NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994
324.3124 Groundwater discharge permit fund.
(1) The groundwater discharge permit fund is created within the state treasury. The state treasurer may receive money or other assets from any source for deposit into the groundwater discharge permit fund. The state treasurer shall direct the investment of the groundwater discharge permit fund.
(2) Money in the groundwater discharge permit fund at the close of the fiscal year shall remain in the groundwater discharge permit fund and shall not lapse to the general fund.
(3) The state treasurer shall credit to the groundwater discharge permit fund the interest and earnings from groundwater discharge permit fund investments.
(4) The department shall expend money from the groundwater discharge permit fund, upon appropriation, only to implement the department's groundwater discharge program under this part. However, in any state fiscal year, the department shall not expend more than $2,000,000.00 of money from the fund.
(5) By March 1 annually, the department shall prepare and submit to the governor, the legislature, the chair of the standing committees of the senate and house of representatives with primary responsibility for issues related to natural resources and the environment, and the chairs of the subcommittees of the senate and house appropriations committees with primary responsibility for appropriations to the department a report that details the activities during the previous fiscal year in administering the department's groundwater discharge program that were funded by the groundwater discharge permit fund. This report shall include, at a minimum, all of the following as they relate to the department:
(a) The number of full-time equated positions performing groundwater permitting, compliance, and enforcement activities.
(b) The number of applications received by the department, reported as the number of applications determined to be administratively incomplete and the number determined to be administratively complete.
(c) The number of applications for groundwater permits determined to be administratively complete for which a final action was taken by the department. The number of final actions shall be reported as the number of applications approved, the number of applications denied, and the number of applications withdrawn by the applicant.
(d) The percentage and number of applications determined to be administratively complete for which a final decision was made within the statutory time frame.
(e) The number of inspections conducted at groundwater facilities.
(f) The number of violation letters sent.
(g) The number of contested case hearings and civil actions initiated and completed, the number of voluntary consent orders and administrative orders entered or issued, and the amount of fines and penalties collected through such actions or orders.
(h) For each enforcement action that includes a penalty, a description of what corrective actions were required by the enforcement action.
(i) The number of groundwater complaints received, investigated, resolved, and not resolved by the department.
(j) The amount of revenue in the groundwater discharge permit fund at the end of the fiscal year.
History: Add. 2004, Act 90, Imd. Eff. Apr. 22, 2004
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA
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