NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994
324.3122 Annual groundwater discharge permit fee; failure of department to grant or deny within certain time period; payment of fee by municipality; definitions.
(1) Until September 30, 2019, the department may levy and collect an annual groundwater discharge permit fee from facilities or municipalities that discharge wastewater to the ground or groundwater of this state pursuant to section 3112. The fee shall be as follows:
(a) For a group 1 facility, $3,650.00.
(b) For a group 2 facility or a municipality of 1,000 or fewer residents, $1,500.00.
(c) For a group 2a facility, $250.00.
(d) For a group 3 facility, $200.00.
(2) Within 180 days after receipt of a complete application for a permit to discharge wastewater to the ground or to groundwater, the department shall either grant or deny a permit, unless the applicant and the department agree to extend this time period. If the department fails to make a decision on an application within the time period specified or agreed to under this subsection, an applicant subject to an annual groundwater discharge permit fee shall receive a 15% annual discount on the annual groundwater discharge permit fee.
(3) If the person required to pay the annual groundwater discharge permit fee under subsection (1) is a municipality, the municipality may pass on the annual groundwater discharge permit fee to each user of the municipal facility.
(4) As used in this section, "group 1 facility", "group 2 facility", "group 2a facility", and "group 3 facility" do not include a municipality with a population of 1,000 or fewer residents.
History: Add. 2004, Act 90, Imd. Eff. Apr. 22, 2004
Am. 2007, Act 75, Imd. Eff. Sept. 30, 2007
Am. 2011, Act 90, Imd. Eff. July 15, 2011
Am. 2015, Act 82, Eff. Oct. 1, 2015
Am. 2015, Act 247, Imd. Eff. Dec. 22, 2015
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA
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