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Sylvia Heaton
Water Quality and Aquatic Nuisance Control Permits Unit, Supervisor, Permits Section at Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

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Supervisor, Water Quality and Aquatic Nuisance Control Permits Unit, Water Resources Division, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE)

Sylvia is a supervisor at the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE), (formerly the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality) and has worked in the field of water resources protection and regulation for over 30 years. Prior to her supervisory role, Sylvia coordinated Michigan’s Water Quality Standards Program, and now oversees several water resources permitting programs areas, one being the ballast water control and discharge permit for the State of Michigan.

Sylvia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management with an emphasis in aquatic biology and ecology, and a Master of Science degree in Animal Science with a major in environmental toxicology.   Both degrees were earned at Michigan State University.