MCL - Section 324.32606

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


324.32606 Department review of application; issuance; limitation; time period for making decision; conditions; notification of approval or denial; disposition of fees.

Sec. 32606.

    (1) The department shall review each complete application received for a submerged log removal permit and shall not issue a permit unless the department determines both of the following:
    (a) That any adverse impacts, including, but not limited to, impacts to the environment, natural resources, riparian rights, and the public trust are minimal and will be mitigated to the extent practicable.
    (b) That the proposed activity will not unreasonably affect the public health, safety, and welfare.
    (2) The department may determine that certain areas within a proposed bottomland log removal area described in an application for a submerged log removal permit shall not be authorized for submerged log removal based upon adverse impacts, including, but not limited to, adverse impacts to the environment, natural resources, riparian rights, and the public trust.
    (3) The department shall make a decision on whether or not to issue a submerged log removal permit under this part within 90 days after the close of the review and comment period under section 32605 or, if a public hearing is held under section 32608, within 90 days after the date of that public hearing.
    (4) If the department issues a submerged log removal permit, the department shall condition the permit on compliance with both of the following:
    (a) The permittee has provided the department with a $3,000.00 log recovery fee.
    (b) The permittee has provided the department a bond as required in section 32607(7).
    (5) The department shall notify the applicant in writing within 10 days after the date the department approves or denies a submerged log removal permit under this section.
    (6) The department shall forward log recovery fees received under this subsection to the state treasurer for deposit into the Great Lakes fund created in section 32611.


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