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2010 Senate Bill 1348: Streamline hazardous material spill regulatory regime

Public Act 230 of 2010

  1. Introduced by Sen. John Gleason (D) on May 25, 2010, to streamline the regulations and procedures 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. In conformance with the project of Senate Bills 1345 to 1349, this bill would remove references to those generic rules in the provision that authorizes criminal penalties and civil fines of up to $10,000 per day.
    • 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, to streamline the regulations and procedures for cleanups of hazardous materials that exist on a property or are spilled. In conformance with the project of Senate Bills 1345 to 1349, this bill would remove references in the laws amended by those bills to criminal penalties and civil fines of up to $10,000 per day.
    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 96 to 6 in the House on December 1, 2010, to streamline the regulations and procedures for cleanups of hazardous materials that exist on a property or are spilled. In conformance with the project of Senate Bills 1345 to 1349, this bill would remove references in the laws amended by those bills to criminal penalties and civil fines of up to $10,000 per day.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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