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Public Document Releases

The following information has been compiled from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and in response to the Senate Oversight Committee request for information from the Department around its activities and responses associated with the City of Benton Harbor's drinking water system.

The Department is actively reviewing and preparing more documents for release (i.e. redacting personal identifying information, health information, …) and this page will be updated with that information as it becomes available.

Senate Oversight Committee

The following records have been provided to the Senate Oversight Committee in response to the request outlined above.

FOIA Documents

The following table contains documents released as part of a FOIA request. NOTE: the following are .zip files and are extremely large in size.

 

Reference Number Date Created Request Summary
E002356-021820 2020-02-19 I am requesting copies of: • Preliminary Distribution System Materials Inventory reports that document underground water service line estimates, as submitted by the city of Benton Harbor
E003483-030620 2020-03-09 • Public water supply 90th percentiles for each year from 2010 to 2018. Michigan published the 2019 90th percentile values at this url: https://data.michigan.gov/Environment/Public-Water-Supply-90th-Percentiles/39ya-9txc. I would like the same data for each year between 2010 and 2018. • Each sample result that each public water supply reported per year. This is the underlying data used to calculate the 90th percentiles.
E004913-041420 2020-04-15 Any and all reports submitted by or on behalf of the City of Detroit, the City of Benton Harbor, the City of Flint, the City of Ann Arbor, the City of Dearborn, and the City of Bloomfield Hills regarding access to water in their service areas pursuant to paragraph 3 of Executive Order 2020-28.
E009569-072720 2020-07-28 The results of all tap samples for lead and copper submitted by or on behalf of the city of Arbor Ridge Condominiums, Ausable Valley Community, Benton Harbor, Birmingham, City of Clare, City of Essexville, Eau Claire, City of Leslie, City of Lapeer, Parchment, Kellogg Biological Station, Kalamazoo, City of Eastpointe, Coventry Woods MHC, Hermansville Housing Community, City of St. Clair Shores, Oak Park, Hazel Park, Ferndale, Ridge Valley of Milford, White Lake Township (Village Acres), City of Royal Oak, Lakeview Chalet Condominiums, Riverview, Melvindale, Inkster, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park, Garden City, and Dearborn Heights during any and all monitoring periods occurring during the previous year submitted pursuant to Mich. Admin. Code R. 325.10710d(a)(i)(A).
E012892-092920 2020-09-29 I am writing to you inquire about the lead test results from June 30th the city of Benton Harbor water department had to submit to EGLE to further assess their out-of-compliance status and at what capacity you are able to share them. The sampling period I am requesting: 1/1/2020 – 6/30/2020.
E100339-100720 2020-10-08 We request the following records: 1. All records submitted to EGLE by City of Benton Harbor, or any department or agency thereof, concerning its compliance with Rule 1606 of the Administrative Rules of Michigan’s Safe Drinking Water Act (i.e., Michigan Administrative Code R. 325.11606, hereinafter “Rule 1606”) 2. All records reflecting EGLE’s review of the records identified in item #1 3. All records consisting of correspondence between EGLE and the City of Benton Harbor, or any department or agency thereof, concerning the records identified in item #1 4. All records comprising a list of community water supplies that have submitted materials demonstrating their implementation of Rule 1606 5. To the extent not included in item #4, all records comprising a list of community water supplies that EGLE has determined are in compliance or non-compliance with the requirements of Rule 1606.
E101429-102320 2020-10-26 Benton Harbor ALE Reports
E108477-031221 2021-03-15 Raw compliance data for lead and copper water rule for the entire state of Michigan including location and results of each sample for 2020.
E109745-040221 2021-04-05 SDWIS Export of all Michigan 2020 Lead and Copper Rule compliance sampling data for January-June, summer, and July-December sampling periods for all water systems including the city of Flint. Please also provide the same data from 2019 for the city of Flint. The data should include sample address, sample date, lead results, lead units, copper results, copper units, first liter/fifth liter, accepted/rejected status, not highest status. In addition, please provide a copy of the revised sampling pools for the list of attached public water systems with lead service lines - there are 254 PWSs in this list.
