February 8, 2011, Introduced by Reps. Kurtz, Wayne Schmidt, Damrow, Daley, Cotter, Farrington, Somerville and Agema and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation.
A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled
"Natural resources and environmental protection act,"
by amending section 5512 (MCL 324.5512).
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 5512. (1) The department shall promulgate rules for
purposes of doing all of the following:
(a) Controlling or prohibiting air pollution.
(b) Complying with the clean air act.
(c) Controlling any mode of transportation that is capable of
causing or contributing to air pollution.
(d) Reviewing proposed locations of stationary emission
(e) Reviewing modifications of existing emission sources.
(f) Prohibiting locations or modifications of emission sources
that impair the state's ability to meet federal ambient air quality
(g) Establishing suitable emission standards consistent with
ambient air quality standards
by the federal government
and factors including, but not
limited to, conditions of
the terrain, wind velocities and directions, land usage of the
region, and the anticipated characteristics and quantities of
potential air pollution sources. This part does not prohibit the
department from denying or revoking a permit to operate a source, a
process, or process equipment that would adversely affect human
health or other conditions important to the life of the community.
(h) Implementing sections 5505 and 5506.
(2) The department shall not promulgate rules under this act
to prohibit the open burning of household waste from a 1-family or
2-family dwelling at the location of the dwelling.
Unless otherwise provided in this
part, each rule,
permit, or administrative order promulgated or issued under this
part prior to November 13, 1993 shall remain in effect according to
its terms unless the rule or order is inconsistent with this part
or is revised, amended, or repealed.