Working in Michigan Waters symposium scheduled for fall

Published Aug. 29, 2018

DETROIT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, Regulatory Office and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announce “Permits and Processes: Working in Michigan Waters," an in-depth look at both the Corps and MDEQ regulatory programs.

This symposium is designed to enhance the knowledge of contractors, consultants, municipalities and others who apply for permits on a professional basis and will discuss permit application and information requirements and the decision making processes. Throughout the day, focus will be on a hypothetical major development project to highlight the various aspects of the Corps and MDEQ permit application and evaluation processes.

WHAT:           “Permits and Processes: Working in Michigan Waters”

WHEN:           Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  

WHO:             U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, Regulatory Office and

                        Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources Division

WHERE:         The Charlevoix Public Library 220 West Clinton Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720

COST:             Free

RSVP:             Requested, but not required at 313-226-7495 or

This will be an all-day event comprised of multiple sessions:

  • Overview of Corps and MDEQ Regulatory Authorities and Jurisdiction: The “big picture” of the Corps and MDEQ programs and services. Establishing the geographic extent of regulatory jurisdiction.

  • Wetland Delineations: Useful tips for delineations.

  • The Complete Permit Application: A guide to the specific information needed for a complete permit application package, focusing on common errors and omissions.

  • MiWaters: A tutorial of MDEQ’s online system for submitting and accessing permit applications and information.

  • Permit Coordination and Evaluation: Corps and MDEQ permit categories, endangered species and historic properties review, permit decision criteria, and enforcement programs. 

  • Mitigation: A review of requirements for mitigation plans and monitoring reports.

  •                                                                                                                   -30-


Emily Schaefer
313-410-4157 (cell)

Release no. 18-045