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EPA Announces New Hearing and Comment Period For Team Completions Underground Disposal Permit Near Traverse City, Mich.

Release Date: 08/18/2011
Contact Information: Peter Cassell, 312-886-6234,

For Immediate Release
No. 11-OPA072

CHICAGO (August 18, 2011) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a new public comment period and another public hearing on Team Completions LLC’s request for changes to its current permit to dispose of non-hazardous waste in an underground injection well. On Sept. 14, EPA will hold an informal public meeting to answer questions from 6-7 p.m., followed by a formal public hearing from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hannah Catholic School, 2912 W. M-113, Kingsley. EPA will accept written comments until Sept. 27.

EPA's first comment period closed in May 2010 following an April 2010 public hearing. The Agency is making the draft permit available for further comment because a section of the draft permit was omitted during the earlier comment period. Comments submitted in 2010 do not need to be resubmitted. Supplemental comments are permitted. EPA will address all comments received during both comment periods.

Comments should be addressed to William Bates, UIC Branch (WU-16J), EPA Region 5, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590 or For questions and additional information, contact William Bates at 312-886-6110 or call EPA's toll-free line at 800-621-8431, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekdays.

Draft documents and more information about public comment procedures are available on EPA’s website at

Official records are also available at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere, Traverse City.