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2010 Senate Bill 1346: Streamline hazardous material spill regulatory regime

Public Act 229 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Sen. Alan Sanborn (R) on May 25, 2010, to allow but not require the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to promulgate generic rules on hazardous material cleanups, and change certain definitions in the law, in conformance with the project of Senate Bills 1345 to 1349 which would replace such rules with a process by which the department would judge the adequacy of cleanups on a case-by-case basis. The bill would establish that a guideline, bulletin, interpretive statement, or operational memorandum of the DNRE could not be given the force and effect of law.
    • 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.
  2. Passed 30 to 8 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 94 to 8 in the House on December 1, 2010, to allow but not require the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to promulgate generic rules on hazardous material cleanups, and change certain definitions in the law, in conformance with the project of Senate Bills 1345 to 1349 which would replace such rules with a process by which the department would judge the adequacy of cleanups on a case-by-case basis. The bill would establish that a guideline, bulletin, interpretive statement, or operational memorandum of the DNRE could not be given the force and effect of law.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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