Seminars, Webinars, Videos, and other training material

Upcoming Webinars

  • No MiWaters-related webinars are currently scheduled. 

Past Webinars

Michigan High Water Virtual Town Hall - Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion and Permitting (recorded 4/28/20)

  • This is the second High Water Virtual Town Hall that focused on Great Lakes shoreline erosion and permitting.  Presenters/panelists included staff of EGLE; Dr. Guy Meadows of Michigan Technological University; Charlie Simon of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District Regulatory Office; Dan Deitz of Deitz House Moving of Muskegon; and Brian Majka of GEI Consultants in Grand Rapids. Topics included permitting processes and alternatives for homes or critical structures that are in jeopardy.

Engaging EGLE on Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion (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.

What Local Leaders should know about Water Resource Protection - wetlands, docks, seawalls, and more! (recorded 8/29/19, 68 min)

  • Many activities at or near a waterbody --  like a stream, lake, or wetland -- require a permit from EGLE. Residents who plan to alter a wetland, modify a shoreline, build a dock or seawall, construct a ditch/culvert, or other similar activity should be aware of the restrictions and permit requirements associated with those activities BEFORE they begin. It’s important that local leaders are familiar with these regulations as these are common questions that come up in community forums, board and planning meetings, and one-on-one conversations with residents. This webinar will provide an overview of the requirements associated with construction/modifications near or at a lake, stream, wetland or other waterbody in Michigan and the opportunities for local protection. Local leaders will learn what the requirements are and be provided with resources and tools to help communities protect our water resources.

Updates to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Groundwater Permit Application Forms in MiWaters (recorded 5/2/19, 55 min)

  • This webinar highlights the new Correction Request feature which allows staff to provide specific feedback on questions within the application form directly to the applicant. This feature also allows the applicant to respond to those specific questions/comments within MiWaters. The webinar includes a demonstration of how applicants respond to the Correction Requests and resubmit a revised application. Additionally, the webinar goes over application submittal in MiWaters.

Intro to the New Digital Joint Permit Application (JPA) in MiWaters (recorded 3/5/19, 93 min)

  • This webinar introduces the new Joint Permit Application (JPA) as a fully electronic application in MiWaters, which covers activities involving: Wetlands, Floodplains, Marinas, Dams, Inland Lakes and Streams, Great Lakes Bottom Lands, Critical Dunes, and High Risk Erosion Areas. The webinar walks applicants through finding the application, answering the required questions, uploading required attachments, and checking on the status of an application.  The webinar is of interest to individuals that will need to apply for a permit related to activities covered under the EGLE/USACE "Joint Permit Application" (JPA), including activities pursuant to state and federal rules and regulations for construction activities where the land meets the water including wetlands, often referred to as the land/water interface. Environmental consultants, shoreline contractors, builders, drain commissioners, agricultural entities, forestry operations, utilities construction and maintenance, and other environmental professionals will also find this webinar of interest.

Electronically Submitting Part 41 Sewer Construction Permit Applications through the MiWaters system (recorded 10/15/18)

  • In this webinar staff provide a step by step explanation of how to submit a Part 41 Sewer Construction Permit Application electronically through the MiWaters system. The webinar covers the requirements for accessing the MiWaters system, how to find the Part 41 Sewer Construction Permit Application in MiWaters, how to fill out the application form electronically within MiWaters, and what is required to submit the permit application.
  • Who should attend: City and Township Staff, Engineers and Engineering Consultants, and anyone that handles Part 41 Permit Applications.

Electronically Submitting a Sanitary Sewer Overflow/Combined Sewer Overflow Discharge Report through the MiWaters system (recorded 10/24/18)

  • In this webinar staff demonstrate how to submit a sanitary sewer overflow or combined sewer overflow discharge report electronically through the MiWaters system.  The webinar covers the requirements for accessing the MiWaters system, how to fill out the report of discharge form electronically within MiWaters, and what is required to submit a discharge report.
  • Who should attend: Anyone who owns, maintains or operates a sanitary sewer system, their certified operators, and other interested parties.

Submitting Wetlands, Lakes and Streams Applications in MiWaters (recorded 5/3/16, 91 minutes)

  • This webinar demonstrates how to locate and submit a variety of forms related to wetlands, lakes, and streams permits and programs. In particular, it shows how to: create an account; find forms; submit an application or request; include required and optional attachments; pay the applicable fee; check the status of your application after it has been submitted; edit the GIS site details of your site; and other relevant functions in MiWaters. This webinar will be of interest to individuals that will need to apply for a permit related to activities covered under the EGLE/USACE Joint Permit Application (JPA). The JPA package covers permit requirements pursuant to state and federal rules and regulations for construction activities where the land meets the water including wetlands, often referred to as the land/water interface. The application covers activities on or for: Wetlands, Floodplains, Marinas, Dams, Inland Lakes and Streams, Great Lakes Bottom Lands, Critical Dunes, and High Risk Erosion Areas.
  • Download the Submitting Wetlands, Lakes and Streams Applications in MiWaters Webinar slides

Groundwater Discharge Program in MiWaters (recorded 4/15/16, 63 minutes)

  • This webinar focuses on how to submit a groundwater discharge permit application in MiWaters. We also review some specifics of entering and submitting monitoring data once a permit has been issued. This webinar should be of interest to any facility required to have a groundwater discharge permit, their certified operators, and consultants.

Introduction to MiWaters for Facilities Covered Under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit (recorded 11/18/15, 80 minutes)

Introduction to MiWaters for Facilities Covered Under the Cycle Year 1 Watersheds Industrial Storm Water General Permit (recorded 9/21/15, 58 min)

Introduction to MiWaters for Aquatic Nuisance Control Permitting (recorded 9/17/15, 61 min)

Introduction to MiWaters for Facilities Covered Under a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Permit (recorded 8/21/15, 91 min)

Videos

These tutorial videos have been produced to provide a demonstration of some of the MiWaters functionality.  However, MiWaters is a dynamic system that continues to evolve as we make improvements.  If you have questions, please use the Help function of MiWaters and, if that doesn’t answer your question adequately, the Contact button on the MiWaters screens can be used to determine the best EGLE staff to whom you can direct your question.

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