Subchapter 1 Geological Survey Division
Subchapter 2 Regulation of Oil and Gas Wells
Subchapter 3 Mineral Wells
Subchapter 4 Mineral Mining
Subchapter 5 Peat Extraction From State Owned Lands

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 324 > Act 451 of 1994 > Article III > Chapter 3

  • Accession: means goods that are physically united with other goods in such a manner that the identity of the original goods is not lost. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Account debtor: means a person obligated on an account, chattel paper, or general intangible. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • account for: means a right to payment of a monetary obligation, whether or not earned by performance, for property that has been or is to be sold, leased, licensed, assigned, or otherwise disposed of, for services rendered or to be rendered, for a policy of insurance issued or to be issued, for a secondary obligation incurred or to be incurred, for energy provided or to be provided, for the use or hire of a vessel under a charter or other contract, arising out of the use of a credit or charge card or information contained on or for use with the card, or as winnings in a lottery or other game of chance operated or sponsored by a state, governmental unit of a state, or person licensed or authorized to operate the game by a state or governmental unit of a state. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • accounting for: means a record that meets all of the following requirements:

    (i) Authenticated by a secured party. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Active cell-unit: means a cell-unit set forth in the approved progressive cell-unit mining and reclamation plan provided for in section 63706(1), in which vegetation and topsoil have been removed in preparation for sand dune mining or sand removal has been initiated after the date of issuance of the sand dune mining permit. See Michigan Laws 324.63701
  • Active service: means service, including active state service and special duty required by law, regulation, or pursuant to order of the governor. See
  • Administratively complete: describes an application for a mining permit under this part that contains all of the documents and information required under this part and any rules promulgated under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • Adulterated product: means a product that contains any deleterious or harmful substance in sufficient amount to render it injurious to beneficial plant life, animals, humans, aquatic life, soil, or water when applied in accordance with directions for use on the label, or if adequate warning statements or directions for use that may be necessary to protect plant life, animals, humans, aquatic life, soil, or water are not shown on the label. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Advisory board: means the Michigan cyber civilian corps advisory board created under section 9. See Michigan Laws 324.60308
  • Affected area: means an area outside of the mining area where the land surface, surface water, groundwater, or air resources are determined through an environmental impact assessment to be potentially affected by mining operations within the proposed mining area. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • Agreement: shall mean "contract" and shall include renewals and alterations of a contract. See Michigan Laws 324.5517
  • Agreement: means a written agreement between 1 or more law enforcement agencies in this state and at least 1 law enforcement agency in a physically adjacent state. See Michigan Laws 324.47318
  • Agricultural lien: means an interest, other than a security interest, in farm products that meets all of the following requirements:

    (i) The interest secures payment or performance of an obligation for 1 or more of the following:

    (A) Goods or services furnished in connection with a debtor's farming operation. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Agricultural use: means that term as defined in section 36101. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Air contaminant: means a dust, fume, gas, mist, odor, smoke, vapor, or any combination thereof. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Air pollution: means the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of air contaminants in quantities, of characteristics, under conditions and circumstances, and of a duration that are or can become injurious to human health or welfare, to animal life, to plant life, or to property, or that interfere with the enjoyment of life and property in this state, and excludes all aspects of employer-employee relationships as to health and safety hazards. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Air pollution control equipment: means any method, process, or equipment that removes, reduces, or renders less noxious air contaminants discharged into the atmosphere. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Alcoholic liquor: means that term as defined in section 105 of the Michigan liquor control code of 1998, 1998 PA 58, MCL 436. See Michigan Laws 324.61526
  • 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
  • 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. See Michigan Laws 324.50155
  • 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. See Michigan Laws 324.50155
  • Aquifer: means a geologic formation, group of formations, or part of a formation capable of yielding a significant amount of groundwater to wells or springs. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Aquifer sensitivity: means a hydrogeologic function representing the inherent abilities of materials surrounding the aquifer to attenuate the movement of nitrogen fertilizers into that aquifer. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Aquifer sensitivity region: means an area in which aquifer sensitivity estimations are sufficiently uniform to warrant their classification as a unit. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Armory: means a building, facility, or the lots and grounds used by an army, navy, or air unit of the national guard or organized militia as a home station or for military training. See
  • Art: means an original, visual creation of quality executed in any size or shape, in any media, using any kind or combination of materials. See Michigan Laws 324.60104
  • Artificial brine: means mineralized water formed by dissolving rock salt or other readily soluble rocks or minerals. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • As-extracted collateral: means 1 or more of the following:

    (i) Oil, gas, or other minerals that are subject to a security interest that is created by a debtor having an interest in the minerals before extraction and attaches to the minerals as extracted. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Authority: means a base conversion authority as provided for in this act. See Michigan Laws 324.46508
  • Authority: means a base conversion authority as provided for in this act. See Michigan Laws 324.47104
  • 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
  • Bank: means an organization that is engaged in the business of banking. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Barrier dune: means the first landward sand dune formation along the shoreline of a Great Lake or a sand dune formation designated by the department. See Michigan Laws 324.63701
  • Base: means a federal military installation on the final list of base or facility closures submitted by the base realignment and closure commission to the president of the United States and subsequently approved by congress. See Michigan Laws 324.47104
  • Beneficiation: means to process sand for any of the following purposes, but does not include the drying process:

    (i) Regulating the grain size of the desired product. See Michigan Laws 324.63701

  • 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
  • Biosolids: means a product consisting in whole or in part of sewage sludge that is distributed to the public and that is disinfected by means of composting, pasteurization, wet air oxidation, heat treatment, or other means. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • 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 Michigan highway reciprocity board. See Michigan Laws 324.50147
  • Board: means a county board of commissioners. See Michigan Laws 324.44525
  • 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
  • Boat livery: means a place of business or any location where a person rents or offers for rent any vessel other than a nonmotorized raft to the general public for noncommercial use on the waters of this state. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Branch: includes a separately incorporated foreign branch of a bank. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Brand or product name: means a term, design, or trademark used in connection with 1 or more grades of fertilizer. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Brine: means a liquid produced as a by-product of oil or natural gas production or exploration. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Buyer in ordinary course of business: means a person that buys goods in good faith, without knowledge that the sale violates the rights of another person in the goods, and in the ordinary course from a person, other than a pawnbroker, in the business of selling goods of that kind. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • 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
  • carry passengers for hire: means the transporting of any individual on a vessel other than a nonmotorized raft for consideration directly or indirectly paid to the owner of the vessel, the owner's agent, the operator of the vessel, or any other person who holds any interest in the vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Cash proceeds: means proceeds that are money, checks, deposit accounts, or the like. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Cell-unit: means a subunit of the total sand dune mining project as determined in size and location by the operator. See Michigan Laws 324.63701
  • Certificate of coverage: means written authorization from the department to implement a project under a general permit. See Michigan Laws 324.50155
  • Certificate of title: means a certificate of title with respect to which a statute provides for the security interest in question to be indicated on the certificate as a condition or result of the security interest's obtaining priority over the rights of a lien creditor with respect to the collateral. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Certified health department: means a city, county, or district department of health certified under section 11716. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Charter boat: means a vessel other than a nonmotorized raft that is rented or offered for rent to carry passengers for hire if the owner or the owner's agent retains possession, command, and control of the vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Chattel paper: means a record or records that evidence both a monetary obligation and a security interest in specific goods, a security interest in specific goods and software used in the goods, a security interest in specific goods and license of software used in the goods, a lease of specific goods, or a lease of specific goods and license of software used in the goods. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Chief information officer: means the individual within the department designated by the governor as the chief information officer for this state. See Michigan Laws 324.60308
  • Child: means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged to be owed a duty of support by the individual's parent or who is or is alleged to be the beneficiary of a support order directed to the parent. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Child-support order: means a support order for a child, including a child who has attained the age of majority under the law of the issuing state or foreign country. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • citation: means a complaint or notice upon which a police officer shall record an occurrence involving 1 or more vehicle law violations by the person cited. See Michigan Laws 324.80130g
  • Claimant: means a victim or intervenor who is injured, or any other person eligible for an award under section 4(1) or 5(1), who files a claim under this act. See Michigan Laws 324.61505a
  • Class E vessel: means a vessel that carries not more than 6 passengers for hire and meets either of the following requirements:

