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2014 House Bill 5400: Revise certain low-hazard waste restrictions

Public Act 178 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Wayne Schmidt (R) on March 11, 2014 To reduce restrictions on using certain low-hazard industrial byproducts that potentially have a beneficial use, including as fertilizer, road construction material, construction fill or other uses. The bill would also expand the definition of “inert material” in the state environmental protection law to include a number of specified materials, which would not be subject to restrictions depending on how they are used.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Natural Resources Committee on March 11, 2014
Reported in the House on April 17, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on April 30, 2014
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on April 30, 2014
Substitute offered in the House on April 30, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on April 30, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on April 30, 2014 To tie-bar the bill to House Bill 4820, meaning this bill cannot become law unless that one does also. HB 4820 would impose new regulations and a permit mandate on the storage and transport of “petroleum coke” (“pet coke”), which is related to a Marathon Oil refinery expansion in Detroit.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 30, 2014
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on April 30, 2014 To remove a provision that authorizes less restrictive regulations on coal "fly ash" if it is mixed with other substances (such as cement).
Amendment offered by Rep. Charles Smiley (D) on April 30, 2014 To prohibit a contractor using a "beneficial use by-product" on a project without first getting written permission from the property owner.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 30, 2014
Passed 68 to 42 in the House on May 6, 2014 (same description)
To reduce restrictions on using certain low-hazard industrial byproducts that potentially have a beneficial use, including as fertilizer, road construction material, construction fill or other uses. The bill would also expand the definition of “inert material” in the state environmental protection law to include a number of specified materials, which would not be subject to restrictions depending on how they are used.
Received in the Senate on May 7, 2014
Referred to the Senate Natural Resources, Environment & Great Lakes Committee on May 7, 2014
Reported in the Senate on May 28, 2014 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on June 4, 2014
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on June 4, 2014
Passed 25 to 11 in the Senate on June 4, 2014 (same description)
To reduce restrictions on using certain low-hazard industrial byproducts that potentially have a beneficial use, including as fertilizer, road construction material, construction fill or other uses. The bill would also expand the definition of “inert material” in the state environmental protection law to include a number of specified materials, which would not be subject to restrictions depending on how they are used.
Received in the House on June 4, 2014
Passed 70 to 40 in the House on June 10, 2014 To concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 17, 2014

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