Part 301 Inland Lakes and Streams
Part 303 Wetlands Protection
Part 305 Natural Rivers
Part 307 Inland Lake Levels
Part 309 Inland Lake Improvements
Part 311 Local River Management
Part 312 Watershed Alliances
Part 313 Surplus Waters
Part 315 Dam Safety
Part 317 Aquifer Protection and Dispute Resolution

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 324 > Act 451 of 1994 > Article III > Chapter 1 > INLAND WATERS

  • Ad valorem general property tax: means taxes levied under the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 324.51101
  • Administrative act: includes an action, omission, decision, recommendation, practice, or other procedure of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.51112
  • Administrative act: includes an action, omission, decision, recommendation, practice, or other procedure of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.52505
  • Adulterated: means adulterated as determined under the Michigan food law of 1968, Act No. See Michigan Laws 324.71502
  • agricultural drain: means a human-made conveyance of water that meets all of the following requirements:

    (a) Does not have continuous flow. See Michigan Laws 324.50507

  • agricultural drain: means a human-made conveyance of water that meets all of the following requirements:

    (a) Does not have continuous flow. See Michigan Laws 324.50706

  • Agricultural well: means a high-capacity well that is located on a farm and is used for an agricultural purpose as that term is defined in section 32701. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • annual meeting: when applied to townships, mean the annual meeting required by law to be held on the Saturday immediately preceding the first Monday in April. See Michigan Laws 324.51302
  • Authority: means the Michigan forest finance authority created in section 50503. See Michigan Laws 324.50502
  • Ballot container: means a container that is used for transporting and storing voted ballots, as described and approved under section 24j. See Michigan Laws 333.17305
  • benefits: means advantages resulting from a project to public corporations, the inhabitants of public corporations, the inhabitants of this state, and property within public corporations. See Michigan Laws 324.52701
  • Biofuel: means any renewable liquid or gas fuel offered for sale as a fuel that is derived from recently living organisms or their metabolic by-products and meets applicable quality standards, including, but not limited to, ethanol, ethanol-blended fuel, biodiesel, and biodiesel blends. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Biogas: means a biofuel that is a gas. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Block: means block as that term is used by the United States department of commerce, bureau of the census in conducting its 1980 decennial census. See Michigan Laws 324.52905
  • Block: means block as that term is used by the United States department of commerce, bureau of the census in conducting the 2010 decennial census. See Michigan Laws 324.63517
  • Board: means the board of directors of the Michigan forest finance authority, except where the context clearly requires a different definition. See Michigan Laws 324.50502
  • Board: means a river management board created as the governing body of a river management district in accordance with this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Board: means the county board of commissioners. See Michigan Laws 324.63526
  • Board: means the board of foresters created in section 53505(1). See Michigan Laws 324.53501
  • Bonds: means bonds of the authority issued as provided in this part. See Michigan Laws 324.50502
  • Bonds: means the bonds issued under part 713 or former Act No. See Michigan Laws 324.71501
  • Bottomland: means the land area of an inland lake or stream that lies below the ordinary high-water mark and that may or may not be covered by water. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Brine: means a liquid produced as a by-product of oil or natural gas production or exploration. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Bulkhead line: means a line that is established pursuant to this part beyond which dredging, filling, or construction of any kind is not allowed without a permit. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Bureau: means the legislative service bureau. See Michigan Laws 324.50513
  • by-product: means any material that is produced by, is incident to, or results from industrial, commercial, or governmental activity or any other activity or enterprise, that is determined to be liquid by method 9095 (paint filter liquids test) as described in "Test methods for evaluating solid wastes, physical/chemical methods" United States Environmental Protection Agency publication no. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Certification: means a process where an independent third party organization assesses and evaluates forest management practices according to the standards of a certification program resulting in an issuance of a certificate of compliance or conformity. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • Certification program: means a program that develops specific standards that measure whether forest management practices are consistent with principles of sustainable forestry. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • Certified health department: means a city, county, or district department of health certified under section 11716. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Certified prescribed burn manager: means an individual who has successfully completed the certification program of the department under section 51513 and possesses a valid certification number. See Michigan Laws 324.51501
  • city: whenever used in this act , shall be construed to mean a city incorporated under this act, or made subject to its provisions. See Michigan Laws 333.5466
  • commercial forestland: means forestland that is determined to be a commercial forest under section 51103. See Michigan Laws 324.51101
  • Commission: means the Michigan law revision commission. See Michigan Laws 324.50513
  • Commission: means the Michigan state capitol commission established in section 5. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Commission: means the commission of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Commissioner: means the county drain commissioner or the county road commission in counties not having a drain commissioner, and, if more than 1 county is involved, each of the drain commissioners or drain commissioner and road commission in counties having no drain commissioner. See Michigan Laws 324.30701
  • Compensation: means salaries. See Michigan Laws 324.51701
  • Complainant: means a prisoner or legislator who files a complaint under section 4. See Michigan Laws 324.51112
  • Complainant: means a resident veteran, family member of a resident veteran, legal guardian or individual with power of attorney for a resident veteran, or legislator who files a complaint under section 4. See Michigan Laws 324.52505
  • Complaint: means a complaint submitted under section 31702 alleging a potential groundwater dispute. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Conservation: means the wise use of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • Consumer product: means any food or beverage that is consumed by humans and any medicine including a prescription drug that is consumed or used by humans. See Michigan Laws 324.71502
  • Container: means any portable device in which a liquid industrial by-product is stored, transported, treated, or otherwise handled. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Costs: means 1 or more of the following costs that may be chargeable to the waste management project as a capital cost under generally acceptable accounting principles:

