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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Past events and recorded webinars

EGLE provides the recordings of virtual training and webinars, as well as materials from past in-person events for on-demand training.

Workshops and Webinars

  • Search this table for training designed to assist businesses and municipalities with environmental permitting, reporting and compliance

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    Date

    Training or Event

    Category

    2022-6 Mercury Vapor Database Training Remediation and Redevelopment

    2022-2

    MAERS Workshops - Webinar Series

    Air

    2022-2

    MAERS Review Webinar

    Air

    2022-1 SARA Title III Tier Two Workshops/Webinar Series Emergency Planning and Response

    2022-1-25

    Advancing Inland Lake Stewardship through Shoreline Best Management Practices(recorded 1/25/22, 91min)

    Inland Lakes and Steams

    2022

    2021

    Remediation and Risk Management Series
    This webinar series is dedicated to helping environmental professionals stay informed about issues and trends that affect remediation and risk management efforts.

    Remediation and Redevelopment

    2021-11-10

    How to complete an air permit application (recorded 11/10/21, 2hr 57min)

    The PTI Workshop is for anyone required to obtain an air permit or who is interested in learning more about the air permit process. Learn what constitutes an administratively complete application, what must be included in your application, and how to ensure you have all the resources you need to speak one-on-one with a permit engineer about your project. Also included is a session on how to complete your air toxics evaluation.

    Air

    2021

    The Michigan Mapping Project: An Emerging Response Technology (62min)

    During an environmental emergency response, situational awareness of the surrounding area, vulnerabilities, impacted communities, and potential sources is key, and the Michigan Mapping Project is a new Geographical Information System (GIS) response tool that can be used to quickly identify and monitor this information. This presentation will teach you about using this technology in a spill response situation, for pre-planning of an incident, and how to become a user of this program, which can include any public entity at the federal, state, and local level as well as private sector emergency responders.

    Emergency Planning and Response

    2021-6-23

    The Emergency Management Framework and Where You Fit in (recorded 6/23/21, 61 min)

    Management of an environmental emergency often requires the response of hundreds of people the across federal, state, and local governments as well as private industry at a moment's notice. Knowing how emergency management works, what the roles are at each level of government, and where you fit in is vital to being prepared and successfully responding to a large-scale incident. A presenter from each federal, state, and local governments will provide a summary of their government agencies role in an environmental response scenario, how they work together, and what your role is.

    Emergency Planning and Response

    2021-8-25

    Release Reporting Regulations in Michigan…Sara Title III, Part 5 (recorded 8/25/21, 59min)

    In order for government agencies to provide the appropriate staff, resources, and expertise to and environmental incident, they must first be notified that it occurred. As a result, release reporting regulations are in place for reporting spills and can vary greatly by the type of material, volumes, use, and where it was released, and it can be difficult to determine if a spill is required to be reported. This presentation will provide a broad overview of the release reporting requirements in Michigan, when a spill needs to be reported, and how to report it.

    Emergency Planning and Response

    2021-9

    What Does Due Care Compliance in Michigan Look Like?

    Due Care - Part 1(recorded 9/14/21, 1 hr, 57 min)

    Due Care - Part 2(recorded 9/15/21,1 hr, 59 min)

    Find out what owners and operators of property that is contaminated must do to ensure that the contamination does not cause unacceptable exposures, is not worsened, and appropriate notifications they must provide. The webinar also discusses the documents (reports and plans) related to due care compliance that can be submitted when seeking EGLE review and approval.

    Remediation and Redevelopment

    2021

    Construction Trades - How to be prepared for an EGLE waste inspection (recorded 7/12/21, 93min)

    This webinar, hosted in partnership with the Construction Association of Michigan, focuses on construction and renovation waste streams, how to determine if they're a hazardous waste, liquid industrial by-product, or solid waste, and how the waste must be managed to protect human health and our environment under Michigan's environmental regulations. Inspection staff share details on who they typically inspect, why they inspect, when they inspect, what they want to see, and best practices that can be implemented to ensure a favorable inspection finding. Inspection staff will share examples of both good and bad management practices and what happens when non-compliance is observed. This webinar will also highlight unique aspects associated with building trades and compliance with the waste regulations.

