Agenda for Special Board Meeting – Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – 3 pm

The Charter Township of Genesee Agenda for the Special Board Meeting to be held on  Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 3 pm in the Boardroom located at 7244 N Genesee Road, Genesee, MI 48437                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Roll Call:  Eashoo ( )  Bates ( )  Sorensen ( )  Burrus ( )  Jean ( )  Sutton ( ) Witte ( )

Approve Agenda

Approve the minutes of the May 10, 2022 board meeting without corrections.

PUBLIC COMMENTS*

Office of Clerk

a.  Approve purchasing 11 Dell election laptops at a cost of $9,214.48 plus a $132 for shipping for a total cost of $9, 346.48 using A.R.P.A funds.

b.  Approve used car license for JMB Auto Sports LLC 3100 N. Genesee good for one year

Office of Supervisor

a.  Approve hiring of Police Officer Michael Johnson at a starting pay rate at the step 3 level of the pay scale pending passing of pre employment qualifications.

b.  Approve moving Police Officer Michael Zulchelski into step 3 rate of pay scale.

c.  Approve $17,893.15 increase of Sonitrol bid to install/replace door access control in the Administration Building, Police Department, Fire Station #1 and Fire Station #2. Total cost would be $99,143.15 (A.R.P.A. Funds) and a monthly maintenance fee of $470.  Cost increase is due to Federal Prevailing Wages are mandated for this project.

Public Comments:

New Business:  Closing Comments from Board Members:

Adjournment

*3 minutes, agenda items

GENESEE COUNTY FREE TIRE RECYCLING – Saturday, June 11, 2022 9am to 1pm

Genesee County Free Tire Recycling on Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 9am to 1pm at Environmental Rubber Recycling, 6515 N Dort Hwy, Flint, MI 48505

  • Free To All Genesee County Residents
  • Up to 10 passenger tires accepted per vehicle only
  • Tires off the rim only
  • No commercial or agricultural tires
  • No commercial vehicles may enter (e.g. box trucks, tractor trailers, commercial trailers, etc.)

Questions?

Genesee County Recycle Hotline (810) 762-7744 or www.gcmpc.org/environmental

Sponsored by:  City of Flint, Michigan and Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission and Environmental Rubber Recycling

Draft FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

There is a 30-day public comment period for the Draft FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Document and Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Flint Limited Orphan Maintenance Area (Genesee and Lapeer Counties) from Sunday, May 8, 2022 through Tuesday, June 7, 2022. The TIP lists four years of federally funded transportation projects and programs proposed for Genesee County’s transportation network. The TIP includes road, public transit, and non-motorized transportation improvements and their proposed costs.

A digital copy of the Draft FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Document and Air

Quality Conformity Analysis can be viewed at this link: http://gcmpc.org/fy-23-26-tip-public-involvement/

If you would like additional information on the public comment period, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks,

Alicia Williams, Planner

Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission

1101 Beach Street, Room 111

Flint, MI 48502

(810)766-6564

awilliams1@geneseecountymi.gov

GENESEE COUNTY RECYCLE DAYS 2022

Genesee County Recycle Day

Household Hazardous Waste  –   Electronics  –  Paint

Scheduled Events:

Saturday May 14, 2022 10AM – 2PM

Tuesday June 21, 2022 2PM-6PM

Tuesday July 19, 2022 2PM-6PM

Tuesday August 23, 2022 2PM-6PM

Carman-Ainsworth Middle School, 1409 W Maple Ave, Flnt, MI 48507 (enter from W Maple Ave)

Questions? 810 762 7744 – recylce@co.genesee.mi.us – www.gcmpc.org/environmental

+  ITEMS ACCEPTED AT RECYCLE DAY

  • aerosols
  • automotive fluids
  • batteries (household/auto)
  • biomedical Sharps (in rigid/sealed container)
  • corrosives (acids/bases)
  • electronics (all kinds)
  • fire extinguishers
  • fluorescent bulbs & tubes
  • mercury
  • oil based paint & solvents
  • pesticides & herbicides
  • prescription medication
  • propane cylinders (up to 30lbs each)
  • reactives & oxidizers
  • smoke detectors

X  ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED AT RECYCLE DAY

  •  55 gallon drums of waste
  • agricultural waste
  • ammunition
  • appliances
  • commercial waste
  • compressed gas cylinders (other than propane)
  • construction materials
  • explosives & fireworks
  • garbage & yard waste
  • industrial waste
  • paper for shredding
  • radioactive materials
  • weapons

Recycle Day Partners:  Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission and Elga Credit Union

 

Please Do Not Bag Your Recyclables

Recyclables placed in plastic bags cannot be recycled as the plastic bag is not recyclable.  Please leave all recyclables loose in the bin.

