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Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants

Purpose:  To assist property owners and local units of government with the proper removal of abandoned scrap tires and scrap tires at collection sites. Priority will be given to scrap tires accumulated prior to January 1, 1991, and to collection sites that pose an imminent threat to public health, safety, welfare, or the environment.

 

Goals of the Program:  To use available funding to maximize reduction of the public health and environmental concerns associated with scrap tire collection sites, while improving urban renewal and economic development opportunities.

 

Eligibility:  Any person may apply for funding to remove abandoned scrap tires or scrap tires accumulated at a collection site from their lands.  In addition, the owner of a collection site, a local government agency with jurisdiction, a private entity with written authorization from the landowner, or an end-user with written authorization from the landowner, may apply for funding to remove abandoned scrap tires or scrap tires accumulated at a collection site.   A local unit of government (county, township, city, or village) or nonprofit organization may also apply for a grant for:  a cleanup day or resident drop-off day; removal of abandoned scrap tires on state and federal land or small piles of 500-1,000 scrap tires on privately-held land; or removal of scrap tires from road right-of-ways.  See grant application for full eligibility criteria.  See grant application for full eligibility criteria.

 

Criteria:  Scrap tires must have been abandoned or accumulated at a collection site, and the applicant must provide proof of property ownership.  Priority will be given to scrap tires accumulated prior to January 1, 1991, and to collection sites that pose an imminent threat to public health, safety, welfare, or the environment.  Scrap tires must be removed by a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) approved Michigan scrap tire processor, processed, and delivered to an approved scrap tire material end-user.  Approved processor(s) must be willing to accept a pre-determined fee from an approved grant recipient.  This fee is established by the DEQ for each passenger and truck tire processed or on the equivalent tonnage.  Owners of sites with scrap tires that were accumulated after 1991 must agree to placement of a lien on the property.  See grant application for complete criteria.

 

Application Process:

  • Submission of a complete, current Scrap Tire Collection Site Cleanup Grant application package. 
  • Application is reviewed by the DEQ for eligibility. 
  • Eligible applications are prioritized by the DEQ and grants are approved by the DEQ Director.
  • Contracts are issued to the prioritized, eligible applicants, based on the amount of funds appropriated by the Legislature.

 

Nominating Procedures:  Grant applications are approved for funding by the DEQ Director based on eligibility and criteria in the grant application package.

 

Deadlines:  Grant deadlines are announced for each grant cycle. The grant deadline for FY 2014 is October 25, 2013.
 

Timelines:  The application review and funding process generally takes about four months, with projects to be underway by spring.  Projects generally must be completed by no later than the end of the fiscal year in which they were awarded.

 

Dollar Amount(s) Available (Min or Max):  The amount available for Scrap Tire Cleanup Grants for FY 2013 was $3,000,000, and it is anticipated a similar amount will be available for FY 2014, pending Legislative appropriation and all other necessary approvals.  Recipients are eligible for reimbursement up to one dollar per passenger tire and up to $6.25 per truck tire for each scrap tire approved for cleanup under the program.  Recipients may be reimbursed an additional fifty cents for each tire mounted on a rim.  Recipients have the option to be reimbursed on a per ton basis, not to exceed $125 per ton and are not eligible for an additional rim reimbursement amount. 

 

Required Match:  No monetary match is required. Applicants are responsible for loading scrap tires into the processor's collection vehicles.

 

Source(s) of Funds:  Scrap Tire Regulatory Fund.

 

Authority: Part 169, Scrap Tires, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

 

Responsible Division and Office Contact(s):  Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection, Michael Marshall, 517-284-6586.

 

Phase-out/Expansion/Changes for Next Year:   None.

 

Related Grants:  Scrap Tire Market Development Grants  

 

Recent Awards/Example Project:  FY2013 Scrap Tire Cleanup Awarded Grants.

 

Request for Proposals/Application:  Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant Application for Funding [Form EQP5138(2)].