January 24, 2017, Introduced by Senators ANANICH and HERTEL and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.
A bill to amend 1976 PA 399, entitled
"Safe drinking water act,"
by amending section 5 (MCL 325.1005), as amended by 1998 PA 56.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 5. (1) The department shall promulgate and enforce rules
to carry out this act pursuant to the administrative procedures act
of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.201 to 24.328. The rules, at a
shall must include all
of the following:
(a) Requirements for the submission of reports, plans, and
specifications for the design and construction of all or part of a
or a part thereof, and a plan for operating and
a part of the waterworks system, including the
protection of water quality within the distribution system as
the public health.
(b) State drinking water standards and associated monitoring
requirements, the attainment and maintenance of which are necessary
the public health.
The Criteria for the classification of waterworks systems
thereof, the of
waterworks systems, examination for
certification of the operators of those systems including shift
of water treatment systems, and
for the issuance,
suspension, and revocation of certificates.
(d) Criteria for capacity assessments performed by the
department at community supplies, nontransient noncommunity water
supplies, or a public water supply applying to the department for
assistance under part 54 of the natural resources and environmental
protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.5401 to 324.5418.
(e) Requirements for provision of facilities by public water
assure ensure an adequate and reliable supply of
drinking water on a continuous basis.
(2) Rules governing public water supplies promulgated under
1913 PA 98
, and which that were in effect on
1977 are continued in accordance with section 31 of the
administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.231, and
may be amended or rescinded by the director under this act.
No rule promulgated may require The
department shall not
promulgate a rule under this act that requires the addition of any
substance for preventive health care purposes unrelated to
contamination of drinking water.
(4) Notwithstanding any rule promulgated under this act to the
contrary, but subject to subsection (5), the action level for lead
in drinking water is as follows:
(a) Beginning December 31, 2017, 10 parts per billion.
(b) Beginning January 1, 2021, 5 parts per billion.
(5) The department may establish, by rule, a lower action
level than is provided in subsection (4). The department shall make
every effort to achieve an action level goal for lead in drinking
water of zero parts per billion.
(6) It is the intent of the legislature to make appropriations
to pay units of local government that own community supplies or
nontransient noncommunity water supplies for any necessary
increased costs of complying with a lead action level under
subsection (4) or under a rule promulgated under subsection (5).
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.