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Understanding MI Water Quality: 2016 Draft Integrated Report and TMDL Vision
Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Timed to coincide with the Public Comment period for the Draft 2016 Integrated Report, this webinar will provide a brief overview of how the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) assesses surface water quality and will highlight recent changes to the status of our surface water. The discussion will also include information on the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Vision framework that was developed by the DEQ in accordance with USEPA guidance. The webinar will give a state-wide picture of Michigan’s water quality, methods used by DEQ’s Water Resources Division, and the direction forward for the TMDL program. The webinar will be of interest to the general public, watershed groups, municipalities, tribes, NPDES permittees, water use and water-related interests. The Draft 2016 Integrated Report will be available for review starting December 2, 2015 on the DEQ website.
What is the Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System (MAERS) and what is the data used for?
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Michigan Air Pollution Control Rule R336.202 (Rule 2) requires an annual report from many commercial, industrial, or governmental sources of air contaminants. In Michigan facilities submit their emissions calculations through the Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System (MAERS). Maybe you know about MAERS, but have you ever wondered where that data goes and what it is used for? This webinar will give you a good idea of what happens after you click the submit button.Click here for the entire exciting lineup of AQD's Year of Clean Air Webinars
Understanding the National Flood Insurance Program and Local Floodplain Building Code Requirements
Thursday, December 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
This webinar is intended to highlight 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. This webinar qualifies for 1 Continuing Education Hour (CEH) for Professional Engineers.
MAERS Review Webinar
January 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Are you familiar with the Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System (MAERS) but in need of a little review? The Department of Environmental Quality (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, adding users to an account, navigating the forms, and submitting data.
Air Dispersion Modeling: What the heck is it?
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Sometimes a permit contains an emission limit for a specific air toxic, such as formaldehyde. Have you ever wondered why this happens? There are AQD staff members that specialize in air dispersion modeling. Air dispersion modeling is a tool for predicting source impacts through computer simulations. Use of air dispersion modeling is sometimes required to demonstrate compliance with various state and federal ambient air quality standards. If you have ever wondered how this process works or why AQD implements it, then you will be interested in this webinar. Click here for the entire exciting lineup of AQD's Year of Clean Air Webinars.
Stack Testing: What is it and why is it necessary?
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Sometimes emissions from certain industrial processes and/or the efficiency of process control equipment need to be verified. The way this is completed is through various types of stack testing. AQD has dedicated staff that attends and observes stack tests across the state to ensure the validity of the test being conducted. If you have ever wondered how exactly stack testing is done, or if you are interested in why stack testing may or may not be necessary - then you will definitely enjoy hearing this first hand perspective from one of our resident stack testing staff.
PAST DEQ WEBINARS (recordings)
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View the Air Quality and the Nonmetallic Mineral Crushing Industry webinar (recorded 11/19/15, 80 min).
The nonmetallic mineral crushing industry, especially in regard to portable crushing, is one with specific requirements that are sometimes slightly different than that of a typical stationary source. There are notifications that must be submitted for certain activities. This webinar will focus on the specific air quality rules that apply to this industry and some of the challenges that industry and regulators face. You will want to view this webinar if you are a nonmetallic mineral crusher, portable or stationary, or if you are interested in an AQD inspector's perspective on the challenges associated with compliance.
View the Introduction to MiWaters for Facilities Covered Under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit webinar (recorded 11/18/15, 80 min).
This webinar focuses on how MiWaters will affect permittees in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program. DEQ staff provide a step-by-step navigation through MiWaters that covers the submittal of an application, checking the status of a permit, and submitting reports. Permittees in the NPDES Program, as well as consultants and other interested parties are encouraged to view this webinar.
- Download the Introduction to MiWaters for Facilities Covered Under a National Pollutant Discharge Elmination System Permit webinar presentation slides
View the Water Quality Monitoring Requests – Background on the Process and How to Submit a Request webinar (recorded 11/5/15, 49 min).