Thank You

Rewards For Recycling

Sewer Rates to Increase Per Township Ordinance 619 Sewer Treatment Charges

The Genesee County Drain Commission has increased Sewer Rates to the Charter Township of Genesee. Metered Sewer Rates will increase by $.38 per 100 cubic feet and the Readiness To Serve Rate $1.04 per month effective January 1, 2022.  Residents with Flat Rate Sewer Accounts will start paying $42.22 per month with a Quarterly Billing of $126.66.  The increase to the Charter Township of Genesee Residents and Businesses will be effective January 1, 2022.

Water Rates will remain the same.

2020 CCR Report – Water Quality Report for the Charter Township of Genesee

2020 CCR Report.Word.docx

2020 Water Quality Report for  Charter Township of Genesee

This report provides a snapshot of the drinking water quality for Charter Township of Genesee for the calendar year 2020. Genesee County Drain Commissioner-Division of Water and Waste Services (GCDC-WWS) Water Treatment Plant are committed to meeting the state and federal water quality standards including the Lead and Copper Rule.  With the Great Lakes as our water source and proven treatment technologies,  GCDC-WWS Treatment Plant consistently delivers safe drinking water to our community.  Included are details about where our water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards.

About our system:

Your source water comes from Lake Huron. The watershed includes numerous short, seasonal streams that drain to Lake Huron. GCDC-WWS voluntarily developed and received approval in 2017 for a source water protection program (SWIPP) for the Lake Huron Water Treatment Plant and GCDC-WWS Treatment Plant intake.  The program includes seven elements that include the following: roles and duties of government units and water supply agencies, delineation of a source water protection area, identification of potential of source water protection area, management approaches for protection, contingency plans, siting of new sources and public participation and education.  If you would like to know more information about the Source Water Assessment or SWIPP, please contact the Public Works at (810) 640-2000.

Special information available:

 Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections.  These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.  EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline 800-426-4791.

Health and safety information:

Drinking Water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants.  The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.  More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture and residential uses.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which are naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems.  Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which provide the same protection for public health.

       2020 Regulated Detected Contaminant Tables

Inorganic Chemicals – Monitoring at the Plant Finished Water Tap

Regulated

Contaminate

Test

date

 

Unit

Health

Goal

MCLG

Allowed

Level

MCL

Highest

Level

Detected

Range of

Detection

Violation

Yes/no

Major Sources in Drinking Water
 

Flouride*

 

Daily

 

ppm

 

4

 

4

 

 

0.87

 

 

0.12-0.87

 

NO

Erosion of Natural Deposits: Water

Additive, which promotes strong

Teeth: Discharge from fertilizer and

Aluminium factories

Arsenic 4-22-20 ppb 10 10 0.46 N/A NO Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards; runoff from glass and electronics production wastes
Barium 4-22-20 ppm 2 2 .013 N/A NO Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from petroleum and metal refineries discharge from mines

*Flouride is monitored daily in the finished water

Disinfection By-Products- Monitoring in Distribution System

Regulated

Contaminant

Test

Date

 

  Unit

Health

Goal

MCLG

Allowed

Level

MCL

Highest

LRAA

Range of

Detection

Violation

Yes/no

Major Sources in Drinking Water
Total

Trihalomethanes

(TTHM)

 

2020

 

 

ppb

 

n/a

 

80

 

45

 

31 – 69

 

NO

 

By-Product of Drinking

Water Chlorination

Halocetic Acids

(HAA5)

 

2020

 

ppb

 

n/a

 

60

 

21

 

9 – 36

 

NO

By-Product of Drinking

Water disinfection

Disinfection Residuals – Monitoring in Distribution System

Regulated

Contaminant

Unit Health

Goal

MRDLG

Allowed

Level

Highest

RAA

Range of

Detection

Violation

Yes/no

Major Sources in Drinking Water
Total Chlorine

Residual

ppm 4 4 .72 .2 – 1.26 NO Water Additive to control

Microbes

2020 Turbidity – Monitored every 4 Hours at Plant Finished Water

    Highest Single

Measurment Cannot

     Exceed 1 NTU

                 Lowest  Monthly % of Samples Meeting

                Turbidity Limit of 0.3 NTU (minimum 95%)

