SENATE BILL No. 889

 

 

January 11, 2012, Introduced by Senator EMMONS and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes.

 

 

 

     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

 

sources.

 

     (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

 

standards.

 

     (g) Establishing suitable emission standards consistent with

 

federal ambient air quality standards established 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.

 

     (3) (2) 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or is revised, amended, or repealed.