As used in this part:

(a) “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.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 324.3302

  • Certificate of coverage: means written authorization from the department to implement a project under a general permit. See Michigan Laws 324.3301
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Rule: means a rule promulgated pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24. See Michigan Laws 324.301
  • 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
  • waterbody: means groundwaters, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and wetlands and all other watercourses and waters within the jurisdiction of this state including the Great Lakes bordering this state. See Michigan Laws 324.3302

(b) “Lake management plan” means a document that contains all of the following:

(i) A description of the physical, chemical, and biological attributes of a waterbody.

(ii) A description of the land uses surrounding a waterbody.

(iii) A detailed description of the historical and planned future management of the waterbody.

(c) “Violation of this part” means a violation of a provision of this part or a permit, certificate of coverage, or order issued under or rule promulgated under this part.

(d) “Waters of the state” or “waterbody” means groundwaters, lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, and wetlands and all other watercourses and waters within the jurisdiction of this state including the Great Lakes bordering this state.