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Rule Revisions for Environmental Quality

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2013-101 EQ

Oil and Gas Operations
(Environmental Quality , Office of Oil, Gas, & Minerals)

Increased use of high volume hydraulic fracturing (defined as operations using more than 100,000 gallons of fracturing fluid) at gas and oil wells has led to heightened public concerns over potential impacts on the environment and public health and safety. The primary goal of the rules is to provide additional assurance to Michigan citizens that high volume hydraulic fracturing operations have the requisite regulatory oversight for the protection of the environment and public health and safety and to provide additional information to citizens regarding potential water resource impacts, chemical additives, and baseline water quality. The rules will also update well spacing requirements, clarify terms describing well locations and drilling tracts, and update references to the DEQ, OOGM.

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2013-109 EQ

Part 9. Emission Limitation and Prohibitions--Miscellaneous
(Environmental Quality , Air Quality Division)

Rule 902 contains federal Clean Air Act standards that the DEQ has adopted by reference. The DEQ intends to consolidate our adoption-by-reference standards into Part 9 from Parts 2, 6, 18, and 19 for clarity. The DEQ also intends to adopt by reference certain area source maximum achievable control technology and solid waste combustion standards to provide for state enforceability of these standards.

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2014-023 EQ

Supplying Water to the Public - Part 1 - Part 28
(Environmental Quality , Office of Drinking Water & Municipal Assistance)

To continue to receive federal funding to implement the PWSS Program, Michigan must promulgate rules as stringent as the RTCR. Other proposed rules are based on DEQ and public recommendations. They relate to cross connection control, operator certification, and asset management.

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2014-024 EQ

Part 4. Emissions Limitations and Prohibitions - Sulfur-Bearing Compounds
(Environmental Quality , Air Quality Division)

R 336.1430 is a new rule which will bring about reductions in sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from several sources in Wayne County. The SO2 reductions are necessary to bring the 1-hour SO2 nonattainment area in Wayne County into attainment with the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The rule will be part of the State Implementation Plan which is required to be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2015. R 336.1401, R 336.1402, and R 336.1407 are existing rules that will need to be revised by adding language to prevent conflict with the requirements in R 336.1430.

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2014-033 EQ

Ionizing Radiation Rules Part 1 to Part 15
(Environmental Quality , Office of Waste Management & Radiological Protection)

The current Ionizing Radiation Rules regulate x-ray machine and radioactive material use in the state of Michigan. LARA is promulgating a separate set of rules for radiation machines. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC) has jurisdiction over certain radioactive material. Proposed rescissions and amendments either remove rules pertinent to radiation machines or eliminate rules duplicating the NRC regulations in Part 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

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2014-146 EQ

Solid Waste Management
(Environmental Quality , Office of Waste Management & Radiological Protection)

The purpose of the proposed rules is to update the Solid Waste Management rules to conform with 2014 PA 178, which amended Part 115, Solid Waste Management, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451 as amended (NREPA) and to correct other obsolete or incorrect references to applicable portions of NREPA or the rules promulgated thereunder. Home | Michigan Administrative Code | ORR Contact | Office of Regulatory Reinvention
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