DEQ schedules public hearing for proposed CR 595

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m

Country Village Convention Center in Ishpeming.

For talking points, go to

DEQ officials announced a public hearing to discuss a proposed new road in Marquette County. The Marquette County Road Commission has submitted to the DEQ an application for a series of permits to create Marquette County Road 595, a proposed 21-mile road to connect US-41 with County Road AAA. Read entire press release…120131CountyRoad595(1)-3From the DEQ…A significant goal of DEQ’s review is to solicit comments from the public, Department of Natural Resources and the United States Environmental Protection Agency on the reasonably foreseeable benefits and detriments of the proposed road, as well as feasible and prudent alternatives to achieve the purpose of the road.

The entire application can be viewed online at,4561,7-135-3307_29692_24403-269958–,00.html

Written public comments, accepted through March 2, should be sent to DEQ, 420 5th Street, Gwinn, MI 49841.


To send electronic comments on this project until March 2, 2012 go to:Comment Period, 2/21/2012 to 3/2/2012

File Number: 11-52-0075-P 
Applicant: Marquette County Road Commission
Marquette County – Several Streams and Wetlands
Public Notice Date: 1/23/2012 Comment Period: 1/23/2012 to 2/12/2012
Public Hearing Date: 2/21/2012 Comment Period: 2/21/2012 to 3/2/2012

The deadline for completing this review is June 15. That deadline can be extended to July 9 by mutual agreement of DEQ and Marquette County Road Commission. For additional information, please contact Steve Casey, DEQ Water Resources Division, at 906-346-8535.

Proposed CR 595 INFORMATION on Marquette County Road Commission website:

MAP:595 Alternatives



2 thoughts on “DEQ schedules public hearing for proposed CR 595

  1. The DEQ is just going through the motions of looking like they care about public opinion when in fact their mind is already made up to accommodate Rio Tinto. The DEQ is a bought and paid for joke.