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Important Michigan DEQ Waste Water Permit Hearings



The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has just announced
two significant NPDES wastewater permit hearings in its calendar published
last Monday at:

http://www.deq.state.mi.us/cal/dq060997.htm

....concerning two significant dischargers in Michigan with potential statewide
and basinwide interest.... Dow Chemical and City of Detroit discharges.

The DEQ notice says that the Dow permit will be issued together with
an administrative consent order but, of course, they don't say anything
about the order because you, the citizens, must track this abatement 
information down yourselves....


JUNE 24, 1997
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and
Reconvene at 7:00 p.m.
PUBLIC HEARING WITH THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR 
REGARDING DETROIT WASTEWATER
TREATMENT PLANT, WAYNE COUNTY, (MI0022802) for reissuance 
of a major permit to discharge 1200 million
gallons per day of treated sanitary and industrial wastewaters 
and combined sewage to the Detroit and/or Rouge Rivers. A
Public Hearing with the Office of the Director will be held at the 
City/County Building, 13th Floor Auditorium, 2 Woodward
Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Information Contact: Jude Woodcock, 
517-373-1329. Decision-maker: W. Charles McIntosh,
DEQ Deputy Director. 


JUNE 26, 1997
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and
Reconvene at 7:00 p.m.
PUBLIC HEARING WITH THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR REGARDING 
DOW CHEM-MIDLAND,
MIDLAND COUNTY, (MI0000868) for reissuance of a major permit 
to discharge an average of 23 million gallons per day
and a maximum of 48 million gallons per day of treated process 
wastewater, incinerator scrubber water, power and feedwater
operations wastewater, groundwater infiltration, brine site clean 
up wastewaters, landfill leachate, noncontact cooling water,
sanitary wastewaters, miscellaneous plant service wastewaters, 
tank car and truck wash water, and storm water runoffs to the
Tittabawassee River; and also concurrently enter an Administrative 
Consent Order. A Public Hearing with the Office of the
Director will be held at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library, 1710 
West Saint Andrews (corner of Eastman and Saint
Andrews), Midland, Michigan. Information Contact: Asad Quraishi, 
517-335-4119. Decision-maker: W. Charles
McIntosh, DEQ Deputy Director. 


Also in the latest calendar is information about contested oil/gas
development in Waterford Township (Oakland County), landfill
remediation in Whitehall, and landfill expansion up near Ontonagon

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