FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2020
EGLE Media Office, EGLE-Assist@Michigan.gov, 517-284-9278
The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) today announced it has awarded approximately $2.5 million in grant funding to municipal airport operators to support monitoring and testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. Grants were awarded to the following airports:
The grant recipients were current or former Part 139 commercial service airports in Michigan that have used or are suspected to have used Class B Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) to comply with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. Federal, state and military aviation facilities were not eligible for the grant funding, although co-located municipal airport operations could apply.
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is overseeing the grant program and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) is providing technical assistance
There remains approximately $1.5 million in MPART grant funding available to eligible airports. Priority will be given to airports that demonstrate:
A request for proposals (RFP) detailing the grant program can be found at Michigan.gov/AERO
For additional questions about the application process or general grant process questions, contact Steve Houtteman, MDOT Aeronautics, at HouttemanS@michigan.gov.
PFAS are a large group of man-made chemicals that have been used in many consumer and industrial products, such as non-stick cookware, waterproof fabrics and firefighting foam.
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