    (i) Is utilized primarily as a river-drift boat that is propelled primarily by hand. See Michigan Laws 324.50154

  • Classification system: means a mechanism to identify the current use of land and any structures on the land. See Michigan Laws 324.60901
  • Clean air act: means chapter 360, 69 Stat. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Clean air act: means chapter 360, 69 Stat. See Michigan Laws 324.45706
  • Client: means a municipal, educational, nonprofit, or business organization that has requested and is using the rapid response assistance of the Michigan cyber civilian corps under the direction of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.60308
  • Collateral: means the property subject to a security interest or agricultural lien. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Commander-in-chief: means the governor of this state. See
  • Commercial tort claim: means a claim arising in tort with respect to which of the following applies:

    (i) The claimant is an organization. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Commission: means the crime victim services commission. See Michigan Laws 324.61505a
  • Commission: means the state commission on criminal justice created in section 2. See Michigan Laws 324.61521
  • Commission: means the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards created in section 3 of the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 324.61526
  • Commission: means the Michigan superconducting super collider commission created in section 4. See Michigan Laws 324.47328
  • 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
  • Commission: means the Hispanic/Latino commission of Michigan created in section 2. See Michigan Laws 324.61002
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of the office of financial and insurance services of the department of consumer and industry services. See Michigan Laws 324.63202
  • Committee: means the committee on art in public places. See Michigan Laws 324.60104
  • Commodity account: means an account maintained by a commodity intermediary in which a commodity contract is carried for a commodity customer. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Commodity contract: means a commodity futures contract, an option on a commodity futures contract, a commodity option, or another contract if the contract or option is 1 of the following:

    (i) Traded on or subject to the rules of a board of trade that has been designated as a contract market for such a contract pursuant to federal commodities laws. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Commodity customer: means a person for which a commodity intermediary carries a commodity contract on its books. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Commodity intermediary: means 1 of the following:

    (i) A person that is registered as a futures commission merchant under federal commodities law. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Communicate: means 1 or more of the following:

    (i) To send a written or other tangible record. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Concession: means an agreement between the department and a person under terms and conditions as specified by the department to provide services or recreational opportunities for public use. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • Conformance bond: means a surety bond that is executed by a surety company authorized to do business in this state, cash, certificates of deposit, letters of credit, or other securities that are filed by an operator to ensure compliance with this part, rules promulgated under this part, or conditions of a sand dune mining permit. See Michigan Laws 324.63701
  • Conservation easement: means that term as it is defined in section 2140. See Michigan Laws 324.45906
  • Conservation plan: means a plan approved by the department for all or a portion of a parcel of land that specifies the conservation practices to be undertaken and includes a schedule for implementation. See Michigan Laws 324.45906
  • Conservation practices: means practices, voluntarily implemented by the landowner, that protect and conserve water quality, soil, natural features, wildlife, or other natural resources and that meet 1 or more of the following:

    (i) The practices comply with United States natural resource conservation service standards and specifications as approved by the department. See Michigan Laws 324.45906

  • Consignee: means a merchant to which goods are delivered in a consignment. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Consignment: means a transaction, regardless of its form, in which a person delivers goods to a merchant for the purpose of sale and that meets all of the following:

    (i) The merchant deals in goods of that kind under a name other than the name of the person making delivery, is not an auctioneer, and is not generally known by its creditors to be substantially engaged in selling the goods of others. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Consignor: means a person that delivers goods to a consignee in a consignment. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Consumer: means an individual who enters into a transaction primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Consumer goods: means goods that are used or bought for use primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Consumer obligor: means an obligor who is an individual and who incurred the obligation as part of a transaction entered into primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Consumer transaction: means a transaction in which an individual incurs an obligation primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, a security interest secures the obligation, and the collateral is held or acquired primarily for personal, family, or household purposes. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Consumer-goods transaction: means a consumer transaction in which an individual incurs an obligation primarily for personal, family, or household purposes and a security interest in consumer goods secures the obligation. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Container: means any portable device in which a liquid industrial by-product is stored, transported, treated, or otherwise handled. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Continuation statement: means an amendment of a financing statement which identifies, by its file number, the initial financing statement to which it relates and indicates that it is a continuation statement for, or that it is filed to continue the effectiveness of, the identified financing statement. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Convention: means the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, concluded at The Hague on November 23, 2007. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Convicted: means 1 of the following:

    (i) Having a judgment of conviction or a probation order entered in any court having jurisdiction over criminal offenses, including, but not limited to, a tribal court or a military court, and including a conviction subsequently set aside under 1965 PA 213, MCL 780. See Michigan Laws 324.43557

  • 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 a watershed council created under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • 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
  • Creditor: includes a general creditor, a secured creditor, a lien creditor, and any representative of creditors, including an assignee for the benefit of creditors, a trustee in bankruptcy, a receiver in equity, and an executor or administrator of an insolvent debtor's or assignor's estate. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Crime: means an act that is 1 of the following:

    (i) A crime under the laws of this state or the United States that causes an injury within this state. See Michigan Laws 324.61505a

  • Criminal justice in-service training: means a criminal justice program that includes education or training that is designed and intended to enhance the direct delivery of criminal justice services by participants who are authorized to receive education or training as provided in this act. See Michigan Laws 324.61526
  • Crowfoot bar: means a bar of any material bearing a series of hooks designed to catch or adapted for catching mussels by the insertion of the hooks between the shells of mussels. See Michigan Laws 324.45701
  • Custom blend: means a fertilizer blended according to specifications provided to a blender in a soil test nutrient recommendation or blended as specifically requested by the consumer prior to blending. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Cybersecurity incident: means an event occurring on or conducted through a computer network that actually or imminently jeopardizes the integrity, confidentiality, or availability of computers, information or communications systems or networks, physical or virtual infrastructure controlled by computers or information systems, or information resident on any of these. See Michigan Laws 324.60308
  • 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
  • Data management system: means a mechanism which relies on a computer to manipulate, store, and retrieve information collected and updated during a resource inventory. See Michigan Laws 324.60901
  • Debtor: means 1 of the following:

    (i) A person having an interest, other than a security interest or other lien, in the collateral, whether or not the person is an obligor. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Delivery: means either of the following:

    (i) With respect to an electronic document of title, a voluntary transfer of control. See Michigan Laws 440.1201

