HOUSE BILL No. 5754

 

 

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.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     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or rescinded by the director under this act.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.