    Waste and Materials Management

    2021

    Local Health Department (LHD) Training: Reviewing Less than 1 Acre Land Divisions, Condominiums, and Subdivisions and the Part 4 Administrative Rules R560.401 - R560.42

    Session 1(4/28/2021, 148 min)
    (recorded4/28/2021, 148 min)
    This session looks at the evolution of the statutory authority and the Administrative Rules. The session will also review pertinent definitions, the milestone dates for determining applicable rules, and the steps for review and approval of these projects.

    Session 2(recorded 5/05/2021, 137 min)

    This session reviews the specific requirements for site suitability and the roles of those who demonstrate to the local health departments that the conditions are supportive of approval including evidence that the specific site conditions meet the rules.

    Drinking Water

    2021

    PFAS in Storm water: Treatability and Implications of Emerging Water Quality Standards for Storm water Dischargers (recorded 7/29/21, 61 min)

    This presentation provides an update on the state-of-the-practice for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in urban and industrial storm water, including its abundances, its treatability and implications for source control, and implications for industrial and municipal storm water dischargers.

    Water; Storm Water

    2021

    Biosolids with PFAS - An Interim Strategy: What you need to know about sampling and reporting(recorded 5/04/2021, 120 min)

    How Michigan is addressing the land application of biosolids containing PFAS (an Interim Strategy). This strategy was developed to guide all Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) with a Residuals Management Program (RMP) that intend to land apply biosolids on or after July 1, 2021. This webinar will explain the technical aspects of the Interim Strategy; modification of all WWTP RMPs; the new requirements associated with the land application of biosolids; sampling, methods, laboratories who conduct the tests; reporting results/dates; submission of the data through MiWaters; communications/notifications to landowners/farmers; investigations; risk mitigation strategies; and websites for resources.

    Water; Wastewater

    2020

    Air Permits and Inspections (MI Business Webinar Series)What you need to know and how to prepare for an inspection - This webinar focuses on how a company can begin to determine whether a process they have or are considering needs an air permit, when you should apply for a permit, how to get started on that process and what resources are available. The webinar will also discuss how a company can successfully work with EGLE's Air Quality Division (AQD) inspection staff. This will include when and how inspections are done, what an inspector will look for and what may happen if things are not quite what they should be.View this webinar if you are a company considering new equipment, concerned whether your existing equipment is in compliance, or you have questions about air quality you would like answered.

    Air

    2020

    A Deep Dive into Air Permitting Webinar Series(85 Min)
    This series was developed to help applicants put together a complete application from the beginning of the process to the end and ensure you have included all necessary elements - as well as how to work through some of the most complicated portions. Air Quality Division staff walk you through Best Practices as well as some of the more complicated regulations and rules on the books.

    Air

    2020

    Responding to Environmental Emergencies - EGLE and EPA's Roles and Resources (recorded 5/11/20, 73 min)

    Local officials and emergency responders should be prepared to deal with a variety of emergencies, including those that impact the public health and the environment like the green ooze, contaminated sites, abandoned hazardous materials, and natural disasters. It's important to know how to prepare and respond quickly. In this webinar, attendees learn how EGLE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) coordinate and respond to assist communities during environmental emergencies. EGLE and EPA share details about their roles, their process, and their partners, in responding to these types of events. They also share resources and tools for planning and responding to environmental emergencies and natural disasters.

    Emergency Planning and Response

    2020

    PFAS Criteria Statutory and Rule Making Process Information Session 1(recorded 11/2/20, 36 min)

    The initial informational meeting held on November 2, 2020, presented the statutory and rule process that must be followed to establish generic cleanup criteria when there are no current criteria.

    Remediation and Redevelopment

    2020

    PFAS Criteria Statutory and Rule Making Process Information Session 2(recorded 11/16/2020, 47 min)

    In this second informational meeting, EGLE staff presented results of the first part of the process to calculate generic cleanup criteria for groundwater used as drinking water for PFNA, PFHxS, PFHxA, PFBS, and HFPO-DA (also known as GenX).

    Remediation and Redevelopment

    2020

    PFAS Fire Fighting Foam: Treatment of Contaminated Sites and Foam Disposal (recorded 6/2/20, 64 min)

    Learn about the ECT2 Ion Exchange Treatment System used to treat PFAS compounds found at fire foam contaminated sites. The state of Michigan has also approved funding to collect and dispose of PFAS containing foam from across Michigan. The collection is a seven-month program that provides for safe disposal of more than 30,000 gallons of firefighting foam across Michigan. Learn what has been collected so far and how your community can participate in the disposal program.