    (i) The cost or fair market value of the acquisition or construction of lands, property rights, utility extensions, disposal facilities, buildings, structures, fixtures, machinery, equipment, access roads, easements, and franchises. See Michigan Laws 324.63521

  • Council: means the legislative council. See Michigan Laws 324.50513
  • Council: means the legislative council established under section 15 of article IV of the state constitution of 1963. See Michigan Laws 324.51112
  • Council: means the legislative council established under section 15 of article IV of the state constitution of 1963. See Michigan Laws 324.52505
  • Council: means a watershed council created under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Council administrator: means the chief executive officer of all legislative council agencies. See Michigan Laws 324.50513
  • County agency: means an agency created or controlled by a county board of commissioners or a county executive, a board of county road commissioners, or an office of the county drain commissioner. See Michigan Laws 324.63520
  • County board: means the county board of commissioners, and if more than 1 county is involved, the boards of commissioners of each of those counties. See Michigan Laws 324.30701
  • Court: means a circuit court, and if more than 1 judicial circuit is involved, the circuit court designated by the county board or otherwise authorized by law to preside over an action. See Michigan Laws 324.30701
  • Dam: means an artificial barrier, including dikes, embankments, and appurtenant works, that impounds, diverts, or is designed to impound or divert water. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Dam: means an artificial barrier, structure, or facility, and appurtenant works, used to regulate or maintain the level of an inland lake. See Michigan Laws 324.30701
  • Dams: means dams, embankments, dikes, pumps, weirs, locks, gates, tubes, ditches, or any other devices or construction to impound or release water. See Michigan Laws 324.63526
  • declassification: means the removal of the commercial forest designation pursuant to section 51116. See Michigan Laws 324.51101
  • Delegated authority: means the county drain commissioner or any other person designated by the county board to perform duties required under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.30701
  • Department: means the department of treasury. See Michigan Laws 333.17017
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.63548
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.70105
  • Department: means the department of corrections. See Michigan Laws 324.51112
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.50522
  • Department: means the department of military and veterans affairs. See Michigan Laws 324.52505
  • Department: means the department of agriculture and rural development. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Department: means the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.51501
  • Department: means the director of the department of natural resources or his or her designee to whom the director delegates a power or duty by written instrument. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Department: means the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.53501
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality or its authorized agent. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.50301
  • Department of natural resources: means the principal state department created in section 501. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Designated facility: means a treatment facility, storage facility, disposal facility, or reclamation facility that receives liquid industrial by-product from off-site. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Dewatering well: means a well or pump that is used to remove water from a mining operation or that is used for a limited time period as part of a construction project to remove or pump water from a surface or subsurface area and ceases to be used upon completion of the construction project or shortly after completion of the construction project. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Director: means the director of the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.70105
  • Director: means the director of the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Director: means the director of the department or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Director: means the director of the department of environmental quality or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Discarded: means any of the following:

    (i) Abandoned by being disposed of, burned, or incinerated; or accumulated, stored, or treated before, or instead of, being abandoned. See Michigan Laws 324.63529

  • Discharge: means the accidental or intentional spilling, leaking, pumping, releasing, pouring, emitting, emptying, or dumping of liquid industrial by-product into the land, air, or water. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Disposal: means the abandonment, discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of a liquid industrial by-product into or on land or water in such a manner that the liquid industrial by-product may enter the environment, or be emitted into the air, or discharged into surface water or groundwater. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Disposal facility: means a facility or a part of a facility at which liquid industrial by-product is disposed. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • District: means a river management district established under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Domestic purposes: refers to burning that is any of the following:

    (i) A fire within the curtilage of a dwelling where the material being burned has been properly placed in a debris burner constructed of metal or masonry, with a metal covering device with openings no larger than 3/4 of an inch. See Michigan Laws 324.51501

