Protection of our surface water and groundwater resources is of vital importance.  In Michigan, water discharge permitting and regulation exist in the following areas:

  • Direct Wastewater Discharges (both to surface water and to the ground)
  • Storm Water Discharges
  • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)
  • Ballast Water Control Permit
  • Pesticide Control Permit

Depending on the type of activity and specific nature of the discharge, you may be eligible for a general permit.  It is also important to understand the scope of exemptions allowed in each area, and to determine if the activity in question qualifies for an exemption.

Please contact us if you need assistance or have questions about surface water or groundwater discharge permitting requirements or exemptions.

Attorney to Contact:

Links of Interest:

Michigan DEQ’s NPDES Permit Program

Michigan DEQ’s Storm Water Website

Michigan DEQ’s CAFO Website

Michigan DEQ’s Ballast Water Control website

Michigan DEQ’s Pesticide Control Permit website

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