Resource Materials for the Part 201 and Part 213 Programs

Contact: Patty Brandt 517-284-5071

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD) is currently in the process of updating numerous internal policy and procedures.  As an outcome of that process a need was identified to provide public access to relevant information from the policy and procedures that could assist a cleanup program owner or operator with meeting their obligations.  RRD is developing Resource Materials to provide such information.  This web page provides links to those documents.

RRD has also published technical resource documents that may be used by parties seeking reference materials when investigating and remediating environmental contamination.  This web page provides links to the technical resource materials documents published by RRD.  As additional technical resource documents are published links will be provided with this web page.

The Leaking Underground Storage Tank Site Classification System has been published as a RRD external policy and procedure.  The link is provided below.

The technical information provided in the documents is applicable to the Parts 201 and 213 programs. 

Note that Application of Target Detection Limits and Designated Analytical Methods Resource Materials and EGLE's Published list of Target Detection Limits Designated Analytical Methods also covers the Part 211, Underground Storage Tank Program, as far as site assessment sampling and analysis.

For additional information please contact the RRD district office responsible for your site.


Remediation and Redevelopment Division Resource Materials

Publication Date

Vapor Intrusion Guidance Document

Request for SSVIAC or SSTLs Questionnaire

November 2020

(revised September 2020)

Groundwater Modeling

February 2014

Groundwater-Surface Water Interface Pathway Compliance Options


April 2018
Incremental Sampling Methodology and Applications February 2018
Information Necessary to Process a BEA Inconsequential Request October 2020
Information Necessary to Process a Part 213 Reporting Extension October 2020
In Situ Remediation February 2016
Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) Characterization, Remediation, and Management for Petroleum Releases June 2014
Application of Target Detection Limits and Designated Analytical Methods Resource Materials March 2016
EGLE Published List of Target Detection Limits Designated Analytical Methods March 2016
Documentation of Due Care Compliance Content February 2021
Response Activity Plan to Undertake Response Actions to Mitigate Unacceptable Exposures and Achieve Compliance With Section 20107a(1)(b) Content February 2021
Soil Background and Use of the 2005 Michigan Background Soil Survey September 2019

Target Detection Limit and Methods 2004 and 2016 Comparison Information

March 2016

Request for Calculation of Mixing Zone - BASED Groundwater - Surface Water Interface Criteria August 2021


Remediation and Redevelopment Division Policy and Procedures

Publication Date

Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Site Classification System November 8, 2013
Low Level Mercury Sample Collection Standard Operating Procedure March 2016
Methanol Preservation Standard Operating Procedure March 2016

Sample Preservation Handling and Holding Times

March 2016


Statistical  Training Materials and UCL Estimation Methods  
 S3TM - Sampling Strategies and Statistics Training Materials for Part 201 Cleanup Criteria - 2002  
Performance Evaluation of UCL Estimation Methods:  When Data are not normal and not lognormal - November 2013  



Remediation Redevelopment Division Operational Memoranda



Last Updated 


RRD - 1, Part 201Generic Cleanup Criteria/Part 213 Risk Based Cleanup Levels 



The cleanup criteria published under Operational Memorandum 1 (Attachment 1 and Attachment 2) have been updated and replaced by the Cleanup Criteria Requirements for Response Activity (formerly the Part 201 generic cleanup criteria and screening levels).


          Attachment 3:  Technical Support Document - Drinking Water Criteria 



The groundwater contact criteria were rescinded in 2013.  This Resource Material document remains available upon request.


         Attachment 6:  Technical Support Document - Soil Direct Contact Criteria 



         Attachment 7:  Technical Support Document - Soil Inhalation Criteria 



         Attachment 8:  Technical Support Document Csat  



         Attachment 9:  Technical Support Document - Groundwater Protection Criteria 



RRD - 2:  Sampling and Analysis Guidance 


   Note that the Sampling and Analysis Guidance were replaced by EGLE's Published List of Target Detection Limits Designated Analytical Methods March 2016

RRD - 4:  Site Characterization and Remediation Verification 



         Attachment 3:  Sediments 



         Attachment 8:  Monitored Natural Attenuation 



RRD - 6: Part 213 Institutional Controls and Notice Requirements 





Former Environmental Response Division Operational Memoranda 


Note - Any Operational Memoranda not listed below has been rescinded.



Last Updated 


ERD -- 05:  Environmental Assessments and Audits (formerly Environmental Response Division Policy ERD005-90) 

Rescinded 8/21/2013


ERD -- 18: See RRD Op Memo 1 and Part 201 Rules 

All rescinded except for Attachment A and Groundwater and soil volatilization to indoor air criteria 12/10/04 


                 Technical Support Documents: Generic Soil Direct Contact Criteria(All rescinded except for attachment A) 




Former Storage Tank Division Operational Memoranda


Note - Any Operational Memoranda not listed below has been rescinded.



Last Updated 


STD-07:  The changes to Part 213 on May 1, 2012, have made the Storage Tank Division Operational Memorandum STD-7 obsolete.  The management of 'free product' has been replaced by the management of NAPL (non-aqueous phase liquids).  Corrective action requirements regarding NAPL are described in Part 213, which incorporates the American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) Standards E1739, E2081, E2531.  The ASTM E2531-06 is entitled Standard Guide for Development of Conceptual Site Models and Remediation Strategies for Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids Released to the Subsurface.  If you have a specific question related to a site, feel free to contact the Remediation and Redevelopment Division's district project manager



STD-09:  Guidance and Soil Closure Verification 


              Sampling Strategies & Statistics Training referenced in STD-09  



STD-11:  Criteria for Evaluating Groundwater Not in an Aquifer 



Storage Tank Informational Memoranda
IM10 - Site Assessment at Closure or Change-In-Service After a Leaking Underground Storage Tank Closure 09/23/1998
IM17 - Utilization of a Vacuum Truck for Corrective Action Activities at Leaking Underground Storage Tank Sites (WORD) 04/01/1999
IM18 - Reporting Releases 04/23/1999