Act No. 526

Public Acts of 2004

Approved by the Governor

January 3, 2005

Filed with the Secretary of State

January 3, 2005

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 3, 2005




Introduced by Senators Birkholz, Brater, Allen, Basham, McManus and Jacobs


AN ACT to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled "An act to protect the environment and natural resources of the state; to codify, revise, consolidate, and classify laws relating to the environment and natural resources of the state; to regulate the discharge of certain substances into the environment; to regulate the use of certain lands, waters, and other natural resources of the state; to prescribe the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials; to provide for certain charges, fees, and assessments; to provide certain appropriations; to prescribe penalties and provide remedies; to repeal certain parts of this act on a specific date; and to repeal certain acts and parts of acts," (MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding sections 14721, 14723, and 14724.

The People of the State of Michigan enact:


Sec. 14721. (1) As used in this subpart:

(a) "Department" means the department of environmental quality.

(b) "Octa-BDE" means octabromodiphenyl ether.

(c) "PBDE" means polybrominated diphenyl ether.

(d) "Penta-BDE" means pentabromodiphenyl ether.

(2) This subpart may be cited as the "Mary Beth Doyle PBDE act".

Sec. 14723. (1) Beginning June 1, 2006, a person shall not manufacture, process, or distribute a product or material that contains more than 1/10 of 1% of octa-BDE.

(2) This section does not apply to original equipment manufacturer replacement service parts or the processing of recyclables containing octa-BDE in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Sec. 14724. The department may establish a PBDE advisory committee to assist the department in determining the risk posed by the release of PBDEs, other than penta-BDE or octa-BDE, to human health and the environment. The department may use existing programs to monitor the presence of PBDEs in the state's environment to determine exposure and risk. If new scientific information gathered by the advisory committee indicates a significant risk to human health and the environment in the state, the advisory committee shall inform the department of risk or risks and, if the department concurs, the department shall advise the legislature of the risk. Nothing in this section shall preclude the department from issuing recommendations to the legislature independent of any actions of the advisory committee.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless House Bill No. 4406 of the 92nd Legislature is enacted into law.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Secretary of the Senate

Clerk of the House of Representatives