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2018 Senate Bill 839: Revise mining permit amendment process

Public Act 162 of 2018

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson (R) on February 22, 2018
To establish streamlined procedures and timetables for a mining company getting restrictions in its state operating permit revised, with many exceptions. This would specifically apply to the process state authorities use to determine that a permit amendment does not “result in environmental impacts that are materially increased or different” from those specified in the original permit. Among other things this refers to allowing a permittee “to relocate, reconfigure, or modify surface or underground facilities, buildings, or equipment, other than a tailings basin or a stockpile”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources Committee on February 22, 2018
Reported in the Senate on March 8, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 23 to 11 in the Senate on March 22, 2018.
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(same description)
To establish streamlined procedures and timetables for a mining company getting restrictions in its state operating permit revised, with many exceptions. This would specifically apply to the process state authorities use to determine that a permit amendment does not “result in environmental impacts that are materially increased or different” from those specified in the original permit. Among other things this refers to allowing a permittee “to relocate, reconfigure, or modify surface or underground facilities, buildings, or equipment, other than a tailings basin or a stockpile”.
Received in the House on March 22, 2018
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on March 22, 2018
Reported in the House on May 2, 2018
With the recommendation that the amendment be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered in the Senate on May 15, 2018
To revise the procedures and conditions on requests for permit changes the bill would authorize.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on May 15, 2018
Amendment offered by Rep. Sara Cambensy (D) on May 15, 2018
To revise procedural details and add items that must be disclosed in a request to make the changes the bill would allow.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 15, 2018
Passed 64 to 44 in the House on May 15, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To establish streamlined procedures and timetables for a mining company getting restrictions in its state operating permit revised, with many exceptions. This would specifically apply to the process state authorities use to determine that a permit amendment does not “result in environmental impacts that are materially increased or different” from those specified in the original permit. Among other things this refers to allowing a permittee “to relocate, reconfigure, or modify surface or underground facilities, buildings, or equipment, other than a tailings basin or a stockpile”.
Moved to reconsider by Rep. Dan Lauwers (R) on May 15, 2018
The vote by which the passed the bill.
The motion passed by voice vote in the House on May 15, 2018
Received in the House on May 15, 2018
Passed 63 to 45 in the House on May 15, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To establish streamlined procedures and timetables for a mining company getting restrictions in its state operating permit revised, with many exceptions. This would specifically apply to the process state authorities use to determine that a permit amendment does not “result in environmental impacts that are materially increased or different” from those specified in the original permit. Among other things this refers to allowing a permittee “to relocate, reconfigure, or modify surface or underground facilities, buildings, or equipment, other than a tailings basin or a stockpile”.
Received in the Senate on May 16, 2018
Passed 25 to 12 in the Senate on May 16, 2018.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill .
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 23, 2018

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