Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy - Training and Outreach

PAST EVENTS AND WEBINARS

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MULTI-MEDIA EVENTS 

Michigan Environmental Justice Conference - May 2020

Great Lakes PFAS Summit - October 2020

Michigan Environmental Compliance Week - September 2020

Northern Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference  - June 2019

Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference - June 2018 (held every even year)

Environmental Compliance Workshop for the Automotive Salvage and Scrap Metal Industry - December 2018

Michigan Agriculture and Environmental Education Workshop - August 2019

 


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AIR 


MAERS Workshop/Webinar Series - February (Yearly)

MAERS Review Webinar - 2021 (recorded 1/20/21, 67 min)
Are you familiar with the Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System (MAERS) but in need of a little review? The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is pleased to provide this MAERS Review webinar. The webinar is geared for those that are familiar with MAERS but would like a quick review to get them ready for the next submittal.

How to complete an air permit application: Online Training (recorded 11/10/21, 2hr 57 min)
The PTI Workshop is for anyone required to obtain an air permit or who is interested in learning more about the air permit process. This online workshop will address what constitutes an administratively complete application, explain what must be included in your application, and ensure you have all the resources you need to speak one-on-one with a permit engineer about your project. The training will wrap up with a session on how to complete your air toxics evaluation. Helpful resources, like the new and updated Permit to Install Guidebook, will be sent to attendees prior to the training.

Agenda:
1. Introduction to air pollution regulatory agencies
2. Key air quality concepts and terms
3. Permit to Install (PTI) Applicability
4. Filling out the application Form
5. Completing the additional supporting information
6. Application review process
 

MI Business Webinar Series:  Air Permits and Inspections - What do I need to know and how do I prepare for an inspection (recorded 11/9/20, 85 min)
This webinar focuses on how a company can begin to determine whether a process they have or are considering needs an air permit, when you should apply for a permit, how to get started on that process and what resources are available.  The webinar will also discuss how a company can successfully work with EGLE's Air Quality Division (AQD) inspection staff.  This will include when and how inspections are done, what an inspector will look for and what may happen if things are not quite what they should be.  View this webinar if you are a company considering new equipment, concerned whether your existing equipment is in compliance, or you have questions about air quality you would like answered.

A Deep Dive into Air Permitting - Webinar Series (2020)
This series was developed to help applicants put together a complete application from the beginning of the process to the end and ensure you have included all necessary elements - as well as how to work through some of the most complicated portions.  Air Quality Division staff walk you through Best Practices as well as some of the more complicated regulations and rules on the books.

  1. Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)/Nonattainment New Source Review Applicability - Part 1 - BACT and NNSR 
  2. PSD/ NNSR Applicability - Part 2 - Baseline and Applicability Analyses
  3. How to Perform a Top-Down Best Available Control Technology Analysis (BACT) 
  4. Navigating Part 6 and Part 7 - Volatile Organic Compound Rules 
  5. Particulate Emissions
  6. Meaningful Change and Policy and Procedure AQD-025 
  7. Air Toxics Rules and Your Permit Application
  8. Air Dispersion Modeling & Policy and Procedure AQD-022 
  9. Best Practices for a Complete Air Permit Application 
  10. Practicable Enforceability

Clean Air Act (Title V) Renewable Operating Permit Webinar Series (2019)
Renewable Operating Permits (ROPs) are permits for major sources of air pollutants. These permits are typically a conglomeration of a stationary source's existing permits. Unlike other permits, the ROP must be renewed every five (5) years. The process of getting, renewing, or even changing an ROP can be complicated.  This webinar series focuses on facilities in Michigan that either have an issued ROP, are in the process of applying for an initial ROP, or are working with these facilities.  EGLE air quality specialists discuss best management practices on a variety of topics, including applications, modifications, reporting, compliance assurance monitoring, and testing all related to ROPs.

  1. Initial ROP Applications: What is needed and working with AQD
  2. Working with AQD during the application process - Best Management Practices for renewal ROP applications
  3. Making changes to your ROP
  4. Compliance Assurance Monitoring - When you need it and what it means
  5. What if it's not in the PTI, but I need it in the ROP? 
  6. Deviation, semi-annual, annual and other ROP related reports

Odors and Dust: How to deal with issues in your community (recorded 7/31/19, 59 min)
​Odor and dust complaints are the most frequently received complaints EGLE Air Quality Division receives. There are state regulations dealing with dust and nuisance odors, but what should you do if you or your community is having issues with either of these? This webinar details the state requirements for facilities in your community with dust or odor issues. An Air Quality inspector will discuss what to do if you get a complaint from your community regarding dust and odors and your local ordinances do not address the problem. You will also learn when to ask your district office for help.

Air Permit Exemption -Rule 285 and Meaningful Change (recorded 4/24/17, 66 min)
One of the most confusing parts of properly continuing to use a Rule 201 air permit exemption is what to do when the process or equipment undergoes a minor change to the materials being used. In order to determine whether or not these changes trigger the need for an air permit, a meaningful change determination should be completed. This webinar will give valuable information and tools regarding how to complete this determination and what the update to Rule 285 and the "meaningful change" definition entails.

Air Permit Exemptions - Rule 290 and Rule 291 (recorded 4/10/17, 58 min)
This webinar focuses on the Rule 290 and Rule 291 air permit exemptions. These exemptions are used by many businesses to exempt activities with limited emissions. Both of these permit exemptions require that actual or potential emissions be evaluated in a specific manner. This webinar focuses on the Rule 290 changes as well as an explanation of Rule 291, which is a new exemption. Tools have been developed to aid in the evaluation of these permit exemptions. Information regarding where to find these tools will also be addressed.