E110355-041521 2021-04-16 Any communicative records, including emails, letters, and other correspondence, by and between staff of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy or by and between staff of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and any other person regarding the study, selection, and implementation of corrosion control treatment in the Benton Harbor public water supply between January 1, 2019 and the present day.
E112175-051421 2021-05-17 Any documents describing any settlement agreements, consent orders, emergency orders, or other enforcement actions taken by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy regarding any public water system's noncompliance with the Michigan Lead and Copper Rule between January 1, 2016 and present day.
E113154-052821 2021-06-01 Provide the names, operator IDs, certification levels, issue dates and expiration dates of certification for all operators-in-charge at the Benton Harbor Water Treatment Plant, WSSN 0600, for the period 2010-2021.
E113548-060421 2021-06-07 Final records describing the water quality parameters established by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy regarding the Benton Harbor public water supply pursuant to Mich. Admin. Code R. 325.10604f(3)(f), including a minimum value or range of values of pH at each entry point, a minimum pH value at taps, a minimum concentration or range of concentrations for the corrosion control inhibitor (if used) at each entry point and at taps, a minimum or range of concentrations for alkalinity (if adjusted) at each entry point and at taps, a minimum or range of concentrations for calcium (if calcium carbonate stabilization is used) at taps, and any additional water quality parameters determined to reflect optimal corrosion control for the Benton Harbor public water supply. Final records describing the optimal corrosion control treatment designated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy regarding the Benton Harbor public water supply pursuant to Mich. Admin. Code R. 325.10604f(3)(d). Final records describing the recommended optimal corrosion treatment submitted by or on behalf of Benton Harbor public water supply pursuant to Mich. Admin. Code R. 336.10604f(2)(e)(i). Final records describing the results of follow-up tap sampling conducted by the Benton Harbor public water supply after the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy has designated optimal corrosion control treatment pursuant to Mich. Admin. Code R. 325.10604f(2)(e)(v); 325.10710a(4)(b)(ii). Final records describing tap water monitoring results for lead submitted by or on behalf of Benton Harbor pursuant to Mich. Admin. Code R 325.10710d(a)(i)(A) from January 1, 2018 until the present day.
E114358-061721 2021-06-18 Please provide the names, operator IDs, certification levels, issue dates and expiration dates of certification for all operators-in-charge at the Benton Harbor Water Treatment Plant, WSSN 0600, for the period 2010-2021. Please include the dates during which each operator worked at the Benton Harbor Water Treatment Plant, whether each operator was listed as the Operator-in-Charge, and the specific duration of time during which they were listed as the Operator-in-Charge when they worked at the Benton Harbor Water Treatment Plant.
E114615-062221 2021-06-23 1. "I am requesting a list of community water supplies who had to do advisories and/or public education because of lead and copper action exceedances." 2. "I am requesting a list of community water supplies who provided boiled water notices when microbial contamination could be present in the water." Please provide this information for the past 7 years.
E115372-070621 2021-07-07 Any records describing the results of water quality parameter testing done by or on behalf of the Benton Harbor public water supply between January 1, 2018 and the present day.
E115373-070621 2021-07-07 Any corrosion control study study proposal submitted to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy by or on behalf of the Benton Harbor public water supply between January 1, 2020 and the present day in accordance with the attached letter.
E116451-072221 2021-07-23 For every community water system with a lead action level exceedance from 2016-2019 that also has lead service lines, please provide the number of full lead service lines replaced each year per the requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule, the number of partial lead service lines replaced each year per the requirements of the Lead and Copper Rule, the total number of lead service lines reported each year and the total number of service lines reported each year. For example, Benton Harbor had lead action level exceedances in 2018-2020. In this case please provide the number of full and partial lead service line replacements completed between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 and also for the time period between October 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020, as well as the total number of lead and total service lines used to calculate the 7% replacement rate.