Violation

Yes/no

Major Sources in Drinking Water
 

0.10 NTU

 

100%

 

NO

 

                Soil Runoff

Turbidity is a measure of cloudiness of water. We monitor it because it is a good indicator of effectiveness of our filtration system

2020 Lead and Copper at Consumer Tap

Regulated

Contaminate

Unit Health

Goal

MCLG

Action

Level

AL

90th

Percentile

Value*

Range of individual results Number of

Samples

Over AL

Violation

Yes/no

Major Sources in Drinking Water
Lead (Jan-June) ppb 0 15 0 0 – 5 0 NO Corrosion of household  plumbing system

Erosion of natural deposits,lead service lines

Lead (July-Dec) ppb 0 15 0 0 – 1 0 NO Corrosion of household  plumbing system

Erosion of natural deposits, lead service lines

Copper (Jan-June) ppm 1.3 1.3 0.1 0.0 – 0.1 0 NO Corrosion of household plumbing system

Erosion of natural deposits

Copper (July-Dec) ppm 1.3 1.3 0.1 0.0 – 0.1 0 NO Corrosion of household plumbing system

Erosion of natural deposits

*90th percentile value is the concentration of lead and copper in tap water exceeded by 10 percent of the sites sampled during a monitoring period. If the 90th percentile value is above the AL additional requirements must be met. 

Regulated Contaminant                                 Treatment Technique Typical Source of Contaminant
 

Total Organic Carbon (ppm)

The Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal ratio is calculated as the ratio

Between the actual TOC removal and the TOC removal requirements.

The TOC was measured each quarter and because the level was low

Ther is no TOC removal requirement

 

Erosion of Natural deposits

 

Microbial

Contaminants

MCL MCLG Number

Detected

Violation

Yes/no

Typical Source of

Contaminant

Total Coliform

Bacteria

>1 positive monthly sample

(>5% of monthly samples

Positive)

 

0

 

ND

 

NO

Naturally present in the

environment

 

 E.coli bacteria

Routine and repeat  sample

Total coliform positive, and is

Also fecal or E.coli positive

 

 

0

 

ND

 

NO

Human and Animal fecal

Waste

 

Radionuclides 2019

 
     
Regulated contaminant Test date Unit Health

Goal

MCLG

Allowed Level Level Detected Violation

Yes/No

Major sources in Drinking

Water

Combined Radium

226 and 228

2-13-19 pCi/L 0 5 1.0 +- 0.50 NO       Erosion of Natural Deposits
Gross Alpha 2-13-19 pCi/L 0 15 2.0+-1.0 NO Erosion of Natural  Deposits

 

                                                2020 Unregulated Detected Contaminant

     Unregulated Parameters        MCLG                  MCL         Level Detected Source of Contamination
  Sodium (ppm)          n/a                   n/a                    9 Erosion of natural deposits

 

Unregulated Contaminants

Unregulated contaminants are those for which EPA has not established drinking water standards. The purpose of

Unregulated monitoring is to assist EPA in determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and

Whether future regulation is warranted. Before EPA regulates a contaminant, it considers adverse health effects, the

Occurrence of the contaminant in drinking water, and whether the regulation would reduce health risk. GCDC-WWS

Began monitoring for Unregulated contaminants in 2013 and willcontinue additional sampling in 2019 and 2020. The Charter Township of Genesee began Monitoring for Unregulated Contaminates in 2018 and continued sampling into 2019. The following tables list the Unregulated substances detected during the 2019 calendar year.

