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Oil and Gas Advisory Committee

Contact: Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals 517-284-6823
Agency: Environmental Quality

The Oil and Gas Advisory Committee advises the DEQ on matters of regional or state-wide significance relating to oil and gas exploration and production.  The Committee provides input on policy, rules, orders, instructions, technical reviews, and hearings.  The Committee is comprised of members from the oil and gas industry and the public, with background or expertise in oil and natural gas and related environmental and resource issues.  The Committee meets four times per year.  Meeting notices are published in the Department of Environmental Quality Calendar. 

Committee Members 
revised 12/19/2014

Craig Tester
Rock Oil Company, LLC 
Traverse City, MI
Gene A. Farber
Attorney at Law
Bingham Farms, MI
Gregory Fogle
Old Mission Energy, LLC
Traverse City, MI
Richard Redmond, Jr.
DTE Energy
Traverse City, MI
Daniel B. Yohe
Yohe Enterprises Inc.
Armada, MI
James Stark
Timmus, LLC
Mt. Pleasant, MI
William C. Myler, Jr.
Muskegon Development Co.
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Vacant at this time

Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals Staff  

Harold R. Fitch, Director
Assistant Supervisor of Wells

Rick Henderson
Field Operations Section
Susan Maul,
Hearings Officer
Permitting & Technical Services Section
Mark Snow
Permits and Bonding Unit
Adam Wygant
Permitting & Technical Services Section

Deana M. Lawrence
Executive Secretary
to Assistant Supervisor of Wells

Mike Sweat
Petroleum and Mining Geology Unit