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Section 324.3110

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


324.3110 Waste treatment facilities of industrial or commercial entity; exception; examination and certification of supervisory personnel; training program; fees; failure to pay fee; continuing education programs; reports; false statement; applicability of section.

Sec. 3110.

(1) Each industrial or commercial entity, other than a concentrated animal feed operation, that discharges liquid wastes into any surface water or groundwater or underground or on the ground other than through a public sanitary sewer shall have waste treatment or control facilities under the specific supervision and control of persons who have been certified by the department as properly qualified to operate the facilities. The department shall examine all supervisory personnel having supervision and control of the facilities, other than a concentrated animal feed operation, and certify that the persons are properly qualified to operate or supervise the facilities.

(2) The department may conduct a program for training persons seeking to be certified as operators or supervisors under subsection (1), section 4104, or section 9 of the safe drinking water act, 1976 PA 399, MCL 325.1009. Until October 1, 2017, the department may charge a fee based on the costs to the department of operating this training program. The fees shall be deposited into the operator training and certification fund created in section 3134.

(3) The department shall administer certification operator programs for persons seeking to be certified as operators or supervisors under subsection (1), section 4104, or section 9 of the safe drinking water act, 1976 PA 399, MCL 325.1009. A person wishing to become certified as an operator or a supervisor shall submit an application to the department containing information required by the department. Information submitted as part of the application shall be considered part of the examination for certification. Until October 1, 2017, the department may charge a certification examination fee and a certification renewal fee in accordance with the following fee schedule:

(a) For certification examinations under subsection (1), the following fees apply:

(i) Industrial wastewater certification level 1 or 2 examination as described under subrule (2) of R 323.1253 of the Michigan administrative code, $35.00.

(ii) Industrial wastewater certification level 3 examination as described under subrule (2) of R 323.1253 of the Michigan administrative code, $40.00.

(iii) Industrial wastewater special classification A-1a examination or noncontact cooling water A-1h examination as described under subrule (2) of R 323.1253 of the Michigan administrative code, $30.00.

(iv) Storm water industrial certification A-1i examination as described under subrule (2) of R 323.1253 of the Michigan administrative code, $30.00.

(b) For certification examinations under section 4104, the following fees apply:

(i) Municipal wastewater certification level A, B, C, or D examination as described under subrule (1) of R 299.2911 of the Michigan administrative code, $70.00.

(ii) Municipal wastewater certification level L2 examination as described under subrule (3a) of R 299.2911 of the Michigan administrative code, $45.00.

(iii) Municipal wastewater certification level L1 examination as described under subrule (3b) of R 299.2911 of the Michigan administrative code, $45.00.

(iv) Municipal wastewater certification level SC examination as described under subrule (4) of R 299.2911 of the Michigan administrative code, $45.00.

(c) For certification examinations under section 9 of the safe drinking water act, 1976 PA 399, MCL 325.1009, the following fees apply:

(i) Drinking water complete treatment certification level 1, 2, 3, or 4 examination as described under subrule (1) of R 325.11901 of the Michigan administrative code, $70.00.

(ii) Drinking water limited treatment certification level 1, 2, 3, or 4 examination as described under subrule (2) of R 325.11901 of the Michigan administrative code, $70.00.

(iii) Drinking water distribution certification level 1, 2, 3, or 4 examination as described under R 325.11902 of the Michigan administrative code, $70.00.

(iv) Drinking water complete treatment certification level 5 examination as described under subrule (1) of R 325.11901 of the Michigan administrative code, $45.00.

(v) Drinking water limited treatment certification level 5 examination as described under subrule (2) of R 325.11901 of the Michigan administrative code, $45.00.

(vi) Drinking water distribution certification level 5 examination as described under R 325.11902 of the Michigan administrative code, $45.00.

(d) For certification renewals under subsection (1), the following fees apply:

(i) Storm water industrial certification A-1i as described under subrule (2) of R 323.1253 of the Michigan administrative code, $95.00.

(ii) Storm water construction certification A-1j as described under subrule (2) of R 323.1253 of the Michigan administrative code, $95.00.

(iii) All other industrial wastewater certification levels 1, 2, or 3 as described under subrule (2) of R 323.1253 of the Michigan administrative code and issued on a single certificate, $95.00.

(e) For certification renewals under section 4104 for all municipal wastewater certification levels as described under R 299.2911 of the Michigan administrative code and issued on a single certificate, $95.00.

(f) For certification renewals under section 9 of the safe drinking water act, 1976 PA 399, MCL 325.1009, for all drinking water certification levels as described under R 325.11901 or R 325.11902 and issued on a single certificate, $95.00.

(4) The failure to pay a required certification examination fee within 90 days after taking an examination shall constitute failure of the examination. The department shall not allow an individual to take a future examination within the failed examination program unless he or she pays the prior fee in full.

(5) The department shall conduct a program for persons or organizations seeking to offer approved continuing education courses to be used by certified operators and supervisors when renewing their certifications under subsection (1), section 4104, and section 9 of the safe drinking water act, 1976 PA 399, MCL 325.1009. The department may charge continuing education providers a course application fee and course renewal fee in accordance with the following fee schedule:

(a) An application for approval of a training course, $75.00 for each course.

(b) An application for renewal of an approved training course, $50.00 for each course.

(6) All fees collected under this section shall be deposited in the operator training and certification fund established in section 3134.

(7) A person certified as required by subsection (1) shall file monthly, or at such longer intervals as the department may designate, on forms provided by the department, reports showing the effectiveness of the treatment or control facility operation and the quantity and quality of discharged liquid wastes. A person who knowingly makes a false statement in a report may have his or her certificate as an approved treatment facility operator revoked.

(8) This section does not apply to water, gas, or other material that is injected into a well to facilitate production of oil or gas or to water derived in association with oil or gas production and disposed of in a well, if the well is used either to facilitate production or for disposal purposes and is under permit by the state supervisor of wells.


History: 1994, Act 451, Eff. Mar. 30, 1995 ;-- Am. 2011, Act 148, Imd. Eff. Sept. 21, 2011
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA


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