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CATALYST COMMUNITIES


Building Community Resilience Through Recycling (recorded 11/15/21, 60 min)
This presentation is a panel discussion with local leaders on how and why communities have structured recycling programs to be a sustainable pillar amid a multitude of competing social, economic, and environmental pressures.

Decarbonizing Your Commute (recorded 10/15/21, 61 min)
Your commute - it's one of the most stressful parts of the workday. Not only does it cost time and money, but it is also a major source of carbon dioxide and air pollution. Decarbonizing your commute is good for your wallet, health, and the environment. In this webinar, learn from transportation experts in Ann Arbor about how to reduce vehicle miles traveled, strategies for achieving carbon neutral mobility, and tips for using a free survey tool to benchmark and track greenhouse gas reductions associated with commuting. 

EGLE's Energy Efficiency Programs and Funding (recorded 10/06/21, 61 min)
Kick-off Energy Efficiency Day with EGLE! Hear from EGLE's Energy Services staff about energy efficiency initiatives happening in communities throughout Michigan. Plus, learn about  EGLE's current energy efficiency programs and funding opportunities that could help support energy waste reduction projects  in your community.

How to Become a Solar-Friendly Community Through SolSmart (recorded 10/08/21, 61 min)
SolSmart is a national designation program that provides technical assistance and recognition to local governments who take action to promote solar energy growth. In this session, learn about the basics of SolSmart and how your community can achieve SolSmart designation. Additionally, hear from SolSmart designees in Michigan to gain insight on how to navigate the program. 

Catalyst Communities Kick-off  (recorded 11/19/20, 121 min)
Communities across Michigan are experiencing high water events, extreme temperature, increases in rainfall, and changes in agricultural and natural systems which are impacting the welfare of our State's residents and upending everyday business. Though these events span the state, localized impacts have--and will continue to--profoundly affect health, safety and quality of life in every local community. To help communities better prepare for increased frequency and ferocity of weather disruptions, we have launched the Catalyst Communities initiative, which provides information, training, and resources to suit every community's unique needs. 
In this kick-off event, leaders from across the State of Michigan will share work underway to enhance the resilience of Michiganders. Attendees will learn about resources that can help advance local and regional resilience, stories of how state agencies are integrating resilience into their operations, and the stories of efforts to enhance resilience in some Michigan communities. Attendees will also learn more about a new cohort-based training program that will guide participants through the creation of a resilience and localized decarbonization plan.  Join us at this exciting webinar and become part of the community working to ensure Michigan remains a resilient state for all.  

Recycling, Composting, and Circular Economy Solutions for Your Community (recorded 11/2/21, 62 min)
This presentation brings together two exciting EGLE initiatives - Catalyst Communities and Michigan NextCycle - to highlight the important role of the circular economy in tackling climate change. While many climate solutions are daunting, food waste reductions, composting, recycling, and green purchasing are all under Michigan communities' control and accelerate our low carbon economy​. NextCycle Michigan has grant and technical assistance solutions to support your community's (and public and private partners) success. Please join us to hear more about NextCycle, Michigan's growing Circular Economy, and the role of local governments.

You'll Never Walk Alone: Using Tools & Resources for Local Government Clean Fleets (recorded 9/24/21, 46 min)
Now is a great time to start planning for and taking steps to procure clean fuels and vehicles. A number of tools and resources exist to help local governments lower fleet emissions and use domestic fuels.  Learn from Michigan Clean Cities representatives on how to leverage these tools and resources to best meet your community's clean transportation goals. 

 


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EMERGENCY PLANNING & RESPONSE 

 

SARA Title III Tier Two Workshops/Webinars - January-February (Yearly)

The Emergency Management Framework and Where You Fit in  (recorded 6/23/21, 61 min)
Management of an environmental emergency often requires the response of hundreds of people the across federal, state, and local governments as well as private industry at a moment's notice. Knowing how emergency management works, what the roles are at each level of government, and where you fit in is vital to being prepared and successfully responding to a large-scale incident.  A presenter from each federal, state, and local governments will provide a summary of their government agencies role in an environmental response scenario, how they work together, and what your role is. 

The Michigan Mapping Project: An Emerging Response Technology (recorded 09/22/21, 62 min)

During an environmental emergency response, situational awareness of the surrounding area, vulnerabilities, impacted communities, and potential sources is key, and the Michigan Mapping Project is a new Geographical Information System (GIS) response tool that can be used to quickly identify and monitor this information. This presentation will teach you about using this technology in a spill response situation, for pre-planning of an incident, and how to become a user of this program, which can include any public entity at the federal, state, and local level as well as private sector emergency responders.

Presenters: Kim Churchill and Jon Gulch, USEPA

Release Reporting Regulations in Michigan…Sara Title III, Part 5, Oh My! (recorded 8/25/21, 59 min)
In order for government agencies to provide the appropriate staff, resources, and expertise to and environmental incident, they must first be notified that it occurred. As a result, release reporting regulations are in place for reporting spills and can vary greatly by the type of material, volumes, use, and where it was released, and it can be difficult to determine if a spill is required to be reported.  This presentation will provide a broad overview of the release reporting requirements in Michigan, when a spill needs to be reported, and how to report it.

Responding to Environmental Emergencies - EGLE and EPA's Roles and Resources (recorded 5/11/20, 73 min)
Local officials and emergency responders should be prepared to deal with a variety of emergencies, including those that impact the public health and the environment like the green ooze, contaminated sites, abandoned hazardous materials, and natural disasters. It's important that you know how to prepare and respond quickly.  In this webinar, attendees learn how EGLE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) coordinate and respond to assist communities during environmental emergencies.  EGLE and EPA share details about their roles, their process, and their partners, in responding to these types of events.  They also share resources and tools for planning and responding to environmental emergencies and natural disasters.