This webinar will focuses on the process through which people can submit requests to have Michigan DEQ Water Resources Division (WRD) consider conducting various types of water quality related monitoring in a particular water body (e.g., stream, river, pond, lake). Background will be provided on the common types of monitoring the WRD performs and the DEQ WRD’s five-year rotating watershed prioritization system. An overview of how to submit a monitoring request will be provided followed by a question and answer period. The request process is open to anyone including municipal, state, or federal staff; conservation or other nonprofit organizations; and the general public.
- Download webinar presentation slides for the Water Quality Monitoring Requests – Background on the Process and How to Submit a Request webinar
View the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Opportunity webinar (recorded 11/3/15, 44 min).
The webinar will covers funding considerations, application requirements, and program focus area preferences. Participants will learn about the Coastal Zone Management Program and have an opportunity to ask the grants and program specialists questions. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the website. Additional information about the Coastal Zone Management Program can be found at www.michigan.gov/coastalmanagement.
- Download webinar presentations slides for the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Opportunity webinar
View the Potential to Emit: What is it and why are all Air Quality Rules based on it? webinar (recorded 9/23/15, 71 min).
Potential to Emit (PTE) can be a confusing topic for all sectors of industry. However, PTE is something that most businesses should be assessing on a more regular basis. This webinar will focus on what PTE is and why it is used to determine applicability for most air regulations. If PTE confounds you, then this webinar would be a good way to begin your PTE education.
- Download webinar presentations slides for the Potential to Emit: What is it and why are all Air Quality Rules basedon it? webinar
View the Introduction to MiWaters for Facilities Covered Under the Cycle Year 1 Watersheds Industrial Storm Water General Permit webinar (recorded 9/21/15, 58 min).
This webinar will focuses specifically on how MiWaters will affect facilities covered under the MIS110000 or MIS120000 Industrial Storm Water General Permit. DEQ staff provide a step-by-step navigation through MiWaters that covers the submittal of an application, checking the status of a permit, and how to use important compliance notification features. Facilities covered under MIS110000 or MIS120000 Storm Water from Industrial Activities in Cycle Year 1 Watersheds, as well as consultants and other interested parties are encouraged to attend this webinar.
- Download webinar presentation slides for the Introduction to MiWaters for Facilities Covered Under the Cycle Year 1 Watersheds Industrial Storm Water Genral Permit webinar
View the Introduction to MiWaters for Aquatic Nuisance Control Permitting webinar (recorded 9/17/15, 61 min).
This webinar focuses on how MiWaters will affect permittees in the Aquatic Nuisance Control (ANC) Program. DEQ staff provide a step-by-step navigation through MiWaters that covers the submittal of an application and checking the status of a permit. Permittees in the ANC Program, as well as consultants and other interested parties are encouraged to attend this webinar.
- Download webinar presentation slides for the Introduction to MiWaters for Aquatic Nuisance Control Permitting webinar
View the DEQ and The Recycling Partnership: Tools, Techniques, and Resources for Improving Curbside Recycling Collection webinar (recorded 9/16/15, 62 min).
The DEQ is teamed up with the Recycling Partnership to hold a webinar specifically for leaders of Michigan residential recycling programs. This webinar reviewed the tools and resources available to Michigan communities developed by The Recycling Partnership to improve curbside recycling performance. The Recycling Partnership will walk through these resources available to local governments in Michigan as well as best management practices regarding, improving quality, increasing participation and recovery, transitioning to carts, and communicating with your residents. This webinar will be of interest to public and private residential and commercial recycling program managers, recycling and waste haulers, and material recovery facility operators.
- Download webinar presentation slides for the DEQ and the Recycling Partnership: Tools, Techniques, and Resources for Improving Curbside Recycling Collection webinar
View the What to Expect from an Air Inspection webinar (recorded 8/26/15, 62 min).
