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Environmental Compliance Conference offers tips and training

Agency: Environmental Quality

March 20, 2012                                                                                                          12-0320


For More Information                                         Brad Wurfel, 517-373-7917, 

                                                                  Jennifer Acevedo, 517-335-3203, 


The DEQ today announced three spring conferences to help companies, consultants, institutions, and state and local government workers navigate state environmental laws.

The Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference is a comprehensive training opportunity designed to help participants better understand how to comply with Michigan's environmental requirements. Conferences are offered April 26 in Gaylord, May 1 in Grand Rapids, and May 10 in Livonia. Sessions are geared to be relevant for new and seasoned operators alike. Conference highlights include:

  • Three concurrent tracks with more than 15 sessions presented by experienced DEQ staff will cover waste management, water quality requirements, air quality requirements, pollution prevention, energy efficiency, and more.
  • Release of the 7th edition of the "Michigan Guide to Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations," developed by the DEQ and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
  • An "Expert Area" devoted to offering one-on-one assistance will provide an opportunity to get answers to specific questions and network with state agency staff.  

The registration fee of $115 includes lunch, refreshments, and conference materials. Conference details and online registration are available at, click on "DEQ Workshops."

For more information, contact the Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278.