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Submit Projects Now for the MACDC 2018 Awards Program

MACDC is pleased to present the 2018 Innovation and Excellence Awards program and we encourage our members to showcase their projects. The complete entry form and rules is available here.  Pre-application entry forms and fee are due November 1st and completed applications with narrative and photos are due December 1st. Questions? Contact James Davis at 517.373.6781

MDARD Job Posting – Intercounty Drain Analyst

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time Resource Analyst 9-12 position within the Environmental Stewardship Division. This position is open to all applicants. Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV.
If you are interested in obtaining more information or applying for the position, click on the link below.

Resource Analyst 9-12 – Intercounty Drain

2017 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants Announcement

MACDC Members: 

Attached is the official Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) announcement for the open application period for two Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation grant programs for FY 2017.  This funding announcement includes the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program.  Both of these FEMA hazard mitigation grant programs are now under one umbrella known as Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA).  FEMA has unified all of the mitigation grant programs under one set of guidance documents.  The two guidance documents (also attached) are dated 2015 because there have been no changes to the guidance since last year. Read more...

EPA, U.S. Army Move to Rescind 2015 “Waters of the U.S.”

The Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Army, and Army Corps of Engineers (the agencies) are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule and re-codify the regulatory text that existed prior to 2015 defining "waters of the United States" or WOTUS. This action would, when finalized, provide certainty in the interim, pending a second rulemaking in which the agencies will engage in a substantive re-evaluation of the definition of "waters of the United States." The proposed rule would be implemented in accordance with Supreme Court decisions, agency guidance, and longstanding practice. Read more...