NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994
324.3115a Violation as misdemeanor; penalty; “minor offense” defined.
(1) Except as provided in subsections (2) and (3), a person who alters or causes the alteration of a floodplain in violation of this part is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $2,500.00 for each occurrence.
(2) A person who commits a minor offense is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00 for each violation. A law enforcement officer may issue and serve an appearance ticket upon a person for a minor offense pursuant to sections 9a to 9g of chapter IV of the code of criminal procedure, Act No. 175 of the Public Acts of 1927, being sections 764.9a to 764.9g of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(3) A person who willfully or recklessly violates a condition of a floodplain permit issued under this part is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $2,500.00 per day.
(4) As used in this section, “minor offense” means either of the following violations of this part if the department determines that restoration of the affected floodplain is not required:
(a) The failure to obtain a permit under this part.
(b) A violation of a permit issued under this part.
History: 1994, Act 451, Eff. Mar. 30, 1995
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA
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