    Remediation and Redevelopment

    2020

    PFAS Reverse Osmosis Leachate Treatment and Granulated Activated Carbon Technology(recorded 6/30/20, 82 min)

    In this webinar, attendees will learn about treatment technologies used to successfully remove PFAS from landfill leachate and contaminated groundwater.

    Remediation and Redevelopment

    2020

    MI Business Webinar Series: Hazardous Waste Management - How to prepare for an EGLE waste inspection(recorded 11/12/20, 90 min)

    This webinar will focus on how to determine what type of waste you have (hazardous waste, liquid industrial by-product, or solid waste) and how it must be managed to protect human health and our environment under Michigan's environmental regulations. Inspection staff share details on who they typically inspect, why they inspect, when they inspect, what they want to see, and best practices that can be implemented to ensure a favorable inspection finding. Inspection staff will share examples of both good and bad management practices and what happens when non-compliance is observed. Everyone generates waste materials, whether it's from an office building, a commercial operation, or an industrial operation. It is important to know not only what type of waste you generate but also how much you generate to know the management standards that apply. Understand how waste is classified and the management standards that must be met to prevent costly clean-ups. Tune in to ensure you are ready for a hazardous waste inspection.

    Waste and Materials Management

    2020

    Results of EPA/EGLE Study "Targeted and Nontargeted Analysis of PFAS in Fume Suppressant Products at Chrome Plating Facilities"(recorded 7/9/20, 93 min)

    EGLE and EPA conducted the study to assist in compliance efforts undertaken by the chrome plating industry in Michigan, where a number of metal finishers have had to invest significant resources to install pre-treatment systems to remove PFOS from their process wastewater, even though they complied with federal requirements to discontinue use of the PFOS-based fume suppressants years prior. Samples of 9 different fume suppressants and effluent from 11 platers in Michigan were collected in July 2019. This webinar will discuss the Study Results: Targeted and Nontargeted Analysis of PFAS in Fume Suppressant Products at Chrome Plating Facilities.

    Water; Wastewater

    2019

    Title V (Clean Air Act) Renewable Operating Permit Webinar SeriesRenewable Operating Permits (ROPs) are permits for major sources of air pollutants. These permits are typically a conglomeration of a stationary source's existing permits. Unlike other permits, the ROP must be renewed every five (5) years. The process of getting, renewing, or even changing an ROP can be complicated. This webinar series focuses on facilities in Michigan that either have an issued ROP, are in the process of applying for an initial ROP, or are working with these facilities. EGLE air quality specialists discuss best management practices on a variety of topics, including applications, modifications, reporting, compliance assurance monitoring, and testing all related to ROPs.

    Air

    2018

    Introduction to the Michigan School Water Training Program(recorded 7/25/18, 65 min)

    School building plumbing has the potential to introduce or harbor contaminants, therefore, it is critical to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the school water system. This webinar provides an overview of the Michigan School Water Training Program, the basics of drinking water quality, how a school can begin a drinking water system program, how BMP's may reduce costs, workloads and complaints, and the outlook on drinking water quality inside a school.

    Drinking Water

    2017

    Air Permit Exemption -Rule 285 and Meaningful Change(66 min)
    One of the most confusing parts of properly continuing to use a Rule 201 air permit exemption is what to do when the process or equipment undergoes a minor change to the materials being used. In order to determine whether or not these changes trigger the need for an air permit, a meaningful change determination should be completed. This webinar will give valuable information and tools regarding how to complete this determination and what the update to Rule 285 and the "meaningful change" definition entails.

    Air

    2017

    Air Permit Exemptions - Rule 290 and Rule 291(recorded 4/10/17, 58 min)
    This webinar focuses on the Rule 290 and Rule 291 air permit exemptions. These exemptions are used by many businesses to exempt activities with limited emissions. Both of these permit exemptions require that actual or potential emissions be evaluated in a specific manner. This webinar focuses on the Rule 290 changes as well as an explanation of Rule 291, which is a new exemption. Tools have been developed to aid in the evaluation of these permit exemptions. Information regarding where to find these tools will also be addressed.