  • 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 commerce. See Michigan Laws 324.46508
  • Department: means the department of commerce. See Michigan Laws 324.47104
  • Department: means the department of commerce. See Michigan Laws 324.47328
  • Department: means the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.61001
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • 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 324.41710
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.63101
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.50155
  • Department: means the department of agriculture or its authorized representatives. See Michigan Laws 324.45906
  • Department: means the department of agriculture and rural development. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Department: means the department of environmental quality or its authorized agent. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Department: means the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • Department: means the department of management and budget. See Michigan Laws 324.60104
  • Department: means the department of technology, management, and budget. See Michigan Laws 324.60308
  • Department of natural resources: means the principal state department created in section 501. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Deposit: includes the purchase of, or investment in, shares of credit unions. See Michigan Laws 324.63202
  • Deposit account: means a demand, time, savings, passbook, or similar account maintained with a bank. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Depository library: means a depository library designated under section 10 of the library of Michigan act, Act No. See Michigan Laws 324.62514
  • Derivative instrument or product: means either of the following, subject to subdivision (c):

    (i) A contract or convertible security that changes in value in concert with a related or underlying security, future, or other instrument or index; or that obtains much of its value from price movements in a related or underlying security, future, or other instrument or index; or both. See Michigan Laws 324.62514

  • 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
  • Director: means the director of the office of Hispanic/Latino affairs. See Michigan Laws 324.61002
  • Director: means the director of the office of criminal justice. See Michigan Laws 324.61521
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Director: means the director of the department of natural resources. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.50155
  • Director: means the director of the department or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Director: means the director of the department of environmental quality or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Director: means the director of the department. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • Director: means the director of the department of management and budget or the designated representative of the director. See Michigan Laws 324.60104
  • 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
  • Disposal well: means a well drilled or converted for subsurface disposal of waste products or processed brine and its related surface facilities. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • Distribute: means to import, consign, sell, barter, offer for sale, solicit orders for sale, or otherwise supply fertilizer for sale or use in this state. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Distributor: means any person who distributes fertilizer for sale or use in this state. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • District: means a river management district established under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Document: means a document of title or a receipt of the type described in section 7201(2). See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Document of title: means a record that in the regular course of business or financing is treated as adequately evidencing that the person in possession or control of the record is entitled to receive, control, hold, and dispose of the record and the goods the record covers and that purports to be issued by or addressed to a bailee and to cover goods in the bailee's possession which are either identified or are fungible portions of an identified mass. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • 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
  • Duty of support: means an obligation imposed or imposable by law to provide support for a child, spouse, or former spouse, including an unsatisfied obligation to provide support. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • 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
  • Elector: means an individual who has the qualifications of an elector under section 492 of the Michigan election law, 1954 PA 116, MCL 168. See
  • Electronic chattel paper: means chattel paper evidenced by a record or records consisting of information stored in an electronic medium. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Eligible entity: means a governmental agency of the executive branch of this state or a subdivision of this state that is established and maintained in accordance with the laws of this state and that is authorized by the laws of this state to employ or appoint law enforcement officers licensed under sections 9 and 9a of the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 324.61526
  • Emergency management coordinator: means that term as defined in section 2 of the emergency management act, 1976 PA 390, MCL 30. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • Emission: means the emission of an air contaminant. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Encumbrance: means a right, other than an ownership interest, in real property. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Environmental elements: means the biological, physical, and chemical characteristics of the environment, including but not limited to the following:

    (i) Watersheds. See Michigan Laws 324.63701

  • Equipment: means a system, part, or component of a vessel as originally manufactured, or a system, part, or component manufactured or sold for replacement, repair, or improvement of a system, part, or component of a vessel; an accessory or equipment for, or appurtenance to, a vessel; or a marine safety article, accessory, or equipment intended for use by an individual on board a vessel; but does not include radio equipment. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Equipment: means goods other than inventory, farm products, or consumer goods. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Exploratory purposes: means test well drilling for the specific purpose of discovering or outlining an orebody or mineable mineral resource. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • facility: means machinery, equipment, structures, or any part or accessories of machinery, equipment, or structures, installed or acquired for the primary purpose of controlling or disposing of air pollution that if released would render the air harmful or inimical to the public health or to property within this state. See Michigan Laws 324.45903
  • 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 any disposal system, including disposal wells, or any treatment works, appliance, equipment, machinery, or installation constructed, used, or placed in operation primarily for the purpose of reducing, controlling, or eliminating water pollution caused by industrial waste. See Michigan Laws 324.44522a
  • Farm products: means goods, other than standing timber, with respect to which the debtor is engaged in a farming operation and which are 1 of the following:

    (i) Crops grown, growing, or to be grown, including crops produced on trees, vines, and bushes, and aquatic goods produced in aquacultural operations. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Fee-subject air pollutant: means particulates, expressed as PM-10 pursuant to 1996 MR 11, R 336. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Fee-subject facility: means the following sources:

    (i) Any major source as defined in 40 C. See Michigan Laws 324.50154

  • Felony: means that term as defined in section 1 of chapter I of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 174, MCL 761. See Michigan Laws 324.43557
  • Felony: means , except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, that term as defined in section 1 of chapter I of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL 761. See Michigan Laws 324.80314
  • Ferrous product: means a commercially salable ferrous mineral in its final marketable form or state. See Michigan Laws 324.63101
  • Fertilizer: means a substance containing 1 or more recognized plant nutrients, which substance is used for its plant nutrient content and which is designed for use, or claimed to have value, in promoting plant growth. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Fertilizer material: means a fertilizer to which 1 or more of the following apply:

    (i) Contains not more than 1 of the following as primary nutrients:

    (A) Total nitrogen (N). See Michigan Laws 324.47326

  • Field: means an underground reservoir or reservoirs containing oil or gas, or both. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • File number: means the number assigned to an initial financing statement pursuant to section 9519(1). See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Filing office: means an office designated in section 9501 as the place to file a financing statement. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Filing-office rule: means a rule adopted pursuant to section 9526. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • financial institution: means a state or nationally chartered bank or a state or federally chartered savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union whose deposits are insured by an agency of the United States government and which maintains a principal office or branch office located in this state under the laws of this state or the United States. See Michigan Laws 324.63202
  • Financing statement: means a record or records composed of an initial financing statement and any filed record relating to the initial financing statement. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • 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
  • Firearm: means any weapon which will, is designed to, or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by action of an explosive. See Michigan Laws 324.80314
  • Fishing shanty: means a fishing house or any other structure or shelter placed on the ice on the waters over which this state has jurisdiction. See Michigan Laws 324.46501
  • Fixture filing: means the filing of a financing statement covering goods that are or are to become fixtures and satisfying section 9502(1) and (2). See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Fixtures: means goods that have become so related to particular real property that an interest in them arises under real property law. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • 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
  • Foreign country: means a country, including a political subdivision thereof, other than the United States, that authorizes the issuance of support orders and 1 or more of the following:

    (i) That has been declared under the law of the United States to be a foreign reciprocating country. See Michigan Laws 552.2102

