Part 201 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA) is Michigan’s primary environmental cleanup program, and provides the regulatory framework for the majority of contaminated sites in Michigan (for information on the cleanup of leaking underground storage tank or LUST sites click here).
The Part 201 cleanup program allows parties (in the majority of cases) to undertake response activity without approval from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Upon completion of remedial actions that satisfy the cleanup criteria established by the MDEQ, a No Further Action Report may be submitted to the MDEQ. At sites where the remedial actions do not result in satisfying the cleanup criteria for unrestricted residential use, preparation and implementation of a postclosure plan is necessary.
As a result of 2010 amendments to Part 201, a Response Activity Review Panel is available to resolve technical disputes between the MDEQ and the person conducting remediation at a facility.
We have extensive experience in working with the MDEQ and environmental consultants in developing the most cost effective and efficient cleanup strategies, and negotiating administratively compliant cleanups.