Webinars on Back Forty Mine project

MENOMINEE — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will host two online public meetings June 17-18 to inform the public about the Aquila Back Forty Mine applications and permitting process.

The proposed project would be located in Menominee County in the Upper Peninsula. Both online public meetings will present the same information.

These meetings will provide relevant information prior to the official public hearing for applications, set for June 25 at the Stephenson High School in Stephenson, Mich.

The online public meeting will include short presentations about the following:

— Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division Mining Permit Amendment: The proposed decision on an amendment application to the Aquila Back Forty Project Mining Permit MP 01 2016.

— Air Quality Division Permit to Install: Proposed installation and operation of the open pit mine and associated ore processing facility known as the Back Forty Project.

— Water Resources Division Permit Application: The applicant proposes to construct a tailings management facility and a contact water basin in association with the Back Forty Project mine.

To register for the June 17 webinar, which will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. EST, visit ­https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4482687315396973827. For the June 18 webinar, held from 6 to 7 p.m. EST, go to ­https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1513579309890763265.

The presentations will be posted at YouTube.com/MichiganEGLE.