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Introduction to MiWaters for Facilities Covered Under a DEQ Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Permit
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

The DEQ, Water Resource Division is excited to present MiWaters; a new online information system that provides users with a streamlined electronic permitting process. This webinar will focus specifically on how MiWaters will affect facilities covered under the DEQ CAFO Permit. DEQ staff will provide a step-by-step navigation through MiWaters that will cover the submittal of an application, checking the status of a permit, and how to use important compliance notification features. The webinar will also highlight changes made to the new general permit and offer a question and answer session. Facilities covered under a DEQ CAFO Permit, as well as consultants and other interested parties are encouraged to attend this webinar.



PAST DEQ WEBINARS (recordings)

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The State of Recycling in Michigan (recorded 6/11/15, 68 min)
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hosted The State of Recycling in Michigan webinar for local decision makers, recycling program implementers, and organization leaders interested in improving recycling in Michigan. Through a Community Pollution Prevention Grant between the DEQ and the Michigan Recycling Coalition, Resource Recycling Systems created the Measuring Recycling in the State of Michigan report, which includes information on measuring access to recycling throughout Michigan, evaluating participation in recycling, and calculating the statewide recycling rate. Speakers Hunt Briggs from Resource Recycling Systems and Matt Flechter from the DEQ help webinar attendees deepen their understanding of the information presented in the report and how the results were obtained; how future data collection efforts could be improved; the state’s strategy for improving recycling; and your organization’s role in that strategy.
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DEQ Wastewater Treatment Technology Webinar - (recorded 4/23/15, 90 min)
This webinar explores general wastewater treatment technologies and teaches the physical, chemical and biological process of wastewater treatment. This webinar educates attendees about various treatment technologies including lagoons, activated sludge, sequencing batch reactors, oxidation ditches, trickling filters, and rotating biological contractors, typical found in municipal systems. This webinar is applicable to local and tribal governments, non-profit organizations, local health departments, regional planning agencies, any National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitted facility, NPDES or Industrial Pretreatment DEQ staff or other organizations interested in wastewater treatment.
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Click to ViewDEQ Revised Total Coliform Rule Webinar (recorded 4/15/15, 37 min)
This webinar is intended to provide a broad overview of the revised total coliform rule (RTCR) and lay out a foundation for the training provided at the DEQ Bay City Noncommunity Workshop in April 2015.
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Click to ViewHazardous Waste Generator Recordkeeping & Inspections (recorded 3/19/15, 63 min) This is the 3rd webinar in the Introduction to Hazardous Regulations Webinar Series. This webinar provides an overview of the records that a hazardous waste generator is required to maintain, including waste characterizations, monthly waste inventory, uniform manifests, and land disposal restriction notifications. The webinar will also provide an overview of what to expect during a DEQ hazardous waste inspection.
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DEQ Revolving Loan Fund Opportunities and Recent Program Changes (recorded 3/12/15, 66 min)
This webinar provides a brief introduction to different funding options available to communities to improve their wastewater, storm water and drinking water systems. The webinar covers opportunities under the State Revolving Fund (SRF), Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) and the Strategic Water Quality Initiatives Fund (SWQIF), including common project plan and application deficiencies that can delay DWRF, SRF, and SWQIF projects. New federal requirements under the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) have resulted in significant changes to the current SRF program. This webinar covers these very important changes, along with examples of what is expected in future submittals.
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Click to ViewHazardous Waste Generator Accumulation, Storage, and Labeling Requirements (recorded 3/11/15, 71 min)
This is the 2nd webinar in the Introduction to Hazardous Regulations Webinar Series. This webinar provides an overview of the requirements associated with onsite hazardous waste management, including: accumulation limits and timelines, storage requirements for hazardous waste in designated storage areas and satellite containers, container labeling requirements, closed container requirements, and Subpart CC requirements.
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- Download Waste Characterization Steps and Questions
- Download Optional Waste Characterization Record Form

