Public Hearing for Enbridge Permit Application

Contact: Melody Kindraka, MDEQ Public Information Officer,, 517-284-6716
Agency: Environmental Quality

July 25, 2017

Who: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)

What:  is hosting a public hearing regarding a permit application from Enbridge Energy, Inc., to install up to 22 anchor support structures into the Lake Michigan lake bed for the Line 5 pipelines under the Straits of Mackinac between Emmet and Mackinac counties.

Why: The public will have the opportunity to provide comment on the record about the permit application submitted under authority of Part 325, Great Lakes Submerged Lands, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended.

Additional information about the permit application is available at

When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 1-4 p.m.

Where: Little Bear East Arena & Community Center, 275 Marquette Street, St. Ignace, Michigan 49781

How Else to Participate: Comments are also being accepted on the MDEQ MiWaters website at  Written comments may be delivered to the hearing or mailed to the MDEQ Gaylord Field Office at 2100 West M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735.

The public may submit comments on the application until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 4, 2017.