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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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DECEMBER 12, 2001
7:00 p.m.
PUBLIC HEARING ON PERMIT APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT 
OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, LANSING, MICHIGAN. The Land and Water Management 
Division will hold a public hearing at the White Lake Community Library, 
3900 White Lake Drive, Whitehall, Michigan. The hearing will be for Permit 
Application Number 01-61-0064-P, submitted by the Michigan Department of 
Environmental Quality, Surface Water Quality Division, 300 South Washington 
Square, Lansing, Michigan. The applicant is proposing remedial activities 
that would include excavation and off-site disposal of lake bottom 
sediments contaminated with heavy metals and leather by-products from White 
Lake. The proposed dredging would include sediment removal in a 720-foot by 
360-foot area of the Tannery Bay of White Lake. The dredged volume would be 
approximately 73,000 cubic yards. The excavated sediments would be 
dewatered as necessary prior to disposal, using gravity drainage 
techniques, in order to meet the disposal acceptance requirements of the 
landfill. The dewatering liquids would be treated on site and the treated 
water discharged to White Lake under a National Pollutant Discharge 
Elimination System permit. Following the removal of impacted sediments, 
confirmatory sediment samples would be collected to ensure achievement of 
cleanup goals. No restoration activities are proposed at this time. The 
project is located in Whitehall Township, Muskegon County, Michigan. 
Information Contact: James Fortney, Land and Water Management Division, 
616-356-0209.



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PO Box 39,  East Lansing, MI  48826-0039
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