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EPA Begins Public Comment Period on Proposed Settlement for the Panelyte Property


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently accepting public comments on its proposed settlement with the City of Kalamazoo and the Kalamazoo Brownfield Redevelopment Authority regarding the Panelyte Property, located at 2403 S. Burdick.

The property is adjacent to the Allied Paper Landfill portion of the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site. Portions of the Panelyte Property are contaminated by waste from Allied Landfill.

This settlement will ensure that the city conducts short-term and long-term response actions at both the Panelyte Property and Allied Paper Landfill, including periodic reviews, implementing institutional controls, assistance with community relations activities, property clearance and traffic management.

EPA will accept written comments on the proposal until Thurs., March 28. To view the settlement agreement, visit: www.epa.gov/superfund/allied-paper-kalamazoo or link directly here.

To submit comments:

  • Send written comments postmarked no later than Thurs., March 28 to Diane Russell, U.S. EPA Region 5, Superfund Division, 1300 Bluff St., Suite 140, Flint, MI 48504, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Draft 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan & 2019 Action Plan Available for Review and Comment

The Draft 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan & 2019 Action Plan are now available for review and comment here: DRAFT 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan & PY2019 Action Plan.

To qualify for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the City must have an approved Consolidated Plan and Action Plan. The Consolidated Plan identifies five-year goals for CDBG, HOME, and ESG funding and outlines the City’s strategy to address the housing and community development needs of its low and moderate income families and individuals. Action Plans are prepared each year and detail how HUD funds will be spent each year to achieve the broader goals established in the Consolidated Plan.

Please submit any comments or feedback to Venessa Collins-Smith, Community Investment Compliance Specialist via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (269) 337-8210.

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