Click to ViewHazardous Waste Characterization and Generator Status (recorded 3/4/15, 72 min)
This is the 1st webinar in the Introduction to Hazardous Regulations Webinar Series. During this webinar you will learn how to determine if a waste is considered a hazardous waste, liquid industrial waste, or non-hazardous solid waste; and how to use that determination to calculate a site's generator status. These concepts are vital to understanding how to properly manage and dispose of waste.
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2015 Community Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program Webinar: Enhancing Local and Regional Recycling Programs - (recorded 2/11/15, 58 min)
Participate in this webinar to learn more about the grant funding available through the 2015 Community P2 Grant Program for projects that enhance local or regional recycling programs and lead to increases in the statewide recycling rate. The purpose of this webinar is to educate attendees about the objective of the 2015 Community Pollution Prevention Program and to answer questions and assist the attendee in creating an organized, well written and relevant application that furthers the objectives of the program. This webinar is applicable to local and tribal governments, non-profit organizations, local health departments, municipalities, regional planning agencies or other organizations that are interested in enhancing their local or regional recycling programs with the overall objective of increasing the statewide recycling rate.
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Click to ViewBeneficial Reuse of Non-Hazardous Industrial By-Products - (recorded 2/12/15, 73 min)
This webinar will explore the environmental and economic benefits of recycling industrial by-products rather than disposing of them in a licensed landfill. Duane Roskoskey with DEQ’s Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection will discuss the recent changes to Part 115, Solid Waste Management, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. Topics will include use of these materials in various construction applications (building and fill), as waste stabilization materials, land application, and as use in soil mixtures (otherwise known as Beneficial Reuse applications, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5). (click on the registration link for more information).
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Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System (MAERS) Review Webinar 2015 - (recorded 1/29/15, 84 min)
The DEQ is pleased to provide this MAERS Review webinar. The webinar is geared for those that are familiar with MAERS but would like a quick review to get them ready for the next submittal. The webinar will provide a very brief review of the registration process; how to add users to an account; navigating the forms; and submitting data.
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Click to ViewHigh Risk Erosion Area Update for Chippewa County Webinar (recorded 1/27/15, 28 min)
During this webinar DEQ Water Resources Division staff discuss the findings and implications of a recent erosion study of the Lake Superior shoreline of Chippewa County. This webinar is intended for shoreline property owners and local officials in Chippewa County. Webinar participants are encouraged to preview the preliminary High Risk Erosion Area Update maps for Chippewa County at
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Click to ViewDEQ Recycling Awards Application Webinar -
(recorded 1/22/15, 48 min)
On April 14, 2014, Governor Rick Snyder announced a statewide plan to increase the state’s recycling rate to 30 percent. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the Governor’s Recycling Council, will recognize excellence in recycling at the Governor’s Recycling Summit, May 5, 2015, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The purpose of the webinar is to explain the recycling recognition and award criteria and assist nominees with the award application process. Businesses, institutions, government agencies, non-profits and other organizations that would like to be recognized at the Governor’s Recycling Summit for helping to achieve the Governor’s recycling goals should attend this webinar.
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Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program - Grants Administration Training Webinar (recorded 11/19/14, 30 min)
This webinar provides information on how to successfully administer your Fiscal Year 15 CZM grant.  Topics covered include grant provisions, reporting requirements, subcontracts, supporting documentation, grant and extension requests, and tips for making administration more efficient and effective.
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 Low-Level Mercury Sampling, Analysis, and Reporting for NPDES Permits Webinar
(recorded 11/25/14, 49 min)

This webinar will address Low-Level Mercury Sampling, Analysis, and Reporting for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, including field blanks, field duplicates, method blanks and adjusted final data, for U.S. EPA Methods 1631E and 1669. 
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Click to ViewAn Overview of the Water Treatment Additive (WTA) Approval Process for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitted Facilities (recorded 11/19/14, 52 min)
The purpose of this webinar is to outline the WTA approval process from receipt of the request through approval. We hope to address commonly asked questions. Any NPDES permittee with WTA approval requirements may be interested in attending.
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Click to ViewDEQ's Updated NPDES Multiple Discharger Variance for Mercury Webinar (recorded 11/10/14, 43 min)
This webinar highlights how DEQ proposes to regulate NPDES permittees that monitor or have permit limits for mercury.  Any NPDES permitted facility with mercury limits or monitoring should view. The strategy is for Fiscal Years 2015-2019.