  • Domestic septage: means liquid or solid material removed from a septic tank, cesspool, portable toilet, type III marine sanitation device, or similar storage or treatment works that receives only domestic sewage. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Election: means an election or primary election at which the electors of this state or of a subdivision of this state choose or nominate by ballot an individual for public office or decide a ballot question lawfully submitted to them. See Michigan Laws 333.17210
  • election precinct: as used in this act shall mean a political subdivision, the area of which is embraced in its entirety within the confines of a city, ward, township or village, and for which not more than 1 polling place is provided for all qualified and registered electors residing therein. See Michigan Laws 324.63511
  • Eligible farmer or agricultural processor: means a person who processes agricultural products or a person who is engaged as an owner-operator of a farm in the production of agricultural goods as defined by section 35(1)(h) of the former single business tax act, 1975 PA 228, or by section 207(1)(d) of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208. See Michigan Laws 324.70105
  • Energy advisory committee: means the committee created under section 2. See Michigan Laws 324.71108
  • Energy emergency: means a condition of danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of this state due to an impending or present energy shortage. See Michigan Laws 324.71108
  • Energy resource: means electricity, natural gas, synthetic gas, a petroleum product including a liquefied petroleum gas, coal, wood fuel, geothermal source, hydropower, nuclear material, or other source producing power or heat. See Michigan Laws 324.71108
  • Energy resource supplier: means a person who furnishes an energy resource for the public at the wholesale or retail level. See Michigan Laws 324.71108
  • Energy shortage: means lack of adequate available energy resources in the state, or any part of the state, as determined by the energy advisory committee or the governor. See Michigan Laws 324.71108
  • enumeration district: means enumeration district as that term is used by the United States department of commerce, bureau of the census in conducting its 1980 decennial census. See Michigan Laws 324.52905
  • Environmental audit: means a voluntary and internal evaluation conducted on or after the effective date of this part of 1 or more facilities or an activity at 1 or more facilities regulated under state, federal, regional, or local laws or ordinances, or of environmental management systems or processes related to the facilities or activity, or of a previously corrected specific instance of noncompliance, that is designed to identify historical or current noncompliance and prevent noncompliance or improve compliance with 1 or more of those laws, or to identify an environmental hazard, contamination, or other adverse environmental condition, or to improve an environmental management system or process. See Michigan Laws 324.71108
  • Environmental audit report: means a document or a set of documents, each labeled at the time it is created "environmental audit report: privileged document" and created as a result of an environmental audit. See Michigan Laws 324.71108
  • Environmental wastes: means all environmental pollutants, wastes, discharges, and emissions, regardless of how they are regulated and regardless of whether they are released to the general environment or the workplace environment. See Michigan Laws 324.63548
  • Expand: means to occupy a larger area of an inland lake or stream than authorized by a permit issued under this part for marina mooring structures and watercraft moored at the marina. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Expenses: means expenses incurred by the legislator in connection with the discharge of his official duties. See Michigan Laws 324.51701
  • Facility: means all contiguous land and structures, other appurtenances, and improvements on land for treating, storing, disposing of, or reclamation of liquid industrial by-product. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • facility: means a Michigan veterans' facility established under 1885 PA 152, MCL 36. See Michigan Laws 324.52505
  • Fill material: means soil, rocks, sand, waste of any kind, or any other material that displaces soil or water or reduces water retention potential. See Michigan Laws 324.50522
  • firearm: except as otherwise specifically defined in statute, includes any weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by action of an explosive. See Michigan Laws 324.51503c
  • Fiscal year: means a 12-month period fixed by statute, charter, or ordinance, or if not so fixed, then as determined by the department. See Michigan Laws 333.17017
  • Flammable material: means any substance that will burn, including, but not limited to, refuse, debris, waste forest material, brush, stumps, logs, rubbish, fallen timber, grass, stubble, leaves, fallow land, slash, crops, or crop residue. See Michigan Laws 324.51501
  • Food establishment septage: means material pumped from a grease interceptor, grease trap, or other appurtenance used to retain grease or other fatty substances contained in restaurant wastes and that is blended into a uniform mixture, consisting of not more than 1 part of that restaurant-derived material per 3 parts of domestic septage, prior to land application or disposed of at a receiving facility. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Forest development fund: means the forest development fund created in section 50507. See Michigan Laws 324.53501
  • Forest management plan: means a written plan prepared and signed by a registered forester or a natural resources professional that prescribes measures to optimize production, utilization, and regeneration of forest resources. See Michigan Laws 324.51101
  • Forest resources: means those products, uses, and values associated with forestland, including recreation and aesthetics, fish, forage, soil, timber, watershed, wilderness, and wildlife. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Forester: means an individual who, by reason of his or her knowledge of the natural sciences, mathematics, and the principles of forestry, acquired by forestry education and practical experience, is qualified to engage in the practice of professional forestry. See Michigan Laws 324.53501
  • Forestland: means a tract of land that may include nonproductive land that is intermixed with productive land that is an integral part of a managed forest and that meets all the following:

    (i) Does not have material natural resources other than those resources suitable for forest growth or the potential for forest growth. See Michigan Laws 324.51101

