Mich. Admin. Code R. 323.2101 - Purpose
Current through Register Vol. 21-17, October 1, 2021
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Rule 2101. (1) These rules are being processed to implement the 1972 amendments to part 31 of the act which authorized the initiation of a waste or waste effluent discharge permit system compatible with the national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES). The NPDES has been initiated by the federal Congress through the enactment of the federal water pollution control act amendments of 1972, (33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq.). In general, the rules outline all of the following:
(a) The procedures by which all persons discharging wastes into the waters of the state shall apply for waste or waste effluent discharge permits as required by part 31 of the act.
(b) Exceptions to procedural requirements.
(c) Public participation procedures and hearings on permit applications.
(d) Procedures by which permits are issued or denied by the department.
(e) Appeals procedures.
(f) Permit conditions and monitoring of waste or wastewater discharges.
(2) The promulgation of these rules, in association with part 31 of the act, provides sufficient authority to the state, upon approval by the United States environmental protection agency, to issue permits for waste or wastewater discharges under the NPDES pursuant to section 402(b) of the United States Public Law 92-500(33 U.S.C. §1251 et seq.). The department is the state agency designated by state law to administer this program.
History: 1979 AC; 2003 AACS.