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Environmental Permit Review Commission

The Environmental Permit Review Commission (EPRC) was created by Public Act 268 of 2018, to advise the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s (EGLE) Director on disputes related to permits and permit applications. The EPRC consists of 15 individuals appointed by the Governor. The EPRC may review Petitions for Permit Application Review and Petitions for Review of a Final Decision of a Contested Case.

Contact

Dale Shaw
ShawD2@Michigan.gov

Petition for Permit Application Review

If a permit applicant has a dispute with EGLE while their permit application is pending, the applicant may complete an Environmental Permit Review Commission Petition for Permit Application Review. If the dispute cannot be resolved informally, the Director will convene a three-person panel selected from the EPRC. The Permit Application Review Panel conducts a meeting with the applicant and EGLE to hear the issues in dispute, the relevant facts, and any data, analysis, opinion, and supporting documentation provided. After hearing the issues in dispute, the Permit Application Review Panel issues a recommendation to the Director and the applicant. After reviewing the Panel's recommendations, the Director issues a written decision that either agrees or disagrees with the Panel's recommendations.

All EPRC Petition requests should be submitted using the online EPRC Petition Form. To file an EPRC Petition for Permit Application Review:

Any questions on a Petition for Permit Application Review should be sent to EGLE-PermitAppeal@Michigan.gov.

 

Petition for Review of a Final Decision of a Contested Case

Within 21 days after an administrative law judge (ALJ) issues a Final Decision and Order regarding a permit, any party may complete an Environmental Permit Review Commission Petition for Review of a Final Decision of a Contested Case to seek a review of the ALJ's Final Decision and Order by a three-person panel selected from the EPRC. The Contested Case Review Panel conducts meetings with information limited to the record established by the ALJ and the Panel could adopt, remand, modify, or reverse, in whole or in part, a Final Decision and Order.

All EPRC Petition requests should be submitted using the online EPRC Petition Form. To file an EPRC Petition of a Final Decision of a Contested Case:

Any questions on a Petition of a Final Decision of a Contested Case should be sent to EGLE-PermitAppeal@Michigan.gov

 

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