Upcoming Wolverine CAG Meeting on 7/15/21

Wolverine Community Advisory Group

Full CAG Meeting

Online Using Zoom 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86085728381

Phone-in Option:
(312) 626-6799
Code # 869 5050 1922

Draft Agenda (all times are approximate)

6:00 PM         Welcome

  • Introductions
  • Agenda Review

6:15 PM         Updates

  • Michigan EGLE
  • Michigan DHHS
  • Plainfield Township

7:15 PM         Public Comment

7:30 PM         CAG Planning Discussion

  • Timeline Review, accomplishments to date
  • Upcoming topics for the fall
  • Communication

8:00 PM         Adjourn

Upcoming Wolverine CAG Meeting on 6/17/21

The Next CAG Meeting is Thursday, June 17 at 6 PM via Zoom. In addition to general project updates, the CAG will be discussing its planned comments on the GSI Investigation Summary and Work Plan. A public comment period will be provided.

Wolverine Community Advisory Group
Full CAG Meeting
Online Using Zoom

Thursday, June 17, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82365168614

Phone-in Option:
(312) 626-6799
Code # 823 6516 8614

Draft Agenda (all times are approximate)

6:00 PM Welcome
Introductions
Agenda Review

6:15 PM Updates
• Michigan EGLE
• Michigan DHHS
• CAG

6:45 PM GSI Investigation Summary and Work Plan
CAG Technical Committee Comments
CAG Discussion

7:30 PM Public Comment

7:50 PM CAG Business
Considerations for returning to in-person meetings

8:00 PM Adjourn

Paddles & Pints

On Saturday June 19th from 1:00-4:00pm, the Wolverine CAG is co-sponsoring an event titled Paddle & Pints – Restoration of the Rogue. 

During Paddle & Pints, attendees will first hear from Karen Vorce from the Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) on the status of the Rogue River PFAS cleanup. Following Karen’s update, AAA Livery Service will drop off attendees’ kayaks on Friske Avenue so everyone can kayak down the Rogue together, meeting at the Rockford dam. And last but not least, after paddling, attendees can meet up for pints at one of Rockford’s Green Leader businesses.

Registration is free, but there are fees involved for canoes and kayaks. Please visit the event website for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddle-pints-restoration-of-the-rogue-tickets-153153581485. This event is also sponsored by LGROW, Rockford SusCom, and Rogue River Watershed Partners.

GSI Investigation Summary and Work Plan

Attached below is the draft GSI Investigation Summary and Work Plan, prepared for Wolverine World Wide by GZA. This report is also available on the MPART website at www.michigan.gov/belmont.

This is the next plan to go out for public comment. The official comment period will be from May 27th through July 6th. The public meeting on the document will be Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:00-7:30 pm. The link for the public meeting registration and a copy of the public comment notice will be posted soon.

DRAFT GSI Investigation Summary & WP

 

Upcoming Wolverine CAG Meeting on 5/20/21

Wolverine Community Advisory Group
Full CAG Meeting
Online Using Zoom

Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81962706941

Phone-in Option:
(312) 626-6799
Code # 819 6270 6941

Draft Agenda (all times are approximate)

6:00 PM Welcome
Introductions
Agenda Review

6:30 PM Draft CAG Comments on the Tannery Interceptor System Response Plan
Presentation by CAG Technical Committee
CAG Discussion, refinement, and agreement

7:30 PM Public Comment

7:55 PM Wrap Up and Next Steps

8:00 PM Adjourn

CAG Mission:
1) ensure that the response activities at the Wolverine World Wide sites protect and sustainably restore the environment for human health, fish, wildlife, and recreation, through community participation; and
2) that important community concerns are articulated, understood, and considered during any related investigation and response action.
CAG Groundrules:
• work cooperatively with each other, supporting agencies, and other stakeholders,
• be respectful of all participants,
• approach all issues and viewpoints with an open mind,
• focus on what is important to the community as a whole and articulate community concerns in a way that all stakeholders can understand,
• seek common ground wherever possible, and present and respect minority opinions where they exist

Webinar Registration and Public Comment: EGLE Meeting about Tannery Response Plan

On February 19, 2021, GZA (the consultant hired by Wolverine Worldwide to complete the FS) submitted their Tannery Interceptor System Response Activity Plan. On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, EGLE is holding an online public meeting from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss the plan. 

Meeting Information:

Register to attend the May 5, 2021 (6:00 -7:30pm) public meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nRFhbNyUTXyCLzSOVIiozQ 

Phone-in Option:

636-651-3142

Code 374288#

Public Comments:

Public comments will be accepted through May 22, 2021. Additional information about the public comment period can be found here. Written comments can be emailed to EGLE-RRD-Housestreet@michigan.gov, or mailed prior to May 22, 2021 to:

Karen Vorce

Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Remediation and Redevelopment Division

350 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Unit 10

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-2341