LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE AUTHORITY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 204 of 1987
333.26214 Local monitoring committee; establishment; purpose; powers and duties; disbandment; duration.
(1) Within 30 days of the designation by the authority of the candidate sites, the governing body of a municipality in which a candidate site is located shall establish a local monitoring committee to represent the interests of the citizens of the municipality in which the candidate site is located. Each governing body shall determine the size and membership of its local monitoring committee. The local monitoring committees shall assure the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare and the protection of the environment in the municipality in which the candidate site is located. Each of the local monitoring committees may do all of the following:
(a) Represent the interests of the municipality in which the candidate site is located in proceedings regarding the selection of the host site.
(b) Independently review site characterization data.
(c) Prepare for the possible designation of the candidate site as the host site.
(d) Seek funding from the authority to fulfill the responsibilities of the local monitoring committee.
(e) Provide for independent technical assistance to fulfill the responsibilities of the local monitoring committee.
(f) Present recommendations to the authority and the review board established pursuant to section 13 regarding provisions and stipulations that would mitigate the concerns of the municipality that is represented by the local monitoring committee if it is selected as the host site.
(2) The local monitoring committees for the municipalities that are not selected as the host site community shall disband upon the designation by the commissioner of the host site community.
(3) The local monitoring committee of the host site shall continue in existence through the period of institutional control. The local monitoring committee for the host site community may do all of the following:
(a) Evaluate and submit comments to the department, department of natural resources, and the authority regarding the application for a construction and operating license submitted by the authority.
(b) Select a representative for the local monitoring committee or a technical advisor, or both, to inspect and monitor at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner the construction of the disposal site and the monitoring and operation of the completed disposal site, site closure and stabilization, postclosure operation and maintenance and institutional control, with due regard as determined by the authority to the safety of the representative of the committee and the technical advisor.
(c) Engage in any other activities that are mutually agreed upon between the local monitoring committee and the authority or the department, or both.
(d) Negotiate and enter arbitration with the authority as provided in section 16.
History: 1987, Act 204, Imd. Eff. Dec. 22, 1987
Am. 1994, Act 434, Imd. Eff. Jan. 6, 1995
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