Permitting Considerations for Recovery Projects after the Mid-Michigan Floods (recorded 7/16/20, 80 min)
This information session was intended to provide residents information about permitting requirements and the permitting processes for recovery projects after the recent devastating floods in Mid-Michigan.


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GRANTS, LOANS, & FUNDING

 

Applying for EGLE's FY22 Watershed Council Support Grants (recorded 10/28/21, 61 min)
EGLE Nonpoint Source (NPS) staff explain a new State funded program to support Watershed Councils and other organizations that work to protect or enhance water quality. NPS staff will discuss eligible applicants, the grant application schedule, program priorities, eligibility criteria, application requirements, tips for successful applications, and they will also answer your questions. This webinar is intended for Watershed Councils, Watershed Alliances, local units of government, tribal entities, colleges, universities, and entities with 501(c)(3) status working to improve water quality on a watershed basis.

Applying for FY21 Nonpoint Source Program Watershed Planning Funding (recorded 1/21/21, 59 min)
EGLE Nonpoint Source (NPS) staff explain the FY 2021 NPS Program funding for watershed planning projects. NPS staff discuss the grant application schedule, program priorities, eligibility criteria, application requirements, tips for successful applications, and they will also answer your questions. This webinar is intended for watershed groups, conservation organizations, municipal environmental coordinators, drain commissioners and others interested in applying for a nonpoint source grant to develop or update watershed management plans to restore and protect watersheds and enhance water quality.

Applying for Nonpoint Source Grants Webinar​ (recorded 7/21/2020, 50 min)
EGLE Nonpoint Source staff explain the FY 2021 NPS Program funding for watershed implementation projects. NPS staff discuss the grant application process, program priorities, eligibility criteria, and tips for successful applications. This webinar is intended for watershed groups, conservation organizations, municipal environmental coordinators, drain commissioners and others interested in applying for a nonpoint source grant to restore and protect watersheds through implementation of approved watershed plans.

Michigan Coastal Management Program, 2023 Grant Funding Opportunity, Low Cost Construction (recorded 10/26/2021, 74 min)
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Water Resources Division (WRD), is pleased to announce the Michigan Coastal Management Program (MCMP) 2023 Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO). As a program, the MCMP plans for growth and change in our coastal communities; protects, preserves, restores, enhances, and wisely develops coastal areas for use and enjoyment to improve quality of life; and builds partnerships to create networks that strengthen and expand the collective impact of effective and efficient coastal management. The MCMP seeks to enhance the preparedness and resiliency of coastal communities and their capacity to mitigate the impacts of coastal hazards. This second webinar is for applicants seeking funding for on-the-ground work and will cover specific requirements for low-cost construction projects, such as state and federal permitting considerations, environmental compliance, historic preservation review, project construction footprint, timing or activities, and materials. This webinar is intended for coastal local units of government, educational institutions, regional planning agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofits.

Michigan Coastal Management Program, 2023 Grant Funding Opportunity, General Overview (recorded 10/21/2021, 59 min)
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Water Resources Division (WRD), is pleased to announce the Michigan Coastal Management Program (MCMP) 2023 Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO). As a program, the MCMP plans for growth and change in our coastal communities; protects, preserves, restores, enhances, and wisely develops coastal areas for use and enjoyment to improve quality of life; and builds partnerships to create networks that strengthen and expand the collective impact of effective and efficient coastal management. The MCMP seeks to enhance the preparedness and resiliency of coastal communities and their capacity to mitigate the impacts of coastal hazards. This first webinar is for all applicants and will cover application requirements, program objectives, and funding preferences. All interested in this funding should attend.

Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) Grant: what you need to know to get your drinking water system funded (recorded 11/18/20, 58 min)
The newly formed Drinking Water Asset Management (DWAM) Grant program is available to assist water supplies in Asset Management Plan development or updates, and/or Distribution System Materials Inventory activities to comply with Michigan's Lead and Copper Rule. This webinar will provide an overview of the grant and streamlined application process.. Information on this grant can be found on the DWAM grant webpage.

Fuel Transformation Program Part 1 Grant Application Information (recorded 7/13/21, 73 min)
This webinar will provide information on the second round of funding available through Part 1 of the Fuel Transformation Program Request for Proposals.  EGLE will be accepting applications between June 22, 2021 and August 20, 2021 to replace Class 4-8 diesel trucks, drayage vehicles, transit, and shuttle buses with new all-electric, diesel-electric hybrid, or hydrogen fuel cell versions.  Webinar participants will learn about application requirements and have the opportunity to ask questions. Those interested in applying for a grant, along with those who will be responsible for project management, are encouraged to register.

Fuel Transformation Program Part 1, Round 3, All-Electric or Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Grant Application Information (recorded 11/09/21, 53 min)
This webinar will provide information on the third round of funding available through Part 1 of the Fuel Transformation Program Request for Proposals.  EGLE will be accepting applications between October 19, 2021 and December 17, 2021 to replace Class 4-8 diesel trucks, drayage vehicles, transit, and shuttle buses with new all-electric or hydrogen fuel cell versions.  Webinar participants will learn about application requirements and have the opportunity to ask questions. Those interested in applying for a grant, along with those who will be responsible for project management, are encouraged to register.