 Unregulated Contaminants – Monitored at the primary source (AM1 : metals, pesticides, alcohols, SOVCs) – tested for in 2019

Contaminant Units Result Source
Bromide ppm ND – 23.2 Naturally present in fossil fuels, coal, and shale
Total Organic Carbon ppm 2 – 2.4 Erosion of natural deposits

 

2019 Unregulated Contaminants- Monitored at the Treatment Plant and entry Point into System – tested for in 2019

Contaminant Units Range Source
Manganese, total ug/l 2.1 – 10.6 Naturally present in the environment

 

2019 Unregulated Contaminants-Monitored in distribution system(AM1 : Entry Point)

Contaminant Units Range Source
Manganese Ug/l 4.56 – 4.72 Disinfection by products group

 

2019 Unregulated Contaminants – HAA’s Monitored in the distribution system ( AM2 : DBP1,DBP2 ) – tested for in 2019

Contaminant Units Range Source
Bromochloroacetic acid ug/l 3.00 – 3.33 By-product of drinking water disinfection
Bromodichloroacetic acid ug/l 3.52 – 4.56 By-product of drinking water
Chlorodibromoacetic acid ug/l 0.623 – 0.915 By-product of drinking water
Dibromoacetic acid ug/l 0.432 – 0.493 By-product of drinking water
Dichloroacetic acid ug/l 7.61 – 12.3 By-product of drinking water
Monobromoacetic acid ug/l <0.300 – 0.311 By-product of drinking water
Trichloroacetic acid ug/l 7.85 – 12.7 By-product of drinking water

 

2019 Unregulated contaminate – Monitored in Distribution system (AM3 : Entry Point – tested for in 2019

Contaminate Units             Range Source
CVTM Percent CV        .800 – 8.60 Naturally present in the environment

 

Information about lead:

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. The water that the GCDC-WWS Water Treatment plant delivers to our community does not contain lead. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The Charter Township of Genesee is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may want to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791) or at http;//www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

                                  How do I read this Chart?

Our water is tested to assure that it is safe and healthy. These Tables are based on tests conducted by Genesee Township within the last five (5) calendar years. We conduct many tests throughout the year, however , only tests that show the presence of a contaminant are shown here. The table on this page is a key to the terms used in the table. Sources of Contaminants show where this substance usually originates.

   Key to Detected Contaminants Table

 

AL

 

Action Level

The concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment

Or other requirements which a water system must follow.

 

HAA5

 

Halo Acetic Acids

HAA5 is the total of bromoacetic, chloroacetic, dibromo acetic, dichloroacetic,

and trichloroacetic acids. Compliance is based on the total.

 

 

LRAA

 

Locational Running Annual Average

The average of  analytical results for samples at a particular monitoring location during

the previous four quarters.

 

MCL

 

Maximum Contaminant Level

The highest level of contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close

to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

 

MCLG

 

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal

The level of contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected

risk to health. MCLG’s allows for a margin of safety.

 

MRDL

 

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level

The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
 

MRDLG

 

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal

The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG’s do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
 

N/A

 

not applicable

 

Does not apply

 

ND

 

Not Detected

 

Result is not detectable at or below the laboratory detection level

 

NTU

 

Nephelometric Turbidty Units

 

Measures the cloudiness of water

 

pCi/L

 

Picocuries Per Liter

 

A measure of radioactivity

 

ppb

 

Parts per Billion ( one in one billion)

The ppb is equivalent to micrograms per liter.

A microgram = 1/1000 milligrams

 

ug/L

 

Micrograms per Liter

A microgram = 1/1000 milligrams. 1 microgram  per liter is equal to

1 part per billion

 

ppm

 

Parts Per Million (one in one million)

The ppm is equivalent to milligrams per liter.

A milligram = 1/1000 gram

 

RAA

 

Running Annual Average

The average of analytical results for all samples taken

during the previous twelve months.

 

TT

 

Treatment Technique

A required process intended to reduce the level of contaminant  in drinking water.
 

TTHM

 

Total Trihalomethanes

Total Trihalomethanes is the sum of chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform. Compliance is based on the total.
 

C

 

Celsius

A scale of Temperature in which water freezes at  0 and boils at  100

under standard conditions.

 

 

Greater Than

 
  90th Percentile The concentration of lead or copper  in tap water exceeded by

10 percent of sites sampled during a monitoring period.

 

Genesee Township, and the GCDC-WWS Treatment Plant are committed to safeguarding our water supply and delivering the highest quality drinking water to protect public health. We will update this report annually and will keep you informed of any problems that may occur throughout the year, as they happen.  Copies are available at Genesse Township Hall, 7244 N. Genesee Rd. Genesee MI 48437.  We invite public participation in decisions that affect drinking water quality.  For more information about your water, or the contents of this report, contact Public Works at (810) 640-2000 ext. #5.  For more information about safe drinking water visit the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at www.epa.gov/safewater/.

How do I read this Chart?