  • Foreign support order: means a support order of a foreign tribunal. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Forest recreation account: means the forest recreation account of the Michigan conservation and recreation legacy fund provided for in section 2005. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • Fund: means the oil and gas regulatory fund created in section 61525b. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • Fund: means the Michigan state capitol historic site fund created in section 7. See Michigan Laws 324.63501
  • Fund: means the orphan well fund created in section 61602. See Michigan Laws 324.61601
  • Fund: means the mineral well regulatory fund created in section 62509b. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • Fund: means the nonferrous metallic mineral surveillance fund created in section 63217. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • Fund: means the agriculture pollution prevention fund created in section 8206. See Michigan Laws 324.45906
  • Fund: means the fertilizer control fund created under section 8514. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Fund: means the septage waste program fund created in section 11717. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Fund: means the emissions control fund created in section 5521. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Fund: means the state art in public places fund. See Michigan Laws 324.60104
  • Game fish: includes all species of fish in the families of salmonidae (trout and salmon), thymallidae (grayling), esocidae (northern pike and muskellunge), serranidae (white bass and striped bass), centrarchidae (bass, bluegill, and crappie), percidae (perch and walleye), acipenseridae (sturgeon), ictaluridae (catfish), and coregonidae (whitefish). See Michigan Laws 324.45901
  • Gas: means a mixture of hydrocarbons and varying quantities of nonhydrocarbons in a gaseous state which may or may not be associated with oil, and includes those liquids resulting from condensation. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • General intangible: means any personal property, including things in action, other than accounts, chattel paper, commercial tort claims, deposit accounts, documents, goods, instruments, investment property, letter-of-credit rights, letters of credit, money, and oil, gas, or other minerals before extraction. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • general November election: means the election held on the November regular election date in an even numbered year. See Michigan Laws 333.17210
  • 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 324.50156
  • General permit: means a permit to install, permit to operate authorized pursuant to rules promulgated under section 5505(6), or an operating permit under section 5506, for a category of similar sources, processes, or process equipment. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Generator: means a person whose act or process produces liquid industrial by-product. See Michigan Laws 324.63529
  • Genetically engineered: refers to a fish whose genome, chromosomal or extrachromosomal, is modified permanently and heritably, using recombinant nucleic acid techniques. See Michigan Laws 324.45901
  • Good faith: except as otherwise provided in article 5, means honesty in fact and the observance of reasonable commercial standards of fair dealing. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Goods: means all things that are movable when a security interest attaches. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Governing body: shall mean the board, body, or persons in which the powers of a political subdivision as a body corporate, or otherwise, are vested. See Michigan Laws 324.5517
  • Governing institution: means the state university within which the Michigan geological survey is established or continued under section 60102. See Michigan Laws 324.60101
  • Governmental unit: means a subdivision, agency, department, county, parish, municipality, or other unit of the government of the United States, a state, or a foreign country. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Governmental unit: means a county, township, municipality, or regional authority. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Grade: means the percentage guarantee of total nitrogen (N), available phosphate (P2O5), and soluble potash (K2O), of a fertilizer. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Grant awards: means funds paid to grantees from the Michigan justice training fund as provided in this act. See Michigan Laws 324.61526
  • Grantee: means an entity eligible to receive grant awards from the Michigan justice training fund, including any of the following or a combination of any of the following:

    (i) An agency, department, division, bureau, board, commission, council, or authority of this state or of a city, village, township, or county. See Michigan Laws 324.61526

  • grantee: may be construed as including every person to whom any such interest or estate passes in like manner. See Michigan Laws 324.30323
  • grantor: may be construed as including every person from or by whom any estate in lands passes in or by any deed. See Michigan Laws 324.30323
  • Great Lakes: means any of the Great Lakes that have a shoreline within this state. See Michigan Laws 324.63701
  • Groundwater: means underground water within the zone of saturation. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Guaranteed analysis: means the minimum percentage of each plant nutrient guaranteed or claimed to be present. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Hand rod: means any mechanism of capture that is adapted for picking the mussels singly from the bottom of waters and is operated by the picker holding the hand rod in the hand. See Michigan Laws 324.45701
  • Health-care-insurance receivable: means an interest in or claim under a policy of insurance which is a right to payment of a monetary obligation for health-care goods or services provided. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Holder: means any of the following:

    (i) A person in possession of a negotiable instrument that is payable either to bearer or to an identified person that is the person in possession. See Michigan Laws 440.1201

  • Illegal oil or gas: means oil or gas that has been produced by an owner or producer in violation of this part, a rule promulgated under this part, or an order of the supervisor issued under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • Illegal product: means a product of oil or gas or any part of a product of oil or gas that was knowingly processed or derived in whole or in part from illegal oil or gas. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • 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
  • Impervious surface: means a paved highway, street, sidewalk, parking lot, driveway, or other outdoor structure that prevents infiltration of water into the soil. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • 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
  • Income: includes earnings or other periodic entitlements to money from any source and any other property subject to withholding for support under the law of this state. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Income-withholding order: means an order or other legal process directed to an obligor's employer or other debtor, as defined by the support and parenting time enforcement act, 1982 PA 295, MCL 552. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Incorporation: means the mechanical mixing of surface-applied septage waste with the soil. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Industrial waste: means any liquid, gaseous, or solid waste substance resulting from any process of industry, manufacture, trade, or business, or from the development, processing, or recovery of any paper or wood, which is capable of polluting the waters of the state. See Michigan Laws 324.44522a
  • Injection: means the pressurized placement of septage waste below the surface of soil. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Inland waters: means all waters of this state, except navigable waters. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Instrument: means a negotiable instrument or any other writing that evidences a right to the payment of a monetary obligation, is not itself a security agreement or lease, and is of a type that in ordinary course of business is transferred by delivery with any necessary indorsement or assignment. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Interim cell-unit status: means a cell-unit as set forth in an approved progressive cell-unit mining and reclamation plan provided for in section 63706(1), in which all sand dune mining and reclamation within the cell-unit has been completed, but the vegetation has not sustained itself through 1 full growing season. See Michigan Laws 324.63701
  • Intervenor: means a person who goes to the aid of one who has become a victim of a crime and who suffers personal physical injury. See Michigan Laws 324.61505a
  • Inventory: means the land resource and current use inventory. See Michigan Laws 324.60901
  • Inventory: means goods, other than farm products, that meet 1 of the following:

    (i) Are leased by a person as lessor. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Investment property: means a security, whether certificated or uncertificated, security entitlement, securities account, commodity contract, or commodity account. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Issuing state: means the state in which a tribunal issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Issuing tribunal: means the tribunal of a state or foreign country that issues a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Jurisdiction: means other states of the United States, the District of Columbia, territories and possessions of the United States, foreign countries or political subdivisions of foreign countries. See Michigan Laws 324.50147
  • Label: means any written, printed, or graphic matter on or attached to packaged fertilizer or used to identify fertilizer distributed in bulk or held in bulk storage. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Labeling: means all labels and other written, printed, electronic, or graphic matter upon or accompanying any fertilizer at any time, and includes advertising, sales literature, brochures, posters, and internet, television, and radio announcements used in promoting the sale of that fertilizer. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • 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. See Michigan Laws 324.50156

  • Law: includes decisional and statutory law and rules and regulations having the force of law. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Law enforcement agency: means an entity that is established and maintained in accordance with the laws of this state and that is authorized by the laws of this state to appoint or employ law enforcement officers. See Michigan Laws 324.61526
  • Law enforcement agency: means a police or sheriff's department that has the authority to enforce the general criminal laws of this state or a similar governmental organization of a physically adjacent state. See Michigan Laws 324.47318
  • Law enforcement distribution: means funds paid to eligible entities as provided in this act. See Michigan Laws 324.61526
  • Lease: means a conveyance by the department to a person of a portion of the state's interest in land under specific terms and for valuable consideration, thereby granting to the lessee the possession of that portion conveyed during the period stipulated. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • Lessee: means lessees under oil and gas leases and also the owners of unleased lands or mineral rights having the right to develop them for oil and gas. See Michigan Laws 324.61701
  • Letter-of-credit right: means a right to payment or performance under a letter of credit, whether or not the beneficiary has demanded or is at the time entitled to demand payment or performance. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • 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
  • Library of Michigan: means the library of Michigan created under section 3 of Act No. See Michigan Laws 324.62514
  • Licensee: means the person who receives a license to manufacture or distribute fertilizers under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Lien creditor: means 1 or more of the following:

