"The EGLE Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division (OGMD) regulates several mining industries in Michigan, including metallic mining, native copper mining, sand dune mining, and coal mining. There are also several other important mineral commodities such as gypsum, dimension stone, limestone, and aggregate (gravel pits) that are mined in Michigan but are not regulated by the OGMD. These industries, although not requiring a mining permit from the OGMD, may be subject to federal, state, or local air, water, or land use permits."
Quoted from the EGLE website at this link.
EGLE - Water Resources Division Tiffany Meyers 517-243-4915 firstname.lastname@example.org 310 E. Louis Glick Hwy Jackson, MI 49201-1556
According to the MPSC's website, their mission is stated as:
"The mission of the Michigan Public Service Commission is to protect the public by ensuring safe, reliable, and accessible energy and telecommunications services at reasonable rates for Michigan's residents."
Knowing there is a pipeline running through the property of the proposed mining site on Norvell Road, if you have and complaints, concerns, or questions, you may submit it to the MPSC via their link at:http://www.michigan.gov/mpsc/0,4639,7-159-16368_16415---,00.html
I like the idea of working with the state site [DEQ] because the statistics are automatically entered into their database.
As to what should be tested is a long list:
Only if a well is “shallow” should it be necessary to address coliform bacteria or Ecoli bacteria.
Perhaps, many requestors would choose to shorten the list based on their personal concerns.
Grass Lake Charter Township 373 Lakeside Dr. PO BOX 216 Grass Lake, MI 49240 517.522.8464 - phone 517.522.4955 - fax Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm Meets - 2nd Tuesday of Month - 6:30pm Township Hall
Grass Lake Planning Commission meetings on the 3rd Thursday each month at 7:00PM