Effective: 2017-2018

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The bill would require that, beginning May 1, 2019, before initiating a civil enforcement action under NREPA, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) or the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would have to provide the person in writing a list of each specific statute, rule, or permit that the person is alleged to have violated and a statement of the facts constituting the violation, in addition to (as is now required) contacting the person and extending an offer to meet to discuss the potential enforcement action and potential resolution of the issue. The bill would also specify that the relevant department could not initiate a civil enforcement action until after such a meeting had been held or after waiting at least 60 days if a meeting was not held.

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58 Pro-Environment
86 Anti-Environment
5 N/A
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