    (i) A creditor that has acquired a lien on the property involved by attachment, levy, or the like. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Life of the mine: means the period of time from issuance of a permit under this part through the completion of reclamation as required by this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63101
  • Line of duty: as used in this act means an act performed by a member of the state military establishment in obedience to or in conformity with a law, rule, regulation, order, command or custom of the military service or an act performed which is not in violation of a law, rule, regulation, order, command or custom of the military service, or that will not bring discredit to the military service. See
  • Listed offense: means a tier I, tier II, or tier III offense. See Michigan Laws 324.43557
  • Livery boat: means a vessel, other than a nonmotorized raft, that is rented or offered for rent by a boat livery or a boat owner or his or her agent if the boat livery or boat owner or his or her agent relinquishes or offers to relinquish complete physical control of the vessel to the renter while retaining legal title to the vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • 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 government: means a city, village, township, county, a local or intermediate school district, a community college district, or any special taxing district. See Michigan Laws 324.47328
  • 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 county, city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 324.61718
  • Local unit of government: means a county, city, township, village, or other governmental unit. See Michigan Laws 324.46501
  • Local unit of government: means a municipality or county. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Lot: means an identifiable quantity of fertilizer that can be sampled officially according to methods adopted under section 8510, that is contained in a single vehicle, or that is delivered under a single invoice. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Low-grade iron ore: means iron-bearing rock in the Upper Peninsula of this state that is not merchantable as ore in its natural state and from which merchantable ore can be produced only by beneficiation or treatment. See Michigan Laws 324.44516
  • Low-grade iron ore mining property: includes the ore beneficiation or treatment plant and other necessary buildings, facilities, and lands located in the Upper Peninsula of this state. See Michigan Laws 324.44516
  • 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
  • Manipulated manure: means animal or vegetable manure that is ground, pelletized, mechanically dried, packaged, supplemented with plant nutrients or other substances other than phosphorus, or otherwise treated in a manner to assist with the sale or distribution of the manure as a fertilizer or soil or plant additive. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Manufacture: means to process, granulate, compound, produce, mix, blend, or alter the composition of fertilizer or fertilizer materials. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Manufactured home: means a structure, transportable in 1 or more sections, which, in the traveling mode, is 8 body feet or more in width or 40 body feet or more in length, or when erected on site, is 320 or more square feet, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Manufactured-home transaction: means a secured transaction that creates a purchase-money security interest in a manufactured home, other than a manufactured home held as inventory, or in which a manufactured home, other than a manufactured home held as inventory, is the primary collateral. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • MCOLES information and tracking network: means the commission's web-enabled information system for the licensing, reporting, and tracking of personnel and training records for Michigan law enforcement officers. See Michigan Laws 324.61526
  • 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
  • Metallic product: means a commercially salable mineral produced primarily for its nonferrous metallic mineral content in its final marketable form or state. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • 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
  • Michigan cyber civilian corps: means the program established by this act under which civilian volunteers who have expertise in addressing cybersecurity incidents may volunteer at the invitation of the department to provide rapid response assistance to a municipal, educational, nonprofit, or business organization in need of expert assistance during a cybersecurity incident. See Michigan Laws 324.60308
  • Michigan cyber civilian corps volunteer: means an individual who has entered into a volunteer agreement with the department to serve as a volunteer in the Michigan cyber civilian corps. See Michigan Laws 324.60308
  • Michigan justice training fund: means the Michigan justice training fund created in this act. See Michigan Laws 324.61526
  • Michigan national guard: means the army national guard and the air national guard. See
  • Military: means a reference to all components of the state military establishment. See
  • Military establishment: means the organized militia of this state, including the employees and equipment assigned or necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. See
  • mineral: means ferrous ore or material mined for its ferrous content. See Michigan Laws 324.63101
  • Mineral well: means any well subject to this part. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • Mining area: means an area of land from which earth material is removed in connection with nonferrous metallic mineral mining, the lands on which material from that mining is stored or deposited, the lands on which beneficiating or treatment plants and auxiliary facilities are located, the lands on which the water reservoirs used in the nonferrous metallic mineral mining process are located, and auxiliary lands that are used in connection with the mining. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • Mining operation: means a ferrous mineral mining operation. See Michigan Laws 324.63101
  • Mining permit: means a permit issued under this part for conducting nonferrous metallic mineral mining and reclamation operations. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • Minor: means a victim of a listed offense who was less than 18 years of age at the time the offense was committed. See Michigan Laws 324.43557
  • Misdemeanor: means a violation of a penal law of this state or violation of a local ordinance substantially corresponding to a violation of a penal law of this state that is not a felony or a violation of an order, rule, or regulation of a state agency that is punishable by imprisonment or a fine that is not a civil fine, or both. See Michigan Laws 324.80314
  • Mixed fertilizer: means a fertilizer containing any combination or mixture of fertilizer materials. See Michigan Laws 324.47327
  • Money: means a medium of exchange authorized or adopted by a domestic or foreign government. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • 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
  • Mortgage: means a consensual interest in real property, including fixtures, which secures payment or performance of an obligation. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • motor vehicle liability policy: as used in this chapter , shall mean an owner's or an operator's policy of liability insurance, certified as provided in section 518 or section 519 as proof of financial responsibility, and issued, except as otherwise provided in section 519, by an insurance carrier duly authorized to transact business in this state, to or for the benefit of the person named therein as insured. See Michigan Laws 324.61705
  • Municipality: means a county, city, township, village, or local authority, or a combination thereof. See Michigan Laws 324.63521
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Mussel: means the pearly freshwater mussel, clam, or naiad, and the shells of the pearly freshwater mussel, clam, or naiad. See Michigan Laws 324.45701
  • Natural brine: means naturally occurring mineralized water other than potable or fresh water. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • Natural fertilizer: means a substance composed only of natural organic, natural inorganic, or both types of fertilizer materials and natural fillers. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Navigable waters: means those waters of the state over which this state and the United States Coast Guard exercise concurrent jurisdiction, including the Great Lakes and waters connected to the Great Lakes, to the upstream limit of navigation as determined by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Navigable waters livery boat: means a livery boat other than a nonmotorized canoe or kayak that is more than 20 feet in length and is rented or offered for rent for use on navigable waters. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • New debtor: means a person that becomes bound as debtor under section 9203(4) by a security agreement previously entered into by another person. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • New value: means money, money's worth in property, services, or new credit, or release by a transferee of an interest in property previously transferred to the transferee. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Noncash proceeds: means proceeds other than cash proceeds. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Nonferrous metallic mineral: means any ore or material to be excavated from the natural deposits on or in the earth for its metallic content, but not primarily for its iron or iron mineral content, to be used for commercial or industrial purposes. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • 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
  • Obligee: means 1 or more of the following:

    (i) An individual to whom a duty of support is or is alleged to be owed or in whose favor a support order or a judgment determining parentage of a child has been issued. See Michigan Laws 552.2102

  • Obligor: means an individual about whom 1 of the following is true, or the estate of a decedent about whom 1 of the following was true before the individual's death:

