LANSING -- The Eagle Mine Application and Draft Groundwater Discharge Permit are now available on line. The Department of Environmental Quality has set up a separate Web page so the public can access these more easily. Also, the public comment period, which originally had a deadline of Jan. 10 and then Jan. 20, has now been extended.
According to Steve Casey, Michigan DEQ Water Resources Division Upper Peninsula District supervisor, the department is still working out the details, including time and place, for the public hearing. The hearing must be announced at least 30 days before the date. Comments will be accepted now and during that time and possibly about a week after the hearing.
Click here to access links to the Eagle Mine Groundwater Discharge Permit Application, the Draft Permit and FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) information.