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Section 324.3122

Act 451 of 1994

324.3122 Annual groundwater discharge permit fee; failure of department to grant or deny within certain time period; payment of fee by municipality; definitions.

Sec. 3122.

(1) Until December 31, 2015, the department may levy and collect an annual groundwater discharge permit fee from facilities that discharge wastewater to the ground or groundwater of this state pursuant to section 3112. The fee shall be as follows:

(a) For a group 1 facility, $3,650.00.

(b) For a group 2 facility or a municipality of 1,000 or fewer residents, $1,500.00.

(c) For a group 3 facility, $200.00.

(2) Within 180 days after receipt of a complete application for a permit to discharge wasterwater to the ground or to groundwater, the department shall either grant or deny a permit, unless the applicant and the department agree to extend this time period. If the department fails to make a decision on an application within the time period specified or agreed to under this subsection, an applicant subject to an annual groundwater discharge permit fee shall receive a 15% annual discount on the annual groundwater discharge permit fee.

(3) If the person required to pay the annual groundwater discharge permit fee under subsection (1) is a municipality, the municipality may pass on the annual groundwater discharge permit fee to each user of the municipal facility.

(4) As used in this section, "group 1 facility", "group 2 facility", and "group 3 facility" do not include a municipality with a population of 1,000 or fewer residents.

History: Add. 2004, Act 90, Imd. Eff. Apr. 22, 2004 ;-- Am. 2007, Act 75, Imd. Eff. Sept. 30, 2007 ;-- Am. 2011, Act 90, Imd. Eff. July 15, 2011 ;-- Am. 2015, Act 82, Eff. Oct. 1, 2015
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA

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