  • Forestland: means a tract of land that may include nonproductive land that is intermixed with productive land that is an integral part of a managed forest and the owner of which agrees to develop, maintain, and actively manage the land as a private forest through planting, natural reproduction, or other silvicultural practices. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Forestry commission: means a forestry commission appointed by a municipality pursuant to this part. See Michigan Laws 324.52701
  • Free flowing: means existing or flowing in natural condition without impoundment, diversion, straightening, riprapping, or other modification. See Michigan Laws 324.30501
  • Fund: means the land and water management permit fee fund created in section 30113. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Fund: means the commercial forest fund created under section 51112. See Michigan Laws 324.51101
  • Fund: means the private forestland enhancement fund created in section 51305. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Fund: means the Michigan state capitol historic site fund created in section 7. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Fund: means the aquifer protection revolving fund created in section 31710. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Fund: means the recreation bond fund created in section 71506. See Michigan Laws 324.71501
  • Fund: means the landfill maintenance trust fund created in section 11302 . See Michigan Laws 324.51118
  • Fund: means the septage waste program fund created in section 11717. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Game: has the meaning given that term in part 401. See Michigan Laws 324.43504
  • general November election: means the election held on the November regular election date in an even numbered year. See Michigan Laws 333.17210
  • Generator: means a person whose act or process produces liquid industrial by-product. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Governing body: means the county board of commissioners of a county; the township board of a township; the council, common council, or commission of a city; the council, commission, or board of trustees of a village; the board of education or district board of a school district; the board of an intermediate school district; the board of trustees of a community college district; the county drain commissioner or drainage board of a drainage district; the board of the district library; the legislative body of a metropolitan district; the port commission of a port district; and, in the case of another governmental authority or agency, that official or official body having general governing powers over the authority or agency. See Michigan Laws 333.17017
  • Governmental unit: means a county, township, municipality, or regional authority. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Groundwater: means the water in the zone of saturation that fills all of the pore spaces of the subsurface geologic material. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Groundwater dispute: means a groundwater dispute declared by order of the director or the director of the department of agriculture and rural development under section 31703. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • HDPE: means high density polyethylene. See Michigan Laws 324.71504
  • Height of the dam: means the difference in elevation measured vertically between the natural bed of an inland lake or stream at the downstream toe of the dam, or, if it is not across a stream channel or watercourse, from the lowest elevation of the downstream toe of the dam, to the design flood elevation or to the lowest point of the top of the dam, whichever is less. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • High-capacity well: means 1 or more water wells associated with an industrial or processing facility, an irrigation facility, or a farm that, in the aggregate from all sources and by all methods, have the capability of withdrawing 100,000 or more gallons of groundwater in 1 day. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Immediate family: means an individual's father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, and spouse and a relative of any degree residing in the same household as that individual. See Michigan Laws 333.17210
  • Impoundment: means water held back by a dam, dike, floodgate, or other barrier. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • in writing: shall be construed to include printing, engraving, and lithographing; except that if the written signature of a person is required by law, the signature shall be the proper handwriting of the person or, if the person is unable to write, the person's proper mark, which may be, unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a clear and classifiable fingerprint of the person made with ink or another substance. See Michigan Laws 324.51502
  • Incorporation: means the mechanical mixing of surface-applied septage waste with the soil. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Injection: means the pressurized placement of septage waste below the surface of soil. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Inland lake: means a natural or artificial lake, pond, impoundment, or a part of 1 of those bodies of water. See Michigan Laws 324.30701
  • Inland lake: means a public inland lake or a private inland lake. See Michigan Laws 324.52701
  • Inland lake or stream: means a natural or artificial lake, pond, or impoundment; a river, stream, or creek which may or may not be serving as a drain as defined by the drain code of 1956, 1956 PA 40, MCL 280. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Label: means a molded, imprinted, or raised symbol on or near the bottom of a plastic product. See Michigan Laws 324.71504
  • LDPE: means low density polyethylene. See Michigan Laws 324.71504
  • Legislative body: means any board of supervisors, township board, city or village legislative body, or school district board. See Michigan Laws 324.52701
  • Legislative council agencies: means the bureau, commission, and any other legislative council agency designated by the council. See Michigan Laws 324.50513
  • Legislator: means a member of the senate or the house of representatives of this state. See Michigan Laws 324.51112
  • Legislator: means a member of the senate or the house of representatives of this state. See Michigan Laws 324.52505
  • Level of stream flow: means a measure of water quantity including the amount of water passing a designated point over a designated period and the levels of lakes that are an integral part of the surface drainage system of the watershed. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • License: includes the whole or part of an agency permit, certificate, approval, registration, charter, or similar form of permission required by law. See Michigan Laws 324.82151
  • Licensing: includes agency activity involving the grant, denial, renewal, suspension, revocation, annulment, withdrawal, recall, cancellation, or amendment of a license. See Michigan Laws 324.82151
  • Local agencies: means local units of government, special districts, or other legally constituted agencies of local units of government exercising powers that may affect water resources. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Local governing body: means the legislative body of a local unit of government. See Michigan Laws 324.52701
  • Local unit: means any city, village, township, or soil conservation district acting through its governing body. See Michigan Laws 324.63526
  • Local unit of government: means a municipality or county. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • maintenance of a drain: means the physical preservation of the location, depth, and bottom width of a drain and appurtenant structures to restore the function and approximate capacity of the drain as constructed or modified at any time before July 1, 2014, and includes, but is not limited to, the following activities if performed with best management practices:

    (i) Excavation of accumulated sediments back to original contours. See Michigan Laws 324.50507

  • major political party: means each of the 2 political parties whose candidate for the office of secretary of state received the highest and second highest number of votes at the immediately preceding general election in which a secretary of state was elected. See Michigan Laws 333.17309
  • Marina: means a facility that is owned or operated by a person, extends into or over an inland lake or stream, and offers service to the public or members of the marina for docking, loading, or other servicing of recreational watercraft. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Member: means a municipality, county, county agency, public school district, public college or university, or other local or regional public agency that is a member of a watershed alliance as provided for in this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63520
  • Metropolitan district: means a district incorporated under the metropolitan district act, 1929 PA 312, MCL 119. See Michigan Laws 333.17311
  • Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund: means the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund established in section 40 of article IX of the state constitution of 1963 and provided for in section 2002. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Mileage: means cost of transportation via the shortest traveled route either by train, bus or private automobile from the residence of the legislator to Lansing. See Michigan Laws 324.51701
  • Mineral: means that term as defined in section 2 of the nonferrous metallic minerals extraction severance tax act. See Michigan Laws 324.81149
  • Minor drainage: includes ditching and tiling for the removal of excess soil moisture incidental to the planting, cultivating, protecting, or harvesting of crops or improving the productivity of land in established use for agriculture, horticulture, silviculture, or lumbering. See Michigan Laws 324.50522
  • Minor offense: means either of the following violations of this part if the project involved in the offense is a minor project or the department determines that restoration of the affected property is not required:

    (i) The failure to obtain a permit under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.50504

