As used in this part:

(a) “Aquatic invasive species” means an aquatic species that is nonnative to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 324.3301

  • Director: means the director of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.3301
  • General permit: means a permit for a category of activities that the department determines will not negatively impact human health and will have no more than minimal short-term adverse impacts on the natural resources and environment. See Michigan Laws 324.3302
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o

(b) “Aquatic nuisance” means an organism that lives or propagates, or both, within the aquatic environment and that impairs the use or enjoyment of the waters of the state, including the intermediate aquatic hosts for schistosomes that cause swimmer’s itch.

(c) “Certificate of coverage” means written authorization from the department to implement a project under a general permit.

(d) “Department” means the department of environmental quality.

(e) “Director” means the director of the department.