    Air

    2020

    EGLE Waste Webinar Series

    Waste and Materials Management

     

  • Training for Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators

    Basic Chemistry for Water Operators

    Cross Connection

    Distribution
    Basic information in the subjects important to distribution systems. This course includes topics such as water mains, pipeline appurtenances, safety, regulations and rules, meters, cross connections, maintenance and other distribution system related topics.

    Drinking Water Treatment Series (March - April, 2022)

    Consumer Confidence Reports: Rule Updates and Increasing Readability (2022, 68 Minutes)
    This webinar provides a brief overview of the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Rule and an update on all new requirements of the regulation, including data and language requirements, and options for direct delivery. The second part of this training will provide guidance on making CCRs more understandable for consumers. We will discuss "readability" of a CCR, highlight considerations for developing a CCR, and present examples of ways to improve reports.

    CDSMI Guidance: Service Line Material Verification Requirements (2021, 63 Minutes)
    Discussion of the guidance for complete distribution system materials inventories minimum physical service line material verification requirements.

    Limited Treatment
    Learn basic information on the subjects important to limited treatment systems. This course addresses topics including chlorination, fluoridation, phosphate/corrosion control, safety, oxidation filtration, hydraulics, pumps, wells, ethics, miscellaneous treatment, ion exchange softening, bacti methods, monitoring/reporting, rules and regulations.

    Limited Treatment System MOR Template (recorded 11/12/20, 90 min)
    This webinar is designed for operators who are required to begin using EGLE's new drinking water Monthly Operations Report (MOR) template. The webinar will be covering some basic Microsoft Excel functions, what the new MOR template looks like and how it works, how to fill out the template properly, how to save and print a pdf of the workbook for signing and submitting to EGLE, and a new Operator Tool that is an excel file to help operators with unit conversions and other related operational items.

    Math for Water Operators

    Michigan Lead and Copper Rule Training

    PFAS Criteria Statutory and Rule Making Process Information Session 2 (recorded 11/16/2020, 47 Minutes)
    In this second informational meeting, EGLE staff presented results of the first part of the process to calculate generic cleanup criteria for groundwater used as drinking water for PFNA, PFHxS, PFHxA, PFBS, and HFPO-DA (also known as GenX).

    (Drinking Water) PFAS Rule Training for Community and Nontransient Noncommunity Water Supplies (recorded 08/25/20, 58 Minutes)
    Beginning August 3, 2020, monitoring and compliance with maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is required for community and nontransient noncommunity water supplies. The PFAS rules establish MCLs for seven PFAS compounds, as well as monitoring and reporting requirements, best available treatment techniques for PFAS reduction, and laboratory certification criteria. This presentation will provide public water supply owners, operators, and staff an overview of the newly adopted PFAS provisions.

    Public Water Supplies Operator Compliance Tips (recorded 12/13/21, 79 Minutes)

    Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR)_and References (recorded 04/27/2022, 71 Minutes)
    This webinar includes an overview of the RTCR and explains where to find online reference materials to help community water supplies. Whether you are an experienced operator or just starting out, this will be a good opportunity to refresh your memory or prepare for the operator exam.

    Small Systems Water Operators Webinar Series
    Training for operators and owners of small, privately-owned community drinking water supplies across the state. Topics include lead/copper changes, system maintenance, and other issues relative to small drinking water supplies.

    Surface Water Treatment Webinar Series
    Drinking water plants that use surface water or ground water under the direct influence of surface water as a source are subject to a complex set of regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act.  These drinking water systems protect public health by providing quality drinking water to millions of Michigan residents.  If you are a Michigan F certified operator, associated personnel, or interested in surface water treatment, this series is for you!

     

    Educational Opportunities for Water, Wastewater and Public Works Industries (recorded 12/15/21, 62 Minutes)

  • Training designed for Industrial and Construction Storm Water Operators.

    Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan Review and Design Virtual Refresher Training (2022)
    Construction storm water operators with the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan Review and Design (SESC PRD) certification of training must have their certification renewed every 5 years. Certification holders receive a notice that their certification is about to expire from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and previously would need to attend a recertification training session at an EGLE district office. However, given the situation regarding COVID-19, all "in person" training required for operators looking to renew their certifications have been suspended.

