MARQUETTE – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will hold Public Hearings on the Kennecott Eagle Project, a proposed nickel and copper mine and associated processing equipment on the Yellow Dog Plains, Sept. 10-13 in and near Marquette and Sept. 19 in Lansing. The public comment period also allows written comments to be received from now through Oct. 17, 2007.The public hearings will be held as follows:
Monday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Northern Michigan University Great Lakes Rooms in the University Center at NMU, Marquette, Mich.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 12, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. West Branch Community Center, 253-299 Avenue A, Forsyth Twp., Mich. (located on the old K.I. Sawyer AFB, approximately 3.5 miles from County Road 553, just behind the MDEQ UP District office)
Thursday, Sept.13, 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. West Branch Community Center, 253-299 Avenue A, Forsyth Twp., Mich. (same as above)
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m. - 4:30 pm and 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Lansing Center, Rooms 203 and 204, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, Mich.
Concerned persons can send written comments to the DEQ/DNR by postal mail to the following address:
DEQ/DNR Kennecott Comments
Office of Geological Survey
P.O. Box 30256,
Lansing, Michigan 48909-7756
or by e-mail to: DEQ-Kennecottfirstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the DEQ Web site for links to documents related to the Kennecott application. These include the updated public hearing notice and the updated Part 632 permit conditions.
Visit www.savethewildup.org for more details and a letter template for public comment.