Sand Dune Mining

Maps, Information, Laws and Rules

Part 637: Sand Dune Mining, is administered by the Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division (OGMD) and is the principle regulation for sand dune mines within designated areas up to two miles inland from Great Lake shorelines.  The Statute establishes requirements for permitting, reporting, and reclamation of sand dune mines.

Permit Renewal Application:

Van Horn Part 637 Sand Dune Mining Application

Van Horn Part 637 Pond Photos

Sargent Sand Company, Ludington Site Permit Renewal Application SAS-LS-108

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING SARGENT SAND COMPANY, HAMLIN TOWNSHIP, MASON COUNTY, for the proposed sand dune mining permit renewal (Permit SAS-LS-108) and amendment.  A permit is valid for five years and must be renewed if mining activities comply with the Part 637 sand dune mining laws, rules, and permit.  The amendment is to formalize a reduction in mine footprint of 100 acres.  The land has been sold to the State of Michigan.  The application can be found above. Submit written comments to Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division (OGMD), P.O. Box 30256, Lansing, Michigan 48909.  Written comments will be accepted by e-mail at EGLE-OGMDpubliccomments@michigan.gov.  All statements must be received by 11:59pm December 6, 2021 to be considered by the decision-maker prior to final action.  Information Contact: Jennifer Ferrigan, Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division, ferriganj2@michigan.gov or 517-290-6982.  Decision-maker: Adam Wygant, Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division Director.

 

Canadian Silica Industries, Inc., Plateau Site Permit Renewal Application SPC-PS-116

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING CANADIAN SILICA INDUSTRIES, INC., MORAN TOWNSHIP, MACKINAC COUNTY, for the proposed sand dune mining permit renewal (Permit SPC-PS-116).  A permit is valid for five years and must be renewed if mining activities comply with the Part 637 sand dune mining laws, rules, and permit.  The permit renewal application can be found above. Submit written comments to Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division (OGMD), P.O. Box 30256, Lansing, Michigan 48909.  Written comments will be accepted by e-mail at EGLE-OGMDpubliccomments@michigan.gov.  All statements must be received by December 6, 2021 to be considered by the decision-maker prior to final action.  Information Contact: Jennifer Ferrigan, Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division, ferriganj2@michigan.gov or 517-290-6982.  Decision-maker: Adam Wygant, Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division Director.

 

Walter F. Rohn, Walter Rohn Property Permit Renewal Application WRF-WRP-122 

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING WALTER F. ROHN, BLAINE TOWNSHIP, BENZIE COUNTY, for the proposed sand dune mining permit renewal (Permit WFR-WRP-122).  A permit is valid for five years and must be renewed if mining activities comply with the Part 637 sand dune mining laws, rules, and permit.  The permit renewal application can be found above. Submit written comments to Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division (OGMD), P.O. Box 30256, Lansing, Michigan 48909.  Written comments will be accepted by e-mail at EGLE-OGMDpubliccomments@michigan.gov.  All statements must be received by December 6, 2021 to be considered by the decision-maker prior to final action.  Information Contact: Jennifer Ferrigan, Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division, ferriganj2@michigan.gov or 517-290-6982.  Decision-maker: Adam Wygant, Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division Director.

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