Request for Information: EGLE seeks input on research design

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2019
Lisa VanOstran, Michigan DTMB, VanOstranL@Michigan.gov, 517-284-5012
Jill A. Greenberg, EGLE Public Information Officer, GreenbergJ@Michigan.gov, 517-897-4965

Project to evaluate economic impact of groundwater management actions

The Office of the Great Lakes at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), is announcing a Request for Information to gather input on research design and resources.

The information gathered will assist the state of Michigan in developing a future Request for Proposals (RFP) for a research project that would evaluate the long-term cost of using institutional controls and other restrictive management actions to manage risks associated with groundwater contamination, and develop an improved decision-making framework to guide their use in the future.

The goals of this research project are to provide information about the long-term individual and cumulative effects and holistic costs of using restrictive covenants and institutional controls, and to develop a decision-making framework for determining appropriate uses of institutional controls in the future.

The state of Michigan seeks input on how to structure the project, the best way to disseminate a future RFP to qualified entities, the most appropriate funding model, and similar research currently underway in the country.

While this request focuses on Great Lakes universities with dedicated Water Centers or water programs, input is welcomed from additional sources.

To learn more, read the Request for Information (RFI).

The response deadline is July 22, 2019.

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