NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994
As used in this part:
(a) “Connecting waterway” means the St. Marys river, Detroit river, St. Clair river, or Lake St. Clair.
(b) “Environmental area” means an area of the shoreland determined by the department on the basis of studies and surveys to be necessary for the preservation and maintenance of fish and wildlife.
(c) “High-risk area” means an area of the shoreland that is determined by the department on the basis of studies and surveys to be subject to erosion.
(d) “Land to be zoned or regulated” or “land to be zoned” means the land in this state that borders or is adjacent to a Great Lake or a connecting waterway and that except for flood risk areas is situated within 1,000 feet landward from the ordinary high-water mark as defined in section 32501, land bordering or adjacent to waters affected by levels of the Great Lakes landward of the ordinary high-water mark as defined by section 30101(f), and land between the ordinary high-water mark and the water's edge.
(e) “Shoreland” means the land, water, and land beneath the water that is in close proximity to the shoreline of a Great Lake or a connecting waterway.
(f) “Shoreline” means that area of the shorelands where land and water meet.
(g) “Flood risk area” means the area of the shoreland that is determined by the department on the basis of studies and surveys to be subject to flooding from effects of levels of the Great Lakes and is not limited to 1,000 feet.
History: Add. 1995, Act 59, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of authority, powers, duties, functions, and responsibilities of the Land and Water Management Division, with the exception of the farmland and open space preservation program, natural rivers program, and Michigan information resource inventory system, to the Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, see E.R.O. No. 1995-16, compiled at MCL 324.99901 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
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