E116971-073021 2021-08-02 A single copy of the results of any and all lead monitoring results performed by or on behalf of the Benton Harbor public water supply for the January - June 2021 sampling period and any document describing the 90th percentile of lead monitoring results from the Benton Harbor public water supply for the January - June 2021 sampling period.
E117481-080921 2021-08-10 SDWIS Export of all Michigan 2021 Lead and Copper Rule compliance sampling data for the 2021 January-June sampling period. The data should include sample address, sample date, lead results, lead units, copper results, copper units, first liter/fifth liter, accepted/rejected status, not highest status.
E118343-082321 2021-08-24 SDWIS Export of all Michigan 2018 Lead and Copper Rule compliance sampling data. The data should include sample address, sample date, lead results, lead units, copper results, copper units, accepted/rejected status
E118352-082321 2021-08-24 From 1991 through present, a complete listing of all the lead action level exceedances at Community Water Systems in Michigan. This list should include the PWSID, PWS Name, county, population served, compliance sampling period, 90th percentile lead result, and 90th percentile copper result.
E119450-091421 2021-09-15 A copy of any email, presentations or data regarding water quality, operations, or infrastructure improvements in Benton Harbor shared between EGLE and EPA HQ, ORD, or R5 between July 19, 2021 and September 14, 2021.
E119532-091521 2021-09-16 The 2018 Sanitary Survey for the Benton Harbor Water System, PWSID MI0000600
E120104-092321 2021-09-24 Provide a copy of Cornwell Engineering’s Benton Harbor Corrosion Optimization Study Proposal that was recommended for award by Abonmarche on June 28, 2021 (see attached) with any confidential information redacted. Please also provide a copy of the Benton Harbor Corrosion Optimization Study Plan that was prepared by Cornwell Engineering and implemented in the beginning of August (per communication from EGLE) along with any communications between EGLE, Benton Harbor, Abonmarche, F&V, and Cornwell Engineering regarding the scope and design of the study plan. Please include any modifications made to the plan in response to EGLE’s review of the study plan.
E120123-092321 2021-09-24 The 2015 Sanitary Survey for the Benton Harbor Water System, PWSID MI0000600, as well as any previous Sanitary Surveys referenced in the 2015 Sanitary Survey.
E120139-092321 2021-09-24 SDWIS Export of all Michigan 2019 July -December Lead and Copper Rule compliance sampling data. The data should include sample address, sample date, lead results, lead units, copper results, copper units, accepted/rejected status
E120141-092321 2021-09-24 Lead and Copper Rule compliance sampling data including full text address for each sample site in the Benton Harbor water system PWSID MI0000600 for the following compliance periods: 2009, 2012, 2015, 2018, Jan-Jun 2019, July-Dec 2019, and Jan-Jun 2020.
E201028-101921 2021-09-28 * Sanitary Survey of the Benton Harbor Water Treatment Plant and distribution system done in July 2015 * Sanitary Survey of the Benton Harbor Water Treatment Plant and distribution system done in October 2018 * Signed ACO (Administrative Consent Order) between the state and Benton Harbor done in March 2019 * 4 extensions were given in April 2019, May 2019, July 2019 and November 2019 * Oct. 3, 2018 Certified letter from the Department of DEQ, Grand Rapids District Office, to Benton Harbor This information was talked about by EGLE staff during an April 8, 2020, virtual meeting with Benton Harbor city commissioners. I attached screenshots from that meeting talking about the information. The EGLE staff who spoke during that meeting were Michael Bolf, Ernie Sarkipato and Ninah Sasy.
E201225-102121 2021-09-27 Any and all emails from Michael O'Malley to Brandon Onan, Eric Oswald and/or Ernest Sarkipato between Oct. 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.
E201226-102121 2021-09-26 From January 2020 through April 2020, any and all emails to or from Eric Oswald that include "Benton Harbor" and "corrosion” or “Benton Harbor” and “orthophosphate.”
E201436-102521 2021-09-25 Lead and Copper Rule compliance sampling data submission from the Benton Harbor water system PWSID MI0000600 for the sampling period of January-June 2021.
E201942-110121 2021-09-29 SDWIS Export of all Michigan 2021 Lead and Copper Rule compliance sampling data for the sampling periods encompassing January 2021 through September 30 2021. The data should include sample address, sample date, lead results, lead units, copper results, copper units, first liter/fifth liter, accepted/rejected status, not highest status.