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Beeland Group - Little Traverse Bay Environmental Project Disposal Well #1 - MI-047-1I-0001

Site Location
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Little Traverse Bay, Emmet County, Mich. View larger map.

Contact Information

For information on this permit application or to be placed on the EPA Beeland Group mailing list:
William Bates (bates.william@epa.gov)
312-886-6110 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66110


(where to view written records)

Petoskey District Library
500 E. Mitchell
Petoskey, MI

Beeland Group LLC, Inc.
Little Traverse Bay Environmental Project Disposal Well #1
Emmet County, MI
Permit Number: MI-047-1I-0001

In November 2009, Beeland Group LLC, Inc. of Jackson, Mich., a subsidiary of Consumers Energy (CMS), applied for a permit to construct and operate a Class I injection well at the CMS Lands remediation facility. CMS is the party responsible for cleaning up liquid waste called leachate that is coming from cement kiln dust buried under CMS's Bay Harbor resort development. The injection well is intended as a permanent disposal method for the leachate that currently is trucked off-site.

Industrial & Municipal Waste Disposal Wells (Class I)

This page presents documents related to the Beeland Group permit application.

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Current Status

February 2012

EPA issued the final permit and its response to comments regarding the draft permit on February 8, 2012. No requests for administrative review by the Environmental Appeals Board were submitted, so the permit became effective March 9, 2012.

Final Permit MI-047-1I-0001 (PDF) (41pp, 414K) February 8, 2012

EPA Response to Comments on draft permit (PDF) (22pp, 132K) February 2012


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Documents relating to UIC Permit MI-009-1I-0001 (Alba, MI)

In 2008, Beeland Group received a permit to construct and operate a Class I injection well at the Alba facility in Antrim Coutny, MI to dispose of leachate from the Bay Harbor resort development. The state permit was appealed and the Alba well was put on hold.

Beeland Group LLC, Inc.
Little Traverse Bay Environmental Project Disposal Well #1
Antrim County, MI
Permit Number: MI-009-1I-0001

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Overview of UIC Permitting Process

The flowchart below shows the main steps that EPA follows to process a permit application from start to finish.

  1. Receive the permit application. November 2009
  2. Conduct a completeness review and technical evaluation. November 2009 - December 2010
  3. Make a draft decision, announce the draft decision and public comment period and accept public input by mail and at public hearing. December 2010
  4. Prepare responses to public comments.
  5. Issue final decision and distribute responses to public comments. February 2012
  6. If the final decision is appealed, process the appeal.
EPA is at step five of this process, as highlighted in the graphic below.
Flowchart Showing UIC Permitting Process

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