In the second installment of the Year of Clear Air - AQD 101 Series, inspections is discussed in detail. This webinar discusses what happens when the inspector knocks on your door. What are your responsibilities? What might your inspector want to look at during the inspection? What should you have ready to show your inspector? And most importantly, what happens next? If you have ever had an AQD inspection, or think you may have one in the future, then this would be a great webinar to check out.
View the Introduction to MiWaters for Facilities Covered Under a DEQ Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Permit webinar (recorded 8/21/15, 91 min).
This webinar focuses 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 view this webinar.
- Download webinar presentation slides for the Introduction to MiWaters for Facilities Covered Under a DEQ Concentracted Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Permit webinar
View the Informational Webinar on Draft Michigan Water Strategy (recorded 8/17/15, 87 min).
The DEQ's Office of the Great Lakes hosted an informational webinar on the Draft Water Strategy. The public is encouraged to participate to learn more about the draft Water Strategy and discuss opportunities for involvement in implementation.
View the Nonpoint Source Watershed Planning Grants Webinar (recorded 8/11/15, 52 min).
DEQ Nonpoint Source (NPS) staff explain the FY 2016 Nonpoint Source Program Watershed Planning Request for Proposals. NPS staff will discuss the grant application schedule and process, priorities, eligibility, and State and federal watershed planning requirements. This webinar is intended for watershed groups, conservation organizations, municipal environmental coordinators, drain commissioners and others interested in applying for a nonpoint source grant to develop or update a watershed management plan.
View the Nonpoint Source Grants Webinar (recorded 7/30/15, 62 min).
Nonpoint Source (NPS) staff explain the FY 2016 Non-Point Source Program Request for Proposals. NPS staff will discuss the grant application schedule, program priorities, targeted water bodies, eligibility criteria, new federal requirements, 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.
View the Introduction to the AQD: Protecting Michigan’s air since 1965 webinar (recorded 7/23/15, 42 min).
The Year of Clear Air - AQD 101 Series webinars kicked off with this introduction to the Air Quality Division (AQD). In celebration of 50 years of protecting Michigan’s air, the AQD will be exploring many different aspects of Air Quality in Michigan. This introductory webinar will focus on a broad overview of the AQD’s people and programs
View the State of Recycling in Michigan webinar (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.
- Download presentation slides: Recycling Initiative Status Report
- Download presentation slides: Measuring Recycling in the State of MI
View the 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.
View the DEQ Revised Total Coliform Rule Webinar (recorded 4/15/15, 37 min)
This webinar is intended for Local Health Department Staff. 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.
View the Hazardous Waste Generator Recordkeeping & Inspections webinar (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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- Download webinar notes.
View the DEQ Revolving Loan Fund Opportunities and Recent Program Changes webinar (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.
View the Hazardous Waste Generator Accumulation, Storage, and Labeling Requirements webinar (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 requirement.
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- Download Webinar notes
- Download Waste Characterization Steps and Questions
- Download Optional Waste Characterization Record Form
View the Hazardous Waste Characterization and Generator Status webinar (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.
View the Beneficial Reuse of Non-Hazardous Industrial By-Products webinar (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).
View the High 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 www.michigan.gov/shorelands.
View the 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.
View the 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.
View the An Overview of the Water Treatment Additive (WTA) Approval Process for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permitted Facilities webinar (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.
DEQ'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.
View the Industrial 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.
View the Understanding the National Flood Insurance Program and Local Floodplain Building Code Requirements webinar (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.
View the Changes in the DEQ Aquatic Nuisance Control Program Permitting Process Resulting from Changes to Part 33 webinar (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.
View the Clean Michigan Initiative Water Quality Monitoring Grant: Overview and Proposal Submission Tips webinar (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.
View the Michigan’s New Wetland Mitigation Banking Fund Program webinar (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
View the Understanding Michigan’s Water Quality webinar (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.
View the How Federal Asbestos Regulations Apply to Fire Suppression Training webinar (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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