Living on Lake Michigan: Which environmental regulations apply?
If you are considering buying property along Lake Michigan, Prism biologists, engineers, and geologists are ready to assist you with the site selection process. Properties located in Critical Dunes, High Risk Erosion Areas, wetlands, floodplains, and along inland lakes and streams are frequently regulated. Prism can help you sort through the regulatory process. Most of Michigan's environmental acts were consolidated into the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (NREPA), 1994, PA 451, as amended (Act 451). The Water Resources Division (WRD) of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) processes all permit applications for projects located on an inland lake or stream, a Great Lake, or within a wetland or floodplain; regulated under Parts 303, 325, 353, and 323, NREPA. Prism can assess your site with regard to regulated activities.