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MDOT receives environmental permit applications and notices from individuals, governmental agencies, organizations and businesses. These applications, to operate or construct privately or publicly owned facilities within the state highway right of way, include the following types of facilities or operations:

  • Environmental Institutional Controls
  • Environmental Clean-up
  • Monitor Well Installations
  • Soil Boring and Soil Testing
  • Remediation Clean-ups
  • Illicit Discharge Elimination Program

MDOT permits these types of facilities or operations in a manner which does not significantly compromise the integrity of state highway right of way systems, while simultaneously providing assurance to the general traveling public for the safest transportation environment possible. 

Emergency Hazardous Spill/Materials Cleanup List

Environmental License Agreements

An Environmental License Agreement (ELA) is a Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) approved alternative institutional control, proposed to MDOT by a liable party to leave environmental contamination in place within MDOT operational right of way (ROW).

An ELA may be necessary for liable parties to pursue in order to obtain site closure by EGLE, by way of restricting exposure to contamination remaining beneath MDOT ROW.