RACER Trust Michigan Cleanup Manager Appointed to Governor’s First Environmental Rules Review Committee
RACER Trust today announced that Grant Trigger, its Michigan Cleanup Manager, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the State of Michigan Environmental Rules Review Committee (ERRC), an independent body within the state Office of Performance and Transformation to oversee all rule-making of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
The committee is comprised of four ex-officio state department heads and 12 members, appointed by the governor, who represent different industries and organizations as outlined in the 2018 statute that created the committee.
Committee members were appointed to two-, three- or four-year terms. Mr. Trigger is scheduled to serve through 2021. After initial appointments, members serve four-year terms subject to the advice and consent of the state Senate.
Mr. Trigger also serves as an appointee of Gov. Snyder’s on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council and is a founding member of the Michigan chapter of the National Brownfield Association.
“Grant Trigger’s combination of technical expertise, policy experience and commitment to public service make him an ideal choice for the ERRC,” said Elliott P. Laws, of EPLET, LLC, administrative trustee of RACER Trust. “In addition to his leadership of environmental activities at our Michigan properties, Grant is actively engaged with peers across Michigan and the nation in the development and application of science and technology to the search for lasting solutions to environmental challenges.”
“I am honored by Gov. Snyder’s appointment and look forward to working with my committee colleagues and the DEQ to recommend policies and procedures that best serve the people and environment of Michigan,” Mr. Trigger said.
“The appointees each have different roles in the environmental field, and I am confident they will use their experiences to ensure the DEQ is creating rules that will benefit and protect Michigan’s environment and natural resources,” Gov. Snyder said in announcing his appointments to the committee.
About RACER Trust: RACER (Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response) Trust was created to clean up and position for redevelopment properties and other facilities owned by the former General Motors Corp. before its 2009 bankruptcy. RACER is one of the largest holders of industrial property in the United States, and when it was formed was the largest environmental response and remediation trust in U.S. history. When the Trust was formed, it owned properties at 89 locations in 14 states, principally in the Midwest and Northeast. The Trust was created by a settlement agreement in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court between the U.S. Government, the 14 states where the former GM properties are located, and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, which owns land adjoining one of the properties in Upstate New York. For more information, please visit our website: www.racertrust.org.