 

Helping Communities Access Water Infrastructure Funding Webinar (recorded 3/10/21, 49 min)
The MI Clean Water Plan focuses on rebuilding Michigan's infrastructure and provides $500 million worth of funding to help local communities upgrade their drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. This webinar will provide an update on the status of the drinking water programs and next steps for the wastewater programs included in the plan. The session is geared toward providing updated information to drinking water system operators, wastewater managers, consultants, local officials, and others who oversee or manage such systems

Michigan Clean Diesel Program Part 1: Funds for New School Buses and Associated Air Quality Benefits (recorded 12/3/19, 63 min)
This webinar is for K-12 School Administrators, Transportation and Maintenance Directors, and others interested in learning about the health, environmental, and financial benefits of propane school buses. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is promoting the use of cleaner technologies by providing grants up to 35% of the cost of new propane public school buses through the Michigan Clean Diesel Program. Learn about this funding opportunity and why over 850 school districts across the country have already made the switch.

Michigan Clean Diesel Program Part 2: Guidelines for Application (recorded 1/7/2020, 60min)
This webinar will review the application guidelines for eligible diesel vehicles, engines and equipment: Transit and School Buses, Class 5 - Class 8 heavy-duty highway vehicles, marine engines, locomotives and nonroad engines, equipment or vehicles used in construction, handling of cargo (including at a port or airport). Anyone interested in applying for funds is encouraged to participate along with those who will be responsible for project management.


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GREAT LAKES

Coastal Leadership Academy: Becoming a Resilient Community Leader (recorded 08/5/21, 54 min)
Living on the Great Lakes coast, although unique and beautiful, comes many challenges. The EGLE Coastal Management Program and Michigan Association of Planning are bringing together community leaders and planners to address coastal resilience challenges in the Coastal Leadership Academy. The Academy introduces participants to the Michigan's Great Lakes coastline, water levels, weather, public trust resources, decision making tools, adaption strategies, and resilient planning and zoning. During this webinar, the EGLE Coastal Management Program and Michigan Association of Planning will present an overview of the Coastal Leadership Academy and explain how emerging and established coastal community leaders can take advantage of this training opportunity.

Engaging EGLE on Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion Webinar (recorded 11/12/19, 69 min)
Due to higher water levels in the Great Lakes, Michigan's shoreline communities and residents are experiencing an increase in shoreline erosion. This webinar is an opportunity for local officials to learn more about EGLE's response to Great Lakes shoreline erosion, the basic rules and processes for obtaining permits for shoreline protection projects, efforts EGLE is taking to expedite permits, and how you and your constituents can communicate and partner most effectively with us. The webinar includes a short presentation followed by time for questions from attendees.

Michigan's Lake Erie Adaptive Management Plan Public Webinar (Recorded 3/19/2020, 60 min)
In this webinar EGLE and MDARD staff highlight what the Domestic Action Plan and Adaptive Management are and how they will be used by state to take action and track progress. This is opportunity for stakeholders or anyone who wants to know what Michigan is doing to reduce nutrient loading to Lake Erie.

Michigan High Water Virtual Town Hall (recorded 3/26/2020)
This High Water virtual Town Hall covered a broad spectrum of high water impacts around the state. 

Michigan High Water Virtual Town Hall - Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion and Permitting (recorded 4/28/20)
This High Water Virtual Town Hall focused on Great Lakes shoreline erosion and permitting. Topics included permitting processes and alternatives for homes or critical structures that are in jeopardy.

Resilient Michigan Collaborative: Help your Coastal Community Thrive (recorded 6/22/21, 61 min)
During this webinar, the Michigan Coastal Management Program and Land Information Access Association will present an overview of the Resilient Michigan Collaborative and explain how your community can take advantage of this opportunity.

This informational webinar provides coastal planners, zoning administrators, local officials, tribal governments, watershed groups, regional council of governments, and others interested in learning more about resilience principles an opportunity to learn more about funding and technical assistance opportunities available through the Resilient Michigan Collaborative.


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INVASIVE SPECIES


NotMISpecies Webinar Series

  1. Just do it! Learn invasive plant removal skills at stewardship workdays
  2. Fowl play: Protecting Michigan's Wetland Wonders from invasives
  3. Hey! What's that in your backyard? An introduction to Michigan's Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas 
  4. Big, hungry fish: What's being done to prevent invasive bighead, silver and black carp from entering the Great Lakes
  5. Dynamite! And other tools to protect Michigan's state park trees
  6. Not in MI waters: Responding to watchlist aquatic plants in Michigan 
  7. Why spotted lanternfly? Assessing the potential threat of invasive species to Michigan 
  8. Ahoy, Boaters! Resources to help prevent the introduction and spread of AIS
  9. Hemlock rescue! Collaborating to stop the spread of hemlock woolly adelgid
  10. Delicious but dangerous: Responding to the Michigan red swamp crayfish invasion
  11. Responding to the threat of invasive grass carp in Lake Erie: How science focuses action

 


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REMEDIATION


What Does Due Care Compliance in Michigan Look Like? (recorded 9/14/21 and 9/15/21)
Owners and operators of property that is contaminated are required to undertake actions to ensure that the contamination does not cause unacceptable exposures, the contamination is not worsened, and to provide appropriate notifications.  This two part webinar features members of Remediation and Redevelopment Division's BEA/Due Care Technical Assistance and Program Support (TAPS) Team who walk you through what a complete pathway is and the key elements of, and the information necessary to conduct an adequate evaluation to determine unacceptable exposures through the complete pathways, and whether the actions or activities proposed or that have been undertaken are adequate to comply with Section 20107a(1) or Section 21304c(1) of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA). The webinar also discusses the documents (reports and plans) related to due care compliance that can be submitted to the department when a person is seeking EGLE review and approval.  The various documents are identified, the purpose of each explained and situation dependent, which document (report or plan) would be appropriate or can be submitted (e.g., Documentation of Due Care Compliance (DDCC) or a Response Activity Plan to Comply with 7a(1)(b)). 

