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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy - Water Resources Division Public Notice

State of Michigan

Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Water Resources Division

Jackson District Office

301 East Louis Glick Highway

Jackson, Michigan 49201-1535


Site Name: 81-4533 and 4599 Carpenter Road-Ypsilanti

Submission Number: HPR-N1JZ-YMWX2

Date: September 6, 2023


Spencer Schafer, Schafer Development, LLC, 31400 Northwestern Highway, Suite H, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334, has applied to this office for a permit under authority of Part 303, Wetlands Protection, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA). The applicant proposes to permanently impact 0.1075 acres of wetland (0.0334 acres emergent and 0.0741 acres forested). Proposed impacts include:

  • Place 144 cubic yards of fill within 0.0334 acres of wetland to facilitate the construction of a parking lot.
  • Excavate 46 cubic yards of material from 0.0741 acres of wetland to facilitate the construction of a storm water detention basin.
  • Install a storm water outfall structure and associated riprap to discharge into wetland.

The applicant also proposes to construct 0.178 acres of onsite mitigation (wetland creation). Proposed impacts are for the construction of a new Planned Unit Development and associated infrastructure. The project is located in T03S, R06E, Section 13, Pittsfield Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan, in accordance with the plans submitted with the application.

The proposed project may also be regulated by one or more additional parts of the NREPA that are administered by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), Water Resources Division (WRD). The requirements of all applicable parts are considered in determining if a permit can be issued. When a permit application is received requesting authorization to work in or over the inland waters of the State of Michigan, pursuant to Part 303, Wetlands Protection, of the NREPA, the NREPA provides that EGLE submit copies for review to the department of public health; the city, village, or township and county where the project is to be located; the local soil conservation district; and any local watershed council organized under Part 311, Local River Management, of the NREPA. Additional notification is provided to certain persons as required by statute or determined by EGLE.

Those persons wanting to make comments on the proposed project shall furnish comments through MiEnviro no later than 20 days from the date of this notice. Comments will be made part of the record and should reference the above application number. Objections must be factual, specific, and fully describe the reasons upon which any objection is founded. Unless a written request is filed with EGLE within the 20-day public comment period, EGLE may make a decision on the application without a public hearing. The determination as to whether a permit will be issued or a public hearing held will be based on an evaluation of all relevant factors, including the public comments received and the effect of the proposed work on the public trust or interest, including navigation, fish, wildlife, and pollution. The specific permit decision criteria can be found in the parts of the NREPA applicable to this application and listed above. Copies of these parts of the NREPA are available on the public notice Web site. Public comments received will also be considered.

The entire copy of the public notice package may be viewed at the WRD's district office listed on the top of this public notice or online at: To access the public notice page online, search for the public notice by location or applicant name, and view by clicking on the "Documents" tab. Comments should be sent electronically by clicking on the "Add Comment" tab. When inputting your comment please do not add any personal identification information (PII) concerning yourself or any other individual, into the comment box, including but not limited to email or telephone number. A hard copy of the public notice may be requested by calling the above number.

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