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Is It Clean? – Michigan Certificates of Completion and No Further Action Letters

On December 22, 2012 Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 1328 which became effective on December 27, 2012.  The Bill amended portions of Part 201 of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act.  Among the interesting amendments to… Read More >

Update on Michigan’s Groundwater Surface water Interface Criteria and Compliance

On June 20, 2012, Governor Snyder signed into law Michigan’s Senate Bill No. 1090 amending MCL 324.20120(e) of Michigan’s Part 201.  As we discussed in an earlier blog entry on April 23, 2012, many owners and… Read More >

Interview: Regulatory Change for Michigan’s GSI Criteria

I had the opportunity to interview Gary Klepper, who has a long, prestigious career in all issues associated with environmental contamination and site remediation.  Gary had a 27-year career with the Michigan Department of Environmental… Read More >

Reinventing Michigan’s Cleanup and Redevelopment Programs

 Governor Snyder has publicly stated his administrative goals are to:  reinvent government  create more and better jobs  restore our cities  enhance our national and international image  protect our environment  solve problems through relentless, positive action… Read More >

Legislative Update – Leaking Underground Storage Tank Act

As we reported last summer, a package of bills are being reviewed by the State Legislature that will impact all parties addressing Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (“LUST”). On January 24, 2012, the Michigan Senate passed… Read More >

On Site Soil Movement: Part 201 Or Part 111?

So what do you do if you own a contaminated property that is a “facility” under Part 201 of NREPA (Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act) and you want to move dirt from one location… Read More >

DEQ Criteria

Did you know that some DEQ exposure pathways are on the chopping block? Ok, so chopping block may not be exactly right phrase, but at the Air & Waste Management Association’s November meeting, DEQ representative… Read More >

Baseline Environmental Assessments and Landlord Refinancing

Here’s an interesting issue that landlords throughout Michigan may be seeing more of when they seek refinancing. Remember the Court of Appeals decision last year in 1031 Lapeer LLC v. R.L Price Properties? Banks remember… Read More >