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E-M:/ DEQ session on Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plants June 25, Lansing



FYI -- the links below for registration appears to be non-functional, and I hope DEQ can post the correct link to Enviro-Mich as well.  Anne

 

May 23, 2008

Dear Interested Party:

SUBJECT: General Information Session: Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plants

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Air Quality Division (AQD),

is pleased to announce an upcoming event entitled “General Information Session: Air

Permitting and Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plants” on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, from

10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. It will be held at the Library of Michigan’s Historical Center Forum

Room, 702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, Michigan. Highlights include:

general information regarding the air pollution rules,

general information regarding the air permitting process,

an overview of each pending coal-fired power plant project, and

an overview of the enhanced public participation process.

Please note that due to limited seating, interested parties must register at

http://deqwebdv/eforms/airpermitsmeetingregistration.html . There is no registration fee.

All presentation materials will be available at

http://www.deq.state.mi.us/aps/downloads/permits/cfpp/cfpp.htm  after the session (scroll

down to “Related Links”).

Please help us get the word out about this important session. If you have any questions,

please call Mary Ann Dolehanty, AQD, at 517-373-2098 or e-mail her at

dolehantym@michigan.gov ; or call Vrajesh Patel, AQD, at 517-373-7053 or e-mail him at

patelv@michigan.gov , or you may contact me.

Sincerely,

G. Vinson Hellwig, Chief

Air Quality Division

517-373-7069

 

 

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Air Quality Division

presents

General Information Session:

Air Permitting and Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plants

Where: Library of Michigan’s Historical Center Forum Room

702 West Kalamazoo Street, Lansing, Michigan

When: Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Register: http://deqwebdv/eforms/airpermitsmeetingregistration.html

Click on link above. Note: Due to limited seating, attendance is by registration only.

There is no registration fee. Also, a PowerPoint presentation and all handouts will be available

after the session at http://www.deq.state.mi.us/aps/ .

Overview

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Air Quality Division (AQD), is currently reviewing

air permit applications for four proposed coal-fired power plants in Michigan. Due to the controversial nature of

these projects, and in an effort to provide information about the agency’s role during the review of these

applications, the AQD and the Environmental Assistance Program (EAP) are offering this general information

session for legislators and other interested parties. This outreach session will provide general information

about air pollution rules, the air permitting process, the enhanced public comment process, and the appeal

process. There will also be an overview of each of the coal-fired power plant proposals.

This is an information session only. This session is not intended to be a forum for public comment on the

proposed projects. Opportunities for public comment and additional public information sessions will be

provided throughout the state in the coming months and will be announced through various media outlets as

required by law.

For more information, please call Mary Ann Dolehanty, AQD, at 517-373-2098 or e-mail her at

dolehantym@michigan.gov ; or call Vrajesh Patel, AQD, at 517-373-7053 or e-mail him at

patelv@michigan.gov .

Agenda

10:00 AM General overview of the air permitting process, AQD’s role and authority, public comment process,

and appeal process

10:30 AM Overview of each of the proposed coal-fired power plant applications

11:00 AM Question and answer session with AQD Panel

1:00 PM Adjourn

Upcoming Events

Upcoming information sessions and formal public hearings will be held in local communities. As further

information is available, it will be posted at http://www.deq.state.mi.us/aps/downloads/permits/cfpp/cfpp.htm .

 

 

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Sierra Club Michigan Chapter - 109 E. Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906  - 517-484-2372    anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org

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