Recordings: Part 1 (recorded 9/14/21, 1 hr, 57 min)

 Part 2 (recorded 9/15/21, 1 hr, 59 min)
 

Great Lakes Environmental Remediation and Redevelopment Conference - October 2019

Michigan Petroleum Storage Tank Conference - September/October 2019

PFAS Criteria Statutory and Rule Making Process Information Session I  (recorded 11/2/20, 36 min)
The initial informational meeting held on November 2, 2020, presented the statutory and rule process that must be followed to establish generic cleanup criteria when there are no current criteria.

PFAS Criteria Statutory and Rule Making Process Information Session II (recorded 11/16/2020, 47 min)
In this second informational meeting, EGLE staff presented results of the first part of the process to calculate generic cleanup criteria for groundwater used as drinking water for PFNA, PFHxS, PFHxA, PFBS, and HFPO-DA (also known as GenX).

PFAS Fire Fighting Foam: Treatment of Contaminated Sites and Foam Disposal (recorded 6/2/20, 64 min)
In this webinar attendees will learn about the ECT2 Ion Exchange Treatment System used to treat PFAS compounds found at fire foam contaminated sites.  The state of Michigan has also approved funding to collect and dispose of PFAS containing foam from across Michigan. The collection is a seven-month program that provides for safe disposal of more than 30,000 gallons of firefighting foam across Michigan.  Join us to learn what has been collected so far and how your community can participate in the disposal program. 

PFAS Reverse Osmosis Leachate Treatment and Granulated Activated Carbon Technology (recorded 6/30/20, 82 min)
In this webinar, attendees will learn about treatment technologies used to successfully remove PFAS from landfill leachate and contaminated groundwater.

Proposed Part 201 Rules: Calculating the Generic Screening Levels & Criteria for the Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway (VIAP) (recorded 1/10/18, 60 min)

The goal of the webinar is to explain and demonstrate how the VIAP calculator implements the rules and how it can be used to generate generic criteria and screening levels using facility-specific inputs. The webinar will show example calculations and discuss the MDEQ's calculator logic and design.

Remediation and Risk Management Series
This webinar series is dedicated to helping environmental professionals stay informed about issues and trends that affect remediation and risk management efforts. 

  1. Rapid and Effective Characterization of Building Susceptibility to Vapor Intrusion with Building Pressure Control 
  2. EPA's National and Regional Actions to Address PFAS
  3. PFAS in Stormwater: Treatability and Implications of Emerging Water Quality Standards for Stormwater Dischargers 
  4. Acute Vapor Hazards from Petroleum Releases under Part 213 in Michigan
  5. Michigan PFAS Action Response Team Update 
  6. 2020 Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway Screening Levels 
  7. Conceptual Site Models 101
  8. Contracting for Remediation Projects: The Michigan Experience 
  9. Michigan PFAS Action Response Team Update 
  10. PFAS Hot Topics

Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway (VIAP) Workshops (Spring 2018)


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SUSTAINABILITY


2021 Michigan Sustainability Conference - June 2021

2019 Michigan Sustainability Conference - November 2019

2018 Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON) - September 2018

Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Electrification - Challenges, Successes, and Resources​​​​​​​ (recorded 10/13/21, 60 min)
Electrification of medium and heavy duty vehicles in Michigan is brand new to many. In this webinar you will hear three panelists share their story about the challenges, successes, and resources they encountered in their journey to electrification. In this webinar you'll learn about:

• Electric trucks driving real routes, carrying real freight in a real-world electric truck technology demonstration

• An online educational resource for learning about electrification of transportation designed for a curriculum in schools in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; and

• Michigan's first electric school bus pilot on the road as one of the first states to electrify school busses. In this webinar participants will also hear about upcoming grant funding that will soon be available for converting from diesel medium and heavy duty vehicles to electric.

Recycling, Composting, and Circular Economy Solutions for Your Community (recorded 11/02/21, 62 min)
This presentation brings together two exciting EGLE initiatives - Catalyst Communities and Michigan NextCycle - to highlight the important role of the circular economy in tackling climate change.  While many climate solutions are daunting, food waste reductions, composting, recycling, and green purchasing are all under Michigan communities' control and accelerate our low carbon economy​.  NextCycle Michigan has grant and technical assistance solutions to support your community's (and public and private partners) success. Please join us to hear more about NextCycle, Michigan's growing Circular Economy, and the role of local governments.

Sustainability Webinar Series
A series of several webinars that deliver examples of real-life sustainability strategies implemented by EGLE's partners.  Focused on the topic of business sustainability, attendees will learn about practices they can employ to create meaningful, measurable changes that benefit not only the environment but also the bottom line!

Uncovering the Business Opportunity in your Waste and By-Product Materials - Webinar (recorded 9/25/19, 58 min)
In this webinar we dive into the Michigan Materials Marketplace - a new program to connect Michigan businesses to develop and scale new reuse and recycling market opportunities. Manufacturers are using the Marketplace to source materials and find new solutions for challenging wastes and by-products, recycling companies are uncovering new customers and end-markets, and entrepreneurs are using the program as an innovation platform to build new reuse and recycling businesses. We discuss materials and process trends, how-to post listings and tips on marketing materials for success, and how-to interact with other businesses through the Marketplace program.


