SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 28, July 12, 2018

Michigan Bills to Improve Environmental Regulatory Process Enacted Into Law

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

  Michigan
Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law to create a more cooperative environmental regulatory process at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
   

Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law to create a more cooperative environmental regulatory process at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The legislation establishes an Environmental Rules Review Committee, which will evaluate proposed environmental rules and advise on whether to advance them. Affected industries represented include statewide environmental and conservation groups, local governments, the general public, public utilities, small business, manufacturing, solid waste, oil and gas and agriculture groups. 

In addition, it establishes an Environmental Permit Review Commission and creates an Environmental Science Board to advise on issues affecting the protection of the environment or management of the state’s natural resources. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Christian Robinson at stateleg@sema.org.

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