March 22, 2018, Introduced by Reps. Howrylak, Lucido and McCready and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.


     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.




     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


minimum, shall include the following:


     (a) Requirements for the submission of reports, plans, and


specifications for the design and construction of a waterworks


system or a part thereof, of a waterworks system, and a plan for


operating and maintaining all or a part of the waterworks system,


including the protection of water quality within the distribution


system as necessary to protect the public health.

     (b) State drinking water standards and associated monitoring


requirements, the attainment and maintenance of which are necessary


to protect the public health.


     (c) The classification of waterworks systems or portions


thereof, of waterworks systems, the examination for certification


of the operators of those systems including shift operators 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


supplies that will assure ensure an adequate and reliable supply of


drinking water on a continuous basis.


     (2) Rules governing public water supplies promulgated under


former 1913 PA 98, and which that were in effect on January 4, 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or rescinded by the director under this act.


     (3) No rule promulgated may A rule promulgated under this act


must not require the addition of any substance for preventive


health care purposes unrelated to contamination of drinking water.


     (4) A guideline issued by the department, a rule promulgated


under this act, or an approved comprehensive control program for


the elimination and prevention of all cross-connections under R

325.11404 of the Michigan Administrative Code must not require the


testing of a testable backflow preventer on a residential lawn


sprinkler system more often than once every 4 years after initial


installation and testing, unless the backflow preventer has


undergone repair since it was last tested or the sprinkler system


includes a chemical injection system.


     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days


after the date it is enacted into law.


     Enacting section 2. This amendatory act does not take effect


unless Senate Bill No.____ or House Bill No. 5755 (request no.


05852'18) of the 99th Legislature is enacted into law.