  • month: means a calendar month; the word "year" a calendar year; and the word "year" alone shall be equivalent to the words "year of our Lord". See Michigan Laws 324.30501
  • Mooring structures: means structures used to moor watercraft, including, but not limited to, docks, piers, pilings, mooring anchors, lines and buoys, and boat hoists. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Municipal security: means a security that when issued was not exempt from this act or former 1943 PA 202 by the provisions of this act or by former 1943 PA 202 or by the provisions of the law authorizing its issuance and that is payable from or secured by any of the following:

    (i) Ad valorem real and personal property taxes. See Michigan Laws 333.17017

  • Municipality: means a county, city, township, village, or local authority, or a combination thereof. See Michigan Laws 324.63521
  • Municipality: means a county, township, city, village, school district, intermediate school district, community college district, metropolitan district, port district, drainage district, district library, or another governmental authority or agency in this state that has the power to issue a security. See Michigan Laws 333.17017
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Municipality: means a county, township, city, village, or school district. See Michigan Laws 324.52701
  • Name that was formally changed: means a name changed by a proceeding under chapter XI of the probate code of 1939, 1939 PA 288, MCL 711. See Michigan Laws 333.17211
  • Natural resources professional: means a person who is acknowledged by the department as having the education, knowledge, experience, and skills to identify, schedule, and implement appropriate forest management practices needed to achieve the purposes of this part on land subject to or to be subject to this part. See Michigan Laws 324.51101
  • Natural river: means a river that has been designated by the department for inclusion in the wild, scenic, and recreational rivers system. See Michigan Laws 324.30501
  • Nonindustrial private forestland: means a privately owned tract of land consisting of 20 or more acres, or the timber rights in the land if the timber rights have been severed, that has the productive capacity to grow on average not less than 20 cubic feet per acre per year and that meets either of the following conditions:

    (i) For a tract of land that contains less than 40 acres, at least 80% of the land is occupied by forest tree species. See Michigan Laws 324.51301

  • Normal level: means the level or levels of the water of an inland lake that provide the most benefit to the public; that best protect the public health, safety, and welfare; that best preserve the natural resources of the state; and that best preserve and protect the value of property around the lake. See Michigan Laws 324.30701
  • Notes: means notes of the authority issued as provided in this part, including commercial paper. See Michigan Laws 324.50502
  • Notice: means a written or electronic record that informs a person of past or future action of the person generating the record. See Michigan Laws 324.82151
  • oath: shall be construed to include the word "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath; and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed". See Michigan Laws 324.30502
  • Octa-BDE: means octabromodiphenyl ether. See Michigan Laws 324.50301
  • Office: means , unless expressly stated otherwise, the office of performance and transformation. See Michigan Laws 324.82151
  • Office: means the office of the legislative corrections ombudsman created under this act. See Michigan Laws 324.51112
  • Office: means the office of the Michigan veterans' facility ombudsman created under this act. See Michigan Laws 324.52505
  • Ombudsman: means the office of legislative corrections ombudsman. See Michigan Laws 324.51112
  • Ombudsman: means the Michigan veterans' facility ombudsman. See Michigan Laws 324.52505
  • On-site: means on the same geographically contiguous property, which may be divided by a public or private right-of-way if access is by crossing rather than going along the right-of-way. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Operating plan: means a plan developed by a receiving facility for receiving septage waste that specifies at least all of the following:

    (i) Categories of septage waste that the receiving facility will receive. See Michigan Laws 324.53515

  • Optimum flow: means that rate and quantity of flow in any stream as determined in accordance with this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63526
  • Ordinary high-water mark: means the line between upland and bottomland that persists through successive changes in water levels, below which the presence and action of the water is so common or recurrent that the character of the land is marked distinctly from the upland and is apparent in the soil itself, the configuration of the surface of the soil, and the vegetation. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Ordinary high-water mark: means the ordinary high-water mark as specified in section 32502. See Michigan Laws 324.50522
  • OTHER: means multilayer. See Michigan Laws 324.71504
  • Owner: means a person who holds title to the surface estate of forestland subject to this part. See Michigan Laws 324.51101
  • Owner of a high-capacity well: means the person that owns or controls the parcel of property where a high-capacity well is located. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Owner of a small-quantity well: means the person that owns or controls the parcel of property where a small-capacity well is located. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Party: means a person or agency named, admitted, or properly seeking and entitled of right to be admitted, as a party in a contested case. See Michigan Laws 324.82151
  • PBDE: means polybrominated diphenyl ether. See Michigan Laws 324.50301
  • Peace officer: means any law enforcement officer who is trained and licensed or certified under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Peace officer: means a sheriff or sheriff's deputy, a village or township marshal, an officer of the police department of any city, village, or township, any officer of the Michigan state police, any peace officer who is trained and licensed or certified under the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Penta-BDE: means pentabromodiphenyl ether. See Michigan Laws 324.50301
  • Person: means an individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, unincorporated joint venture, or trust, organized, permitted, or existing under the laws of this state or any other state, including a federal corporation, or a combination thereof, but excluding a municipality, special district having taxing powers, or other political subdivision of this state. See Michigan Laws 324.63521
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, governmental subdivision, or public or private organization of any kind other than the agency engaged in the particular processing of a rule, declaratory ruling, or contested case. See Michigan Laws 324.82151
  • Person: means an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, municipality, this state, an instrumentality or agency of this state, the federal government, an instrumentality or agency of the federal government, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.50522
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 324.30503
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, organization, or association of any kind. See Michigan Laws 324.71108
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Personal use: means use for any noncommercial purpose. See Michigan Laws 324.51101
  • PETE: means polyethylene terephthalate. See Michigan Laws 324.71504
  • Plan: means a plan adopted by the board or boards and approved by an order of the department for the best development, utilization, and conservation of the surplus water of the state. See Michigan Laws 324.63526
  • Plan: means the forestry development, conservation, and recreation management plan for state forests as provided for in section 52503. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • plant: means a tree, bough, shrub, vine, or other native plant, or a part of a tree, bough, shrub, vine, or other native plant, listed in subsection (1). See Michigan Laws 324.52901
  • Plastic: means any material made of polymeric organic compounds and additives that can be shaped by flow. See Michigan Laws 324.71504
  • Plastic product: means a plastic bottle and any other rigid plastic container. See Michigan Laws 324.71504
  • Pollution prevention: means all of the following:

