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Environmental Assistance Center

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Environmental Assistance Center


Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Looking for help on an environmental issue? Having difficulty finding the right program contact?

The Environmental Assistance Center (EAC) serves as a single point of entry into all EGLE environmental programs. Businesses, local units of government, and the general public have access to direct one-on-one assistance or referral to EGLE's network of technical staff. 

We can help with topics related to air, land, waste, and water.

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Lakes and streams permitting

Find out what you need to put up a seawall, apply pesticides in water, or look up an existing permit

Private well water testing

We offer services for drinking water analysis and other environmental media analysis through our state-run laboratory

Wetlands permits

Find out what you need to build in a wetland, manage a wetland, or look up an existing permit

Air Quality

Learn about what might be affecting your local air quality, and submit a report if it seems unusual

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions on a variety of environmental topics

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Environmental Emergencies

Hazardous chemicals released into our air, land, or water constitutes an environmental emergency

MiEnviro Portal

MiEnviro Portal

Search for public notices and hearings, find documents, submit complaints of pollution, and much more

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Baseline Environmental Assessments (BEAs)

Looking to buy, lease, or foreclose on contaminated property?

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Compliance assistance

We work with businesses, associations, non-profits, and municipalities to help them achieve and maintain compliance with the permits and regulations we implement.  

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Public records (FOIA)

Request public records, see past records releases, find who to contact regarding specific topics, and more with our FOIA Request Center.

Our Goals

Provide excellent customer service by helping callers timely "navigate" through EGLE's various programs.

Provide new and expanding Michigan operations with resources to identify and understand EGLE requirements.

Provide beyond compliance tools and contacts.