Tribal Council Members
The Grand Traverse Band (GTB) was awarded the Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) grant beginning in Fiscal Year 2012 to develop and maintain an environmental response program. The GTB Environmental Response Program involves identifying potential brownfields sites on tribal land; establishing and maintaining a public record of brownfields sites; establishing oversight and enforcement authorities; providing opportunities for public participation; and developing mechanisms for approval of a cleanup plan.
brownfields site = a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.
US EPA Brownfields Homepage http://epa.gov/brownfields/index.html
FY12 – No response actions (Phase I or Phase II Assessments) completed.
FY13 – No response actions (Phase I or Phase II Assessments) completed.
FY14 – No response actions (Phase I or Phase II Assessments) completed.
FY15 – 7 Phase I Assessments completed. No Phase II Assessments necessary.
FY16 – 4 Phase I Assessments completed. No Phase II Assessments necessary.
FY17 – No response actions (Phase I or Phase II Assessments) completed.
*The Grand Traverse Band was awarded the Section 128(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) grant beginning in Fiscal Year 2012 to set up an environmental response program. One of the main elements of the response program is to conduct a timely survey and inventory of brownfields sites located on tribal lands. A public record system must also be established and maintained. The Grand Traverse Band hard copy public record is located at the Natural Resources Building. If you are interested in viewing the public record, please contact Melissa Witkowski, the Environmental Response Coordinator.
Melissa Witkowski – Environmental Response Coordinator
Office: (231) 534-7362
Fax: (231) 534-7576
Cell: (231) 866-1601
OIL SPILL RESPONSE
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS
May 13th (9am - 1pm) - Elk Rapids, behind the Shell Station at 117 Lake Street
August 6th (9am - 1pm) - Bellaire, 201 E. Broad Street, Nifty Thrifty parking lot
September 23rd (9am - 1pm) - Mancelona, Palmer Park off of US-131
June 17th (8am - 12pm) - Frankfort Recycling Site
August 5th (8am - 12pm) - Almira Township Hall
June 16th (5pm - 8pm) & 17th (9am - 1pm) - Charlevoix/Ironton
Grand Traverse County
March 23rd (1pm - 7pm)
May 11th (1pm - 7pm)
June 22nd (1pm - 7pm)
August 10th (1pm - 7pm)
October 14th (9am - 2pm)
May 20 - Leelanau County Government Center