HOUSE BILL NO. 5047

October 08, 2019, Introduced by Reps. Garrett, Howell, Sowerby, Sneller, VanSingel, Sabo, Pohutsky, Rabhi, LaGrand, Guerra, Hoadley and Yaroch and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation.

A bill to amend 1994 PA 451, entitled

"Natural resources and environmental protection act,"

(MCL 324.101 to 324.90106) by adding sections 5519 and 5519a.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 5519. (1) The department shall establish a program to implement the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants program for asbestos as provided in 40 CFR part 61, subpart M.

(2) Each year, the department shall complete inspections for compliance with 40 CFR part 61, subpart M, of the following percentage of asbestos renovations and demolitions for which notification was received under 40 CFR 61.145:

(a) 15% for 2021 and 2022.

(b) 20% for 2023 and 2024.

(c) 25% for 2025 and thereafter.

(3) An owner or operator that submits a notification of asbestos removal or demolition is responsible for payment of a notification fee of $100.00. In addition, the owner or operator is responsible for payment of a $10.00 modification fee each time the submitted notification is modified. The department shall assess and collect the fees and shall transmit fee revenue to the state treasurer for deposit in the asbestos inspection fund created in section 5519a.

Sec. 5519a. (1) The asbestos inspection fund is created within the state treasury.

(2) The state treasurer may receive money or other assets from any source for deposit into the asbestos inspection fund. The state treasurer shall direct the investment of the fund. The state treasurer shall credit to the fund interest and earnings from fund investments. Money in the fund at the close of the fiscal year shall remain in the fund and shall not lapse to the general fund.

(3) The department shall be the administrator of the asbestos inspection fund for auditing purposes. The department shall expend money from the fund, upon appropriation, only to conduct inspections and related activities under section 5519.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.