MDCH Extends Public Comment Period for the Former Elk Rapids Sportsman's Club Public Health Consultation

Contact: James McCurtis, Jr. (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

January 17, 2007

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has again extended the public comment period for the draft Public Health Consultation for the former Elk Rapids Sportsman's Club. The consultation discusses whether lead contamination at the former shooting range could pose a public health hazard.

The public comment draft entitled "Former Elk Rapids Sportsman's Club, Elk Rapids, Antrim County, Michigan" is available on the MDCH Web site at, or by calling toll free at (800) 648-6942. MDCH invites the public to review the draft consultation and offer written comments. Copies are available for public review at the Elk Rapids Township Offices located at 315 Bridge Street, Elk Rapids, Michigan.

Information and comments should be addressed to Dr. Linda D. Dykema, Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Environmental Health, 201 Townsend Street, P.O. Box 30195, Lansing, Michigan 48909. People may also call the toll-free telephone number, 1 800 648-6942 (1-800-MI TOXIC).

Comments on the Public Health Consultation must be received by June 27, 2008. All comments received will be evaluated and considered and responses will be provided in the final version of the consultation.