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The Water Resources Division (WRD) protects and monitors Michigan's waters - swimmable, fishable, fish safe to eat, and healthy aquatic ecosystems. 

Please send any comments or suggestions to: WRD, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, MI, 48909-7958, 517-284-5567.

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Surface Water Assessment 
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Beach Water Monitoring 
Dredging Projects 
High Risk Erosion Areas 
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Nonpoint Source Pollution 
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Nonpoint Source (NPS)
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Part 41
PIPP and Part 5
Sand Dune 
SESC & Construction Storm Water
Transportation Hydraulics 
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This page can be accessed as www.michigan.gov/wrd.

 


DEQ is developing a summary of current operating procedures.   The operating procedures that WRD is reviewing, and possibly updating, are temporarily listed below.

Water Resources Division
ID# Policy Description Effective Contact

301-06-02 

Lake Level Augmentation Projects

 10/16/2006

WRD
(517) 284-5567

301-303-05-01 

Expedited Permit Application Process

 12/1/2005

WRD
(517) 284-5567

303-05-03 

Permit Exemptions under Part 303, Wetlands Protection

 2/24/2005

WRD
(517) 284-5567

323-96-03 

Review and Comment on Permit Applications within and Surrounding Environmental Areas

 10/17/1996

WRD
(517) 284-5567

323-96-04 

Placement, Documentation, and Recording of Environmental Area Boundaries

 9/4/1997

WRD
(517) 284-5567

323-97-02 

Conducting and Recording Resource Information for Proposed and Existing Environmental Areas

 9/2/1997

WRD
(517) 284-5567

353-09-01 

Simplified Application Review Process for Critical Dune Projects with Minimal Impacts

 2/5/2009

WRD
(517) 284-5567

353-95-02 

Review of Shore Protection Structure under Sand Dune Protection and Management, Part 353 of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451

 12/25/1995

WRD
(517) 284-5567

353-98-01 

Determining Whether a Parcel is in a Designated Critical Dune Area

 9/28/1998

WRD
(517) 284-5567

325-02-01 

Review of Applications for Construction of Groins

 8/20/2002

WRD
(517) 284-5567

325-06-01 

Dredging and Sidecasting in the Great Lakes

 7/18/2006

WRD
(517) 284-5567

WRD-008

Part 353 Activities Not Constituting a Contour Change or Use 

 7/26/2011

 WRD
(517) 284-5567

 


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