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    In accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer's request to limit personal interactions, EGLE has closed its district offices and other facilities to visits from the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

    The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) continues to inspect facilities, respond to reports of pollution, and enforce laws and permit conditions that protect public health and the environment during the COVID-19 crisis.

    EGLE is constantly reviewing, tailoring, and amending processes in innovative ways that comply with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order, while ensuring that the vital work of protecting Michigan’s environment and public health is vigorously pursued.


    Follow state actions and guidelines at

    EGLE Establishes Process for Handling Enforcement Discretion Due to COVID-19.

  • Report Environmental Emergency 24/7; Call 800-292-4706

  • Need Environmental Assistance? Call 800-662-9278

  • EGLE FOIA Request Center

  • EGLE Calendar, Events and Training

  • Michigan Environmental Compliance Week

  • Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week
    August 8-16, 2020

    Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week, August 8-16, 2020

    Will you paddle along a water trail or join an Adopt-a-Beach team for a local cleanup? Maybe you can collect plastics as you stroll along the beach, or clear storm catch basins in your neighborhood of litter. There are many things everyone can do as part of their daily routines that will benefit Michigan’s water resources.

  • How to Flush Your Home When Water Services are Restored

    Watch this video to learn how or visit us at to download a printable guidance document.

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