    (i) "Source reduction" as defined in the pollution prevention act of 1990, subtitle G of title VI of the omnibus budget reconciliation act of 1990, Public Law 101-508, 42 U. See Michigan Laws 324.63548

  • Pollution prevention: means all of the following:

    (i) "Source reduction" as defined in 42 USC 13102. See Michigan Laws 324.70105

  • Potable water: means water that at the point of use is acceptable for human consumption. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Preliminary costs: includes costs of the engineering feasibility report, economic study, estimate of total cost, and cost of setting up the assessment district. See Michigan Laws 324.52701
  • prescribed burning: means the burning, in compliance with a prescription and to meet planned fire or land management objectives, of a continuous cover of fuels. See Michigan Laws 324.51501
  • Prescription: means a written plan establishing the criteria necessary for starting, controlling, and extinguishing a burn. See Michigan Laws 324.51501
  • primary election: as used in this act , shall mean a primary election held for the purpose of deciding by ballot who shall be the nominees for the offices named in this act, or for the election by ballot of delegates to political conventions. See Michigan Laws 333.17213
  • Primary public safety answering point: means that term as defined in section 102 of the emergency 9-1-1 service enabling act, 1986 PA 32, MCL 484. See Michigan Laws 324.51501
  • Prisoner: means a person committed to or under the jurisdiction of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.51112
  • Private inland lake: means an inland lake other than a public inland lake. See Michigan Laws 324.52701
  • Privilege: means the privilege provided to an environmental audit report as provided in this part. See Michigan Laws 324.71108
  • Project: means an activity that requires a permit pursuant to section 30102. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Public employee: means a person holding a position by appointment or employment in the government of this state; in the government of 1 or more of the political subdivisions of this state; in the public school service; in a public or special district; in the service of an authority, commission, or board of this state or a political subdivision of this state; or in any other branch of the public service. See Michigan Laws 324.43533
  • Public employer: means a county, township, village, city, authority, school district, or other political subdivision of this state and includes any entity jointly created by 2 or more public employers. See Michigan Laws 324.43536a
  • Public inland lake: means a lake that is accessible to the public by publicly owned lands or highways contiguous to publicly owned lands or by the bed of a stream, except the Great Lakes and connecting waters. See Michigan Laws 324.52701
  • Publicly owned treatment works: means any entity that treats municipal sewage or industrial waste or liquid industrial by-product that is owned by the state or a municipality, as that term is defined in 33 USC 1362. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Qualified agricultural energy production system: means the structures, equipment, and apparatus to be used to produce a gaseous fuel from the noncombustive decomposition of agricultural biomass and the apparatus and equipment used to generate electricity or heat from the gaseous fuel or store the gaseous fuel for future generation of electricity or heat. See Michigan Laws 324.70105
  • qualified elector: as used in this act , means a person who possesses the qualifications of an elector as prescribed in section 1 of article II of the state constitution of 1963 and who has resided in the city or township 30 days. See Michigan Laws 333.17231
  • Qualified forester: means that term as it is defined in section 7jj of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Qualified status: means a municipality that has filed a qualifying statement under section 303 and has been determined by the department to be qualified to issue municipal securities without further approval by the department. See Michigan Laws 333.17017
  • Qualified taxpayer: means a taxpayer subject to the minerals severance tax levied under the nonferrous metallic minerals extraction severance tax act. See Michigan Laws 324.81149
  • Rare and imperiled wetland: means any of the following:

    (i) Great Lakes marsh. See Michigan Laws 324.50522

  • Receiving facility: means a structure that is designed to receive septage waste for treatment at a wastewater treatment plant or at a research, development, and demonstration project authorized under section 11511b to which the structure is directly connected, and that is available for that purpose as provided for in an ordinance of the local unit of government where the structure is located or in an operating plan. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Reclamation: means either processing to recover a usable product or regeneration. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Reclamation facility: means a facility or part of a facility where liquid industrial by-product reclamation is conducted. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Reconfigure: means to, without expanding the marina, do either of the following:

    (i) Change the location of the dock or docks and other mooring structures at the marina to occupy an area of the inland lake or stream that was not previously authorized by a permit issued under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.50504

