Clean Michigan Initiative Environmental Protection Programs - 761-0217-18

Description of Agency

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) administers environmental protection programs funded with Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI) bond proceeds. These programs include reponse activities at contaminated sites, redevelopment of waterfronts, remediation of contaminated lakes and rivers, nonpoint source pollution prevention and control, water quality monitoring, and pollution prevention efforts. DEQ’s environmental protection programs account for $570 million (84%) of the total $675 million of CMI bonds. During our audit period, DEQ expended $18.3 million of CMI funds. This performance audit is required by Section 324.19615 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.

Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the effectiveness of DEQ’s efforts to ensure that the use of CMI funds complies with laws, regulations, and contract requirements.

  2. To assess DEQ’s compliance with CMI program reporting requirements.

  3. To compile and report data for programs eligible for CMI funding.


Estimated Release Date: December 14, 2018

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