    (i) Owes or is alleged to owe a duty of support. See Michigan Laws 552.2102

  • Obligor: means a person that, with respect to an obligation secured by a security interest in or an agricultural lien on the collateral, owes payment or other performance of the obligation, has provided property other than the collateral to secure payment or other performance of the obligation, or is otherwise accountable in whole or in part for payment or other performance of the obligation. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Office: means the office of Hispanic/Latino affairs as created in section 4. See Michigan Laws 324.61002
  • Office: means the office of criminal justice created in section 3. See Michigan Laws 324.61521
  • Office: means the office of the small business clean air ombudsman. See Michigan Laws 324.45706
  • Officer: means a commissioned officer and a warrant officer, unless a distinction between commissioned officer and warrant officer is clearly evident. See
  • Officer: means the village president, clerk, or treasurer, a village trustee, or an appointed person authorized by the council. See
  • Oil: means natural crude oil or petroleum and other hydrocarbons, regardless of gravity, that are produced at the well in liquid form by ordinary production methods and that are not the result of condensation of gas after it leaves the underground reservoir. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • Oil and gas: means oil and gas as such in combination one with the other and also means oil, gas, casinghead gas, casinghead gasoline, gas distillate, or other hydrocarbons, or any combination or combinations of these substances, which may be found in or produced from a common source of supply of oil, gas, oil and gas, or gas distillate. See Michigan Laws 324.61701
  • Ombudsman: means the superconducting super collider ombudsman created in section 19. See Michigan Laws 324.47328
  • Ombudsman: means the small business clean air ombudsman. See Michigan Laws 324.45706
  • 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
  • Operate: when used with reference to a vessel, means to start any propulsion engine or to physically control the motion, direction, or speed of the vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • 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

  • Operator: means the person authorized by contract or agreement by the owner to drill, operate, maintain, or plug a well. See Michigan Laws 324.61601
  • Operator: means the person, whether owner or not, supervising or responsible for the drilling, operating, repairing, abandoning, or plugging of wells subject to this part. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • operator: means a person who owns or leases the plant and equipment utilized in a mining area and is engaged in the business of mining ferrous minerals or preparing to engage in mining operations. See Michigan Laws 324.63101
  • operator: means a permittee or other person who is engaged in, or who is preparing to engage in, mining operations for nonferrous metallic minerals, whether individually or jointly, or through agents, employees, or contractors. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • Operator: means an owner or lessee of mineral rights or any other person engaged in or preparing to engage in sand dune mining activities with respect to mineral rights within a sand dune area. See Michigan Laws 324.63701
  • Optimum flow: means that rate and quantity of flow in any stream as determined in accordance with this part. See Michigan Laws 324.63526
  • Order: means a cease and desist order issued under section 8511. See Michigan Laws 324.47327
  • Organization: means a person other than an individual. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Original debtor: means , except as used in section 9310(3), a person that, as debtor, entered into a security agreement to which a new debtor has become bound under section 9203(4). See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Out-of-pocket loss: means the unreimbursed and unreimbursable expenses or indebtedness reasonably incurred for medical care, psychological counseling, replacement services, any nonmedical remedial treatment rendered in accordance with a recognized religious method of healing, or other services necessary as a result of the injury upon which a claim is based. See Michigan Laws 324.61505a
  • Owner: when used in reference to a vessel, means a person who claims lawful possession of the vessel by virtue of legal title or an equitable interest in a vessel that entitles that person to possession of the vessel. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Owner: means the person who has the right to drill a well into a pool, to produce from a pool, and to receive and distribute the value of the production from the pool for himself or herself either individually or in combination with others. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • Owner: means the person who has the right to drill a well into a pool, to produce from a pool, and to receive and distribute the value of the production from the pool for himself or herself either individually or in combination with others. See Michigan Laws 324.61601
  • Owner: means the person who has the right to drill, convert, or operate any well subject to this part. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • packaged: means any type of product regulated by this part that is distributed in individual labeled containers. See Michigan Laws 324.47327
  • Parcel: means that portion of a property that has unity of ownership, contiguity, and unity of use. See Michigan Laws 324.47328
  • Passenger: means an individual carried on board a charter boat except any of the following:

    (i) The owner of the vessel or the owner's agent. See Michigan Laws 324.50154

  • Payment intangible: means a general intangible under which the account debtor's principal obligation is a monetary obligation. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • 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; village or township marshal; officer of the police department of any city, village, or township; officer of the Michigan state police; or other police officer or 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 324.50154
  • Peace officer: means , except as otherwise provided in this act, an individual who is employed as a law enforcement officer, as that term is defined under section 2 of the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 324.80314
  • 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
  • peat: means a deposit of unconsolidated, naturally occurring soil material consisting of decomposed and partially decomposed mosses, sedges, trees, and other wetland plants, having 12% or greater organic carbon content on a dry weight basis. See Michigan Laws 324.64101
  • Permittee: means a person who holds a mining permit. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • 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 any individual, firm, partnership, association and corporation. See Michigan Laws 324.50147
  • 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, association, governmental entity, or other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Person: means any natural person, corporation, association, partnership, receiver, trustee, judiciary or common law trust, guardian, executor, administrator, or fiduciary of any kind. See Michigan Laws 324.63301
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, association, firm, limited liability company, or corporation. See Michigan Laws 324.47327
  • Personal physical injury: means actual bodily harm and includes pregnancy. See Michigan Laws 324.61505a
  • Personal watercraft: means a vessel that meets all of the following requirements:

    (i) Uses a motor-driven propeller or an internal combustion engine powering a water jet pump as its primary source of propulsion. See Michigan Laws 324.50154

  • Pistol: means a loaded or unloaded firearm that is 26 inches or less in length, or a loaded or unloaded firearm that by its construction and appearance conceals it as a firearm. See Michigan Laws 324.80314
  • Plan: means a comprehensive adult or juvenile justice plan developed under federal or state law requirements. See Michigan Laws 324.61521
  • 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
  • Political subdivision: shall mean any agency or unit of this state which now is, or hereafter shall be, authorized to levy taxes or empowered to cause taxes to be levied. See Michigan Laws 324.5517
  • 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

  • Pool: means an underground reservoir containing a common accumulation of oil or gas, or both. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • Postclosure monitoring period: means a period following closure of a nonferrous metallic mineral mine during which the permittee is required to conduct monitoring of groundwater and surface water. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • 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 nutrients: means total nitrogen, available phosphate, or soluble potash, or any combination of those nutrients. See Michigan Laws 324.47327
  • private enterprise: means a business which provides goods or services and which is not a governmental entity. See
  • Proceeds: means , except as used in section 9609(2), 1 or more of the following property:

    (i) Whatever is acquired upon the sale, lease, license, exchange, or other disposition of collateral. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Process: means an action, operation, or a series of actions or operations at a source that emits or has the potential to emit an air contaminant. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Process equipment: means all equipment, devices, and auxiliary components, including air pollution control equipment, stacks, and other emission points, used in a process. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Producer: means the operator, whether owner or not, of a well or wells capable of producing oil or gas or both in paying quantities. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • Product: means any commodity or thing made or manufactured from oil or gas, and all derivatives of oil or gas, including refined crude oil, crude tops, topped crude, processed crude petroleum, residue treated crude oil, residuum, gas oil, naphtha, distillate, gasoline, casing-head gasoline, natural gas gasoline, kerosene, benzine, wash oil, waste oil, lubricating oil, and blends or mixtures of oil or gas or any derivatives of oil or gas whether enumerated or not. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • Professional association: means a national, state, or local police union, or an association or fraternal organization of police officers, correctional officers, or prosecuting attorneys. See Michigan Laws 324.61526
  • Program: means the small business clean air assistance program. See Michigan Laws 324.45706
  • Project: shall mean any resettlement project or rural rehabilitation project for resettlement purposes of the United States located within a political subdivision, and shall include the persons inhabiting such project. See Michigan Laws 324.5517
  • Promissory note: means an instrument that evidences a promise to pay a monetary obligation, does not evidence an order to pay, and does not contain an acknowledgment by a bank that the bank has received for deposit a sum of money or funds. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Property rights: means the ownership of an easement over, or any other interest in, real property or water located in this state. See Michigan Laws 324.44525
  • Proposal: means a record authenticated by a secured party which includes the terms on which the secured party is willing to accept collateral in full or partial satisfaction of the obligation it secures pursuant to sections 9620, 9621, and 9622. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Public organic record: means a record that is available to the public for inspection and is any of the following:

