Saturday, February 06, 2010

Public Hearing and Deadline for Public Comment on Major License Modification

Date: Friday, February 5, 2010 1:06 PM
From: Howe, Cheryl (DNRE)

Subject: Public Hearing and Deadline for Public Comment on Major License Modification,
The Dow Chemical Company, Michigan Operations, Midland Plant

Written comments are being accepted until April 5, 2010 on a major modification of the hazardous waste management facility operating license (License) that was issued to The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Michigan Operations, Midland Plant, in June 2003 pursuant to Part 111, Hazardous Waste Management, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended. The License modification is being proposed to fulfill the requirements of paragraph 47 of the Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study and/or Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis, and Response Design, CERCLA Docket No. V-W-10-C-942 (AOC) for the Tittabawassee River/Saginaw River and Bay “Site.” The AOC was entered into by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ, now the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment [MDNRE]), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and Dow on January 14, 2010, with an effective date of January 21, 2010.

The MDNRE will hold a public hearing on the draft Dow major License modification from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at Saginaw Valley State University, Curtiss Hall, Seminar Room G, 7400 Bay Road, Saginaw, Michigan. Written comments must be submitted by April 5, 2010, to Cheryl Howe at or the address below.

The public notice is available at:

The Fact Sheet is available at:

Attachment 1 to the Fact Sheet is available at:

Attachment 2 to the Fact Sheet is available at:

The direct link to the Dow Hazardous Waste Facility Operating License Information Web page is available at:,1607,7-135-3312_4118_4240-193388--,00.html

If you are also on the U.S. EPA listserve or the U.S. EPA or MDNRE mailing lists, you may have received or will receive a similar notice. Please share this notice with others who might be interested in attending this public hearing or commenting on the draft major License modification. If you have any questions, need further information, or would like to have your e-mail address removed from this distribution list, please contact me.

Cheryl Howe
Environmental Engineering Specialist
Hazardous Waste Section
Waste and Hazardous Materials Division
Department of Natural Resources and Environment
P.O. Box 30241, Lansing, MI 48909-7741

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