm 

You decide--Is this really a good idea or another sellout by DEQ to big
business?

Jeff Surfus




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