NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994
324.62515 Failure to case, seal, operate, repair, or plug wells; notice; expense of repair or correction; collection.
Whenever the supervisor of mineral wells or the supervisor's deputy or authorized representative determines that an owner or operator has failed or neglected to case, seal, operate, repair, or plug a well pursuant to this part or the rules promulgated or orders issued under this part, notice of the determination shall be given to the owner or operator and to the surety executing the bond filed by the owner or operator. If the owner or operator, or surety, fails to correct the specified conditions pursuant to the rule or order of the supervisor of mineral wells within 60 days after service of notice, the supervisor of mineral wells may enter into or upon any private or public property on which the well is located, and across any private or public property to reach the well, and repair or correct the specified condition, and the owner, operator, and surety are jointly and severally liable for all expenses incurred. The supervisor of mineral wells shall certify to the owner, operator, and surety the claim of the state, listing in the claim the items of expense in making the repair or correction. The claims shall be paid by the owner or operator, or surety, within 30 days, and if not paid within that time, the supervisor of mineral wells may bring suit in the circuit court of Ingham county against the owner, operator, and surety, jointly and severally, for the collection.
History: Add. 1995, Act 57, Imd. Eff. May 24, 1995
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA
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