    Construction Storm Water Certified Operator Training / Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) Inspector Training (recorded 11/10/21, 93 Minutes)

    PFAS in Storm water: Treatability and Implications of Emerging Water Quality Standards for Storm water Dischargers (recorded 07/29/21, 61 Minutes)
    This presentation provides an update on the state-of-the-practice for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in urban and industrial storm water, including its abundances, its treatability and implications for source control, and implications for industrial and municipal storm water dischargers.

    Industrial Storm Water Certified Operator Training - Day 1 (recorded 06/08/21, 1 Hour, 54 Minutes)

    Industrial Storm Water Certified Operator Training - Day 2 (recorded 06/09/21, 1 Hour, 51 Minutes)

  • Search this table for recorded informational webinars on relevant environmental topics, such as coastal stewardship, high waters, sustainability and other EGLE programs.

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    Date

    Training or Event

    Category

    2022-11 Radon Awareness, Discussion, Outreach, and Networking (RADON) Radon; Materials Management
    2022-6 How Michigan's Water Use Program Preserves and Manages our Water Resources Great Lakes
    2022-6 Michigan’s Water Withdrawal Assessment and Permitting Process Great Lakes
    2022-6 NOAA Digital Coast: An Introduction to Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Hazards Great Lakes

    2022-1-25

    Advancing Inland Lake Stewardship through Shoreline Best Management Practices(recorded 1/25/22, 91min)

    Traditional methods of hard armoring and installation of seawalls along inland lake shorelines have reduced shoreline habitat and degraded water quality, however incorporating Best Management Practices can minimize impacts to our inland lakes. This webinar will provide an overview of the Best Management Practices for lakefront shoreline protection and erosion control, including bioengineering, riprap, and replacement of existing seawalls. In addition, considerations for determining the best shoreline protection method at your site, basic descriptions and information on the different methods, the new Minor Project categories for seawall replacement permit applications, and shoreline best management practices for inland lakes will also be covered. This webinar is for consultants, contractors, and homeowners who are interested in inland lake shoreline protection.

    Inland Lakes and Steams

    2021

    EGLE's Energy Efficiency Programs and Funding(61min)
    Hear from EGLE's Energy Services staff about energy efficiency initiatives happening in communities throughout Michigan. Plus, learn about EGLE’s current energy efficiency programs and funding opportunities that could help support energy waste reduction projects in your community.

    Energy

    2021

    Coastal Leadership Academy: Becoming a Resilient Community Leader(54min)

    EGLE's Coastal Management Program and Michigan Association of Planning are bringing together community leaders and planners to address coastal resilience challenges in the Coastal Leadership Academy. The Academy introduces participants to the Michigan's Great Lakes coastline, water levels, weather, public trust resources, decision making tools, adaption strategies, and resilient planning and zoning. During this webinar, the EGLE Coastal Management Program and Michigan Association of Planning present an overview of the Coastal Leadership Academy and explain how emerging and established coastal community leaders can take advantage of this training opportunity.

    Great Lakes

    2021-6-22

    Resilient Michigan Collaborative: Help your Coastal Community Thrive(recorded 6/22/21, 61 min)

    During this webinar, the Michigan Coastal Management Program and Land Information Access Association will present an overview of the Resilient Michigan Collaborative and explain how your community can take advantage of this opportunity.

    This informational webinar provides coastal planners, zoning administrators, local officials, tribal governments, watershed groups, regional council of governments, and others interested in learning more about resilience principles an opportunity to learn more about funding and technical assistance opportunities available through the Resilient Michigan Collaborative.

    Great Lakes

    2021

    Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Electrification - Challenges, Successes, and Resources(60min)

    Electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in Michigan is brand new to many. In this webinar three panelists share their story about the challenges, successes, and resources they encountered in their journey to electrification. In this webinar you'll learn about:

    Electric trucks driving real routes, carrying real freight in a real-world electric truck technology demonstration

    An online educational resource for learning about electrification of transportation designed for a curriculum in schools in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; and

    Michigan's first electric school bus pilot on the road as one of the first states to electrify school busses. In this webinar participants will also hear about upcoming grant funding that will soon be available for converting from diesel medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to electric.