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WASTE AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

Construction Trades - How to be prepared for an EGLE waste inspection (recorded 7/12/21, 93 min) 
This webinar, hosted in partnership with the Construction Association of Michigan, will focus on construction and renovation waste streams, how to determine if they're a hazardous waste, liquid industrial by-product, or solid waste, and how the waste must be managed to protect human health and our environment under Michigan's environmental regulations. Inspection staff will share details on who they typically inspect, why they inspect, when they inspect, what they want to see, and best practices that can be implemented to ensure a favorable inspection finding. Inspection staff will share examples of both good and bad management practices and what happens when non-compliance is observed. 
Beyond focusing on construction waste materials, this webinar will also highlight unique aspects associated with building trades and compliance with the waste regulations.  Unlike most businesses, building trades generate waste at many different locations.  They generate waste at the headquarter office location, the shop where fleets and inventories are maintained, and at each job site.  At the job site, both the property owner and the building trades are equally responsible for meeting the environmental regulations that apply to any waste materials generated.  It is important to know not only what type of waste is being generated at each site, but also how much hazardous waste is generated.  At the job site, the site's hazardous waste generator status must be considered when determining how any hazardous waste generated at the site must be handled. 

EGLE Waste Webinar Series

  1. Federal Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rules and Aerosol Cans as Universal Waste 
  2. Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products Accumulation, Labeling, and Shipping 
  3. Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products Inspections and Recordkeeping 
  4. Implementing a Household Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste Collection in your Community
  5. Liquid Industrial By-products Handling and Reporting Webinar 
  6. Michigan Transport, Manifesting and NEW e-Manifesting Regulation  
  7. Universal Waste 
  8. Used Oil 
  9. Waste 101
  10. Waste Characterization and Hazardous Waste Generator Status
  11. What Small Businesses Need to Know about Hazardous Waste 

MI Business Webinar Series: Hazardous Waste Management - How to prepare for an EGLE waste inspection? (recorded 11/12/20, 90 min) 
This webinar will focus on how to determine what type of waste you have (hazardous waste, liquid industrial by-product, or solid waste) and how it must be managed to protect human health and our environment under Michigan's environmental regulations. Inspection staff share details on who they typically inspect, why they inspect, when they inspect, what they want to see, and best practices that can be implemented to ensure a favorable inspection finding. Inspection staff will share examples of both good and bad management practices and what happens when non-compliance is observed. Everyone generates waste materials, whether it's from an office building, a commercial operation, or an industrial operation. It is important to know not only what type of waste you generate but also how much you generate to know the management standards that apply. This webinar will benefit any business, large or small, by helping them understand how their waste is classified and the management standards that must be met to prevent costly clean-ups. Tune in to ensure you are ready for a hazardous waste inspection.

Michigan Radon Workshop - May 2018

Radon Awareness for Healthcare Providers and their Patients Webinar (recorded 1/16/18, 59 min)
There are ways to prevent certain types of cancer. Being aware of cancer risk factors allows patients to make informed decisions about their health and take action to prevent the disease. Radon is the second leading cause of unintentional lung cancer deaths in the United States, however its rarely discussed in clinical settings. Join the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Cancer Control and Prevention Section and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for a presentation on recommendations around radon testing, and ways to encourage the dialogue about radon exposure between patients and physicians. During this webinar, participants will learn about Radon (what it is, what it does, and how it gets into homes); how to test for radon; radon mitigation practices, and the relationship between radon exposure and lung cancer.

Tire Safety: Save Lives, Improve Performance, Help the Environment (recorded 6/22/21, 61 min)
Whether you maintain a fleet of vehicles or simply your own car, there is a lot more to tire maintenance than what you think. Proper tire maintenance is essential to keeping people safe and helping the environment. Join us for this session to learn about:

• Ways to extend the life of your tires, increase fuel efficiency, and reduce air emissions.
• How to avoid commonly overlooked tire maintenance issues and increase safety.
• Liabilities associated with improper tire maintenance.
• Tire replacement issues to be aware of.
• Regulations associated with tire disposal and where to find grants for tire recycling.

Anyone who owns or operates a vehicle will benefit from this webinar, including fleet managers, mechanics, and safety officers.


Upper Peninsula Materials Management (Virtual) Forum - April 2021

Waste Gone Wild! - Dealing with Nuisance Waste Sites and Illegal Dumping in Your Community (Webinar recorded 11/19/19, 70 min)
Hidden dump piles, trash strewn property, abandoned buildings filled with junk - Local leaders make discoveries like these in their communities all the time. Recycling efforts that start out with good intentions and get out of hand with flat markets and poor planning are usually to blame; however local officials are often left to clean up the mess. Local leaders will want to join this webinar to learn about how to recognize and address waste gone wild situations in your community and the tools that are available to help. Attendees will hear about recycling efforts gone wild for materials like shingles, scrap tires, electronic and other recyclable commodities, as well as how to address nuisance dumping situations.

 


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WATER

MiWaters Webinars

Drinking Water

Drinking Water PFAS Rule Training for Community and Nontransient Noncommunity Water Supplies (recorded 8/25/20, 58 min)
Beginning August 3, 2020, monitoring and compliance with maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is required for community and nontransient noncommunity water supplies. The PFAS rules establish MCLs for seven PFAS compounds, as well as monitoring and reporting requirements, best available treatment techniques for PFAS reduction, and laboratory certification criteria.   This presentation will provide public water supply owners, operators, and staff an overview of the newly adopted PFAS provisions.

Drinking Water - Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Basics (recorded 5/22/18, 53 min)

This webinar provides Drinking Water Operators with an overview of the CCR Rule, which applies to all Community Drinking Water Systems in Michigan. Specifically, the focus will be on summarizing the data and language requirements set by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Common violations, best practices, and direct delivery options are also discussed during this training. Attendees should expect to leave with a greater understanding of how their water systems can stay in compliance with the CCR rule.

