Attention Alcona County Business Owners:
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has a second round of grants available to assist you. The grants are up to $20,000.00 each for grant winners; with up to $349,000.00 total for Alcona. Further information is available on the following web sites: Alcona County Chamber of Commerce and the Alpena Chamber of Commerce.
This is an excellent resource for businesses who have suffered due to COVID-19. Non-Profits are also eligible.
Small Business Restart Program
- Part of an industry or nonprofit that can demonstrate it has been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency
- Needs working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses or other similar expenses
- Demonstrates an income loss as result of the COVID-19 emergency as determined by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF).
Envionment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE)
EGLE Air Quality Series Webinars
In Michigan, getting an air permit is an important part of using industrial equipment that emits air contaminants. An air permit is free to apply for and is referred to as a “permit to install” or “PTI.” Did you know you actually need an approved air permit in hand before you start construction? And we mean even before you pour concrete! A PTI is required if you plan to install, construct, reconstruct or modify existing equipment at your facility. It can be a daunting task to put together a complete application and frustrating to submit an application, then get the dreaded “Off-line Tracking” letter or an additional information request.
The purpose of this Webinar Series is to help applicants put together a complete application from the beginning of the process to the end and ensure you have included all necessary elements – as well as how to work through some of the most complicated portions. Air Quality Division staff will walk you through Best Practices as well as some of the more complicated regulations and rules on the books.
Upcoming Webinars in the Series
August 19, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT
Navigating Part 6 and Part 7 – Volatile Organic Compound Rules
Volatile Organic Compounds are regulated under Part 6 and Part 7 of the state air pollution control rules. Part 6 is applicable to “existing” sources and Part 7 is applicable to “new” sources. Did you know that “new” is not so new after all as it affects sources installed after 1979? Join us to hear about how Part 6 and 7 relate to each other, what you should put in your air permit application, and what to expect in your final permit conditions.
September 23, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT
How to Perform a Top-Down Best Available Control Technology (BACT) Analysis
What is a Top-Down BACT analysis? Well, for starters it has 5-steps! Tune in with Catherine Asselin to hear about what to include in your air permit application for Top-Down BACT. We will discuss what information to include, a cost-analysis and where this process is used. Hint: It applies to more than just Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD).
October 21, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)/Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) Applicability – Part 1 – Best Available Control Technology (BACT) and NNSR
Wow! That is a lot of acronyms! With recent changes in attainment status for ozone, non-attainment new source review applications have been received along with PSD applications. Join Air Quality Division staff to discuss PSD and Non-attainment New Source Review. We will discuss the differences and commonalities between the two. Also, we will provide some tips on what to include in your application.
November 10, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 AM EST
Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)/Nonattainment New Source Review (NNSR) Applicability – Part 2 – Baseline and Applicability Analyses
Applicability analyses for air permitting can be daunting. What do baseline, projected actual, and potential mean? It can be difficult to navigate and make sure the Air Quality Division has all the information in your application necessary to review your request. Join Melissa Byrnes to get some tips and information about what to include as well as what you could expect during our review.