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Section 324.19608

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


324.19608 Use of money allocated under MCL 324.19607; purposes; notice to public advisory council; payment of costs; grant prohibited; submission of annual project list; carrying over appropriations until project completion; submission of list of financed projects.

Sec. 19608.

  (1) Money in the fund that is allocated under section 19607 shall be used for the following purposes:
  (a) Money allocated under section 19607(1)(a) shall be used by the department to fund all of the following:
  (i) Corrective actions undertaken by the department to address releases from leaking underground storage tanks pursuant to part 213.
  (ii) Response activities undertaken by the department at facilities pursuant to part 201 to address public health and environmental problems or to promote redevelopment.
  (iii) Assessment activities undertaken by the department to determine whether a property is a facility.
  (iv) $75,000,000.00 shall be used to provide grants and loans to local units of government for eligible activities at eligible properties with redevelopment potential. Of the money provided for in this subparagraph, not more than $50,000,000.00 shall be used to provide grants and not more than $25,000,000.00 shall be used to provide loans pursuant to the clean Michigan initiative grant and revolving loan program created in section 19608a. However, grants or loans provided for in this subparagraph shall not be made to a local unit of government that is responsible for causing a release or threat of release under part 201 or part 213 at the site proposed for grant or loan funding, except as provided in section 19608b(f).
  (b) Money allocated under section 19607(1)(b) shall be used for waterfront redevelopment grants pursuant to part 795.
  (c) Money allocated under section 19607(1)(c) shall be used for response activities for the remediation of contaminated lake and river sediments pursuant to part 201.
  (d) Money allocated under section 19607(1)(d) shall be used for nonpoint source pollution prevention and control grants or wellhead protection grants under part 88.
  (e) Money allocated under section 19607(1)(e) shall be deposited into the clean water fund created in section 8807.
  (f) Money allocated under section 19607(1)(f) shall be expended as follows:
  (i) $10,000,000.00 shall be deposited into the retired engineers technical assistance program fund created in section 14512.
  (ii) $5,000,000.00 shall be deposited into the small business pollution prevention assistance revolving loan fund created in section 14513.
  (iii) $5,000,000.00 shall be used by the department to implement pollution prevention activities other than those funded under subparagraphs (i) and (ii).
  (g) Money that is allocated under section 19607(1)(g) shall be used by the department of health and human services for remediation and physical improvements to structures to abate or minimize exposure of persons to lead hazards.
  (h) Money allocated under section 19607(1)(h) shall be used for infrastructure improvements at Michigan state parks as determined by the department of natural resources. The installation or upgrade of drinking water systems or rest room facilities shall be the first priority.
  (i) Money allocated under section 19607(1)(i) shall be used to provide grants to local units of government for local recreation projects under part 716.
  (2) Of the money allocated under section 19607(1)(a), $93,000,000.00 shall be used for facilities or part 213 properties that pose an imminent or substantial endangerment to the public health, safety, or welfare, or to the environment. For purposes of this subsection, facilities or part 213 properties that pose an imminent or substantial endangerment include, but are not limited to, those where public access poses hazards because of potential exposure to chemicals or safety risks and where drinking water supplies are threatened by contamination.
  (3) Before expending any funds allocated under subsection (1)(c) at an area of concern as designated by the parties to the Great Lakes water quality agreement of 1978 as amended by protocol signed September 7, 2012, the department shall notify the public advisory council established to oversee that area of concern regarding the development, implementation, and evaluation of response activities to be conducted with money in the fund at that area of concern.
  (4) Money in the fund may be used by the department of treasury to pay for the cost of issuing bonds and by the department and the department of natural resources to pay department costs as provided in this subsection. Not more than 3% of the total amount specified in section 19607(1)(a) to (f) shall be available for appropriation to the department to pay its costs directly associated with the completion of a project authorized by section 19607(1)(a) to (f). Not more than 3% of the total amount specified in section 19607(1)(h) and (i) shall be available for appropriation to the department of natural resources to pay its costs directly associated with the completion of a project authorized by section 19607(1)(h) and (i). It is the intent of the legislature that general fund appropriations to the department and to the department of natural resources shall not be reduced as a result of costs funded pursuant to this subsection.
  (5) A grant shall not be provided under this part for a project that is located at any of the following:
  (a) Land sited for use as a gaming facility or as a stadium or arena for use by a professional sports team.
  (b) Land or other facilities owned or operated by a gaming facility or by a stadium or arena for use by a professional sports team.
  (c) Land within a project area described in a project plan pursuant to the economic development corporations act, 1974 PA 338, MCL 125.1601 to 125.1636, for a gaming facility.
  (6) The department, the department of natural resources, and the department of health and human services shall each submit annually a list of all projects that will be undertaken by that department that are recommended to be funded under this part. The list shall be submitted to the governor, the standing committees of the house of representatives and the senate that primarily address issues pertaining to the protection of natural resources and the environment, and the appropriations committees in the house of representatives and the senate. The list shall be submitted to the legislative committees not later than February 15 of each year. This list shall also be submitted before any request for supplemental appropriation of bond funds. For each eligible project, the list shall include the nature of the eligible project; the county in which the eligible project is located; an estimate of the total cost of the eligible project; and other information considered pertinent by the administering state department. A project that is funded by a grant or loan with money from the fund does not need to be included on the list submitted under this subsection. However, money in the fund that is appropriated for grants and loans shall not be encumbered or expended until the administering state department has reported those projects that have been approved for a grant or a loan to the standing committees of the house of representatives and the senate that primarily address issues pertaining to the protection of natural resources and the environment and to the appropriations subcommittees in the house of representatives and the senate on natural resources and environmental quality. The department shall post on its website the criteria it will use in evaluating and recommending projects for funding under this part.
  (7) The legislature shall appropriate prospective or actual bond proceeds for projects proposed to be funded. Appropriations shall be carried over to succeeding fiscal years until the project for which the funds are appropriated is completed.
  (8) Not later than December 31 of each year, the department, the department of natural resources, and the department of health and human services shall each submit a list of the projects financed under this part by that department to the governor, the standing committees of the house of representatives and the senate that primarily address issues pertaining to the protection of natural resources and the environment, and the subcommittees of the house of representatives and the senate on appropriations on natural resources and environmental quality. Each list shall include the name, address, and telephone number of the recipient or participant, if appropriate; the name and location of the project; the nature of the project; the amount of money allocated to the project; the county in which the project is located; a brief summary of what has been accomplished by the project; and other information considered pertinent by the administering state department.


History: Add. 1998, Act 288, Eff. Dec. 1, 1998 ;-- Am. 2003, Act 252, Imd. Eff. Dec. 29, 2003 ;-- Am. 2012, Act 446, Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 2012 ;-- Am. 2016, Act 473, Eff. Apr. 5, 2017
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA


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