CDSMI Guidance: Service Line Material Verification Requirements (recorded 4/27/2021, 63 min)
Discussion of the guidance for complete distribution system materials inventories minimum physical service line material verification requirements.

Consolidation and Contamination Risk Reduction (C2R2) Grant: what you need to know to get your drinking water system funded (recorded 12/14/20, 59 min)
Governor Whitmer's announcement to invest in water infrastructure under Michigan's Clean Water Plan included $25 million for creation of the Consolidation and Contamination Risk Reduction (C2R2) Grant program. This newly formed program is available to drinking water systems for projects that remove or reduce PFAS or other contaminants, as defined under state or federal drinking water regulations, or efforts to consolidate systems or connect private residential wells with contamination to a local municipal system. This webinar provides an overview of the grant and streamlined application process, followed by a question and answer session with EGLE staff. Information on this grant can be found on EGLE's C2R2 grant webpage.

Consumer Confidence Reports: Rule Updates and Increasing Readability (recorded 4/19/2021, 97 min)
This webinar will provide a brief overview of the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Rule and will update attendees on all new requirements of the regulation, including data and language requirements, and options for direct delivery. The second part of this training will provide guidance on making CCRs more understandable for consumers. We will discuss "readability" of a CCR, highlight considerations for developing a CCR, and present examples of ways to improve reports. 

Repairing Water Leaks in Disadvantaged Communities  (recorded 3/18/21, 45 min)
In this webinar, panelists discuss their role in repairing water leaks and restoring water access to residents in disadvantaged communities. Patrick Gubry, Conservation Manager at Wayne Metro Community Action Agency, shares lessons learned from their water conservation and water access repair programs. Adrienne Bennett, President and CEO of Benkari Plumbing and Water Conservation,discusses ongoing work to repair water leaks in disadvantaged communities through water conservation efforts with Wayne Metro CAA and now the Water Leak Pilot in Highland Park.

Local Health Department Training:  Reviewing Less than 1 Acre Land Divisions, Condominiums, and Subdivisions and the Part 4 Administrative Rules R560.401 - R560.42  

  • Session 1: (recorded 4/28/2021, 148 min)
    This session looks at the evolution of the statutory authority and the Administrative Rules. The session will also review pertinent definitions, the milestone dates for determining applicable rules, and the steps for review and approval of these projects.
  • Session 2  (recorded 5/05/2021, 137 min)
    This session reviews the specific requirements for site suitability and the roles of those who demonstrate to the local health departments that the conditions are supportive of approval including evidence that the specific site conditions meet the rules.

School Drinking Water

  • Preparing Your School Building's Drinking Water for Students Returning in the Fall (recorded 6/22/21, 61 min)
    School building managers will be preparing the buildings for the return of students this fall. Special attention must be made to the water system, especially since many drinking fountains have been closed down due to the pandemic precautions. This webinar will provide guidance on flushing stagnant water and contaminants out of the system to obtain quality drinking water. We will also provide information on how a school may receive free assistance on developing a drinking water management plan and flushing procedures tailored for an individual building.
  • Introduction to the Michigan School Water Training Program (recorded 7/25/18, 65 min)
    School building plumbing has the potential to introduce or harbor contaminants, therefore, it is critical to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the school water system. This webinar provides an overview of the Michigan School Water Training Program, the basics of drinking water quality, how a school can begin a drinking water system program, how BMP's may reduce costs, workloads and complaints, and the outlook on drinking water quality inside a school.
  • MI School Drinking Water Training Program: Know Your Plumbing System and Develop an Investigative Drinking Water Sampling Plan (recorded 8/21/18, 64 min)
    Conducting a survey of your school's plumbing is an essential part of an overall program to identify high risk areas for bacteria, lead and copper in your drinking water. This webinar provides guidance on identifying drinking water plumbing in your buildings for the development of a plumbing profile and a water sampling plan.
  • MI School Drinking Water Training Program: How to Sample Your School's Drinking Water for Coliform Bacteria, Lead and Copper (recorded 8/28/18, 60 min)
    This webinar will help you understand why sampling water for coliform bacteria, lead and copper is important and guide you to proper sampling techniques for reliable results and the protection of the health of student and staff.
  • MI School Drinking Water Training Program: Get the Water Moving and Best Management Practices (recorded 9/19/18, 58 min)
    This webinar provides guidance on best water management practices and flushing protocols to reduce the risk of bacteria, lead and/or copper contamination to your drinking water system and protect the health of student and staff.

 

Water Operator Training

Basic Chemistry for Water Operators

Math for Water Operators

Short Courses for Water Operators

  • Distribution
  • Limited Treatment
  • Cross Connections

Michigan Lead and Copper Rule Training

Small Systems Water Operators Webinar Series - 2021
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has developed this training for operators and owners of small, privately-owned community drinking water supplies across the state.  Topics include lead/copper changes, system maintenance, and other issues relative to small drinking water supplies. 

New Limited Treatment System MOR Template (recorded 11/12/20, 90 min) 
This webinar is designed for operators who are required to begin using EGLE's new drinking water Monthly Operations Report (MOR) template. If you would like to see first-hand from EGLE how to use the new MOR template this webinar is for you. The webinar will be covering some basic Microsoft Excel functions, what the new MOR template looks like and how it works, how to fill out the template properly, how to save and print a pdf of the workbook for signing and submitting to EGLE, and a new Operator Tool that is an excel file to help operators with unit conversions and other related operational items. 

Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) and References (recorded 6/1/2021, 69 min)
The Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) is now five years old. This webinar includes an overview of the RTCR and explains where to find online reference materials to help community water supplies. Whether you are an experienced operator or just starting out, this will be a good opportunity to refresh your memory or prepare for the operator exam. 


