MCL - Section 460.1231.added

Act 295 of 2008

***** 460.1231.added THIS ADDED SECTION IS EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 29, 2024 *****

460.1231.added Local prohibition or regulation of testing activities; applicability of certain zoning ordinances or limitations.

Sec. 231.

    (1) A local ordinance shall not prohibit or regulate testing activities undertaken by an electric provider or independent power producer for purposes of determining the suitability of a site for the placement of an energy facility.
    (2) If a certificate is issued for an energy facility under this part, a zoning ordinance or limitation imposed after the electric provider or IPP submitted the application for the certificate to the commission shall not be construed to limit or impair the construction, operation, or maintenance of the energy facility.
    (3) If a certificate is issued, the certificate and this part preempt a local policy, practice, regulation, rule, or other ordinance that prohibits, regulates, or imposes additional or more restrictive requirements than those specified in the commission's certificate.
    (4) If a certificate is not issued, all local policies, practices, regulations, rules, or ordinances relating to the siting of energy facilities, including, but not limited to, the local zoning authority's power to grant variances, remain in full force and effect.
    (5) Except as provided in this section, this part does not exempt an electric provider or IPP to whom a certificate is issued from obtaining any other permit, license, or permission to engage in the construction or operation of an energy facility that is required by federal law, any other law of this state, including, but not limited to, the natural resources and environmental protection act, 1994 PA 451, MCL 324.101 to 324.90106, any rule promulgated under a law of this state, or a local ordinance.

History: Add. 2023, Act 233, Eff. Nov. 29, 2024