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2010 Senate Bill 1345: Streamline hazardous material spill regulatory regime

Public Act 228 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Sen. Patricia Birkholz (R) on May 25, 2010, to streamline the regulations, procedures, reporting and inspection requirements, definitions, etcetera for cleanups of hazardous materials that exist on a property or are spilled. Rather than requiring the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to promulgate generic rules for all cleanups, it would instead determine the adequacy of a given cleanup on a case-by-case basis.
    • Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on May 25, 2010.
      • Reported in the Senate on June 1, 2010, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on July 28, 2010, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. For details see Senate Fiscal Agency Analysis. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on July 28, 2010.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Liz Brater (D) on August 17, 2010, to reinsert certain prior permit requirements for cleanup activities that may result in water pollution discharges. The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on August 17, 2010.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Liz Brater (D) on August 17, 2010, to revise the current law's risk standards for cleanups of potentially carcinogenic materials, which refer to one additional case of cancer in every 100,000 persons, to instead make this one in a million in the revised law. The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on August 17, 2010.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Liz Brater (D) on August 17, 2010, to strip out the removal of a particular pollution cleanup permit mandate, and replace it with a requirement to get prior permission from state environmental regulators. The amendment failed 16 to 22 in the Senate on August 17, 2010.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 29 to 9 in the Senate on August 17, 2010.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on August 18, 2010.
    • Referred to the House New Economy And Quality Of Life Committee on August 18, 2010.
      • Reported in the House on November 10, 2010, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 92 to 9 in the House on December 1, 2010, to streamline the regulations, procedures, reporting and inspection requirements, definitions, etcetera for cleanups of hazardous materials that exist on a property or are spilled. Rather than requiring the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to promulgate generic rules for all cleanups, it would instead determine the adequacy of a given cleanup on a case-by-case basis.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on December 14, 2010.

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