EGLE schedules virtual public meeting to discuss status of Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment Plant operating license renewal application

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 2, 2020

Jill A. Greenberg, EGLE Spokesperson, GreenbergJ@Michigan.gov, 517-897-4965

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will host a virtual public meeting Dec. 7 to give community members an opportunity to learn about the license renewal application submitted by the Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment Plant (MDWTP), and the EGLE license review process.  

In the application, MDWTP proposes to expand its hazardous waste treatment and storage capacity. The plant is located at 49350 North I-94 Service Drive in Belleville, Michigan. This meeting will take place electronically due to the constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Hazardous waste site licenses must be renewed at least every 10 years. The renewal process allows EGLE to affirm accuracy of site information, review operations and enhance license requirements to continue protections to the community. EGLE is currently reviewing the application for MDWTP.   

The meeting, set to begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7,  will include a presentation covering proposed site operations and EGLE’s licensing process.  A question-and-answer session with EGLE staff follows.

Individuals interested in attending can pre-register or join when the meeting starts without registering. Those without internet access can phone in, by calling 213-787-0529 and using the conference code, 881478.            

To learn more in advance of the meeting, go to Michigan.gov/USEcologyMDWTP and subscribe to the site mailing list to receive updates on progress related to EGLE’s oversight and application review for operations at MDWTP.

Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at the meeting should contact Christine Matlock at 517-290-4612 to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation and/or other assistance. EGLE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, political beliefs, height, weight, genetic information or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its programs or activities, and prohibits intimidation and retaliation, as required by applicable laws and regulations.

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