  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a paper or electronic medium. See Michigan Laws 324.82151
  • Recreation improvement account: means the recreation improvement account of the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund provided for in section 2020. See Michigan Laws 324.71101
  • Recreational projects: means , in addition to the activities provided for in this part, the construction, maintenance, and operation of trails and associated facilities that may be used by off-road vehicles, cross-country skiers, horseback riders, and hikers, and inland lake cleanup grants as provided by part 309. See Michigan Laws 324.71101
  • Reforestation: means adequate stocking of forestland is assured by natural seeding, sprouting, suckering, or by planting seeds or seedlings. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • Registered forester: means a person registered under article 21 of the occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339. See Michigan Laws 324.51101
  • Registered forester: means a forester registered under section 53509. See Michigan Laws 324.53501
  • Regular election: means an election held on a regular election date to elect an individual to, or nominate an individual for, elective office in the regular course of the terms of that elective office. See Michigan Laws 333.17211
  • Residence: as used in this act , for registration and voting purposes means that place at which a person habitually sleeps, keeps his or her personal effects, and has a regular place of lodging. See Michigan Laws 333.17241
  • Resident veteran: means a veteran who is a resident of a Michigan veterans' facility or an individual who is a resident of a Michigan veterans' facility by virtue of the individual's relationship with a veteran. See Michigan Laws 324.52505
  • Response activity: means response activity as defined in part 201. See Michigan Laws 324.51118
  • Retailer: means a place of business that offers consumer products for sale to the general public. See Michigan Laws 324.71502
  • RETAP: means the retired engineers technical assistance program created in section 14511. See Michigan Laws 324.70105
  • Retap fund: means the retired engineers technical assistance program fund created in section 14512. See Michigan Laws 324.70105
  • Revenue: means money or income received by a municipality as a result of activities authorized by this part, including loan repayments and interest on loan repayments; proceeds from the sale of real or personal property; interest payments on investments; rentals and other payments due and owing on account of an instrument, lease, contract, or agreement to which the municipality is a party; and gifts, grants, bestowals, or other moneys or payments to which a municipality is entitled under this part or other law. See Michigan Laws 324.63521
  • Riparian interest area: means that portion of an inland lake or stream over which a riparian owner has an ownership interest. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Riparian owner: means a person who has riparian rights. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Riparian rights: means those rights which are associated with the ownership of the bank or shore of an inland lake or stream. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • River: means a flowing body of water or a portion or tributary of a flowing body of water, including streams, creeks, or impoundments and small lakes thereon. See Michigan Laws 324.30501
  • River management: means the control of river flow by the operation of dams, reservoirs, conduits, and other human-made devices in order to improve and expand the uses of the river for those who depend upon it for a variety of private and public benefits. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Rule: means a rule promulgated pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • SAF: means Society of American Foresters. See Michigan Laws 324.53501
  • School district: means a school district, a local act school district, or an intermediate school district, as those terms are defined in the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380. See Michigan Laws 333.17211a
  • seal: means a seal of high tensile strength that is approved by the secretary of state under section 36. See Michigan Laws 333.17305
  • seal: shall be construed to include any of the following:

    (a) The impression of the seal on the paper alone. See Michigan Laws 324.30505

  • Seasonal structure: includes any type of dock, boat hoist, ramp, raft, or other recreational structure that is placed into an inland lake or stream and removed at the end of the boating season. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Seawall: means a vertically sloped wall constructed to break the force of waves and retain soil for the purpose of shore protection. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Security: means an evidence of debt such as a bond, note, contract, obligation, refunding obligation, certificate of indebtedness, or other similar instrument issued by a municipality, which pledges payment of the debt by the municipality from an identified source of revenue. See Michigan Laws 333.17017
  • Septage waste: means the fluid mixture of untreated and partially treated sewage solids, liquids, and sludge of human or domestic origin that is removed from a wastewater system. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Septage waste servicing license: means a septage waste servicing license as provided for under sections 11703 and 11706. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Septage waste vehicle: means a vehicle that is self-propelled or towed and that includes a tank used to transport septage waste. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Septage waste vehicle license: means a septage waste vehicle license as provided for under sections 11704 and 11706. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • service area: means the territory for which a receiving facility has the capacity and is available to receive and treat septage waste, except that the geographic service area of a receiving facility shall not extend more than 25 radial miles from the receiving facility. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • servicing: means cleaning, removing, transporting, or disposing, by application to land or otherwise, of septage waste. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • shall not apply: means that the pertinent provision is not operative as to certain persons or things or in conjunction with a particular date or dates. See Michigan Laws 324.51510
  • Shipping document: means a log, an invoice, a bill of lading, or other record, in either written or electronic form, that includes all of the following information:

    (i) The name and address of the generator. See Michigan Laws 324.63530

  • Silvicultural practices: means the management and manipulation of forest vegetation for the protection, growth, and enhancement of forest products. See Michigan Laws 324.51101
  • Site: means a location or locations on a parcel or tract, as those terms are defined in section 102 of the land division act, 1967 PA 288, MCL 560. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Site identification number: means a number that is assigned by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the department to a transporter or facility. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Site permit: means a permit issued under section 11709 authorizing the application of septage waste to a site. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Small business: means a business that is not dominant in its field as described in 13 CFR part 121 and meets both of the following requirements:

    (i) Is independently owned or operated, by a person that employs 500 or fewer individuals. See Michigan Laws 324.70105