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2014 Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (recorded 10/27/14, 60 min)
The Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP) will begin October 2014 and will provide a minimum of $3.6 million funding during the 2014 grant cycle.  The purpose of the MISGP is to provide funding and technical assistance to prevent, detect, eradicate, manage and control terrestrial and aquatic invasive species.  Aspects of the granting program and application will be discussed during this webinar with the opportunities for questions from potential applicants.
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Click to ViewIndustrial Storm Water - Visual Assessment Webinar
 (recorded 10/28/14, 88 min)
Conducting visual assessments of storm water discharges from areas of industrial activity is a new permit requirement for facilities in Michigan with industrial storm water permit coverage. This webinar provides the background and direction for conducting the visual assessment of industrial storm water discharges. The DEQ's Water Resources Division staff will discuss the development of the written procedures for conducting the visual assessment, sample collection of the storm water discharge, and the visual assessment  of the storm water sample.  This webinar is intended for Industrial Storm Water Certified Operators, personnel that will be collecting industrial storm water discharge samples, industrial storm water permittees, and consultants who assist industrial storm water permittees.
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CZM Program Request for Proposals Webinar (
recorded 10/21/14, 60 min) This webinar covers topics including eligibility criteria, program focus areas, project preferences, supporting information, additional information required for construction projects and application submittal and schedule. CZM Program staff answer questions about these topics as they relate to your proposal. This webinar is intended for coastal units of government, state agencies, regional planning agencies, conservation districts, universities and school districts, tribal governments and non-profit organizations interested in submitting an application for a project located within the coastal boundary.
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Click to View Understanding the National Flood Insurance Program and Local Floodplain Building Code Requirements (recorded 10/22/14, 107 min) This webinar highlights the responsibilities of the local community in administering National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements at the local level. Local officials/building inspectors, planners and consultants who are responsible for carrying out the local floodplain development responsibilities should attend. The purpose of the Webinar is to provide an overview for communities new to the NFIP and a refresher to those communities already in the NFIP.
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Click to ViewChanges in the DEQ Aquatic Nuisance Control Program Permitting Process Resulting from Changes to Part 33 -  (recorded October 9, 2014, 65min)
The purpose of this webinar is to communicate changes in Part 33 Aquatic Nuisance Control and review the revised forms and procedures for the Aquatic Nuisance Control Program permitting process. 
Aquatic Nuisance Control program staff will explain and interpret changes in Part 33, introduce changes in the permit application process, review the revised permit application form, and take comments and questions from the webinar audience.  This webinar is designed for aquatic pesticide applicators, lake managers, DNR and DEQ personnel, private citizens, and non-governmental organizations involved with the chemical management of invasive aquatic plants. 

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Click to ViewNon-point Source Grants Webinar (recorded August 5, 2014, 65 min) 

DEQ Non-Point Source (NPS) staff explain the FY 2015 Non-Point Source Program Request for Proposals. NPS staff will discuss the grant application schedule, program priorities, targeted water bodies, eligibility criteria, and how to successfully submit a notice of intent. This webinar is intended for watershed groups, conservation organizations, municipal environmental coordinators, drain commissioners and others interested in applying for a non-point source grant to restore and protect watersheds.
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Click to ViewThe Clean Michigan Initiative Water Quality Monitoring Grant: Overview and Proposal Submission Tips (recorded July 18, 2014, 80 min)This webinar provides background and status information on the Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI) Water Quality Monitoring grant program.  The program provides funding to local units of government and non-profit organizations to carry out water quality monitoring activities to address local issues of concern and to identify new chemicals/issues that may be impacting the quality of Michigan’s surface waters.  The webinar will also address the proposal review process and answer RFP submittal questions.
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Click to ViewMichigan’s New Wetland Mitigation Banking Fund Program - (recorded June 25, 2014)
In an effort to further promote wetland banking in Michigan, the legislature has enacted a new innovative approach to increase the establishment of wetland banks by developing a Wetland Mitigation Bank Funding Program (WMBF).  The WMBF provides grants and low interest loans to eligible municipalities interested in developing a wetland mitigation bank.  The primary purpose of the program is to promote the development of bank sites in areas that don’t currently have existing markets and available credits.  Grant and Loan applications under the WMBF will start being accepted on July 1, 2014.  The DEQ will be conducting a webinar on June 25, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. to provide information on this new program, and provide an opportunity for interested parties to ask questions and provide feedback on program materials
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Click to ViewUnderstanding Michigan’s Water Quality - (Recorded May 20, 2014, 10:00 -11:00 AM
This webinar will provide an overview of how the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) assesses surface water quality and what some of the most recent information tells us about the status of our surface water. The webinar will be of interest to anyone interested in the state-wide picture of Michigan’s water quality and how it is arrived at by the DEQ’s Water Resources Division, including the general public, watershed groups, municipalities, tribes, water use and water-related interests.
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How Federal Asbestos Regulations Apply to Fire Suppression Training (recorded Aug. 28, 2013, 56 min)
Fire departments that conduct suppression training are subject to federal asbestos regulations. This webinar will help fire departments and local officials understand why the activity is regulated, who is responsible for compliance with the regulations, and the steps to be followed to ensure the safety of the community and staff present for the training.
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