LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE AUTHORITY ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 204 of 1987
333.26213 Review board; establishment; purpose; public hearings; recommendations; appointment and qualifications of members; chairperson; quorum; meetings; notice; reimbursement for expenses.
(1) Not more than 90 days following the designation of each candidate site, a review board shall be established to provide recommendations to the authority regarding provisions and stipulations that would mitigate the concerns of the municipality in which each candidate site is located if that municipality is selected as the host site. The review board shall hold public hearings to provide for the participation of each local monitoring committee and to provide the opportunity for public participation. The review board shall make its recommendations to the authority no later than 30 days after 12 months of site characterization data are available. The recommendations of the review board shall also be made available to each local monitoring committee. The review board may recommend to the authority 1 of the 3 candidate sites as the proposed host site.
(2) The review board shall consist of the following 7 voting members and 1 nonvoting chairperson:
(a) Four members shall be members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. The 4 members shall include:
(i) One representative of county governments at large.
(ii) Two individuals who by education and experience are knowledgeable in a technical specialty that is pertinent to issues related to a disposal site, such as a hydrogeologist, health physicist, radiation engineer, or a biologist.
(iii) One individual who by education and experience is knowledgeable in a specialty that is pertinent to issues concerning the assessment of social, economic, and community impacts related to a disposal site.
(b) Three members shall be representatives for the municipalities in which the 3 candidate sites are located. The governing body of each of the municipalities where the 3 candidate sites are located shall appoint 1 member to serve on the review board.
(c) An attorney shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate, to serve as the nonvoting chairperson of the review board. The chairperson shall have experience in conducting public meetings.
(3) Four of the 7 voting members of the board constitutes a quorum for the transaction of the business of the board and the concurrence of 4 members shall constitute a legal action of the board. A meeting of the board shall be held in compliance with the open meetings act, Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, being sections 15.261 to 15.275 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, and notice of the time, date, and place of the meeting shall be given in the manner required by that act.
(4) A member of the board shall not receive compensation for his or her services, but shall be reimbursed for expenses that are necessarily incurred in the performance of duties as a member of the board.
History: 1987, Act 204, Imd. Eff. Dec. 22, 1987
Am. 1994, Act 434, Imd. Eff. Jan. 6, 1995
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