    Sustainability

    2021

    Tire Safety: Save Lives, Improve Performance, Help the Environment(recorded 6/22/21, 61 min)

    Whether you maintain a fleet of vehicles or simply your own car, there is a lot more to tire maintenance than what you think. Proper tire maintenance is essential to keeping people safe and helping the environment.Join us for this session to learn about:

    Ways to extend the life of your tires, increase fuel efficiency, and reduce air emissions.
    How to avoid commonly overlooked tire maintenance issues and increase safety.
    Liabilities associated with improper tire maintenance.
    Tire replacement issues to be aware of.
    Regulations associated with tire disposal and where to find grants for tire recycling.

    Waste and Materials Management

    2021

    How Wastewater Operators Protect Michigan's Environment and Public Health (recorded 12/14/21, 60 min)

    Water; Wastewater; Operator Training

    2021

    Repairing Water Leaks in Disadvantaged Communities (recorded 3/18/21, 45 min)

    In this webinar, panelists discuss their role in repairing water leaks and restoring water access to residents in disadvantaged communities. Patrick Gubry, Conservation Manager at Wayne Metro Community Action Agency, shares lessons learned from their water conservation and water access repair programs. Adrienne Bennett, President and CEO of Benkari Plumbing and Water Conservation, discusses ongoing work to repair water leaks in disadvantaged communities through water conservation efforts with Wayne Metro CAA and now the Water Leak Pilot in Highland Park.

    Drinking Water

    2021

    Construction Storm Water Certified Operator Training / Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (SESC) Inspector Training(recorded 11/10/21, 93min)

    Water; Storm Water

    2021

    PFAS in Storm water: Treatability and Implications of Emerging Water Quality Standards for Storm water Dischargers(recorded 7/29/21, 61 min)

    This presentation provides an update on the state-of-the-practice for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in urban and industrial storm water, including its abundances, its treatability and implications for source control, and implications for industrial and municipal storm water dischargers.

    Water; Storm Water

    2021

    Industrial Storm Water Certified Operator Training - Day 1(recorded 6/8/21, 1 hr 54 min)

    Industrial Storm Water Certified Operator Training - Day 2(recorded 6/9/21, 1 hr 51 min)

    Water; Storm Water; Operator Training

    2020

    Responding to Environmental Emergencies - EGLE and EPA's Roles and Resources(recorded 5/11/20, 73 min)

    Local officials and emergency responders should be prepared to deal with a variety of emergencies, including those that impact the public health and the environment like the green ooze, contaminated sites, abandoned hazardous materials, and natural disasters. It's important to know how to prepare and respond quickly. In this webinar, attendees learn how EGLE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) coordinate and respond to assist communities during environmental emergencies. EGLE and EPA share details about their roles, their process, and their partners, in responding to these types of events. They also share resources and tools for planning and responding to environmental emergencies and natural disasters.

    Emergency Planning and Response

    2020

    Permitting Considerations for Recovery Projects after the Mid-Michigan Floods(recorded 7/16/20, 80 min)
    This information session was intended to provide residents information about permitting requirements and the permitting processes for recovery projects after the recent devastating floods in Mid-Michigan.

    Emergency Planning and Response

    2020

    Michigan High Water Virtual Town Hall(recorded 3/26/2020)

    This High Water virtual Town Hall covered a broad spectrum of high water impacts around the state.

    Great Lakes;Inland Lakes and Streams; Great Lakes

    2020

    Michigan High Water Virtual Town Hall - Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion and Permitting(recorded 4/28/20)

    This High Water Virtual Town Hall focused on Great Lakes shoreline erosion and permitting. Topics included permitting processes and alternatives for homes or critical structures that are in jeopardy.

    Great Lakes

    2020 to current

    NotMISpecies Webinar Series

    Invasive Species

    2020

    PFAS Fire Fighting Foam: Treatment of Contaminated Sites and Foam Disposal(recorded 6/2/20, 64 min)

    Learn about the ECT2 Ion Exchange Treatment System used to treat PFAS compounds found at fire foam contaminated sites. The state of Michigan has also approved funding to collect and dispose of PFAS containing foam from across Michigan. The collection is a seven-month program that provides for safe disposal of more than 30,000 gallons of firefighting foam across Michigan. Learn what has been collected so far and how your community can participate in the disposal program.

