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Sand Dune Mining
Sand Dune Mining
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 Applications
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Proposed Permit Renewal Applications
Chad and Jenny Van Horn (Van Horn) of Saugatuck, Michigan have submitted a sand dune mining permit application pursuant to Part 637, Sand Dune Mining, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), 1994 PA 451, as amended (Part 637). The OGMD has completed its review of Van Horn permit application. The review included site inspections, detailed file reviews, and evaluation of all public comments with regard to the application. The OGMD has determined that the Van Horn permit application meets the requirements of Part 637 permit criteria and has approved a Part 637 permit for the removal of stockpiled sand at the Van Horn site.
Sargent Sand Company:
Sargent Sand Company has applied to renew their Part 637 Sand Dune Mining permit. As part of the review of the permit renewal application, Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) held a public comment period. The OGMD considered all comments received for applicability in the Part 637 renewal decision review. The renewal review also included site inspections, detailed file reviews, and a review of site photos to determine compliance with Part 637 and Permit SaS-LS-108. The OGMD has determined that Permit SaS-LS-108 is in compliance and has been renewed for an additional 5 years.