NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994
324.11709 Disposal of septage waste on land; permit required; additional information; notice; renewal; revocation of permit.
(1) A person shall not dispose of septage waste on land except as authorized by a site permit for that site issued by the department pursuant to part 13. A person shall apply for a site permit using an application form provided by the department. The application shall include all of the following for each site:
(a) A map identifying the site from a county land atlas and plat book.
(b) The site location by latitude and longitude.
(c) The name and address of the land owner.
(d) The name and address of the manager of the land, if different than the owner.
(e) Results of a soil fertility test performed within 1 year before the date of the application for a site permit including analysis of a representative soil sample of each location constituting the site as determined by the bray P1 (bray and kurtz P1), or Mehlich 3 test, for which procedures are described in the publication entitled "Recommended chemical soil test procedures for the north central region". The department shall provide a copy of this publication to any person upon request at no cost. The applicant shall also provide test results from any additional test procedures that were performed on the soil.
(f) Other site specific information necessary to determine whether the septage waste disposal will comply with state and federal law.
(g) Payment of the site permit fee as provided under section 11717b.
(2) Upon receipt of an application under subsection (1), the department shall review the application to ensure that it is complete. If the department determines that the application is incomplete, it shall promptly notify the applicant of the deficiencies.
(3) An applicant for a site permit shall simultaneously send a notice of the application, including all the information required by subsection (1)(a) to (d), to all of the following:
(a) The certified health department having jurisdiction.
(b) The clerk of the city, village, or township where the site is located.
(c) Each person who owns a lot or parcel that is contiguous to the lot, parcel, or tract on which the proposed site is located or that would be contiguous except for the presence of a highway, road, or street.
(d) Each person who owns a lot or parcel that is within 150 feet of a location where septage waste is to be disposed of by injection or 800 feet of a location where septage waste is to be disposed of by surface application.
(4) If the department finds that the applicant is unable to provide notice as required in subsection (3), the department may waive the notice requirement or allow the applicant to use a substitute means of providing notice.
(5) The department shall issue a site permit if all the requirements of this part and federal law are met. Otherwise, the department shall deny the site permit.
(6) A site permit is not transferable and is valid, unless suspended or revoked, until the expiration of the permittee's septage waste servicing license. A site permit may be revoked by the department if the septage waste land application or site management is in violation of this part.
History: 1994, Act 451, Eff. Mar. 30, 1995
Am. 2004, Act 325, Imd. Eff. Sept. 10, 2004
Am. 2004, Act 381, Imd. Eff. Oct. 12, 2004
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA
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