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DEQ awards funding for scrap tire cleanups

Agency: Environmental Quality

April 13, 2012                                                                                                              12-0413

 

For More Information                    Becky Beauregard, 517‑373‑4738, beauregardb@michigan.gov

                                                                     Brad Wurfel, 517-241-7395, wurfelb@michigan.gov 

                                                                         

The DEQ today announced nearly $400,000 for scrap tire cleanup work around the state.

The work is important to address health and environmental concerns associated with scrap tire piles. Grants totaling $386,829 are awarded for 17 scrap tire sites and 35 community cleanup days this year.

Scrap tire piles are a fire hazard and create breeding areas for mosquitoes. This funding will protect the health of communities. The DEQ anticipates it will help remove more than 309,000 "passenger tire equivalents," a measure used to account for different weights and sizes of tires that may be present at a cleanup site.

The grantees will have until Aug. 31 to complete contract requirements for having the tires removed and processed in accordance with a DEQ-approved tire removal plan.

Following is a list of the approved grantees receiving scrap tire cleanup contracts under the program:

Grantee

County

Amount

Arenac Conservation District

Arenac

$3,000

Charter Township of AuSable

Iosco

$3,000

Baldwin Township

Delta

$3,000

Bay County Mosquito Control

Bay

$3,000

Benzie County Solid Waste Department

Benzie

$3,000

Bruce Bower

Muskegon

$2,538

Burleigh Township

Iosco

$3,000

Burnside Township

Sanilac

$3,000

Casco Township

Allegan

$3,000

Kevin Cavanaugh

Ingham

$2,500

Clare Conservation District

Clare

$3,000

Crawford County

Crawford

$12,000

Diane Day

Van Buren

$3,213

Barbara DeLong

Shiawassee

$2,063

City of Detroit

Wayne

$57,463

Garfield Township

Mackinac

$3,900

Geneva Township

Van Buren

$6,000

City of Grand Rapids

Kent

$3,000

Velma Grey

Oceana

$9,175

Rick Haas

Muskegon

$1,763

Hadley Township

Lapeer

$3,000

Hamilton Township

Clare

$3,000

Hartland Township

Livingston

$3,000

Beryle Hickmott

Oakland

$1,377

City of Highland Park

Wayne

$4,375

Charles Hiler

Oceana

$4,651

Ingham County Road Commission

Ingham

$2,773

Jefferson Township

Hillsdale

$3,000

Kim's Salvage

Alcona

$48,100

Laketon Township

Muskegon

$9,000

Lee Township

Allegan

$3,000

Maple Ridge Township

Delta

$3,000

Michigan Nature Association

Muskegon

$650

Midland County Mosquito Control

Midland

$3,000

Missaukee Conservation District

Missaukee

$3,000

Monroe County

Monroe

$3,000

Charter Township of Mt. Morris

Genesee

$3,000

City of Muskegon Heights

Muskegon

$3,000

Northeast Michigan Council of Governments

Alpena

$3,000

Plainfield Township

Iosco

$3,000

Presque Isle Conservation District

Presque Isle

$3,100

Reno Township

Iosco

$3,000

Richland Township

Montcalm

$3,000

Lynn Sanders

Hillsdale

$25,431

Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium

various

$24,000

Springfield Township

Oakland

$3,000

John E. Jr. Tripp

Wexford

$62,500

Two Trackers Four Wheel Drive Club

Muskegon

$3,000

Wakefield Township

Gogebic

$3,000

Wayne Watts

Montcalm

$2,813

Waverly Township

Van Buren

$3,000

Victor Wrublik

Mason

$10,444

 

For more information about DEQ's Scrap Tire Regulatory Program contact Becky Beauregard at 517‑373‑4738 or beauregardb@michigan.gov.

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