    Remediation and Redevelopment

    2020

    Results of EPA/EGLE Study "Targeted and Nontargeted Analysis of PFAS in Fume Suppressant Products at Chrome Plating Facilities"(recorded 7/9/20, 93 min)

    EGLE and EPA conducted the study to assist in compliance efforts undertaken by the chrome plating industry in Michigan, where a number of metal finishers have had to invest significant resources to install pre-treatment systems to remove PFOS from their process wastewater, even though they complied with federal requirements to discontinue use of the PFOS-based fume suppressants years prior. Samples of 9 different fume suppressants and effluent from 11 platers in Michigan were collected in July 2019. This webinar will discuss the Study Results: Targeted and Nontargeted Analysis of PFAS in Fume Suppressant Products at Chrome Plating Facilities.

    Water; Wastewater

    2019

    Odors and Dust: How to deal with issues in your community(59 min)
    Odor and dust complaints are the most frequently received complaints EGLE Air Quality Division receives. There are state regulations dealing with dust and nuisance odors, but what should you do if you or your community is having issues with either of these? This webinar details the state requirements for facilities in your community with dust or odor issues. An Air Quality inspector will discuss what to do if you get a complaint from your community regarding dust and odors and your local ordinances do not address the problem. You will also learn when to ask your district office for help.

    Air

    2019

    Engaging EGLE on Great Lakes Shoreline Erosion Webinar(recorded 11/12/19, 69 min)

    Due to higher water levels in the Great Lakes, Michigan's shoreline communities and residents are experiencing an increase in shoreline erosion. This webinar is an opportunity for local officials to learn more about EGLE's response to Great Lakes shoreline erosion, the basic rules and processes for obtaining permits for shoreline protection projects, efforts EGLE is taking to expedite permits, and how you and your constituents can communicate and partner most effectively with us. The webinar includes a short presentation followed by time for questions from attendees.

    Great Lakes

    2019

    Great Lakes Environmental Remediation and Redevelopment Conference

    Remediation and Redevelopment

    2019

    Uncovering the Business Opportunity in your Waste and By-Product Materials Webinar(recorded 9/25/19, 58 min)

    The Michigan Materials Marketplace is a program designed to connect Michigan businesses to develop and scale new reuse and recycling market opportunities. Manufacturers are using the Marketplace to source materials and find new solutions for challenging wastes and by-products, recycling companies are uncovering new customers and end-markets, and entrepreneurs are using the program as an innovation platform to build new reuse and recycling businesses. We discuss materials and process trends, how-to post listings and tips on marketing materials for success, and how-to interact with other businesses through the Marketplace program.

    Sustainability; Waste and Materials Management

    2019

    Waste Gone Wild! - Dealing with Nuisance Waste Sites and Illegal Dumping in Your Community(Webinar recorded 11/19/19, 70 min)
    Hidden dump piles, trash strewn property, abandoned buildings filled with junk - Local leaders make discoveries like these in their communities all the time. Recycling efforts that start out with good intentions and get out of hand with flat markets and poor planning are usually to blame; however local officials are often left to clean up the mess. Local leaders will want to join this webinar to learn about how to recognize and address waste gone wild situations in your community and the tools that are available to help. Attendees will hear about recycling efforts gone wild for materials like shingles, scrap tires, electronic and other recyclable commodities, as well as how to address nuisance dumping situations.

    Waste and Materials Management

    2019

    Septic Systems- Is Your Community SepticSmart?(recorded 6/13/19, 70 min.)

    View this webinar to learn about - what a septic system is and how it functions; how to properly maintain a septic system; how septic systems are regulated across the state; how certain land developments proposed to be served by septic systems follow a specific review and approval process; and what you as a local leader can do to help your community become SepticSmart.

    Water; Wastewater

    2018

    MI School Drinking Water Training Program: How to Sample Your School's Drinking Water for Coliform Bacteria, Lead and Copper(recorded 8/28/18, 60 min)

    This webinar will help you understand why sampling water for coliform bacteria, lead and copper is important and guide you to proper sampling techniques for reliable results and the protection of the health of student and staff.

    Drinking Water

    2022

    Catalyst Communities Webinars

    Webinars on Community Recycling, Composting, Circular Economy, Energy, Clean Fleets and more.

    Energy; Materials Management

    2021-2020

    Sustainability Webinar Series
    This series delivers examples of real-life sustainability strategies implemented by EGLE's partners. Focused on the topic of business sustainability, attendees will learn about practices they can employ to create meaningful, measurable changes that benefit not only the environment but also the bottom line!

    Sustainability; Waste and Materials Management