MCL - Section 324.11510

NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 451 of 1994


324.11510 Advisory analysis of proposed disposal area; duties of department upon receipt of construction permit application.

Sec. 11510.

    (1) Before submitting a construction permit application under section 11509 for a new disposal area, a person shall request a local health officer or the department to provide an advisory analysis of the proposed disposal area. Beginning 15 days after the request, and notwithstanding an analysis result, the person may file an application for a construction permit.
    (2) Upon receipt of a construction permit application, the department shall do all of the following:
    (a) Immediately notify the clerk of the municipality in which the disposal area is located or proposed to be located, the local soil erosion and sedimentation control agency under part 93, each division within the department and the department of natural resources that has responsibilities in land, air, or water management, the regional planning agency, and the designated planning agency for the planning area.
    (b) Publish a notice in a newspaper or by electronic media having major circulation or viewership in the vicinity of the proposed disposal area. The notice shall contain all of the following:
    (i) A map indicating the location of the proposed disposal area.
    (ii) A description of the proposed disposal area.
    (iii) The location where the complete application package may be reviewed and where copies may be obtained.
    (c) Indicate in the notices under subdivisions (a) and (b) that the department will hold a public hearing in the area of the proposed disposal area if a written request is submitted by the applicant, a municipality, or a designated planning agency within 30 days after the date of publication of the notice, or by a petition submitted to the department containing a number of signatures equal to not less than 10% of the number of registered voters of the municipality where the proposed disposal area is to be located who voted in the last gubernatorial election. The petition shall be validated by the clerk of the municipality. The department shall hold the public hearing after the department makes a preliminary review of the application and all pertinent data and before a construction permit is issued or denied.
    (d) Conduct a consistency review of the proposed disposal area, including the site, plans, and application, to determine if they comply with part 115. The review shall be conducted by persons qualified in hydrogeology and, if the disposal area is a landfill, landfill engineering. The department shall not issue a construction permit unless the persons conducting the review acknowledge that the application package complies with the requirements of part 115. The construction permit may contain a stipulation specifically applicable to the site and operation. An expansion of the area of a disposal area, an enlargement in capacity of a disposal area, a change in the solid waste boundary, or an alteration of a disposal area to a different type of disposal area than had been specified in the previous construction permit application constitutes a new proposal for which a new construction permit, rather than a modification of a construction permit, is required. The upgrading of a disposal area type required by the department to comply with part 115 or to comply with a consent order does not require a new construction permit.
    (e) Notify the Michigan aeronautics commission if the disposal area is a landfill that is a new site or a lateral expansion or vertical expansion of an existing unit proposed to be located within 5 miles of a runway or a proposed runway extension contained in a plan approved by the Michigan aeronautics commission of an airport licensed and regulated by the Michigan aeronautics commission. The department shall make a copy of the application available to the Michigan aeronautics commission. If, not more than 60 days after receiving notification from the department, the Michigan aeronautics commission informs the department that operation of the proposed disposal area would present a potential hazard to air navigation and presents the basis for its findings, the department may either recommend appropriate changes in the location, construction, or operation of the proposed disposal area or deny the application for a construction permit. The department shall give an applicant an opportunity to rebut a finding of the Michigan aeronautics commission that the operation of a proposed disposal area would present a potential hazard to air navigation.
    (3) The Michigan aeronautics commission shall notify the department and the owner or operator of a landfill if the Michigan aeronautics commission is considering approving a plan that would provide for a runway or the extension of a runway within 5 miles of the landfill.
    
    


History: 1994, Act 451, Eff. Mar. 30, 1995 ;-- Am. 1996, Act 358, Eff. Oct. 1, 1996 ;-- Am. 1998, Act 397, Imd. Eff. Dec. 17, 1998 ;-- Am. 2018, Act 640, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 2018 ;-- Am. 2022, Act 245, Eff. Mar. 29, 2023
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA
Popular Name: Solid Waste Act