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Act 239 of 1982
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BODIES OF DEAD ANIMALS

Act 239 of 1982

AN ACT to license and regulate animal food manufacturing plants, transfer stations, dead animal dealers, rendering plants, and certain vehicles; to regulate the disposal of dead animals and to provide for poultry and livestock composting; to prescribe powers and duties of certain state departments; to impose fees; to provide for remedies and to prescribe penalties; and to repeal acts and parts of acts.


History: 1982, Act 239, Eff. Oct. 1, 1982 ;-- Am. 1993, Act 228, Eff. Feb. 4, 1994 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 299, Imd. Eff. July 28, 1998


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The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 287.651SectionMeanings of words and phrases.
Section 287.653SectionDefinitions; A to F.
Section 287.654SectionDefinitions; G to T.
Section 287.657SectionEstablishment of business without license prohibited; exemptions; transportation of officially quarantined dead animals on public highway; permit; rules.
Section 287.659SectionLicense; exemptions.
Section 287.661SectionApplication for license; form; filing; fee; renewal; application of dead animal dealer license; specification of destination; annual license application fee; issuance or denial of license; inspection; standards; license fee not returnable.
Section 287.663SectionLicense denial; notice; hearing; request for second inspection.
Section 287.665SectionRules.
Section 287.667SectionRepealed. 1993, Act 228, Eff. Feb. 4, 1994.
Section 287.669SectionInspection of facility, vehicle, and composting; suspension or revocation of license; hearings; alternative methods authorized by director; operation under common ownership or management; report of increase in mortality.
Section 287.671SectionDead animals; transfer from 1 vehicle to another; disposal; exceptions.
Section 287.673SectionDead animals transported to licensed facility for production into animal or pet food; decharacterizing or denaturing; container label; preventing diversion of dead animals for use as human food; advertising.
Section 287.675SectionRepealed. 1993, Act 228, Eff. Feb. 4, 1994.
Section 287.677SectionRules.
Section 287.678SectionRequest for administrative hearing by aggrieved person; administrative fine or warning.
Section 287.679SectionViolation of act as misdemeanor or felony; penalties; civil actions.
Section 287.681SectionRepeal of MCL 287.231 to 287.241.
Section 287.683SectionEffective date.
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