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Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program – Request for Proposals Webinar Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
The DEQ's CZM Program is hosting a webinar to explain the FY 2016 Request for Proposals for coastal grants starting October 1, 2015 through December 30, 2016. This webinar will cover 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 will be available to answer your 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. Maps of the coastal boundary are available at The webinar will be recorded and made available to all others on the CZM Program Web site.

Understanding the National Flood Insurance Program and Local Floodplain Building Code Requirements
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
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.

Industrial Storm Water - Visual Assessment Webinar
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
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.

DEQ's Updated NPDES Multiple Discharger Variance for Mercury Webinar
Monday, November 10, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
The purpose of this webinar is to highlight 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 participate. The strategy is for Fiscal Years 2015-2019.

DEQ Water Treatment Additive (WTA) Approval Process Overview Webinar
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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.

PAST DEQ WEBINARS (recordings)

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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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Click to ViewGreenhouse Gas Accounting and Product Life Cycle Management
(Recorded February 19, 2014, 60 min)This webinar provides an overview and demonstrate tools to model the benefits of alternative end-of-life waste management comparisons.   The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission implications of purchasing recycled content products, as well as, reusing and source reducing material in products that we use will be presented. The webinar is hosted by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and features a presentation by Deanna Lizas, ICF International, on the Waste Reduction Model (WARM) and Recycled Content (ReCon) Tool.
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MAERS Review Webinar
(recorded Jan. 16, 2014, 90 min.)
The webinar is geared for those that are familiar with Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System (MAERS), but would like a quick review to get them ready for the next submittal. The webinar provides a review of the MAERS registration process, adding users to an account, navigating the forms, and submitting data.

Click to ViewHazardous Waste Generator Recordkeeping & Inspections
(recorded Jan 21, 2014, 73 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. Additionally, the presenter discusses recent changes to the hazardous waste regulations.
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Click to ViewHazardous Waste Generator Accumulation, Storage, and Labeling Requirements

(recorded Jan. 14, 2014, 67 min.)
This is the 2nd webinar in the Introduction to Hazardous Regulations Webinar Series. This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements associated with onsite hazardous waste mangement, including:- Accumulation limits and timelines- Storage requirements for hazardous waste in designated storage areas and satellite containers- Container labeling requirements- Closed container requirements- 40 CFR 265, Subpart CC requirements.
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 Hazardous Waste Characterization and Generator Status
(recorded Jan. 10, 2014, 67 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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Introduction to the DEQ's Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control and Construction Storm Water NPDES Permit Programs
(recorded Dec. 19, 2013, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
The goal of this webinar is to provide you with a general overview of the Soil Erosion and Construction Storm Water permitting requirements in Michigan, how to apply, and common compliance problems.  This training is geared at companies, governments, inspectors and individuals who participate in or review earth change activities and who would like an overview or refresher on the regulations involved in such activities.
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Road Right-of-Way Alternate Institutional Control Webinar (recorded Dec. 17, 2013, 73 min.)
This webinar was presented by the DEQ's Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD). The webinar introduces a newly proposed institutional control that may be used to provide information regarding the presence of contaminated soil and groundwater to those who may be working within a road right-of-way (ROW). Click here to review the Draft Road Right-of-Way Alternative Institutional Control form.
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Michigan Electronics Takeback Program: Summary and Future Direction (recorded Sept. 5, 2013, 43 min)

This webinar provides a summary of the Michigan Electronic Waste Takeback Program during its first three years and the anticipated direction through the fifth year of the program. It includes highlights of volumes collected; ongoing registration issues; registration changes for 2014 and a general direction of the emphasis of the program over the next two years. Download presentations slides from the webinar.

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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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