It’s easy! Our water is tested to assure that it is safe and healthy. These Tables are based on tests conducted by The Charter Township of Genesee within the last five calendar years. We conduct many tests throughout the year ,however, only testes that show the presence of contaminant are shown here. The table on this page is key to the terms used in the following table. Sources of Contaminants show where this substance usually originates.

                               Key to Detected Contaminates Table

 

Symbol Non-Abbreviated Symbol or Term                  Definition/Explanation
AL Action level The concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.
HAA5 Halocetic Acids HAA5 is the total of bromoacetic, chloroacetic, dibromo acetic, dichloroacetic, and trichloroacetic acids. Compliance is based on the total.
LRAA Locational Running Annual Average The average of analytical results for samples at particular monitoring location during the previous four quarters.
MCL Maximum Contaminant Level The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology
MCLG Maximum Contaminant Level Goal The level of contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allows for a margin of safety.
MRDL Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
MRDLG Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there no known or expected risk to health. MRDLG’s do not reflect the benefits of use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
N/A Not Applicable Does not apply
ND Not Detected Result is not detectable at or below the laboratory detection level.
NTU Nephelometric Turbidity Units Measures the cloudiness of water
pCi/L Picocuries Per Liter A measure of radioactivity
ppb Parts Per Billion ( one in one billion) The ppb equivalent to micrograms per liter.

A microgram = 1/1000 milligram

ug/L Micrograms per liter A microgram = 1/1000 milligrams 1 microgram per liter is equivalent to 1 part per billion (ppb)
ppm Parts Per Million ( one in one million The ppm is equivalent to milligrams per liter

A milligram =1/1000 gram

RAA Running Annual Average The average of analytical results for samples taken during the previous twelve months.
TT Treatment Technique A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.
TTHM Total Trihalomethanes Total Trihalomethanes is the sum of chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform. Compliance is based on total.
C Celsius A scale of temperature in which water freezes at 0 and boils at 100 under standard conditions.
Greater than Mathematical symbol that denotes a value “greater than” another value.
  90TH Percentile Value The concentration of lead or copper in tap water exceeded by 10 percent of sites sampled during a monitoring period.

 

Fire Fighters Needed – Apply on Line

The Charter Township of Genesee is looking to hire Fire Fighters.  On the main page under “I Want To” choose Employment Application.

Thank You

Public Notice Regarding Separate Storm Sewer System in Genesee Charter Township

PUBLIC NOTICE

Date:                                          May 17, 2021

Permit No.:                               MI0060014

Designated Site Name:          Genesee Twp MS4-Genesee

The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Water Resources Division (WRD), proposes to reissue a permit to Genesee Charter Township for the Genesee Charter Township Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System located in Genesee County, Michigan. The applicant discharges storm water to surface waters of the state of Michigan.

The draft permit includes the following modifications to the previously-issued permit:

This individual permit supersedes Certificate of Coverage No. MIG610073.

Copies of the permit application, Public Notice, and draft permit may be obtained via the Internet at https://miwaters.deq.state.mi.us (select ‘Public Notice Search,’ enter the permit number into the search field, and then click ‘Search’), or you may request copies be mailed to you by contacting Sherry Thelen at e-mail: ThelenS5@michigan.gov, or telephone: 517-284-5570.

Persons wishing to submit comments or request a public hearing should go to https://miwaters.deq.state.mi.us, select ‘Public Notice Search,’ search for this public notice by entering the permit number into the search field, click ‘Search,’ click ‘View,’ click ‘Add Comment,’ enter information into the fields, and then click ‘Submit.’ Comments or objections to the draft permit received by June 16, 2021 will be considered in the final decision to issue the permit, as will comments made at a public hearing should one be held by the Department on the draft permit.

Any person may request the Department to hold a public hearing on the draft permit. The request should include specific reasons for the request, indicating which portions of the draft permit constitute the need for a hearing. If submitted comments indicate significant public interest in the draft permit or if useful information may be produced, the Department may, at its discretion, hold a public hearing on the draft permit.

If a public hearing is scheduled, public notice of the hearing will be provided at least 30 days in advance. The hearing will normally be held in the vicinity of the discharge. Inquiries should be directed to Kathryn Gallagher, Permits Section, WRD, EGLE, P.O. Box 30458, Lansing, Michigan 48909-7958; telephone: 517-667-8321; or e-mail: GallagherK1@michigan.gov.