    (i) A record consisting of the record initially filed with or issued by a state or the United States to form or organize an organization and any record filed with or issued by the state or the United States which amends or restates the initial record. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • public threat: means a clear, present, persistent, ongoing, and random threat to public safety. See
  • 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
  • Purchase: means taking by sale, lease, discount, negotiation, mortgage, pledge, lien, security interest, issue or reissue, gift, or any other voluntary transaction creating an interest in property. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Purchaser: means a person that takes by purchase. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • Quorum: means , except as otherwise defined, 1 of the following:

    (i) Three council members, if the village has adopted an ordinance reducing the number of trustees under chapter II. See

  • 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
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • record owner: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or which is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Regional planning commission: means a regional planning commission designated by the governor pursuant to executive directive to carry out planning in a multicounty region of the state. See Michigan Laws 324.60901
  • Register: means to record in a tribunal of this state a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child issued in another state or a foreign country. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Registered organization: means an organization organized solely under the law of a single state or the United States by the filing of a public organic record with, the issuance of a public organic record by, or the enactment of legislation by the state or the United States. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Registering tribunal: means a tribunal in which a support order or judgment determining parentage of a child is registered. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Registrant: means the person who registers a product under this part. See Michigan Laws 324.47327
  • Representative: means a person empowered to act for another, including an agent, an officer of a corporation or association, and a trustee, executor, or administrator of an estate. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • reserve officer: means , except as otherwise provided in this act, an individual authorized on a voluntary or irregular basis by a duly authorized police agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state to act as a law enforcement officer, who is responsible for the preservation of the peace, the prevention and detection of crime, and the enforcement of the general criminal laws of this state, and who is otherwise eligible to possess a firearm under this act. See Michigan Laws 324.80314
  • 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
  • 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 324.43557
  • Resident: means either of the following:

    (i) A person who resides in a settled or permanent home or domicile within the boundaries of this state with the intention of remaining in this state. See Michigan Laws 324.44101

  • Responding tribunal: means the authorized tribunal in a responding state or foreign country. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Responsible official: means for the purposes of signing and certifying as to the truth, accuracy, and completeness of permit applications, monitoring reports, and compliance certifications any of the following:

    (i) For a corporation: a president, secretary, treasurer, or vice-president in charge of a principal business function, or any other person who performs similar policy or decision making functions for the corporation, or an authorized representative of that person if the representative is responsible for the overall operation of 1 or more manufacturing, production, or operating facilities applying for or subject to a permit under this part and either the facilities employ more than 250 persons or have annual sales or expenditures exceeding $25,000,000. See Michigan Laws 324.50154

  • Retired federal law enforcement officer: means an individual who was an officer or agent employed by a law enforcement agency of the United States government whose primary responsibility was enforcing laws of the United States, who was required to carry a firearm in the course of his or her duties as a law enforcement officer, and who retired in good standing from his or her employment as a federal law enforcement officer. See Michigan Laws 324.80314
  • retired law enforcement officer: means an individual who was a police officer or law enforcement officer who was licensed or certified as described in the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards act, 1965 PA 203, MCL 28. See Michigan Laws 324.80314
  • 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
  • Right: includes remedy. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • 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
  • Royalty interest: means that share of the product or profit that the owner of the land or mineral rights in the land reserves or is entitled to, whether under a lease or under this part, in consideration of permitting the development of the mineral rights. See Michigan Laws 324.63301
  • Rule: means a rule promulgated pursuant to the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24. See Michigan Laws 324.80208
  • Saginaw bay: means those waters lying inside of a line drawn from Tawas point lighthouse in Iosco county to a monument which shall be erected by the department on Oak point in Huron county, including the waters of Tawas bay, in which area nets may be set and used as provided by law. See Michigan Laws 324.47339
  • Sand dune area: means that area designated by the department that includes those geomorphic features composed primarily of sand, whether windblown or of other origin and that lies within 2 miles of the ordinary high-water mark on a Great Lake as defined in section 32502, and includes critical dune areas as defined in part 353. See Michigan Laws 324.63701
  • Sand dune mining: means the removal of sand from sand dune areas for commercial or industrial purposes, or both. See Michigan Laws 324.63701
  • Schedule of compliance: means , for a source not in compliance with all applicable requirements of this part, rules promulgated under this part, and the clean air act at the time of issuance of an operating permit, a schedule of remedial measures including an enforceable sequence of actions or operations leading to compliance with an applicable requirement and a schedule for submission of certified progress reports at least every 6 months. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • 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

  • Secondary obligor: means an obligor to the extent that the obligor's obligation is secondary or the obligor has a right of recourse with respect to an obligation secured by collateral against the debtor, another obligor, or property of either. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Secured party: means 1 or more of the following:

    (i) A person in whose favor a security interest is created or provided for under a security agreement, whether or not any obligation to be secured is outstanding. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • Security agreement: means an agreement that creates or provides for a security interest. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Security interest: means an interest in personal property or fixtures which secures payment or performance of an obligation. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • 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
  • Services: shall mean such public and municipal functions as are performed for property in, and for persons residing within, a political subdivision. See Michigan Laws 324.5517
  • servicing: means cleaning, removing, transporting, or disposing, by application to land or otherwise, of septage waste. See Michigan Laws 324.53515
  • Severed oil and gas rights: means those subsurface oil and gas rights held by the department on land in which the department does not own the surface rights to the land. See Michigan Laws 324.61001
  • 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

