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Remediation and Redevelopment Division

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Remediation and Redevelopment Division

The Remediation and Redevelopment Division (RRD) oversees the remediation and redevelopment of contaminated properties in Michigan. The division administers two environmental cleanup programs, including the Environmental Remediation program and the Leaking Underground Storage Tank program. In addition, the division coordinates the implementation of brownfield redevelopment financing for environmental response activities. The division also manages portions of the federal Superfund program and oversees the department's laboratory responsible for drinking water and environmental testing.

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Meet Director Mike Neller

Mike joined EGLE in 2018 as manager of the Radiological Section and has led RRD since 2019. His eclectic background also includes three years as the Professor of Naval Science at the University of Notre Dame, six years in manufacturing, and five years in education, most recently as dean of students at Culver Academies in Indiana.

Mike Neller's Biography
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Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs)

A Baseline Environmental Assessment (BEA) allows people to purchase or begin operating at a facility without being held liable for existing contamination.

Due Care

Due Care

Due Care are the obligations that owners and operators of  contaminated properties are required to take, to ensure that the contamination does not cause unacceptable exposures and assure the safe use of the property.

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Environmental Mapper

An interactive map displaying contaminated sites throughout Michigan regulated under Parts 218, 201, and 211.

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Groundwater Modeling

The Groundwater Modeling Program has provided groundwater modeling support on a department-wide basis since 1980.

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Laboratory Services

EGLE's Laboratory Services is committed to the health and safety of everyone in Michigan.

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Land or Resource Use Restrictions

Michigan’s environmental remediation program authorizes EGLE to set cleanup standards by considering how the contaminated land will be used in the future.

Drum Removal from Hubbell Processing Area

Leaking Underground Storage Tanks

Owner/operator's responsibility for the corrective actions mandated by Part 213.

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Remediation and Investigation

Remediation includes response activities to manage and reduce risks at sites of environmental contamination.

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RenewMI (Sites of Current Interest)

Information about Michigan's Superfund Program which includes sites that are listed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

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Response Activity Review Panel

This Panel allows a person to appeal a decision made by the department for the following: a response activity plan, no further action report, a request for certificate of completion, or documentation of due care compliance.

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Remediation Information Data Exchange (RIDE)

Resources and information on utilizing RRD's data exchange and the Inventory of Facilities.

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RRD Enforcement Actions

The standard enforcement process may be defined as a progressive sequence of actions taken to compel compliance.

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RRD Enforcement Actions Perfected Lien List

Information about Michigan's Superfund Program which includes sites that are listed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

Site Assessments

Superfund

Information about Michigan's Superfund Program which includes sites that are listed on the National Priorities List (NPL).

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Vapor Intrusion

Vapor intrusion sometimes occurs where chemicals were spilled, leaked, or dumped and not cleaned up.

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Volatilization to Indoor Air Pathway for Environmental Professionals

Vapor Intrusion occurs when vapors from volatile chemicals in contaminated soil or ground water migrate through subsurface soils and/or preferential pathways.