Introduced by Rep. John Moolenaar (R) on June 12, 2007, to transfer from the Department of Environmental Quality to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the authority for issuing permits granting a landowner permission to undertake improvements on his or her land if it has been designated a wetland. Michigan is one of only two states that perform this function. The bill would repeal the DEQ’s authority in this area, upon which the process would automatically revert to the federal government.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on June 12, 2007.
Unwise. Glad it hasn't gone anywhere. by Anonymous Citizen on June 20, 2008 !
Hmmm. In the land of lakes we should manage our OWN permits by Anonymous Citizen on June 20, 2008 Especially when federal government is run by Republicans. Not exactly friends to the environment at times.
Repeal wetlands from DEQ by Anonymous Citizen on June 17, 2008 Sounds so good, but has this gone anywhere?