The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has come to a determination on the Sergeants Sand mining permit. It has been renewed through 2021. Although the mining permit has been renewed, during the review process the DEQ determined that Sargent Sands will need an additional permit. In order to continue the mining operation, they will need to apply for an Inland Lakes and Streams permit due to lake expansion project. The DEQ’s Water Resource Division will be responsible for reviewing the Sargent Sands water permit.