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Wrong Harold Fitch?

Harold R. Fitch

Vice President

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

HQ Phone:  (517) 264-1000

Direct Phone: (517) ***-****direct phone

Email: f***@***.gov

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Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

5859 W. Saginaw Hwy. # 144

Lansing, Michigan,48917

United States

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GWPC Board | Groundwater Protection Council

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Vice-President Michigan Department of Environmental Quality


Tell Paxton No!: Wed. April 18, 2012 Town Hall Meeting

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Hal Fitch, Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality, 30 minutes
Paxton Resources Representative, 5 minutes Question and Answer session, 60 minutes (Written questions may be submitted for the speakers) at


GWPC Board | Groundwater Protection Council

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Vice-President Michigan Department of Environmental Quality


Board Members

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Harold R. Fitch (State)
Director, Office of Geological Survey Mich. Dept. of Environmental Quality P.O. Box 30256 Lansing, MI 48909-7756 Phone: 517-241-1548 Mobile: 517-515-4528


MDEQ | Mining Action Group

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Hal Fitch, state geologist and chief of the DEQ Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals in Lansing, explained that the repository fulfills a function required by Part 601 of NREPA (Natural Resources Environmental Protection Act 451), which states, "The Michigan geological survey shall provide for the collection and conservation of cores, samples, and specimens for the illustration of every division of the geology and mineralogy of this state, to the extent that facilities and funds are available to do so."***
Fitch was a member of the NMGRA board of directors when the non-profit was established in 2008 but is no longer associated with it, he said. Fitch told Keweenaw Now he is aware of the community group's intention to request a Department of Justice investigation of NMGRA. "I would say go right ahead because there's nothing improper (about the non-profit), and at the time we (the DEQ and the DNR, Department of Natural Resources) were involved there was nothing improper about our involvement," Fitch said. In 2008 Fitch's department, the Office of Geological Survey, was the Geological Survey established by Part 601. In 2011 Part 601 was revised, and the Geological Survey was established within Western Michigan University. While that is a state university, the Geological Survey is no longer part of the DEQ, Fitch explained. Fitch was unable to say exactly when he and the DNR representative on the NMGRA board, Milton A. Gere, Jr., who is now retired, left NMGRA; but it was before 2011, he noted. "I never contemplated seeking funding from an outside source, such as industry, for the state of Michigan or for the association (NMGRA) during the time I was a member of it," Fitch added. "The association would be a separate entity that would receive funding later. That was the concept." Fitch noted he just wanted to get the association established. He said he believed industry, academia or grant sources might fund NMGRA later, when he would not be a part of it. He also said there was no connection between NMGRA and the issuing of mining permits. "No mining company or outside source offered any money to NMGRA while I was on the board of it," Fitch said. An Oct. 28, 2008, article in the Lake Superior Mining News, states that Hal Fitch (at that time director of the DEQ's Office of Geological Survey, or OGS) formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with Kennecott and Bitterroot Resources, "registering the non-profit under the DEQ's address with himself as the primary contact." The article also notes, "In an October 2007 e-mail, Fitch acknowledged 'that there would be a problem with a state agency forming a corporation' but 'came up with an innovative way to address the problem: formation of a non-profit corporation that is not a part of any state agency, but in which OGS is a participating member.'"**** The DEQ's Hal Fitch will just take Rio Tinto's word for it; and in turn, Hal Fitch wants every taxpayer in Michigan to take his word for it." The DEQ's Hal Fitch will just take Rio Tinto's word for it, and in turn, Hal Fitch wants every taxpayer in Michigan to take his word for it," explained Michelle Halley, an attorney based in Marquette.


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