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

Technisand Inc, Nadeau Pit Renewal Application TS-NP-103

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING TECHNISAND, INC, COVERT TOWNSHIP, VAN BUREN COUNTY, for the proposed sand dune mining permit renewal (Permit TS-NP-103).  A permit is valid for five years and must be renewed if mining activities comply with the Part 637 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 February 12, 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.

Standard Sand, Inc, Rosy Mound Site STS-RMS-114

DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING STANDARD SAND, INC, GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, OTTAWA COUNTY, for the proposed sand dune mining permit renewal (Permit STS-RMS-114).  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 February 12, 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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