Land Remediation & Redevelopment

  • The DEQ's Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD) administers programs for the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated sites to promote redevelopment and protect the environment. This webpage provides links for the DEQ's pages related to site investigation and cleanup, liability protection and due care responsibilities, brownfield grants and loans, and brownfield incentives. RRD's professional staff can provide additional information about our programs.
A Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) allows people to purchase or begin operating at a facility without being held liable for existing contamination.
Information regarding RRD’s efforts to monitor compliance with and enforce state environmental statutes and rules relevant to contaminated sites.
Owner/operator's responsibility for the corrective actions mandated by Part 213, Leaking Underground Storage Tanks, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA451, as amended (NREPA).
Response activity to address sites of environmental contamination generally proceeds in a sequence of steps, which can include initial evaluation, interim response, remedial investigation, remedial action, operation and maintenance, and monitoring. You can access documents here that will help you understand requirements for those steps, including remedial action plan requirements and Michigan's land-use based cleanup criteria.
Information about Michigan's Superfund Program which includes sites that are listed on the National Priorities List (NPL).
Information on Michigan's Brownfield grant and loan programs, Applications, workshop materials, news and contacts.
The Vapor Intrusion information linked to this web page includes specific guidance developed by the MDEQ.