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Storm Water

Construction Storm Water Certified Operator Training / Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) Inspector Training (recorded 11/10/21, 93 min)
All construction sites that require construction storm water permit coverage are required to have a Construction Storm Water Certified Operator who performs inspections of the stormwater discharge and onsite SESC measures. Enforcing agencies are required to have SESC Inspectors to perform SESC inspections on sites to confirm compliance with the agency issued SESC permits.  In order to obtain a new certification, you typically had to attend one of the EGLE, Water Resources Division (WRD) construction storm water certified operator/ SESC inspector training and exam sessions which are conducted in the various EGLE district offices. However, given the situation regarding COVID-19 all "in person" training/exam sessions have been suspended. This virtual training has been developed to assist new certified operator and inspector candidates with the review of Construction Storm Water and SESC program materials as well as EGLE's newly updated training videos with EGLE staff and provide the opportunity to ask questions.  This training, similar to the former district office training, is meant to be used in conjunction with review of the Construction Storm Water Certified Operator Training Manual (EGLE - Certified Storm Water Operator and SESC Inspector Training Manual (https://www.michigan.gov/egle/0,9429,7-135-3311_4113-81197--,00.html).  The training manual was developed by EGLE WRD to inform permittees and of the program and permit obligations and should be reviewed prior to attending this training."

PFAS in Stormwater: Treatability and Implications of Emerging Water Quality Standards for Stormwater Dischargers (recorded 7/29/21, 61 min)
This presentation provides an update on the state-of-the-practice for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in urban and industrial stormwater, including its abundances, its treatability and implications for source control, and implications for industrial and municipal stormwater dischargers.  A summary of available Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council PFAS guidance is provided with a focus on the state of the science/practice, a summary of what we know (occurrence, fate, transport and toxicology of some PFAS), what we want to know (the same for more PFAS, performance of conventional natural/passive stormwater treatment best management practices (BMP), potential for new treatment methods), and what we don't know (assessment of alternatives to PFAS, the long-term community and ecosystem effects, or the effectiveness of source controls at industrial facilities).  A State of Michigan perspective will also be provided, detailing how the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team is leading initiatives to help manage risks from PFAS in stormwater.  The session includes lessons learned from Geosyntec's recent PFAS stormwater source control and treatment projects.  In addition to applied research, our team has identified source controls and pilot testing or BMP planning at multiple confidential sites with PFAS-impacted stormwater. 

2019 Source Water Protection Conference - October 2019

Industrial Storm Water Certified Operator Training
This virtual training was developed to assist new certified operator candidates and existing certified operators with the review of Industrial Storm Water program materials with EGLE staff and provided the opportunity to ask questions. This training, similar to the former district office training, is meant to be used in conjunction with review of the Industrial Storm Water Certified Operator Training Manual

  1. Industrial Storm Water Certified Operator Training - Day 2  (recorded 6/9/21, 1 hr 51 min)
  2. Industrial Storm Water Certified Operator Training  - Day 1 (recorded 6/8/21, 1 hr 54 min)

Wastewater

Biosolids with PFAS - An Interim Strategy: What you need to know about sampling and reporting (recorded 5/04/2021, 120 min)
Information will be provided on how Michigan is addressing the land application of biosolids containing PFAS (an Interim Strategy). This strategy was developed to guide all Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) with a Residuals Management Program (RMP) that intend to land apply biosolids on or after July 1, 2021. This webinar will explain the technical aspects of the Interim Strategy; modification of all WWTP RMPs; the new requirements associated with the land application of biosolids; sampling, methods, laboratories who conduct the tests; reporting results/dates; submission of the data through MiWaters; communications/notifications to landowners/farmers; investigations; risk mitigation strategies; and websites for resources.

Results of EPA/EGLE Study "Targeted and Nontargeted Analysis of PFAS in Fume Suppressant Products at Chrome Plating Facilities" (recorded 7/9/20, 93 min)
EGLE and EPA conducted the study to assist in compliance efforts undertaken by the chrome plating industry in Michigan, where a number of metal finishers have had to invest significant resources to install pre-treatment systems to remove PFOS from their process wastewater, even though they complied with federal requirements to discontinue use of the PFOS-based fume suppressants years prior.  Samples of 9 different fume suppressants and effluent from 11 platers in Michigan were collected in July 2019.  This webinar will discuss the Study Results: Targeted and Nontargeted Analysis of PFAS in Fume Suppressant Products at Chrome Plating Facilities.

Industrial Pretreatment Programs PFAS Initiative - 2018 Regional Meetings 

Industrial Pretreatment Program PFAS Initiative (recorded 4/11/18, 61 min)
This webinar was held for Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) professionals to discuss the technical aspects of the IPP PFAS Initiative, including a description of expectations for the initial screening, monitoring plans, probable source monitoring, and evaluation, as well as information about sampling and analysis protocol and source reduction.

Septic Systems- Is Your Community SepticSmart? (recorded 6/13/19, 70 min.)
In Michigan, more than 1.3 million onsite wastewater treatment systems (a.k.a. septic systems) are used to treat wastewater. These systems include residential, commercial, and community systems. It is important that septic systems in your community are maintained to protect the health of your residents and the environment. If not maintained, they can contaminate groundwater and harm the environment by releasing bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants into local waterways. View this webinar to learn about - what a septic system is and how it functions; how to properly maintain a septic system; how septic systems are regulated across the state; how certain land developments proposed to be served by septic systems follow a specific review and approval process; and what you as a local leader can do to help your community become SepticSmart.

 

 


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