  • 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
  • Site restoration: means the filling and leveling of all cellars, pits, and excavations; the removal or elimination of all debris; the elimination of conditions that may create a fire or pollution hazard; the minimization of erosion; and the restoration of the well site as nearly as practicable to the original land contour or to a condition approved by the supervisor after consulting with the surface owner of the land and with the operator of a natural gas storage field if the well site is within the boundary of a natural gas storage field. See Michigan Laws 324.61601
  • Small business: means a business that is independently owned and operated and that is not dominant in its field as defined in 13 C. See Michigan Laws 324.45706
  • Software: means a computer program and any supporting information provided in connection with a transaction relating to the program. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Soil conditioner: means any substance that is used or intended for use to improve the physical characteristics of soil, including, but not limited to, materials such as peat moss and peat products, composted products, synthetic soil conditioners, or other products that are worked into the soil or are applied on the surface to improve the properties of the soil for enhancing plant growth. See Michigan Laws 324.47327
  • Soil survey: means the identification and description of kinds of soil, the plotting of boundaries on aerial photographs between kinds of soils, and the description and evaluation of their importance and response under various uses and management practices. See Michigan Laws 324.60701
  • Source: means a stationary source as defined in section 302(z) of title III of the clean air act, 77 Stat. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Special duty: means military service in support of the full-time operation of the state military establishment for a period of not less than 1 day if ordered by competent authority. See
  • 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
  • Specialty fertilizer: means any fertilizer distributed primarily for nonfarm use, such as use in connection with home gardens, lawns, shrubbery, flowers, golf courses, parks, and cemeteries, and may include fertilizers used for research or experimental purposes. See Michigan Laws 324.47327
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • 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: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • State agency: means a state department, board, commission, office, agency, institution, or other unit of state government. See Michigan Laws 324.61718
  • State court judge: means a judge of the district court, circuit court, probate court, or court of appeals or justice of the supreme court of this state who is serving either by election or appointment. See Michigan Laws 324.80314
  • State court retired judge: means a judge or justice described in subdivision (q) who is retired, or a retired judge of the recorders court. See Michigan Laws 324.80314
  • State forest: means those lands designated as state forests by the department. See Michigan Laws 324.83101
  • State geologist: means the chief of the office of oil, gas, and minerals, or a successor office, of the department of environmental quality. See Michigan Laws 324.60101
  • State university: means a state university described in section 4, 5, or 6 of article VIII of the state constitution of 1963. See Michigan Laws 324.60101
  • Stockpile: means material, including, but not limited to, surface overburden, rock, or lean ore, that in the process of mining and beneficiation or treatment has been removed from the earth and stored on the surface. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • 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
  • Storage well: means a well drilled into a subsurface formation to develop an underground storage cavity for subsequent use in storage operations. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • Student: means an individual enrolled on a full- or part-time basis in a public or private educational institution, including, but not limited to, a secondary school, trade school, professional institution, or institution of higher education. See Michigan Laws 324.43557
  • Superconducting super collider: means a 20 trillion electron volt superconducting super colliding particle beam accelerator proposed by the United States department of energy. See Michigan Laws 324.47328
  • Supervisor: means the supervisor of wells as provided by part 615 or his or her designee. See Michigan Laws 324.61601
  • Supervisor of mineral wells: means the state geologist. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • Supervisor of reclamation: means the department. See Michigan Laws 324.63101
  • supervisor of wells: means the department. See Michigan Laws 324.61501
  • Support: means actual monetary payments made by a victim or intervenor to or for a person principally dependent on the victim or intervenor. See Michigan Laws 324.61505a
  • Support enforcement agency: means a public official or governmental entity or private agency authorized to do 1 or more of the following:

    (i) Seek enforcement of support orders or laws relating to the duty of support. See Michigan Laws 552.2102

  • Support order: means a judgment, decree, order, decision, or directive, whether temporary, final, or subject to modification, issued in a state or foreign country for the benefit of a child, a spouse, or a former spouse, that provides for monetary support, health care, arrearages, retroactive support, or reimbursement for financial assistance provided to an individual obligee in place of child support. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Supporting obligation: means a letter-of-credit right or secondary obligation that supports the payment or performance of an account, chattel paper, a document, a general intangible, an instrument, or investment property. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • 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
  • Tailings basin: means land on which is deposited, by hydraulic or other means, the material that is separated from the metallic product in the beneficiation or treatment of minerals and includes any surrounding dikes constructed to contain the material. See Michigan Laws 324.63201
  • Tangible chattel paper: means chattel paper evidenced by a record or records consisting of information that is inscribed on a tangible medium. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • 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 the aid that the department shall provide to municipalities, counties, and other interested groups and individuals, on the use of the land resource and current use inventory and related information for planning and resource management decisions. See Michigan Laws 324.60901
  • Term: means a portion of an agreement that relates to a particular matter. See Michigan Laws 440.1201
  • termination statement: as used in this act mean those terms as defined in the uniform commercial code, 1962 PA 174, MCL 440. See Michigan Laws 440.4501
  • Termination statement: means an amendment of a financing statement that identifies, by its file number, the initial financing statement to which it relates and indicates either that it is a termination statement or that the identified financing statement is no longer effective. See Michigan Laws 440.9102
  • Test well: means a well, core hole, core test, observation well, or other well drilled from the surface to determine the presence of a mineral, mineral resource, ore, or rock unit, or to obtain geological or geophysical information or other subsurface data related to mineral exploration and extraction. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • Title IV: means title IV of the clean air act, pertaining to acid deposition control, chapter 360, 104 Stat. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Title V: means title V of the clean air act, chapter 360, 104 Stat. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Ton: means a net weight of 2,000 pounds avoirdupois. See Michigan Laws 324.47327
  • 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
  • Training or instructional purposes: means the teaching of any individual in the handling and navigation of a vessel or the techniques of waterskiing. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Transmitting utility: means a person primarily engaged in the business of 1 of the following:

    (i) Operating a railroad, subway, street railway, or trolley bus. See Michigan Laws 440.9102

  • 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
  • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency, or quasi-judicial entity authorized to establish, enforce, or modify support orders or to determine parentage of a child. See Michigan Laws 552.2102
  • Trust fund: means the game and fish lifetime license trust fund created in section 44104. See Michigan Laws 324.44101
  • Turf: means land, including residential, commercial, or industrial property, golf courses, or publicly owned land, that is planted in closely mowed, managed grass, except land used in the operation of a commercial farm. See Michigan Laws 324.47326
  • Underground waste: means damage or injury to potable water, mineralized water, or other subsurface resources. See Michigan Laws 324.62501
  • Unit area: means the formation or formations that are unitized and surface acreage that is a part of the unitized lands, as described in the plan for unit operations that is the subject of the supervisor's order as provided in section 61706. See Michigan Laws 324.61701
  • Unit expense: means any and all cost, expense, or indebtedness incurred by the unit in the establishment of its organization or incurred in the conduct and management of its affairs or the operations conducted by it. See Michigan Laws 324.61701
  • Unit production: means all indigenous oil and gas produced and saved from a unit area after the effective date of the order of the supervisor creating the unit, regardless of the well or tract within the unit area from which that oil and gas is produced. See Michigan Laws 324.61701
  • United States: means the federal government, or any agency or instrumentality of the federal government. See Michigan Laws 324.44525
  • United States: shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 324.51501
  • Use: means the loading, mixing, applying, storing, transporting, or disposing of a fertilizer. See Michigan Laws 324.47327
  • 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
  • verify: means a determination by the department that 1 or more conservation practices have been established and are being maintained in accordance with a conservation plan. See Michigan Laws 324.45906
  • Vessel: means every description of watercraft, other than a seaplane, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water irrespective of the method of operation or propulsion. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • Victim: means a person who suffers a personal physical injury as a direct result of a crime. See Michigan Laws 324.61505a
  • village: as used in this act , shall mean an incorporated village. See Michigan Laws 333.17221
  • Vital resource: means a public or private building, facility, property, or location that the governor considers necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of this state. See
  • Volunteer agreement: means the contract entered into between the department and a Michigan cyber civilian corps volunteer under section 4. See Michigan Laws 324.60308
  • 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 table: means the surface in an unconfined aquifer at which the pressure is atmospheric. See Michigan Laws 324.63701
  • 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 324.50156
  • Waters of the state: means any waters within the territorial limits of this state and includes those waters of the Great Lakes which are under the jurisdiction of this state. See Michigan Laws 324.50154
  • 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 324.50154
  • writing: includes printing, typewriting, or any other intentional reduction to tangible form. See Michigan Laws 440.1201