  • Small-quantity well: means 1 or more water wells of a person at the same location that, in the aggregate from all sources and by all methods, do not have the capability of withdrawing 100,000 or more gallons of groundwater in 1 day. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Snowmobile account: means the snowmobile account of the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund provided for in section 2025. See Michigan Laws 324.71101
  • Special election: means an election to elect an individual to, or nominate an individual for, a partial term in office or to submit a ballot question to the electors. See Michigan Laws 333.17211a
  • 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 324.51501
  • State forest: means state land owned or controlled by the department that is designated as state forest by the director. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • State forester: means an employee of the department who has a 4-year degree in forest management from an accredited college or university and experience in forest management and who is designated as the state forester by the director. See Michigan Laws 324.50502
  • State forester: means that term as defined in section 50502. See Michigan Laws 324.53501
  • Storage: means the containment of liquid industrial by-product, on a temporary basis, in a manner that does not constitute disposal of the by-product. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Storage facility: means a facility or part of a facility where liquid industrial by-product is stored. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Storage facility: means a structure that receives septage waste for storage but not for treatment. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Structure: includes a wharf, dock, pier, seawall, dam, weir, stream deflector, breakwater, groin, jetty, sewer, pipeline, cable, and bridge. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Surface impoundment: means a treatment facility, storage facility, or disposal facility or part of a treatment, storage, or disposal facility that is either a natural topographic depression, a human-made excavation, or a diked area formed primarily of earthen materials. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Surplus water: means water that may be impounded without decreasing the flow of a river or stream below its optimum flow. See Michigan Laws 324.63526
  • Sustainable forestry: means that term as it is defined in section 52501. See Michigan Laws 324.50502
  • Sustainable forestry: means forestry practices that are designed to meet present and future needs by employing a land stewardship ethic that integrates the reforestation, managing, growing, nurturing, and harvesting of trees for useful products with the conservation of soil, air and water quality, wildlife and fish habitat, and visual qualities. See Michigan Laws 324.52501
  • System: means all of those rivers or portions of rivers designated under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.30501
  • Tank: means an enclosed container placed on a septage waste vehicle to carry or transport septage waste. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Technical assistance: means direct on-site assistance provided to individuals. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Timber: means wood growth, mature or immature, growing or dead, standing or down. See Michigan Laws 324.51301
  • Tract: means tract as that term is used by the United States department of commerce, bureau of the census in conducting its 1980 decennial census. See Michigan Laws 324.52905
  • Tract: means tract as that term is used by the United States department of commerce, bureau of the census in conducting the 2010 decennial census. See Michigan Laws 324.63517
  • Transportation: means the movement of liquid industrial by-product by air, rail, public or private roadway, or water. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Transporter: means a person engaged in the off-site transportation of liquid industrial by-product by air, rail, public roadway, or water. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Treatment: means any method, technique, or process, including neutralization, designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of any liquid industrial by-product, to neutralize the by-product, or to render the by-product safer to transport, store, or dispose of, amenable to recovery, amenable to storage, or reduced in volume. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Treatment facility: means a facility or part of a facility at which liquid industrial by-product undergoes treatment. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 324.51501
  • Upland: means the land area that lies above the ordinary high-water mark. See Michigan Laws 324.50504
  • Used oil: means any oil that has been refined from crude oil, or any synthetic oil, that has been used and that, as a result of the use, is contaminated by physical or chemical impurities. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Vehicle: means a transport vehicle as defined by 49 CFR 171. See Michigan Laws 324.63530
  • Veteran: means that term as defined in section 2a of 1885 PA 152, MCL 36. See Michigan Laws 324.52505
  • village: as used in this act , shall mean an incorporated village. See Michigan Laws 333.17221
  • Violations committee: means the violations committee appointed under section 53505. See Michigan Laws 324.53501
  • Voting accessibility for the elderly and handicapped act: means the voting accessibility for the elderly and handicapped act, 42 USC 1973ee to 1973ee-6. See Michigan Laws 333.17313
  • Waste: means a discarded solid or semisolid material, including garbage, refuse, rubbish, ashes, liquid material, and other discarded materials generated by residential, commercial, agricultural, municipal, or industrial activities, including waste from sewage collected and treated in a municipal sewage system. See Michigan Laws 324.63521
  • Waste management project: means 1 or more parts of a waste collection, transportation, disposal, or resource recovery system, including plants, works, systems, facility or transfer stations planned, designed, or financed under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63521
  • Water dependent: means requiring access or proximity to or siting within an aquatic site to fulfill its basic purpose. See Michigan Laws 324.50522
  • water withdrawal: means the removal of water from its source for any purpose. See Michigan Laws 324.50507
  • Watercraft: means any contrivance that is used or designed for navigation on water, including, but not limited to, any vessel, ship, boat, motor vessel, steam vessel, vessel operated by machinery, motorboat, sailboat, barge, scow, tugboat, and rowboat, but does not include watercraft used or owned by the United States. See Michigan Laws 324.71101
  • Watershed: means the drainage area of a stream. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Watershed: means a geographic area in the state within which surface water drains into a common river, stream, or body of water. See Michigan Laws 324.63520
  • Watershed alliance: means an organization established under section 31202. See Michigan Laws 324.63520
  • Waterways account: means the waterways account of the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund provided for in section 2035. See Michigan Laws 324.71101
  • Well drilling contractor: means a well drilling contractor registered under part 127 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333. See Michigan Laws 324.71301
  • Wetland: means land characterized by the presence of water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances does support, wetland vegetation or aquatic life, and is commonly referred to as a bog, swamp, or marsh, and which is any of the following:

    (i) Contiguous to the Great Lakes or Lake St. See Michigan Laws 324.50522

  • Wetland: means land characterized by the presence of water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances does support, wetland vegetation or aquatic life, and is commonly referred to as a bog, swamp, or marsh. See Michigan Laws 324.51501