MCL - Section 324.32604

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


324.32604 Application for submerged log removal permit; submission; form; information; time period for submission; disposition of fees.

Sec. 32604.

    (1) Applications for submerged log removal permits shall be submitted before February 1 of each calendar year.
    (2) An application for a submerged log removal permit shall be submitted in writing on a form provided by the department and shall include all of the following:
    (a) A description of the proposed bottomland log removal area with boundaries delineated by the use of current technology such as a digital global positioning system or other technology approved by the department. The proposed bottomland log removal area shall be a contiguous area of not more than 320 acres. The area proposed shall be square or rectangular in shape, and the length shall not exceed the width by more than a factor of 6.
    (b) A description of the methods to be used to raise the submerged logs, the time of year during which submerged logs will be raised, and the procedures to be used for transferring logs to the shore.
    (c) Identification of any adverse environmental impacts associated with the proposed submerged log removal method.
    (d) Identification of the steps proposed to mitigate any adverse environmental impacts caused by the proposed submerged log removal operation.
    (e) Other information that the department considers necessary in evaluating a submerged log removal permit application.
    (f) A $500.00 application fee.
    (3) An application for a submerged log removal permit is not complete until all information requested on the application form and any other information requested by the department are received. Within 30 days of its receipt of an application, the department shall notify the applicant in writing if the application is deficient. The applicant shall submit the requested information to the department within 30 days after the date the notice is provided. If the applicant fails to respond within the 30-day period, the department shall deny the submerged log removal permit unless the applicant requests and the department approves an extension of time based upon the applicant's reasonable justification for the extension.
    (4) Application fees received under this section shall be forwarded to the state treasurer for deposit into the fund.


History: Add. 2000, Act 278, Imd. Eff. July 10, 2000 ;-- Am. 2011, Act 218, Imd. Eff. Nov. 10, 2011
Popular Name: Act 451
Popular Name: NREPA