We help clients solve (and often avoid) environmental liability problems by providing assistance and advice with regulatory compliance and permitting issues. We work closely with our clients to evaluate their ongoing compliance with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. We evaluate the effectiveness of our clients’ audit and operational programs, and can develop environmental risk management training programs and policy manuals for our clients’ use.

Compliance with Land and Water Management Regulations

Located near the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, we have a wealth of experience in compliance and land development issues that arise as a result of the critical dunes program, wetlands protection requirements, and soil erosion and sedimentation control issues. We help clients resolve water resource problems, including those related to water discharge permitting and compliance with applicable regulations.

We also assist our clients in the development of and compliance with Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans and Pollution Incident Prevention Plans (PIPP).

Our recent experiences with our clients have demonstrated that regulatory agencies are increasingly focusing on the issue of Class V Injection Wells (such as septic systems, cesspools, dry wells, etc.) including motor vehicle waste disposal wells (drains that are present in vehicle repair shops which are not connected to a municipal sewer system).

If you have any questions about these programs or any other environmental regulations as they relate to your property, please contact us.

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Recent News

GGTM Welcomes Litigator Daniel R. Olson To Its Team
Posted on March 2, 2017
Daniel R. Olson has joined Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy (“GGTM”), adding strength and experience to the firm’s growing legal team. Dan brings the number of attorneys now practicing at GGTM to seven and also brings with him 15 years’ experience as a general litigator, having handled cases from the local district court to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dan’s unique background and experience are valuable assets to GGTM and its clients. After graduating summa cum laude from Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, in 2002, Dan spent two years as a clerk for Justice Stephen J. Markman (now... MORE
Michigan Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund Amended – Elimination of Buy-Downs for Small UST Owners and Retroactive Reduction in Deductibles
Posted on January 3, 2017
2016 closed out with some good news for underground storage tank (UST) owners in Michigan. On December 21, 2016, Governor Snyder signed House Bill 5599 into law (PA 380 of 2016), amending UST corrective action funding provisions of Part 215 of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), 1994 PA 451, as amended. The most significant impact of this amendment is two-fold: the lowering of deductibles (from $50,000 to $10,000 per claim for owners/operators of eight or more USTs, and from $50,000 to $2,000 per claim for UST owners/operators of seven or fewer USTs). Further, these lower deductible... MORE
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Posted on December 22, 2016
GGTM Law is spreading joy this holiday season with the help of the Mona Shores Choir. Please enjoy viewing our Christmas card while listening to this beautiful arrangement of a Christmas classic sung by the Mona Shores Choir. Wishing each of you Happy Holidays and a Joyful New Year!... MORE
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