Brownfields - Environmental Response Program

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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.

 

What is a brownfields site?

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

REPORT A SITE

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smbrownfields4.jpgPUBLIC RECORD

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. 

 

PERSONNEL

Melissa Witkowski – Environmental Response Coordinator

Office: (231) 534-7362

Fax: (231) 534-7576

Cell: (231) 866-1601

Email: Melissa.Witkowski@gtbindians.com

 

OIL SPILL RESPONSE

 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTIONS

Antrim County

  • 2017 Collection Dates & Locations:

                May 13th (9am - 1pm) - Elk Rapids, behind the Shell Station at 117 Lake Street

                August 5th (9am - 1pm) - Bellaire, 201 E. Broad Street, parking lot adjacent to food pantry

                September 23rd (9am - 1pm) - Mancelona, Palmer Park off of US-131

Benzie County

  • 2017 Collection Dates & Locations:

                June 17th (8am - 12pm) - Frankfort Recycling Site

                August 5th (8am - 12pm) - Almira Township Hall

Charlevoix County

  • 2017 Collection Dates & Locations (event location provided when appointment is made):

                June 16th (5pm - 8pm) & 17th (9am - 1pm) - Charlevoix/Ironton

                September 15th (5pm - 8pm) & 16th (9am - 1pm) - Boyne City

Grand Traverse County

  • 2017 Collection Dates & Locations (event location provided when appointment is made):

                March 23rd (1pm - 7pm)

                May 11th (1pm - 7pm)

                June 22nd (1pm - 7pm)

                August 10th (1pm - 7pm)

                October 14th (9am - 2pm)

Leelanau County

  • 2017 Collection Dates & Locations:

                May 20th - Leelanau County Government Center

                July 15th - Glen Lake School

                August 19th - Peshawbestown

                October 7th - Elmwood Township, Cherry Bend Park off Avondale Lane

Manistee County

  • 2017 Collection Dates & Locations:

                August 19th - Manistee Road Commission, 8946 Chippewa Highway, Bear Lake, MI  49614

This page last updated on 8/4/2017.

 

The Grand Traverse Band of
Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

2605 N. West Bay Shore Dr.
Peshawbestown, MI 49682
Toll Free Exchange/Administration Desk:1-866-534-7750

Webmaster: (231) 534-7366 or (231)534-7008