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Public Notice: Permit for a wastewater discharge to Sherman Township

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE/Department), Water Resources Division (WRD), proposes to issue a permit for a wastewater discharge to Sherman Township for the Sherman Township facility located at Mohawk Gay Road near Fifth Street, Gay, Keweenaw County, Michigan 49945. The applicant proposes to discharge sanitary sewage wastewater only to the ground and groundwater. The permit is pursuant to Rule 2216 Authorization of the Part 22 Rules, Groundwater Quality, promulgated under Part 31, Water Resources Protection, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 P451, as amended (NREPA), being Sections 324.3101 through 324.3119 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, and the administrative rules promulgated thereunder.
Copies of the permit application, Public Notice, Basis for Decision Memo, and draft permit may be obtained via the Internet at CLICK HERE (select ‘Public Notice Search,’ enter the permit number into the search field, and then click ‘Search’), or at the WRD's Marquette District Office located at 1504 West Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855, telephone: (906) 228-4853.
Persons wishing to submit comments or request a public hearing should go to CLICK HERE select ‘Public Notice Search,’ search for this public notice by entering the permit number into the search field, click ‘Search,’ click ‘View,’ click ‘Add Comment,’ enter information into the fields, and then click ‘Submit.’ Comments or objections to the draft permit received by September 16, 2023, will be considered in the final decision to issue the permit, as will comments made at a public hearing should one be held by the Department on the draft permit.
Any person may request the Department to hold a public hearing on the draft permit. The request should include specific reasons for the request, indicating which portions of the draft permit constitute the need for a hearing. If submitted comments indicate significant public interest in the draft permit or if useful information may be produced, the Department may, at its discretion, hold a public hearing on the draft permit.
If a public hearing is scheduled, public notice of the hearing will be provided at least 30 days in advance. The hearing will normally be held in the vicinity of the discharge. Inquiries should be directed to Justin Pung, Permits Section, WRD, EGLE, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7958; telephone: (517) 449-6678; or e-mail:

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