Mining in Michigan

"The DEQ Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division (OGMD) regulates several mining industries in Michigan, including metallic mining, native copper mining, sand dune mining, and coal mining. There are also several other important mineral commodities such as gypsum, dimension stone, limestone, and aggregate (gravel pits) that are mined in Michigan but are not regulated by the OGMD. These industries, although not requiring a mining permit from the OGMD, may be subject to federal, state, or local air, water, or land use permits."

Quoted from the DEQ website at this link.

Links and Documents

DEQ Complaint Line - 800-292-4706 | Contact the DEQ - 517-780-7690

DEQ - Water Resources Division
Tiffany Meyers 517-243-4915
310 E. Louis Glick Hwy
Jackson, MI 49201-1556

Water Resource Division full phone list


According to the MPSC's website, their mission is stated as:

"The mission of the Michigan Public Service Commission is to protect the public by ensuring safe, reliable, and accessible energy and telecommunications services at reasonable rates for Michigan's residents."

Link to MPSC Mission Statement

Knowing there is a pipeline running through the property of the proposed mining site on Norvell Road, if you have and complaints, concerns, or questions, you may submit it to the MPSC via their link at:,4639,7-159-16368_16415---,00.html

Water Testing

DEQ Request For Water Analysis Form's info page about water testing


I like the idea of working with the state site [DEQ] because the statistics are automatically entered into their database.

As to what should be tested is a long list:

Only if a well is “shallow” should it be necessary to address coliform bacteria or Ecoli bacteria.

Perhaps, many requestors would choose to shorten the list based on their personal concerns.

Norvell Road Proposed Gravel Pit Info

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Bohne Road Gravel Pit Info

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Local Government

Website | Calendar

Grass Lake Charter Township
373 Lakeside Dr.
PO BOX 216
Grass Lake, MI 49240
517.522.8464 - phone
517.522.4955 - fax
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Meets - 2nd Tuesday of Month - 6:30pm Township Hall

Village of Grass Lake Website

Grass Lake Planning Commission
meetings on the 3rd Thursday each month

Grass Lake Twp Documents

Planning Commission Bylaws

Grass Lake Charter Twp Master Plan

Planning Commission Decision

Grass Lake Special Use Ordinances

MI Government Info

Your Government Representatives

Name Phone Address Email
Brett Roberts - District 65 MI State Rep ph: 517-373-1775
Tim Walberg - Rep. 7th congressional district ph: 517-780-9075 | fax: 517-780-9081 401 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201 Contact Link
Senator Michael Shirkey (R) - District 16 ph: 517-373-5932 | fax: 517-373-5944 P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48909-7536
Senator Joe Hune (R) - District 22 ph: 517-373-2420 | fax: 517-373-2764 P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48909-7536 Contact Link
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) - State of MI ph: 517-203-1760 221 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100, East Lansing, MI 48823 Contact Link
Senator Gary Peters (D) - State of MI ph: 517-377-1508 124 West Allegan Street, Suite 1400, Lansing, MI 48933 Contact Link
Governor Rick Snyder (R) ph: 517-373-3400 | 517-335-7858 (Constituent Services) | fax: 517-335-6863 P.O. Box 30013, Lansing, MI 48909