Introduced by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on September 5, 2007 To give any “interested persons” the ability to submit a petition to the director of Department of Environmental Quality if they believe that adverse resource impacts are occurring or are likely to occur as a result of a commercial and industrial facility using groundwater, and require the DEQ to investigate the petition. The bill would also give local governments the authority to regulate large quantity commercial and industrial groundwater withdrawals. The bill is part of a legislative package consisting of Senate Bills 721 to 729 and House Bills 5065 to 5073 that would restrict and subject to extensive regulation the use of groundwater by industrial and commercial businesses. Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs Committee on September 5, 2007