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Section 324.8905

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994


324.8905 Violation involving litter produced at health facility, agency, or laboratory as misdemeanor; violation involving infectious waste, pathological waste, or sharps as felony; penalty; second or subsequent violation under subsection (2); definitions.

Sec. 8905.

(1) A person who violates this part where the violation involves litter that is produced at a health facility or agency as defined in section 20106 of the public health code, Act No. 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, being section 333.20106 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, or at a laboratory described in section 20507 of Act No. 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, being section 333.20507 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, is guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 6 months or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (3), a person who violates this part where the violation involves litter that is infectious waste, pathological waste, or sharps is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or by a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.

(3) For a second or subsequent violation under subsection (2), the person shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 1 year or more than 5 years and a fine of not more than $10,000.00.

(4) As used in this section:

(a) “Infectious waste” means waste that contains varying amounts of microorganisms that have a potential for causing serious illness.

(b) “Pathological waste” means body organs, tissues, parts, and fluids removed during surgery or autopsy, whether or not they are infectious.

(c) “Sharps” means discarded hypodermic needles, syringes and scalpel blades, whether or not they are infectious.


History: 1994, Act 451, Eff. Mar. 30, 1995
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: Littering
Popular Name: NREPA


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